The Running Commentary

On Mmusi Maimane and the Democratic Alliance

They will not though emerge as relevant party anymore. Certainly not while they have a colonial apologist in the position of FEDEX chair.

We have continued to build….. 7 years in!

This posts timing in some way defines just how busy I have been over the last few years. I completely by-passed the 6-year mark post, as I have just passed the 7-year mark of true entrepreneurship.  1 July 2019 marked the 7-year journey on this road, together with Adrian Larkin and the rest of the…

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Prayer in School….officially?

A number of people in my Facebook timeline are sharing an image that says something along the lines of “share if you believe prayer should be brought back into schools”. I have felt challenged by this, not because as some heart level I disagree with the sentiment, but mainly because I think that they are…

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Accountability. Failure. Truth.

I spend much of my day in communication, whether that is with clients, colleagues, friends or family. In thinking about these times, I often come to the conclusion that I could do much more with them. You see, while I do a lot of talking, I am pretty bad at actually communicating.   My mind…

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Dear Younger Me

In wondering I imagine how scenarios would have played out, what the likely outcome would have been. I live, for a moment in mind, that different life.

The business of growing, a daily challenge in humility

It is hard to believe that I am just 1 month short of celebrating my 6th year as business entrepreneur, in my role as co-owner of Brandesign Group. It has been a journey of many facets, all of these taking me through a variety of emotions. I have experienced movements of absolute highs and times…

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A weekend with the Boy

This past weekend saw the Taberner boys pack up a tent, sleeping bag, food and a special note to each other and head out for a father and son’s weekend away. We were invited by one of our friends and the idea was to create a space for father and son(s) to connect with each…

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Observations of a regime change

Perhaps my title feels a little misleading, but certainly with the change from Jacob Zuma to Cyril Ramaphosa, it does feel like a regime change. This feeling is despite both men representing the African National Congress, (ANC) and both men maintaining that they put the party first. Our experience of the one is that they…

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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.

MEP SpeakOut2016

I had the awesome privilege, this past weekend, to be involved with the team from the Message Trust South Africa and specifically their Enterprise Team, at the inaugural SpeakOut event.  This event, held at the Drakenstein correctional facility, saw the men from the MEP class, organise and host a speaking event, which was adjudicated using…

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