Review Singles Weekend with Fastdate at Shumba Valley Lodge
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Last weekend I attended the first Fast Break event with Fastdate. This is a weekend away for singles. By the way I detest the word “singles” (it stinks of desperation and I prefer “unmarried”). The idea is simple: a group single people (about 16 men/women) go away for a weekend trip filled with activities. My

African Bloggers monthly SkypeCAST for August 2007
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This month we discussed the importance of Social networking profiles and how to link it with your blog. For the last few months since TEDGlobal myself and Henry Addo, a blogger from Ghana, has been having regular discussion via Skype on Blogging. Currently Skype allows maximum of 9 people on a Conference Call and in

Maybe Jason Bourne is better than James Bond
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Just came back from watching the awesome Bourne Ultimatum. Matt Damon really kicks some solid ass in this film like he did in the previous ones. Bourne is tortured by memory loss and is on a mission to find out where it all began. This got me think about Jason Bourne vs James Bond as

Something happened on the way to the front page
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Early in 2006 I was featured in the now defunct Nova newspaper and about a week later the paper shut down. Back in 2004 I was featured on the front page of ThisDay newspaper and shortly afterwards it was also shutdown. Now if I was superstitious I would think those were bad omens for me.

Self regulation by knowing who's editing Wikipedia
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Last Friday I was interviewed on the Midday Report with Chris Gibbons. This is a very fast paced show which addresses everything from business to politics and what lies in between. The topic was who’s editing Wikipedia which has been driving up a storm of online commentary. A Caltech graduate Virgin Griffith has developed an

TEDGlobal Talks premier online with George Ayittey
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Earlier this month I received an email from Chris Anderson, the curator of the TED following up on the conference in Tanzania. Several videos from the TEDGlobal conference I attended in Arusha a few months ago premièred online. My favourite is George Ayittey who roused the audience, alternating from lacerating criticism of Africa’s “hippo generation”

The question is: Why did the chicken cross the road?
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PLATO: For the greater good. * ARISTOTLE: It is the nature of chickens to cross roads. * SADDAM HUSSEIN: This was an unprovoked act of rebellion and we were justified in dropping 50 tons of nerve gas on it. * MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR: … I envision a world where all chickens will be free

No Credit Card doesn't mean you can't shop online
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Despite the impression on most websites that you need a credit card to shop on the Web, that is not entirely the case. In this article I present some alternatives to using a credit card. Last time round I explained how to shop online, but my assumption were based on the fact that most e-commerce

Facebook drains attention and a mental bandwidth
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This Wednesday morning I will be interviewed on eTV Morning Edition at 6h30am likely just after the news bulletin about the impact of social networking website Facebook on business. The views I am going to express is something that needs to be taken very seriously by companies, especially small business. You see small businesses and

The ABC of Shopping on the Internet in South Africa
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Online shopping has taken off in South Africa and here’s some useful tips on how to avoid getting robbed in broad cyber light. With over 800 local ecommerce website to choose from and thousands upon thousands of international websites like and others it has become much more acceptable to purchase goods online. According to