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Celebrating Joburg’s rejuvenation

Living la vida local By Kim Browne Recently we found ourselves on the rooftop of an old central Joburg building carefully being completely refurbished for safe and dignified modern residential living. The friendly and enthusiastic host from our client Ithemba, a shareholder in Divercity, was showing us around the impressive Jewel City precinct. We liked [...]

By |2019-06-11T17:33:18+02:00June 11th, 2019|Posts|Comments Off on Celebrating Joburg’s rejuvenation

May Day!

The future is in your hands By Kim Browne Our elections next week are on the minds of many South Africans as we try to anticipate what the future holds. Small business owners such as The Toast may worry about what the political future holds. This has made me think again about being responsible for [...]

By |2019-05-03T14:04:21+02:00May 3rd, 2019|Posts|Comments Off on May Day!

Viva freedom

The Toast is eight candles young By Kim Browne Twisted Toast turned eight on 1 April 2019. It's hard to believe how quickly time seems to pass when you're busy. Time truly is relative. The happiness created by the freedom of entrepreneurship is hard to explain to others. It's equal measure elation and terror at [...]

By |2019-04-08T12:17:50+02:00April 5th, 2019|Posts|Comments Off on Viva freedom

Giving is caring

The feel-good of helping others By Kim Browne Earlier this week we were privileged to attend the annual Atterbury Trust bursary student event. Held at Die Klubhuis, Atterbury’s impressive HQ, the get-together allows the many studying students and alumni, who all received study bursaries from the trust, to meet and mingle with each other, Atterbury [...]

By |2019-04-05T07:12:51+02:00March 1st, 2019|Posts|Comments Off on Giving is caring

Agility is our game

Unexpectedness By Kim Browne Post the summer holidays, January brings realism, a slow start and an avalanche of social media memes lamenting the verisimilitude that comes packaged with a new year. A favourite cartoon that caught my eye is a Roz Chast classic from The New Yorker on how the annual calendar truly feels, which [...]

By |2019-02-01T17:07:17+02:00February 1st, 2019|Posts|Comments Off on Agility is our game

Who you gonna call?

We’re only as good as our partners By Kim Browne Over time we’ve realised we’re really only as good as our trusted supply partners. The people, companies, teams, organisations and others we work with to ensure we can deliver the goods for our own valued clients, are crucial to the continued success of our own [...]

By |2019-02-01T16:36:44+02:00September 28th, 2018|Posts|Comments Off on Who you gonna call?

Warm hearts this winter

Charity begins at home By Kim Browne It's truly heartwarming to be able to support worthy charities. The two institutions we assist as The Toast are actually a bit like our own family. Atterbury Trust and Hearts of Hope are the two causes we are committed to for the long term. It just so happens [...]

By |2019-02-01T16:37:57+02:00July 6th, 2018|Posts|Comments Off on Warm hearts this winter

Puppy haze

All in a life’s work By Kim Browne A client wished me happy New Year yesterday – in March! That’s got to be a first for me, but indicative of just how crazy 2018 has been. The passing of my father on 17 January after his protracted battle with throat cancer has derailed my world [...]

By |2019-02-01T16:38:50+02:00March 9th, 2018|Posts|Comments Off on Puppy haze

Keeping things fresh

Min dae By Kim Browne I think most people will agree that 2017 has been a tough year on a number of levels and we’ll be happy to see the back of it. It’s min dae now with just 10 days to Xmas and two weeks until the start of the new year – where [...]

By |2019-02-07T12:21:01+02:00December 15th, 2017|Posts|Comments Off on Keeping things fresh

Silly season

Counting down ’til Xmas By Kim Browne It’s hard to believe Halloween has come and gone and we have officially entered the pre-Xmas madness rush to get everything done that is still outstanding. A client of ours asked me today what is our busiest time and reflecting back on the year that’s been, we seem [...]

By |2019-02-07T12:21:11+02:00November 3rd, 2017|Posts|Comments Off on Silly season