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Oasis | Su-Mari Kemp

January 20th, 2023|Meet the Team|

I breathe out the pain, The hurt, the words. My life becomes a single grain In the sands of my oasis.   I am calm now, The chaos in my mind at rest. I do not bother with why, when or how. This peace is my oasis.   That one pure moment in the dark, [...]

Look for me in the Whirlwind | Zwelakhe Thwala

January 5th, 2023|Meet the Team|

The Pan-Africanist leader and political activist, Marcus Garvey, once said that “with confidence, you have won before you have started.” CEO Dispute Resolution Official, Zwelakhe Thwala has confidence in spades. It’s a self-assurance that’s rooted in a keen sense of his responsibility to society, to young black professionals and to the employers he advises and [...]

No Plan B | Ivan Mashwengane

November 18th, 2022|Meet the Team|

Ivan sat at the red light, taking the time to re-examine the interior of his brand-new Mercedes Benz S500. The tan leather was butter soft to the touch - and it smelled great. Its light colour was a nice compliment to the pearl white exterior of the powerful car.  He glanced out and up at [...]

The Saffron Road | Avy Bartosch

November 4th, 2022|Meet the Team|

There’s no doubting that saffron is the most expensive and labour-intensive spice in the world. Remarkably, it is a difficult plant to reproduce without human intervention, and there is no way to harvest the delicate crimson filaments of the Crocus Sativus mechanically. The strands, or stigmas, must be carefully removed from the small violet blooms [...]

Plaas Meisie | Yolandi Tinkler

October 4th, 2022|Meet the Team|

I look high, I look low, Looking for a home in the heart of the country. Paul McCartney Over half a century ago, Paul McCartney moved to rural Scotland to escape the post-Beatles public eye. Still today, perhaps spurred on by the pandemic, many urbanites aspire to flee to greener pastures for the sake of [...]

The Daring Adventure | Carlien Nienaber

September 2nd, 2022|Meet the Team|

“Her road is the road less travelled. ‘Vellies’ in the sand, red lips, and a glass of wine in her hand - the pureness of her heart mirrored in the sunset. Family and friends as close as she can draw them near.” Carlien Nienaber lives by the mantra, “If not now, when?” For her, life [...]

The Importance of Being Ernest | Ernest Masupye

August 19th, 2022|Meet the Team|

Innovation is an important source of growth and a key determinant of competitive advantage for many organisations, such as CEO. And innovation is the journey of creating value by applying novel solutions to meaningful problems – a concept not lost on Collective Bargaining Coordinator, Ernest Masupye. “We need to be cognisant and respectful of the [...]

He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother | Ruaan Heunis

August 12th, 2022|Meet the Team|

In the late 1960’s, songwriters Bobby Scott and Bob Russell collaborated to write the ballad “He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother.” The song about helping others would eventually become a worldwide hit for the English rock band, The Hollies, as well as Neil Diamond. The ballad’s key phrase was originally borrowed from the Boys Town [...]

Fetch and Drive | Carl Ranger

July 29th, 2022|Meet the Team|

The German shepherd looks lost – out of his depth - way out in the middle of a big Queenstown cricket pitch. He doesn't know where to look. At his owner? The crowd? That stupid dirt-cloud of fleece!? His owner urges him to herd. Commands are shouted: "Fetch" and "Drive." Still, the now-unshepherd German, looking [...]

Change my Mind | Tiaan Visagie

June 3rd, 2022|Meet the Team|

The American Debate League reports that students who actively participate in debate teams or activities are twice as likely to graduate High School as their peers who do not. In fact, it is shown that learning to debate and speak publicly reaps life-long benefits such as developing excellent oral and written communication skills, improved critical [...]

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