Helping to create documentation, API reference docs and other projects to make using Mambu's Software-as-a-Service banking platform easy to understand and use.
During my study sabbatical I began offering my freelance services. My clients include Allan Gray Investment, Cheymaxim, the Harambe Entrepreneur Alliance and Truevo Payments. Jobs have included UX writing, research and editing the work of others.
My job was to build a content hub: from its technical web development to finding and managing a team of writers to optimising the content for search engines. The content manager role was analogous to an editor bringing together video production crews, photographers, writers and designers to create content.
As a communications specialist and writer at Allan Gray Investment Management I was involved in content creation (for radio, print and online), public relations management, webinar production management and other creative projects.
The Jupiter Drawing Room Cape Town is an advertising agency where I worked on brands such as Windhoek Beer, Vitaminwater, Sanlam (ﬁnancial services), Lucky Star (food) and Club Mykonos (accommodation) in print, radio, online and television. The campaigns I worked on won Loeries, a silver Cannes and bronze Clio.
Sumango was a subsidiary of the Thomas Cook Group (now defunct). During my time there I went from intern writer to senior writer to online magazine editor – managing the sourcing, writing and editing of articles, Search Engine Optimisation and Pay Per Click advertising.
My study majors were in History and Philosophy, with the former the focus of my postgrad. I also took electives in Astronomy, Politics, Economics and Gender Studies. During my time at university I was a tutor at schools around Cape Town and I volunteered at the Disabilities Unit.
More than a century ago a man was killed on a public street in broad daylight in a particularly brutal murder. The story of Ishmael Buggas's death presents us with an insight into the neglected histories of the underclass of Cape Town, the ordinary Indians, Malays, Coloureds and Blacks whose lives are often absent from pages of South African history.
In cycling the peloton, or the main group of riders, is safety. Riding with the main group and competing together as a pack is the peloton’s purpose. 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 through sport. This is the story of the cyclists of Velokhaya.
In the 19th century Levi Strauss made a fortune supplying riveted jeans to mine workers and coincidentally Tshepo also makes jeans for the stylish in the city of gold (and beyond). Tshepo says his love of fashion started at home where he was raised by his mother, his aunt and his grandmother. Each of them playing a part in making him who he is today. From his grandmother, who is a pastor, the dictum: You are a gentleman and you always have to look like one.
During these periods, like many other investors, you may get tempted to switch out of a fund that is doing poorly and buy into another fund that is doing relatively better. While this may appear to be a sensible way to protect your investment, or generate better returns, switching funds during poor performance inevitably destroys the value of your investment.
Working at a nearby public hospital, she felt that she would be able to provide more services for patients if she moved to operating her own private practice. Not only did the limited resources in the area act as a catalyst for her business venture, but her passion of wanting to be the first black, female ophthalmologist in Richards Bay sparked her shift from public to a private practice.
If Europe were a city, Lisbon would be where everyone congregated on Friday to kick off the weekend. The sun, the beaches, and the centres of culture and finance inspire envy from her more northerly neighbours, but luckily for us Lisbon is but a few hours away. Read our guide to Lisbon for your next jaunt down south.
A video travelogue of a road trip from Victoria Falls to Nairobi through Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania and Kenya.