In June 2014 I helped co-ordinate a roundtable with Margaret Coady, executive director of the New York-based Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy, and Sizwe Nxasana, CEO of FirstRand and Chairman of the National Education Collaboration Trust (NECT). You can find the summary, which I wrote on behalf of the National Business Initiative (NBI), here.
I am comfortable working with information from various sources and collating it into accessible content. This recent article, which required that I utilise data from a research company together with analysing news stories, is an example.
The Trialogue Annual Sustainability Review is carried in the Financial Mail.
“Recently released government-led policy initiatives provide an optimistic view of the future – of a South Africa that is more equitable, productive and prosperous. Your response could be to ignore the commotion, to sit back and deal with the situation opportunistically as it unfolds. Alternatively, embrace it, understanding the complexities associated with its implementation, and accepting that, despite pitfalls along the way, getting involved could be good for business, and the future of the country.”
(Book design article: Design Indaba, 4th Quarter 2006)
It may not be wise to judge a book by its cover, but we do. And if you’re browsing in one of South Africa’s bigger book stores, which stocks at least 30 000 individual titles, all roughly the same size and shape, a book’s cover can seem, well, all-important. Continue reading Jacket Required
Fine art article: Mail & Guardian, 24 October 2000
It is tempting to use the cliché “cutting edge”, but surgery as art is at least a decade old. French artist Orlan is its most famous proponent, having undergone 10 cosmetic operations in her expression of carnal art.
In her latest she has created “the largest nose technically possible and ethically acceptable”, thumbing her now prodigious proboscis at the millions of women who have had theirs altered in attempts to conform to conventional ideas of beauty. Continue reading Snipping Flesh For Art’s Sake