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Humanity in the crosshairs

Humanity in the crosshairs Facing off against a silent enemy from within By Louis Eksteen As the days flow into one another, we are all increasingly aware of the long-lasting impact of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus two (SARS-CoV-2), the pathogen that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Currently it feels like a hectic and endless [...]

By |2020-05-14T11:39:45+02:00May 14th, 2020|Posts|0 Comments

May Day

May Day Livin' la Vida Lockdown By Kim Browne Mayday, mayday – we have a problem. The world around us has gone mad! How did we get to May even? There we were in February, still basking from the afterglow of the December holidays and bam – along came March, which is now May... We’re [...]

By |2020-05-14T12:39:10+02:00May 14th, 2020|Posts|0 Comments

Stormy paddles and a waddling king

Chasing downwinds By Louis Eksteen “Put your nose in the hole,” comes the high-volume instruction clearly audible over the howl of the stormy wind. “What hole?” I keep asking myself, while trying my utmost best not to fall out of my surfski into a False Bay whipped into a frenzy of terrifying white-top [...]

By |2019-12-05T05:57:12+02:00December 4th, 2019|Posts|Comments Off on Stormy paddles and a waddling king

Of Fakebook and Instafame

Murmurings of the less blessed By Louis Eksteen Real feelings seldom find traction on the anti-social media landscape of today. Either everything’s absolutely fabulous (“I’m sooo blessed”), or so horrifically terrible the world’s going to end. No “I’m just sommer feeling slightly blue today because I stubbed my toe a little bit and it made [...]

By |2019-06-11T17:43:28+02:00June 11th, 2019|Posts|Comments Off on Of Fakebook and Instafame

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!

Three drivers of our digital lives

Privacy, immediacy and dependency By Louis Eksteen Recent statements by Mark Zuckerberg, co-inventor of Facebook (depending on who you ask), frequently mention an apparently significant move towards protecting the privacy of users. The new Facebook look mirrors the white expanse of Instagram, probably because of its success in giving people an alternative to the blue [...]

By |2019-05-03T14:02:50+02:00May 3rd, 2019|Posts|Comments Off on Three drivers of our digital lives

FAANG threatens as it profits

The internet is freedom, but at what cost? By Louis Eksteen I love nothing more than to Netflix and chill. My first purchase on Amazon took place on 26 May 1997 and I’ve been with them ever since. I’m a bit off Facebook, but love Instagram to bits. WhatsApp is replacing email and some social [...]

By |2019-04-05T18:22:29+02:00April 5th, 2019|Posts|Comments Off on FAANG threatens as it profits

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

Making it onto the red eye to Slaapstad

lastminute.comness By Louis Eksteen I’ve earned an unfortunate nickname over time. Last Minute Louis. Totally undeserved, I might add. But I do tend to “sometimes” leave things a tad late. It’s not that I like to be late, I just perpetually think I’ve got more time than I actually have to do this, that and [...]

By |2019-04-05T07:13:34+02:00March 1st, 2019|Posts|Comments Off on Making it onto the red eye to Slaapstad