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

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 […]

Travel

Tremendous Thailand

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It started with a cough.  Okay not really but it astounds me how every time my wife and I go anywhere we are almost always seated or standing next to someone with a bad cough or sneeze.  In this case the Archbishop of Cape Town, Thabo Makgoba occupied the window seat and was suffering from […]

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Letter To Finance Minister

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Dear Minister. I am writing to you as a politically-independent, patriotic South African citizen who believes he has an idea that could be of great value to our country.  Most would agree that crime is the country’s greatest problem.  I believe that the solution to the problem is a vibrant economy.  If we can eradicate […]

Travel

A Great British Holiday

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About nine months before the 2012 Olympic Games in London I got word from my boss that I would be the reporter sent to cover the quadrennial spectacle.  Naturally I was overcome with excitement however this soon subsided given that the event was hardly around the corner.  As time edged nearer I began to think […]