Travel

Outstanding Oman

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You can also watch our Oman holiday video here:  Oman is the kind of destination that will surprise those not well versed with the Middle East.  If you think Oman is just another desert country with not much more than a lot of camels, a lot of oil and a lot of sand, then prepare […]

Sport

Japan World Cup Could Be Best Ever

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Image courtesy of AFP Rugby over the last decade has largely been like a James Bond film. You know before the time who is going to win, don’t you?  And just like every few years there is a new 007 flick, so too New Zealand’s All Blacks seem to have a different rival every few […]

Travel

Joys Of Jordan

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You can also view our Jordan holiday video here: It was the middle of November and time for a joyful trip to jolly old Jordan.  It was a whistle stop tour and the only negative was that we did not have enough time to see it all.  As usual I made a point of reading […]

Media

Balanced Reporting

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It feels as if we are living in an age where we are more polarised than ever before.  Extremism is the fashion in an ugliness where no middle ground seemingly survives.  Classic liberals are now conservatives and traditional conservatives are labelled fascists in this ugly dispensation where the insane dominate and normal people are isolated, […]

Travel

Georgian Gems

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You can also watch our holiday video of Georgia here: Georgia was the second leg of our international holiday in the first half of 2018.  Ntando and I had just had a wonderful time in Turkey and now we were on our way to Georgia.  I had told the travel agent I wanted a trip […]

Travel

Turkish Delight

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You can also view my YouTube holiday video of our trip to Turkey here:  My wife, Ntando, and I were up at the crack of dawn to catch our early morning flight to Istanbul Atatürk Airport from Doha, and as you will soon discover, our only regret is that the trip ended too soon. I […]

Media

Community Media Can Do Better

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As someone who started his career in community radio, community media is naturally dear to my heart.  Radio KC in Paarl might not be a famous radio station in the bigger scheme of things, but it was there where I honed my skills as a radio presenter before moving on to commercial radio and then […]

Sport

Cricket At The Commonwealth Games

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The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) would do well to reinstate cricket and I, for one, am not convinced the organisation is the one proving to be the stumbling block.  Firstly it would be good for the Games as well as the sport itself from a growth point of view.  Unlike the Olympic Games, the Commonwealth […]

Media

How To Get Into Broadcasting

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Journalism is a difficult enough industry to break into.  Broadcasting is even more difficult.  In this post I am going to share with you how I went about it and offer some advice to anyone who might be considering broadcasting as a career.  That could be you. “It’s not what you know.  It’s who you […]