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Grey Hairs before the Storm

Grey Hairs before the Storm – on aging without grace

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Blyde river canyon


The first time I see a grey hair on my head, it’s already a ragged 15 centimeters long, and has to be yanked out for me to believe it. The washed out grey gives way to a rusty brown and then the l…

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Sony showcases flurry of new devices

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Sony took centre-stage at the Reef Hotel in central Johannesburg on Thursday morning, bringing a slice of Mobile World Congress (MWC) proceedings to South African press teams as the conglomerate showcased a flurry of newly-announced devices: The Xperia Z4 tablet, the …

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6 ways your future car’s interior is about to get fantastically geeky

Not too long ago, the height of factory-fitted in-car technology comprised little more than a one-speed windscreen wiper. And perhaps a cigarette lighter, if you were disciplined enough to save up for the range-topper. But these days, even some of the more affordable v…
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Goa – A Basic Guide

Goa – A Basic Guide

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Why Goa?

The behemoth Indian subcontinent can take years, if not longer to get to grips with, to traverse and savour. In contrast, Goa, India’s smallest state allows you to cover its length in a day. That’s if you’re in a hurry.

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Apple, Google and others cough up $415 million in employee poaching scandal

Employee_lawsuitThe technology industry is a cut throat world where everyone needs to have an edge to stay ahead. Over the past 5 years the big tech companies have had many a court battle where they accused each other of patent infringement, competition law breaking and various other …

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2015 Cape Town Cycle Tour shortened to just 47km due to fires [map]

The devasting fires that have affected Cape Town over the past few days has led to the 2015 Cape Town Cycle Tour being shortened to just 47 km and cutting out the much loved Chapman’s Peak section. The race is normally 109km long and due to the fires, organisers have a…

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Winning at Ecommerce - 6 things to think about

The Internet permeates nearly every corner of our lives, sponging our attention like a super sopper on a rain-spolied game of cricket. It’s becoming less magical, less mysterious. A vital tool that we now rely on daily/hourly/secondly(?) to make life easier.

With mass-…

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Who’s that girl?? – Madaleen Swanepoel [pics]

Been a while since i predicted a future star that will end up modelling abroad and making South African proud. I called it with Natasha Barnard and then with Nicole Meyer and now i’m gonna throw out a prediction for our next export that will dominate the modelling worl…

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9 reasons I’m excited for the Cape Getaway Show 2015

Any traveller worth their lightweight foldable salt-shaker knows that the Getaway Show is like Disneyland for gear-heads and travel enthusiasts. Here are some of the reasons I'm looking forward to the 13 - 15th of March.

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Mind The Gap

This is a very impressive, very touching short film by Luke Flanagan. It’s earned him an official selection spot at this year’s London Short Film Festival.

You only need 6 minutes to watch it, but you do need 6 minutes to watch it.

The actual mind the gap announcement…

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“When I got back from South Africa I couldn’t believe how wonderful of an experience I had!” – Watkykjy interviews Aaron

Awolnation’s brand new studio album, Run, will be released worldwide on the 17th of March 2015. We got to listen to the whole album as a sneak peak and it is brilliant. You can pre-order it over here on i-Tunes.

We also had a chat with songwriter and frontman, Aaron Br…

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2015 Student Tech Survey Reveals That Facebook Still Dominates

2015 Student Tech Survey Reveals That Facebook Still Dominates

The 2015 Student Tech Survey has revealed which social media sites and messaging platforms are the most popular among students. The 2015 Student Tech Survey was conducted by World Wide Worx and Student Brands, and was funded by Standard Bank. More than 2 300 stud…

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All The Mortal Kombat X Characters (So Far)

All The Mortal Kombat X Characters (So Far)

All of the trailers and gameplay videos for Mortal Kombat X have revealed and hinted at a whole bunch of ass-kicking characters for the highly anticipated combat game. We thought we’d hook you up with a full list of the confirmed Mortal Kombat X characters as wel…

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New Santam ad shows what foreigners think of ‘one of a kind’ South Africa

Ever wondered what foreign tourists talk about when they return home after a visit to South Africa? Is it the country’s people, its wildlife or its stunning landscapes? Well, if a new advert from insurance provider Santam is to be believed, those aren’t the things that…
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Cape Town based Obox makes website creation easy

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Cape Town based web software company Obox has released Layers, a new product that promises to enable simple website creation with WordPress. The launch, which took place 2 weeks ago has already seen 15,000 product downloads and has been featured on some of the world’s…

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Cape Town fire under control

Air Source Heat Pump & Ground Source Heat Pump Systems

Digital Retail Renaissance

Until quite recently, retailers had a reputation for being luddites, falling behind their peers in banking and healthcare in technology-driven innovation. With razor-thin margins, who could blame them for resisting the additional investment in digital led growth.
 
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WRAPPED IN FRINGE AND SUEDE

Building Blue Chip Ecommerce Sites: The Learnings

Retailers offering an online experience has long been an expectation in developed markets. With increased investment and growth in connectivity on our continent, I would hazard to guess consumers will have similar expectations in 5 years’ time. Failure to consider your…

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Cape Talk and KFM radiothon raises over R3 million for the Cape fire

Yesterday’s radiothon by the KFM and Cape Talk radio stations raised over R3 million to aid the effort in fighting the devastating fires that have affected the Cape Peninsula over the past 5 days. The pledge lines were set up at 11 am yesterday morning and within a mat…

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All change for Scott as he eyes return to No 1

Adam Scott is starting his year with a new putter, caddie and baby.

“Yeah, everything was getting a little boring so I thought just change everything completely,” joked Scott, who’ll be making his 2015 debut in the WGC-Cadillac Championship at Trump National Doral this…

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Forever We are Changed...

Tonights Blog was written by Paul

We travelled half way around the world to experience God, to see his hand at work, to be his voice to these children here at Bridges Academy.  Each of us came with our own reason, our own need and our own expectations.  As you have read…
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Backseat passenger captures lion opening car door on South African safari [video]

Viral wildlife video of the week once again comes from a South African game park where a tourist filmed a lion walking up to the vehicle and casually opening the back door. The girl filming freaks out as the door swings open.

She also probably crapped herself.

‘Oh loo…

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7-course tasting menu at Northbank

Omne trium perfectum. Hands up – who can tell me what this Latin phrase means?  I will give you a couple of clues: hung drawn and quartered; the three little pigs; or the Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Any idea?  If you are thinking it must have something to do with the n…
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Lions lay claim at Limpopo-Lipadi

Avengers: Age of Ultron Third Trailer

Out in May, but already giving me a little chubby, here’s the third trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron.

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Justin Bieber And Selena Gomez’s EDM Battle

Justin Bieber And Selena Gomez’s EDM Battle

Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez have been on-again off-again since 2010. Currently the tumultuous couple are off-again and have both recently dipped their fresh feet into the EDM pool. Selena took the plunge first with her song with mega DJ, Zedd entitled I Want Y…

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Astonishing Behaviour: Who Would Have Thought a Crocodile and Hippo Would Behave Like This?

Photographs taken by Neil Goodes during his safari at Londolozi show a different angle on what has been one of the most dramatic wildlife sightings of the year – the crocodile, wildebeest and hippo… Neil writes: “We’d already seen numerous noteworthy sightings and I ha…
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9 reasons I’m excited for the 2015 Cape Getaway Show

Any traveller worth their lightweight foldable salt-shaker knows that the Getaway Show is like Disneyland for gear-heads and travel enthusiasts. Here are some of the reasons I'm looking forward to the 13 - 15th of March.

The post 9 reasons I’m excited for the 2015 Cap…

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Adam Scott starts his year with a new putter, caddie and baby

Adam Scott has a new caddie, a new putter, and has become a father.

“Yeah, everything was getting a little boring so I thought just change everything completely,” joked Scott, who’ll be making his 2015 debut in the WGC-Cadillac Championship at Trump National Doral this…

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Eye to eye to with a Cape leopard

Tess

You’re not really a Durbanite until you move to Cape Town.

 

 

You can follow Sheldon on twitter @SheldonBengtson and you can peep more of his work on his blog.

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“When I got back from South Africa I couldn’t believe how wonderful of an experience I had!” – Watkykjy interviews Aaron

Awolnation’s brand new studio album, Run, will be released worldwide on the 17th of March 2015. We got to listen to the whole album as a sneak peak and it is brilliant. You can pre-order it over here on i-Tunes.

We also had a chat with songwriter and frontman, Aaron Br…

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Cape Town startup throws its weight behind Cape fire rescue efforts [update]

As raging fires in the Cape’s Southern Peninsula continued today, rain finally brought relief to some of the firefighting efforts although it wasn’t enough to complete douse the flames. As firefighters continue working tirelessly, various companies have started using t…
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The Ultimate South African Bucket List

South Africa, a land of  ‘beauty and splendour’. When you open one destination and look within you’ll discover another  – there is something unique and worth seeing in every ‘pocket’ of this this country we call home. Choosing just one destination to explore is sometim…
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From taxis to airplanes, Eduze wants to democratise digital content

Most South Africans can’t make the most of what the digital world has to offer. Even though there’s a smartphone penetration of 47%, many citizens still can’t access or afford high-speed, expensive mobile internet, and the content it offers. Watching music videos, movi…
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Bazaruto Island – what paradise is made of

Zombie en die Bokkombende – Sunblock

RAMfest 2014 was poesmal. Once. #ThrowbackThursday

Vandag dink ons met heimweë in onse swart harte terug aan daardie bedonnerde tyd laasjaar toe ons kliphard en aanhoudend uitgerock en uitgefok het by RAMfest. Al die vriende wat ons verloor het en die nuwe vyande wat ons gemaak het. Die stukkende tafels, die stukkender…

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Thoughts of a Real Economic Freedom Fighter

By Kameel Premhid

To much fanfare, a grouping called Economic Freedom Fighters launched when the political terrain changed. The purpose of this writing is neither to critique their political expediency nor their pipedream economics. I’ll leave that for another time.

Ra…

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The PlayStation Company: where has Sony been hiding this MWC

While HTC, Huawei and Samsung were all competing for the media’s attention this past week, Sony had launched the latest two devices in the Xperia range without anyone really noticing or giving much of a hoot. Although the Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet was leaked just a few day…
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Tess And Snowy Move To Cape Town

You’re not really a Durbanite until you move to Cape Town.

 

 

You can follow Sheldon on twitter @SheldonBengtson and you can peep more of his work on his blog.

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New Entries

The Week in Pictures #166

This past week has brought a few extremes, we have experienced very warm humid days, overcast days to thunderstorms and rain. As we all know weather can affect game viewing quite drastically, having said that the past week has been yet another phenomenal one out here i…
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Nigeria’s mobile lifestyle should absolutely matter to your brand: here’s why

Nigeria, with 125 million mobile subscribers, is not just Africa’s largest mobile market. It is also home to one of the most connected and engaged mobile populations on the continent. And as smartphones become cheaper and mobile broadband infrastructure continues to im…
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Mimco Madness

Check out loads of exciting new Mimco pieces to accessorise to your hearts content! Super fun shoes too!

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“When I got back from South Africa I couldn’t believe how wonderful of an experience I had!” – Watkykjy interviews Aaron

Awolnation’s brand new studio album, Run, will be released worldwide on the 17th of March 2015. We got to listen to the whole album as a sneak peak and it is brilliant. You can pre-order it over here on i-Tunes.

We also had a chat with songwriter and frontman, Aaron Br…

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24.com steps into the SAPA void, launches news agency

24.com, the digital arm of Media 24, has announced the launch of its own news agency. The new service, which is set to launch in April, will be called News24Wire. And if the press release marking the announcement is to be believed, its aim is to fill the void left by t…
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“When I got back from South Africa I couldn’t believe how wonderful of an experience I had!” – Watkykjy interviews Aaron

“When I got back from South Africa I couldn’t believe how wonderful of an experience I had!” – Watkykjy interviews Aaron

“When I got back from South Africa I couldn’t believe how wonderful of an experience I had!” – Watkykjy interviews Aaron

“When I got back from South Africa I couldn’t believe how wonderful of an experience I had!” – Watkykjy interviews Aaron

“When I got back from South Africa I couldn’t believe how wonderful of an experience I had!” – Watkykjy interviews Aaron

“When I got back from South Africa I couldn’t believe how wonderful of an experience I had!” – Watkykjy interviews Aaron

“When I got back from South Africa I couldn’t believe how wonderful of an experience I had!” – Watkykjy interviews Aaron

Sony MWC 2015: Joburg Launch Event

“When I got back from South Africa I couldn’t believe how wonderful of an experience I had!” – Watkykjy interviews Aaron

SA’s Dimension Data named Tour de France technology partner

“When I got back from South Africa I couldn’t believe how wonderful of an experience I had!” – Watkykjy interviews Aaron

“When I got back from South Africa I couldn’t believe how wonderful of an experience I had!” – Watkykjy interviews Aaron

“When I got back from South Africa I couldn’t believe how wonderful of an experience I had!” – Watkykjy interviews Aaron

“When I got back from South Africa I couldn’t believe how wonderful of an experience I had!” – Watkykjy interviews Aaron

“When I got back from South Africa I couldn’t believe how wonderful of an experience I had!” – Watkykjy interviews Aaron