Whatever you are, be a good one

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Bring back artisan skills & stimulate entrepreneurship Higher education and critical thinking 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 […]

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Air BnB: The UBER of accommodation?

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AirBnB – a digital platform 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) […]

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Bronwen Findlay – colour and vibrancy

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Energetic vibrant joyful riots of colour and paint: Bronwen Findlay’s work  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 […]

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Another award for Liz at Lancaster

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Liz at Lancaster wins national award at Lilizela Awards dinner last night   There was huge jubilation at Liz at Lancaster after Thursday night.  Zac and Liz attended the Lilizela Awards  dinner on 22nd October at the Sandton Convention Centre and walked away with the national, yes …. NATIONAL, Lilizela award in the category 4 […]

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Alick Ncube, Lyall Watson and the paranormal

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Plants have emotions I remember reading Lyall Watson’s Supernature  published in the early 1970s.  And although he was frowned upon by the scientific community for writing about inexplicable natural phenomena without any scientific proof, I  found his book fascinating.  I was particularly struck by his theory that  plants have emotions that can be recorded on […]

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