Dear citizens I’m hereby doing a job which our government didn’t do so well. Why would they not loudly tell us the good news that they are willing to give us up to R50 million? Read more
This post is either borderline satire or truth, I could not decide at the time of writing. All I know is that it is my sign of appreciation.
Doctors, mechanics, professors, the unemployed, politicians; whoever they are – if they are black and South African, Mgarimbe’s ‘Sister Bethina’ makes their world go steady-wild and crazy. Like LSD did to the youth of the 70s, but in this 4 plus minute song. Like how white people go crazy when Earth Wind & Fire’s ‘September’ plays – only rhythmically, ghostly and crazier.
It heightens our ratchet consciousness. It is our endorphin releaser. It cuts across professional Read more
This is just observational satire. It isn’t a piece about some measured criticism a transport export would give.
Gautrain is a top of the line transporter in Mzansi (South Africa), after planes. I am being patriotic here; hence I am not affording credit to Uber. Read more
Some saw the rise of young Nelson Mandela and the victory of old Nelson become the president of the first democratically elected government of South Africa in 1994 – at the age of 75.
Not all who saw the young Nelson rise witnessed his presidency of course; 75 is a lot of years to be around living.
It so happens our generation is witnessing the rise of another politician, Julius Malema. Read more
I wrote 10 points on how authors can market their books for my other company www.BulaBuka.co.za which converts books into ebooks and distributes to e-store like Amazon, iBookstore, Kobo and others.
But I really think they apply to marketing many other products.
It follows below
I have sold have sold over a 1000 copies of my 2013 self published book ‘Forget The Business Plan Use This Short Model’ since the start of its marketing in April 2013. This is 600 + ebooks via e-stores such as Amazon, iBookstore, Kobo and others. The other is hardcopies sold straight from me through either couriering or personal meetings.
eBook sales were mostly international. Anyway, for a self published South African, I am proud of these online sales given our ebook market in only now developing. A Kanye West like rant is deserved, so good I should spit Ultramel custard – khotha so hard. It says to me I can do much better this year, which I am hard working on.
I have helped publish a number of South African authors Read more
How Township Businesses Start And Grow – I was giving a talk a few weekends ago at an Inspiring Women event. I spoke of the ‘importance of starting small in business. One of the examples I related was on what can be learned from how township businesses are started.
There are a number of reasons someone in the township starts a business. The exemplary world view is a mother starting a business out of the need or desperation to feed one’s family. Be it as it may, ‘passion to enterprise’ is fast overweighing the desperation to make ends meet. People are being exposed on how to offer great value even when in a dire situation.
How Township Businesses Start And Grow
Township business is sometimes looked down on, but it practices brilliant concepts which anyone can use to start and grow their business. However they the township businesses forget to grow and progress further on the very principles.
After the talk, 2 groups of people came to me asking further on the teachings of township business. They found the concept very enlightening and helpful. Read more
Whenever the economy is not going so well, I often observe the blame being laid on consumers. To the contrary, I believe we South African consumers do save. I understand the reserve bank has to curb things or encourage them, by stepping in now and then.
To farce a bit, my cousin is still waiting for my response on an invitation to join their ‘wedding fund’ stokvel. You see, South Africans save. I speak for my black community, I don’t totally know of white folks. Definitely Indians save.
Below are some reasons I say South Africans save, some are a bit outlandish, but I will interject with reasons as to why. Read more
Township Biz Fastrack gives insights into development and growth models for township based businesses. Read more
As South Africa’s GDP is the largest, but with more unemployment than some countries with a lesser GDP and with more people. Who then is enjoying a bigger chunk of the GDP? It is foreign investors and elite locals.
The question could be, how then to liberate our GDP so that it’s enjoyed by a deeper percentage of the population.
One could say through intensifying affirmative action especially in the business sector. But that would be missing the point why we aren’t creating jobs. Read more
Thanks to our struggle heroes, today we can utter ‘us’ in reference to black, white, coloured, Indian and the other races that make South Africa.
Apartheid has done disfavour to the progress of South Africans, more especially to blacks. Undeniably, apartheid was about economics, favouring one race and brutalising others.
Post 1994, we have worked hard to achieve ‘us’ in reference to all races of South Africa. Social programmes and economic programmes were devised to rid the harm that apartheid and colonialism had endorsed.
Of importance in building South Africa is not only ‘bringing us together’ and affirmative empowerment, but mainly forward peering economic development models and innovations. Affirmative empowerment can’t thrive outside holistic economic growth. Black economic empowerment through government tenders should not, as it is, disrespect private South African economic growth. Read more
I’m sure most of you saw an article on Mandela’s birthday; titled “Mandela sold blacks out” via News24. I could feel the pain the fella was spilling into the post. Either you sympathized with it; were disgusted by it or felt neutral. Nonetheless it pointed out real points that have a fundamental bearing on the South African economy.
The CODESA negotiations had a number of outcomes which of course directed South Africa’s political and economic future.
Land was to be redistributed per the model known as willing buyer willing seller, private property was to be constitutionally protected, new bill of rights and the South African Reserve Bank remained in private hands.
The Convention of Democratic South Africa produced what it produced and at the same time didn’t produce some aspirations. In many senses our struggle heroes tried their best. Kudos to them! Read more