Writing

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.
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 […]
2011.06.10

Drinking and driving

Open roads, fresh country air and a lingering thirst for great wine. It is easy to understand why l'oenotourisme, or wine tourism, is one of the fastest growing sectors in travel business. Our top ten this month pits Old World wine destinations against some promising up-and-coming routes that will surprise you. Before we get stuck in, please remember that drinking and driving is a criminal offense - don't forget to pack a designated driver on this trip
2017.10.23

Investing 101

Another email marketing campaign that did quite well. Not as well as the first, which probably set our expectations too high in our exploration of […]
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.
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
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.
2011.02.14

How I learned to stop worrying and love Metrorail

Look anywhere but into somebody's eyes, which may seem simple but eyes seem to crowd everything out when you're trying to avoid them. It's like magnets. They just come together unbidden.
2012.01.20

Sci-Fi Travel Gadgets

If sci-fi is anything to go by we are meant to have flying cars by now, but instead the most advanced form of travel is the lowly Segway. Transport and travel have certainly not lived up to the lofty expectations of science fiction, but in the spirit of optimism we've decided to compile a list of our favourite travel gadgets from sci-fi. A nerd can but dream of one day hopping onto a podracer to beat traffic or redo that embarrassing night out in the TARDIS
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