Tag Archives: South Africa

Destination Johannesburg

Retreating from the chaos Sometimes it takes a serious and vital deadline to bring the best out of you. I’ve been avoiding hip replacement surgery for some months now. I’ve been limping and coping with the pain and soreness, because there is never a good time to be ‘out of action’ and away from a […]

Facing Down Your Boss

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Cyril Ramaphosa’s Challenge – The Real Work Starts Now You really have to want to be a leader. It’s a huge privilege to have the opportunity to lead others, but it’s always been a difficult role and so it must remain. Leadership has many responsibilities that affect people’s lives and should therefore be taken very […]

Ramaphosa’s Modern And Contemporary Leadership

Our Youngers and Betters (Part 4) Maybe, ‘born free’ of the past is precisely what we are looking for and maybe, just what we need, and what many bravely gave their lives for. But here’s the rub, the inherent deference we have for our elders stands in the way of upsetting them, challenging them and […]

New Age Leaders

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Our Youngers and Betters (part 3) Africa is becoming the unavoidable inflexion point of a seminal battle of the generations. With a median age of 19 across the continent coupled with the deep-seated deference to their elders it was perhaps always going to come to a clash. But it’s not only Africa that is experiencing […]

It’s Time to Skip a Generation

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Our Youngers and Betters (part 2) The polarisation and tribalisation in today’s politics exacerbates a loss of confidence in the established parties. Increasingly, daily life is mediated less by the traditional and divisive political parties that continue to frustrate us from day to day, and much more by the connections and decisions that are made […]

Our Youngers and Betters (part 1)

new dawn for south africa

New Dawn for South Africa? It was truly a momentous occasion at the recent ANC’s five yearly congress, it could not have been more tense or intense. Cyril Ramaphosa, the Deputy President narrowly defeated Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, President Zuma’s former wife, whom the President had backed. The drama of the day became even more fraught with […]

The Only Way is Ethics

The Only Way is Ethics

We were always taught that Public Relations (PR) was the “the truth told well”. The recent dismissal of the London based PR agency, Bell Pottinger, from the UK’s Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA), which found them guilty of breaching its code of conduct went completely against that mantra. It concluded that the company’s work […]

The Only Way is Ethics [Podcast Episode 06]

The only way is ethics podcast

We were always taught that Public Relations (PR) was the “the truth told well”. The recent dismissal of the London based PR agency, Bell Pottinger, from the UK’s Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA), which found them guilty of breaching its code of conduct went completely against that mantra. Listen to my podcast on this […]