How I learned the importance of great communication

Image: Themba Jay Consulting When I went to study at a media college in 2010, I had a lot of ground to cover to level the playing field with my peers who'd matriculated from prestigious, and thus, better schools. I came short in many ways and at the same time, I loved eloquent communication. This …

When I write

I write and with my writing I share, I convey this, that and the next thing. I condemn what I find cruel, I condone what's worthy of a rapturous "Bravo!" I comment and toss in my two cent's worth, I commemorate and I contemplate and grow a lot when I write. When I write, I …

My father, my hero

When I started writing this note, I made it long. Actually, I lie, it became long. I deleted the first draft and then decided to keep it simple, because writing about this dynamic human being has proved he cannot be fully captured in an article — a book would be more fitting. Mahlobo. Ntombela. Mpangazitha …

Stare at yourself and see possibilities

Boundless opportunities: a master at what you do, an exceptional global leader impacting lives; perhaps a great partner to someone, a giver of hope to a somewhat despairing world, an awesome friend come rain or sunshine or a globe-trotting and record-breaking musician. What do you see in yourself? Everytime I stare at myself I see …

An Orange Farm-based Voter’s Dilemma

About a month or two back, it rained non-stop for almost two weeks. The above-mentioned township, under-developed, with roads un-tarred and all, turned wet, soggy and annoyingly muddy, that I coined the tagline: "Orange Farm. The Master Chocolatiers." For months now, political rhetoric has been the order of the day, dominating news cycles. The country …