A collection of my interests, hobbies and creations. Spans design, code, writing and video. The projects below are one-offs, long-term projects have their pages  (see the icons underneath this).

Writing

A selection of my writing from profiles to academic writing to technical writing and creating online courses.
Scroll further down the projects page for more writing.

A thesis by Gugulethu Hlekwayo inHistorical Approaches Volume 7, 2009.

Muir Street Murder of 1906

More than a century ago a man was killed ... in broad daylight. The story of Ishmael Buggas's death presents us with an insight into the neglected histories of the underclass of Cape Town ... whose lives are often absent from the pages of South African history.

A screenshot of a story on Bathu shoes on the projects page of ggulet.hu

Bathu: Shoe No. 14

South Africa has a rich selection of traditional home-grown shoes, but on the streets the familiar names ... are the staple. For Theo Baloyi, founder of Bathu shoes, this presented a challenge: how do we as South Africans reclaim ... our local street culture?

Automate

Some visual coding done on Android using the Automate app, which allows you to create apps that respond to inputs on your phone. The applet I created below runs a daily review at a set time and collects all the information shown below and weather and air quality (both from APIs). This information is stored in a CSV and then sucked into the one of the dashboards mentioned in the Quantified Self section.

East Africa

Photography and video projects from an overland trip of about 4 000 kilometres from Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe) to Nairobi (Kenya). Stops and sights along the way included: Lusaka, Lake Victoria, Dar es Salaam, Zanzibar and Arusha.

Writing

A screenshot of an article about rethinking your view of savings and investments on the projects page of gugulet.hu

Dying at the end of the month

Imagine ... that your life began on 1 July and ended on the 31st – say, 80 years ... shrunk down to 31 days. What would your savings picture look like then? In this scenario, you will typically start your first job promptly at 4:30pm on 10 July at the age of 25...

A screenshot of a story on Velokhaya Cycling Academy in Khayelitsha, Cape Town

Meet the cyclists of Velokhaya

In cycling the peloton ... is safety ... The peloton for the youth of Khayelitsha is Velokhaya Life Cycling Academy, which takes cohorts of promising young people away from the pitfalls of township life and steers them towards education and achievement.

Réunion

Réunion is a French commune in the middle of the Indian Ocean (next to Mauritius) that I had the opportunity to explore. The landscape is so varied: jungle, volcano and beach - all in a small area. The island offered all types of adventures (except for surfing, it's the shark attack capital) including hikes, helicopter flights, local arts and crafts and a vibrant history. Here is a summary video project of that trip.