The Running Commentary

Social media – Debate platforms NOT!

The problem with holding a debate within the social media landscape is that it removes a fundamental tenant of debate, two or more people dialoguing with each other. It leaves far too much open to interpretation and does not allow for constructive input.

Student crisis – leadership failures all round

  Wiser folk than me have spoken into the student crisis that has beset the universities in South Africa, this then is my view on a sub theme of the protests, namely lack of leadership.  I believe this situation best illustrates leadership in crisis on all sides. Lets begin with the definition of leadership and…

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Is ex Model C education the next apartheid?

Education in South Africa remains a hot topic of debate, with most people concurring that education in South Africa is under pressure. Most colloquial condemnation vests in active criticism of the government’s changing of norms and standards, in particular the reduction in the “pass” mark for Matric (Gr12). I would agree with the commentary that…

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Ground swell of change

There have been defining moments throughout history, in every culture, that have forever changed the balance of the country and indeed its citizens. The eradication of apartheid, for example, forever changed the course of South Africa. This change was critical and correct for the country, it was a crime to have apartheid in the first…

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Julius Malema – The charismatic leader continues

So after the fiasco that was parliament yesterday (#SONA 2015), I thought I would repost a piece I wrote in 2011 regarding Julius Malema. Clearly the ANC probably wishes that had dealt more swiftly with him back then, or do they? Some of me feels that the antics of the EFF fall squarely into Jacob…

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Offended or Hurt…..that is the question

A couple of days back I put up the following Facebook status: I get the arguments about historical significance and reminders about where we have come from, but If even one person is genuinely hurting as a result of memorials, should there not be sufficient grace in us to let go of them. Nation building…

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Immigration v Unemployment

We are often referred to as a country with much promise and opportunity. Although I agree with this, I also feel that we need to ensure that there is a healthy balance between attracting skills and how we choose to address the issue of rampant unemployment.

6 months in……..

So happily we have sorted out all of these things (barring the VAT number) and then hopefully we can get down to the art of rustling up business. Who knows we may just be successful at it…..

Technology should never dominate your customer contact point

The companies getting it wrong are sending pre-recorded messages to their prospective clients…….

Racism and me……..

At the time I was conscripted in the defence force. I was sitting in my bungalow with a bunch of other troops as we watched……..

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