Paint the town RED

Paint the town RED

The peaceful restaurant protest yesterday drove serious awareness to the dire situation one of our most beloved industries is facing. However, it made us think of another sector that we feel has been completely forgotten about amidst the chaos –…

 Rands and Sense…

Rands and Sense…

We recently came across the SARB’s Prudential Authority’s annual report of 2019/20 (Graph 1) which shows that when it comes to ‘assets under control’ the local banking industry is still dominated by five major banks despite the impact of upstarts…

 Booze-Appropriation… Without Compensation!

Booze-Appropriation… Without Compensation!

As the government continues its war against civil liberties, the cracks are starting to show – especially in bottle store windows. This morning’s news that an OK Liquor store in Bothasig, Cape Town was smashed open is one thing, but…

 Another One Bites the Dust

Another One Bites the Dust

Coronavirus has not only revealed comorbidities in humans, but has exposed the cracks in businesses and entire industries that were clinging to life before the pandemic took over the world as we knew it. Take the print industry for example…

 A million happy thoughts to end the week!

A million happy thoughts to end the week!

When the much-delayed Austrian Grand Prix signals the return of Formula 1 racing to our TV screens this weekend, there will be two groups of people: those who can’t understand why anyone would watch ‘cars going round and round in…

 Be Yourself

Be Yourself

Remember our post about our masked leader’s call to action on Youth Day (“Young people must rise to the challenge of leading our recovery after the coronavirus” – Cyril Ramaphosa), and how great it is that South Africa already has…

 How United is the States?

How United is the States?

Given that we’ve only been at it for 25 years, it’s perhaps not surprising that we live in a country that’s still grappling to find ways of leveling the playing fields and creating a more inclusive, equal society for all…

 And now for some good news!

And now for some good news!

Following our masked leader’s call to action on Youth Day (“Young people must rise to the challenge of leading our recovery after the coronavirus” – Cyril Ramaphosa), it’s worth pointing out one of the biggest advantages our young democracy has…

 Is our Motor Industry Coughing?

Is our Motor Industry Coughing?

Very few business sectors will be immune to COVID-19, but some, like the auto industry, seem more likely than others to be in need of a ventilator In a world of uncertainty, one thing’s for sure: people with ‘co-morbidity’ issues…

 Blame it on the Mountain!

Blame it on the Mountain!

Spare a thought this week for Capetonians who woke up this morning with the shattering news that part of the beloved mountain they talk about all the time would be closed off again, just days after being re-opened. Apparently, with…