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Cycling the Wines2Whales Adventure MTB ride

Just less than two weeks ago I took part in a 3 day mountain bike stage race from Somerset West to Onrus through some of the most incredible countryside South Africa has to offer. Having done the Sani2c earlier in the year, I can say without a doubt that mountain bike stage races are things […]

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Corporate Social Investment – A warm story in a cold winter

Since starting Penguin Tutoring in 2005, it’s always been my primary passion to see children inspired by education. Particularly those that have a very bleak outlook on future prospects. I’m very proud to have been able to facilitate a weeks worth of learning for 90 scholars during June. It would not have been possible without […]

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Why South Africa needs entrepreneurs

Last week I attended a number of seminars with a focus on the South African economy and the future that it holds.  These particularly addressed the changes we might expect to see – and how the bright people can position themselves in such a way as to benefit from these changes on the business playing […]

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The key to starting a successful business in South Africa – shared

Normally I spend Mondays investigating some of the things I’ve thought about over the weekend – work and personally related.  This last Monday I did a few searches for what I was looking for and sent off some email inquiries and made a few phone calls. They ranged from looking at internal microblogging platforms which […]

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“Teaching Betty” to say hello when you are in South Africa

Welcome to South Africa – if you’re coming over to South Africa for the FIFA World Cup 2010, or even just for a holiday, why not say hi with some South African flavour.  In my last week at AIDC in Rosslyn, Rachel and Justin were so kind as to give us a quick 1-2 on […]

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South Africa does not have a skills shortage – It doesnt know how to manage those skills!

Having spent the year working on and in my and Dave’s startups, Penguin Tutoring, Silver Apple and Webmarketing – and now leaving them to take on a brilliant position in SA’s leading Bank, I have a few insights to share with fellow South African startups. We hear that there is a shortage of skills in […]

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