Writing

2012.07.01

I’m too sexy for Milan, too sexy for Japan, so sexy it hurts

For some, the most important part of travelling is not the runway that you jet off on, but rather the catwalk that awaits you on the other end. The question of which destination to pick becomes quite vexing when there are so many fashion shows and weeks to compete for your attention. To help you pick out the best, most fashionable places to be seen at, we've collected the top established and rising fashion capitals of the world. Even Right Said Fred would find themselves insufficiently sexy to be seen at these places
2010.02.09

An idiot’s guide to being a good nigga

Apparently I'm a nigga, despite the fact that I'm not American. If you're black you have probably been called one too. In the interest of self-discovery I've decided to find out just what a nigga is and how I might become better at being one
2011.11.11

Eco-series: Carbon Offsetting

Greening your daily commute by taking public transport or biking is all good and well, but what happens when you have to cross an ocean. Air travel has always been one of the worst ways to travel from an environmental perspective, but what choice do you have when New York calls and a swim across the pond is out of the question
2010.02.01

Muir Street Murder of 1906: the death of Ishmael Buggas

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 the pages of South African history
2017.09.21

Carnival Party Invite

Shimmer in sequins Or pull on a poncho It’s time to show why you’re the honcho Tango, salsa, mambo or samba Make them shout: ¡Ay, caramba!
2016.09.30

What is a money market fund?

An article that explains what a money market fund is. Seems simple, but actually a rather complicated asset class to explain simply.
2016.10.10

Retirement Savings Series

This is Allan gray’s first attempt at email marketing. I wrote half of the content in an 11-part series (the even numbered articles) on saving […]
2011.09.15

How To Take Holiday Photos

The famous French photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson once said your first 10 000 photographs are your worst. A depressing thought for the new...
2011.07.22

Styling your head

Nothing says you've been on holiday like bronzed skin and a sunglasses tan (raccoon eyes). Still, a sunburnt face is not a good look on anyone. This could all be kept under control pretty easily by wearing a decent hat.
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