Writing

2015.09.14

Poor predictions and the bad choices that follow

The sun will rise (somewhere) tomorrow. The earth will spin on its axis for the foreseeable future, and time will keep going. These things we take for granted are all predictions; some of the few that we can rely on. Nothing guarantees them, but few doubt them. This confidence in the movement of celestial objects and nature’s faithful progress encourages us to believe in the power of prediction – even when the odds prove otherwise...
2011.09.19

A City Without Billboards

Imagine taking a stroll to your nearest park and not being assailed by the sight of a celebrity trying to sell you xyz cream or an airbrushed model wearing the latest jeans. It seems that without anybody noticing, our public areas have become advertising spaces and you can't even look out of your office window without your eyes meeting a silent salesman.
2009.03.31

How politicians entrench a legal system of bribery

If we are to trust politicians (and as a profession, politics by its nature attracts morally dubious individuals) to not be led by corporate interests, we might as well legalise the more overt forms of bribery. The needs of the corporate persons will soon overrule those of living, breathing people and society in general. The few corporations that have publicly declared their contributions include
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
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 […]
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
2013.05.10

I hate morning people

Chaywa wanted to tout the qualities of its coffee (i.e it makes you a morning person). So I paired an irritable curmudgeon with a chipper young go-getter and this is what came out. Very professional voice-over artists and the generous help of a Creative Director made it work
2016.10.25

Shipwrecked in Neverland

Under the stars, beneath the moon A magical night is coming soon Dust off your dance shoes And purchase your patches Your entrance is paid By an outfit that matches
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
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