My Heart Is Full

We’re 100 days in and Covid-19 has proved that not only can we survive, but we can thrive on less. This is not great for an economy built on materialism, pushing mass consumption of things we don’t really need but ‘have to have’. I can’t change that, but I’m encouraged by some of the indicators……

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Navigating Hyper-hygiene

The tourism and hospitality sector has always been reliant on travel, human connection and experience. In the aftermath of Covid-19, it will have to navigate its way around stringent health and safety protocols and social distancing. Has the human element and experiential attraction been removed from travel and tourism forever? What will inspire us to……

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Settling Into Our New Normal

We’re on day 40-something of lockdown. I’ve lost the desire to count. My reference right now is that it’s longer than Lent. How naïve we all were to think that things would suddenly be ok after 30 April. Covid-19 is not our biggest problem, it’s a catastrophic ‘distraction’. We have to contain the spread of……

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One Week In…

What the lockdown has already revealed We’re exactly one week into lockdown and just three days into the second quarter of 2020. The year of our turnaround. Yes, we’ve had a turnaround, just not the one we were expecting. Barely one month ago, South Africa was still largely unphased by the looming Covid-19 threat. The……

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Working Through The Chaos

It’s been more than five months since I’ve written a personal piece. Feels strange. Writers are always told, “just write”. Even if you don’t feel like it; even if it’s not great. It’s the only way to improve your craft. And then there’s the dreaded ‘writers block’… There hasn’t been a lack of content. On……

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The Power Of Purpose

I recently found myself at a workshop to discuss the creation of free trade zones on the continent. Facilitating and promoting intra-African trade should not just be about accessing the massive potential of a largely untapped market. For South Africans, it should be a firm indication that we believe that we’re African, that we’re indelibly……

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Sustainability… What Does It Mean For Us?

It’s no surprise that ‘sustainability’ has found its way into our lexicon of catchphrases. This is something we hear about a lot these days; usually comes up in the context of the environment; society and communities; equality; education; the economy and so on. Sometimes abused in the quest for power and positioning.  But do we……

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