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.
The food may give you an upset tummy and the tourist attractions might be disappointing, but the one thing that is always worthwhile is a view from up high. No matter the location, a birds eye view of any city is worth the price of your flight alone.
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.
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.
The myth of Swiss banking is that only you and your banker know where your money is from and when and where it moves. In 2016 the Competition and Markets Authority forced the biggest banks in the UK to adopt a model on the other end of the scale. One that allowed the account holder to willingly share their information with an authorised third party, and even allow them to transact on their behalf.
Maybe it was from having to wear those ridiculous school caps that so many of us resist wearing them - who knows? Whatever the reason, there is no excuse for frying a Lone Ranger mask into your face this summer. We've assembled the five most fashionable (and exotic) hats to protect your noggin from the sun - and to look good doing so.
When you buy a product or a service, the price you pay for that item tells you something about it. An apple that costs R50 (suspiciously expensive) or an Apple computer that costs R500 (suspiciously cheap) might make you doubtful. So what does the price of a unit trust tell you? Does a unit trust that costs R2 have less quality or more value than one that costs R20?
A video travelogue of a road trip from Victoria Falls to Nairobi through Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania and Kenya.