A tale of two Miracles

First Published in City Press, 16 November 2014

A week ago I was walking through the Genocide Memorial in Kigali, Rwanda. 

Somewhere between the photographs of the children that were being hacked to death while we were celebrating our Freedom in 1994, and a display of the weapons neighbours had used on each other, I couldn’t help but think of how lucky we were.

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One Day a Leader?

First Published in City Press, April 14, 2013

A reflection on the One Day Leaders show I was a part of at the time. 

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Many years ago two struggle figures heads were flying over Mthatha on their way to visit Madiba. One, a Dr Motlana looks out of the window as the plane comes in for landing and seeing the dire conditions of the locals asks, almost rhetorically “what can such poverty produce?” 

Quick as a flash the other, a General Holomisa responds “Leaders.”

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Becoming a rock-star…

This is an except on Leadership from “Becoming”

African pioneers hoists flag at camp every morning

African pioneers hoists flag at camp every morning

I visited Congo-Brazzaville when I was eight-year-old. It was an intriguing experience. I was with a group of pioneers all my peers. Despite our tender ages we were considered the first ‘South African delegation’ they had ever hosted.

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Interview with a Leader…

This is from Facebook note dated Nov 22, 2010, that was inspired by the movie Interview with a Vampire starring Brad Pitt.

The central idea of the movie had then begun to inform some of my more recent interests – collecting stories of interesting influencers…

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The Never Ending Refrain…

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The Never Ending Refrain…

An examination of the discourse related to Africa and its Leadership today

Prepared for Archbishop Tutu Leadership Fellowship Course, August 2011

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