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Lessons learnt from when the Public Protector took the Mail & Guardian to court

The Public Protector has dominated the news yet again this year, and I’m sure this has been the year with the most coverage in the Public Protector’s history. One thing that has been outstanding is the debate around the powers of the Office of the Public Protector. The…
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Grand Designs

I’m a huge fan of the Grand Designs show. The only thing stopping me from building my own architect-designed, avant-garde, leftfield, off-the-wall, out-of-the-box, modern eco-home from innovative materials and using a new twist on traditional building techniques, is mo…

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The Call of the Wild

My name is Amy Attenborough and I’m a born and bred South African. I began guiding for the same reasons so many other young South Africans do, because my childhood trips into the Kruger National Park and my father’s total passion for the natural world had instilled in …
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Avocado & Parma ham eggs Benedict with fearless Hollandaise

We’ve all heard of xenophobia (fear of strangers), claustrophobia (fear of enclosed spaces) and arachnophobia (fear of spiders). Those who have done a bit of extra reading can probably also tell you that coulrophobia is the fear of clowns (surprisingly prevalent); that…
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Yardbird deur Michael Spiccia

yardbird michael spicciaA meisie met ‘n geheime verlede moet na vore tree om een van die dorp se boelies op te fok met die wapen waarvoor sy die bangste is – haarself. Hierdie short film het die potensiaal om in ‘n befokte vollengte film omgesekp te word.

Australiese director, Michale Spiccia…

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Easy and Super Tasty Chicken & Broccoli Pasta

Creamy Chicken Penne PastaI made this… and I’m still dreaming of it. It’s damn good. O.k, maybe I’m one of those silly people who actually love broccoli. But I also love the taste of tequila, baby marrows and drinking copious amounts of cold water, so there.

I made some slight modifications to …

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The Innovators: A Book About People Who Built The Computer & The Internet

Following his blockbuster biography of Steve Jobs, The Innovators is Walter Isaacson’s revealing story of the people who created the computer and the Internet. It is destined to be the standard history of the digital revolution and an indispensable guide to how innovat…

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Miracle Gaza Baby Dies

  I can’t still understand this GazaUnderAttack. Why are ordinary civilians being killed in the name of self defense.  This babie’s mum was pregnant when she was killed. When the mum arrived at the hospital, they felt something moving and this baby was born in an emerg…
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5 dishes you must eat to fully experience Marrakech, Morocco

Sanctions to be imposed on Johannesburg Zoo due to sitatunga incident

A small collection of ridiculously cool campaigns by Coca Cola!

I can’t think of a brand that does as well as Coca-Cola when it comes to making ridiculously awesome campaigns as consistently as they do. Here is a small collection of just a few of the really clever campaign work that I’ve come across recently in their pursuit of hap…

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9 Reasons to Love Londolozi’s Airstrip

An airport is a gateway. Through its faces, its languages, and its energy, travellers are offered the “amazon preview” to the picture that lies in wait across the threshold. There is an element of security though. You’re off the plane and into the safety of a place tha…
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A Pangolin Walks

It’s not often one gets the opportunity to turn one’s back on a pride of lions in favour of something far more exciting, but that’s exactly what happened last week when the Sparta Pride were found harassing a young rhino calf in the central areas of Londolozi. Rich Fer…
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Maak wat jy wil met Stoute Boudjies

Die voordeel van gevaaalik.com does soos wat ons dit doen is dat ons kan maak net wat ons wil. Ons het nie 'n baas of "people upstairs" wat vir ons sê ons kan nie Stoute Boudjies doen nie, of ons kan nie vloek nie. Ons doen ook ons podcast soos niemand anders in SA dit…

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The Apple Watch Economy: How Apple Will Redefine The Watch Economy

Apple has once again created a new thing in the universe and yet not so new. The digital watch has always been with us (thanks to Samsung) it was just not cool and Apple is making it better and mainstream. What Apple created is not just a watch it’s the Watch economy.

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15 Incredible Pictures of Birds in Camp

Tony Goldman is a long time repeat guest and has become a well known name on our blog, contributing over four blogs over the last few years. He has a passion for photography and in his previous posts his focus has been with larger animals. Today, he decided to showcase…
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Week in Pictures #147

It seems we have missed spring this year and jumped straight into summer! The true African sun is out and she is beaming. The animals have had to adjust just as much as the rangers to the warm summer air but they continue to amaze us with spectacular sightings and wond…
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gevaaalik.com Wêreldspektrum – Brunei

Hierdie week beweeg ons 'n bietjie weg van die klein eilande af, na die derde grootste eiland in die wêreld, naamlik Borneo.  Die fokus van hierdie post is egter nie op Borneo nie, maar op een van die lande op die eiland, genaamd Brunei.  Die offisiële naam van Brunei …

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Win a R2500 fashion voucher from MrP

Calling all people who wear clothes! In a drive to prom […]
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South Africa Is The Toughest Place To Be A Startup: A SIMODISA Conference (START-UP SA) GUEST’S VIEW

On Friday last week, 10 October 2014 I attended what I consider to be one of the biggest START UP Conference in South Africa if not Africa. Everyone in the startup scene was there, from Vinny Lingham, Michael Jordaan, Lebo Gunguluza and the rest were there to share the…

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Dark Social Media: Tracking The Invisible by DaveDuarte @ Heavy Chef

Lifting the veil off the digital phenomenon known as Dark Social Media, Dave Duarte headlined the Heavy Chef event in Cape Town at World Wide Creative’s brand new event space on 28 August. His official presentation has now been released.

Dave’s talk challenged marketer…

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4 P’s Of Marketing

Once the initial adrenaline rush of establishing a business has passed, most entrepreneurs begin worrying about the bread and butter issues required for making their businesses sustainable. Usually, this involves building a company reputation that ensures a place in wh…

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Picnic loaf and sensible picnic-ing!

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Picnic season is here and I could not be happier!

Picnic remind me of childhood, being carefree and being outdoors. I don’t recall our picnics to every be fancy and over-the-top expensive, but it always had the essentials, tomato and cheese sandwiches on super-white b…

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Food Photography | Slender Wonder Recipe Book

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In 2011 I shot the first recipe book for Slender Wonder, a medical weight loss programme. The book was well received, and a demand for a second book emerged.

So for most of February, I shot the follow up book at the MasterChef kitchen at the Smeg showroom in Bryanston…

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Allison Williams is All White in Dolce + Gabbana

Sometimes they can still shock you. Allison Williams has always been honest about how hard she works at getting her style just right. Despite this, it has actually evolved over the past few years and she really has nailed that Park Avenue Preppy Princess in Oscar de la…
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Taylor Swift Style Update, June 2014


Taylor Swift has been rocking a sidewalk show in New York and on tour, stepping out every day in a cool, summery outfit that encapsulates her signature personal style elements. I love how she combines high end fashion with high street purchases. Dresses from Urban Outf…
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Start Something Meaningful

The simple thing that separates successful individuals from those who languish is the very thing that separates exciting and growing organisations from those that stagnate and die. #STARTing.

I don’t mean STARTing for the sake of STARTing. The business grave and busin…

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EASIHAIRPRO LAUNCHES IN SA

Easihairpro is now available in South Africa, since 2001 they have been providing salons with beautiful options for tape-in hair extensions, made with 100% real Remy human hair which ensures a high-quality, long-lasting and durable style.

Last week I attended the launc…

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Holding On To The Past: The Cape Vintner Classification

It made a dull thwack. A  thwack, full of bewilderment, confusion and wonder. It was the sound of my palm hitting my forehead.  The thwack occurred shortly after reading a Christian Eedes blog post on the newly launched Cape Vintner
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Silly Selfish Humans We Are

images (1)Why do us humans have this merciless urge to meet that special someone, the one, the lid to your pot? Can we not be content with the non-romantic relationships we form throughout our lives? After all, friendships and family relationships are more than often easier to a…

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Advanced Yoga for beginners... Part 3

When I look at you...

I see your light, I see your potential


It has been quite some time since I felt inspired to find a new little character and pen a few words...

With this post I would like to share the concept that we ALL have the ability to gift or uplift with the light of our being. It is easy to worry or drop into fear, bu…
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China’s internet companies join wildlife trade battle

Volvo S60 – Price List!

The Volvo brand has undergone a dramatic shift in recent years and gone are the days when the cars represented the dull grey lives of soccer moms and boxy designs. The brand now targets the fashionable, young hip and safety conscious who value a good looking car with e…

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Fantasy brands

Building a compelling fantasy brand is all about the ancient art of great storytelling. Luxury brands need the illusion of fantasy to make us lust after them – at any price. It’s not so much about the product as it is about the idea associated with the product.

If you …

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Thank You.



Thank you to every single person I've met on my very brief stops in North America.

Thank you for making this real.

I will never be able to describe the infinite joy of seeing somebody from the other side of a screen, on the other side of a table, shaking my hand, asking …
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gevaaalik.com Podcast #31 met Steve en Stix

Right, hierdie week is die podcast aansienlik kleiner as laas week. Net so 15mb. Die rede hiervoor is nie omdat ons die quality wil drop nie. Dit is omdat internet in Suid-Afrika so tos is dat ons sukkel om die podcast geupload te kry as hy groter as 30mb is. Die goeie…

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The best musical stuff I have ever done

My recent video that I have inserted above this text is […]
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Who’s Next?

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The Protea’s don’t play another Test until the middle of the year when they take on Sri Lanka, the last team to beat them away from home, back in 2006. The selectors and board, rightly, have decided not to name the new Test captain, the man stepping into Graeme Smit…

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Day 3... Worship and OVC





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To start off a busy second day at Bridges we heard that the OVC (Orphans and Vulnerable Children) would be arriving here at Bridges Academy in the afternoon. As we prepared for the kids to arrive there was lots of excitement and preparation for a b…

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Monday Happy Day

Hey everyone. This is Ryan writing the blog tonight. Today was an overall great and happy day. We, as a team, had a ton of fun together and with the kids. It was our last day of classes with the academy students and our comfort levels have skyrocketed. There was some t…
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Get Up, Shape Up

48b9c882fe33b6db371a99847150f914New Year’s Resolutions… so cliche, somewhat cheesy and usually just a conversation starter between end December and mid-January.

I refrain from taking these seriously. However, this year is different. Instead of seeing the 1st of January as the day after the 31st, I sa…

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Raddest Chicken, Veg, Peanutty Pasta Ever

Sugar-Snap-PeasYou know when you have random ingredients in your fridge  that don’t really go together or not in the kind of dish you are craving? Yeah, I call that every Tuesday. Anyway, I had chicken, spices and some random veg and a sudden urge to get experimental in the kitchen. …

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Fine. Whatever, I’ll just date myself.

marilyn monroeHi there, long time no see. I’m well, thanks. Busy procrastinating, it’s kinda my thing… so go ahead, read some random ramblings on dating…

Dating is like smoking, when you quit you can’t understand why you started. And when you start again, you can’t understand why yo…

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squeaky wheels…

i posted this on fb earlier, but thought maybe i should repost it here and maybe, just maybe, i’ll be inspired to start blogging again… snapshot: profoundly annoying, bad face-lifted, barbara walters look-alike at the US embassy going on and on about the appointment sh…
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My 5 SEO kick starter tips

A couple of days ago I read an article written by the head of SEO at a well known marketing agency in Cape Town. The article covered his top 5 tips for SEO and I was quite taken aback at the simplicity of the tips. In fact, 2 of the 5 tips are circa-2004 type tips and …

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Starting Next Week: Blogging 201

Blogging 201: Branding and Growth starts Monday, October 20. If you’re a recent alum of Blogging 101 looking to build on the skills you’ve developed so far, or a blogger looking for new ways to grow your site and its audience, this is the course for you.

What will Blog…

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The Water In A Glass

If you blame everyone else for who you are when you fail, I hope you remember to credit them when you succeed.
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The Shapes I Hold Sometimes Fit

I made me. You'll find no borrowed bricks in me. And even if the world knocks parts of me over, it's me who decides how I'm put back together. I made me. Every single day, I make me.
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