Next Up in the Arena.

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who […]

Public parks, the people and peace of mind.

In Johannesburg, depending on where you live,  parks are infamous as chaotic and undesirable spaces that are unsafe and will offer a disappointing, anxiety inducing experience, sometimes worse.  Inadequate and vandalised park equipment, broken bottles from the inconsiderate among us, the homeless and unaddressed often finding refuge and rest in parks, making  use of the […]

Democrazy: #PhoenixMassacre & the online marketing of civil war.

Before it gets forgotten about, it is important to note that officially, 117 people are reported to have died from the recent riots and unrest that happened in parts of South Africa. The reports of unrest, beginning on the day following former President Zuma’s arrest, had various interpretations based on what you were exposed to, […]

Democrazy: Critically, conspiracy theory is not always fake news.

It can be debated that the strange and bizarre, the revolutionary and outrageous, the factual and the fake, the resurfacing questions about the ancient and modern, have all caught and held our interest however briefly in the past few years, as we were exposed to all things referred to as “the Unknown”. I thought about […]

“Angazi but I’m sure” with her skin speaks.

This is just an Interview to help you get to know me better as an Artist and personality… the questions were provided by Palesa Makua who runs, Her Skin Speaks blog, I think its a worthy read for the young and creative. I didn’t edit to maintain a certain level of authenticity in the text […]

Democrazy: AU’s Free movement protocol. No need for “creative ways”.

The recent migration issues at the Beitbridge border presented an opportunity to educate (South) Africans about the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), where the African Union (AU) member countries agreed to forming a single bloc where they can all benefit from legal unrestricted movement of people and goods. The (AU) passport was expected to […]

Regulating Influence, for Authenticity’s sake.

If we remeber the SAB #AlcoholBan #VaccineStrategy campaign and the deserved backlash it received, It seemed not so much for the insidious attempted manipulation of public opinion though influencer marketing… but for ignoring a technicality, placed to protect the consumer from manipulation by advertising induced content.  Celebrity and alcohol entrepreneurs, apparently selected as part of the […]