“As humans, we've always been explorers. There was always some person amongst the group who would put on a backpack or whatever they had and walk over that horizon to see what was on the next mountain range. The next surface that we can explore is that of Mars,” Dr Adriana Marais.
I have found that even small actions can make an impact, whether it’s being a sounding board for younger women, giving a voice to their concerns or aspirations when they aren’t able to do so themselves, supporting them even if that means more work for me, celebrating their successes and if needed standing defiant when nobody else in the room has found their feet.
PLASTIC was everywhere: in the dunes, on the beach, in the sand and floating alongside as we swam. Where once the tide brought ashore seashells, jellyfish, bluebottle or kelp now it deposits plastic products in various shapes, sizes and stages of decomposition.
Tastefully designed the WhiskyBrother Bar is inviting, warm and relaxed making it easy to forget that its located in a popular shopping mall. The bar boasting a collection of more than 800 whiskies, from around the world is drool inducing!
At the end of the day I went home with my spirits soaring. I had shared great times, delicious food and drink, while making great new memories - what better way to remember the dead while celebrating the living! I can’t wait for my next “Day of the Dead.”
"It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently." Warren Buffet
Ethics and integrity or the lack there of, bad and good behaviour and a host of other traits can affect reputation, this I saw first-hand as a journalist. These same issues are faced by corporates and brands, especially in this age of hyper transparency. It’s one of the reasons I entered th...
Bathed in the Highveld sun, trees laden with ripe fruit just waiting to be picked, the orchard was an inviting sight. In the centre of the neat rows of trees, very much like a pomegranate, we found splendour. Think beautifully laid tables, designed menus, thoughtful decorations, music – the attention to detail by the Down to Earth crew is impressive.
Standing at the entrance of the Nelson Mandela Foundation in Houghton, I watch Ahmed Kathrada and George Bizos warmly greet each other and I was reminded that I am standing among GIANTS! They are among the last few remaining stalwarts of the anti-Apartheid struggle. It’s an under-stated intimate gathering to mark the launch of Conversations with a Gentle Soul, a new book by Kathrada and Sahm Venter. Kathrada’s family, wife...