Author Archives: liz

Whatever you are, be a good one

The recent ‘#FeesMustFall’ campaign got me thinking yet again about the role of University education, entrepreneurial career paths, the importance of artisanal skills and trades, and practical preparation for the world of work.  I have a post-graduate degree myself and taught at tertiary level for nearly 23 years before leaving to grow my guesthouse business.  […]

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Air BnB: The UBER of accommodation?

In the same way that the taxi industry has resisted the competition that Uber has introduced, so the accommodation industry is keeping a watchful eye on AirBnB which was officially launched in South Africa mid 2015.   Like Uber which does not own any vehicles but uses technology (an App) to link riders and drivers […]

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Uber: a welcome addition to Joburg’s transport options

Johannesburg is notorious for being a city which is badly serviced by effective public transport.  While Rea Vaya is a cheap and extremely viable option for the inner city and certain main routes, because of Johannesburg’s huge sprawl, there is no door-to-door public transport for suburban areas. This is where Uber entered the public transport […]

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A guide to the new immigration regulations

Nothing is anything  without an acronym so here’s to  Home Affairs’ EMCS …. aka Enhanced Movement Control System ie the new procedures & systems for  immigration.   While concessions to South Africa’s immigration regulations were approved by Cabinet, it will take time for the new regulations to filter down to embassies in foreign countries and to ports of […]

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Liz’s pick of the week!

Want something really special to do next Saturday – you have lots of warning!  Bronwen Findlay is having an open studio day. Pop-up exhibitions by their very nature often have a more spontaneous and intimate feel and even more so when the artist is present and the venue is the artist’s own home.  It will […]

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