For the love of postcards


Before Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, there was the postcard. The younger among us may never have sent one to anyone. Communication today is mostly instant, and mail is derogatorily called “snail mail” by the digital crowd. Since the world’s first picture postcard was sent to London-based writer Theodore Hook in 1840, the postcard has enjoyed […]

Was Comrade Patrice Lumumba a threat to imperialism?


Patrice Emery Lumumba was born on the 2nd of July 1925 and died 17 January 1961. He was a Congolese politician and independence leader who served as the first Prime Minister of the independent Democratic Republic of the Congo (then Republic of the Congo) from June until September 1960. He played a significant role in the […]

A sanitation game changer for Africa and the world


Millions of South Africans are among the 4 billion+ people that are without decent and sustainable sanitation in the world. And our horror stories are well documented, including the shocking cases of school pupils that have died in pit latrines. Many more countries in the world have faced similar cases and clearly this is a […]


Achieving a digital balance in a technology-driven world: At what cost?

Exactly 2 years ago, I wrote about something that I felt was shameful for an academic like me to write about. It was how...


Employee experience is vital to good CX: here’s why

Today, most companies understand the need to focus on customer experience (CX). But in their efforts to offer the best CX, some fail to...


How to save South Africa

On a midsummer morning in 1999, John F. Kennedy Jr., his wife Carolyn and his sister-in-law Lauren boarded an aircraft in New York to...