Reflecting on Mandela Day

On Mandela Day the eNitiaters spent their 67 minutes with the beautiful kids of Dimphonyana Tsa Lapeng - a home in Olievenhoutbosch that is ably run by Mama Asnath Teffo and her daughter Shalate. The 7 of us were helping out with the various activities of the day.  Spending time with the kids helped us…

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Has Social Media made us antisocial?

Are we antisocial since the invention of social media? Is it robbing us from the sacrament of the present moment?   I think so, in an era where social media was dubbed to make us more social I feel like we are less social beings. I have witnessed so many situations where people are traveling…

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The 200 young South Africans you NEED to know

While youth month is but a recent memory, the excitement about the future generation must outlive the month of June. Join me in applauding the young people in 2 lists that I believe everyone needs to know. The 1st list is the Mail & Guardian list of 200 young South Africans. As a strong continental voice,…

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About You…the brand

Getting a tattoo is, in my humble opinion, the best and most literal way of branding yourself and in varying degrees exhibits you to those who should know or reminds those that do know. The commitment one makes when getting inked cannot be discounted. Developing your brand should be any different. We are, each of…

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Cyberbullying, Social Media and the Youth.

We’ve all seen the typical high-school bullying scene in a lot of Hollywood films. It usually starts off with the typical popular high school jock picking on the not so popular high school nerd in front of a group of people. There is usually a plethora of insults, some physical assault on the not so…

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Does Arthur Mafokate hurt BrandSA’s social media reputation?

As part of our environ-scan, it came to our attention that Arthur Mafokate - founder of music record label 999 and a trustee at BrandSA - has been accused of assaulting his girlfriend at the beginning of this month. You can read more about the allegation here. The purpose of this blog is not the exploration…

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