WATER SAVING TIPS + MY R250 DIY GREY...


Personal & Lifestyle
piece written on the 6th November 2016 by  
For those of you who know me, you'll know that if I'm not at my computer then I'm probably in the garden. Any chance I get to work on my garden is treasured - it doesn't matter if it's at 23h00 at night, peaceful Christopher comes out when in nature. With that in mind, when I hear about people abusing water, it get frustrated because now we're in level 3 of water restrictions and that poses a great problem to my sanc...

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THE RISE OF ETFS AND PASSIVE INVESTING


Investing & Money
piece written on the 2nd November 2016 by  
Almost three years ago I published a blog post on the differences between Exchange Traded Funds (ETF's) and Unit Trusts. I did this because I spent a lot of time researching and wanted a place to refer back to. I also published it because I felt that all of you would enjoy it and benefit from it - I hope you did. Because of my interests in investing and ETF's, when this infographic popped up on Visual Capitalist, ...

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DIGITAL LIFE AFTER DEATH


Investing & Money, Technology
piece written on the 26th October 2016 by  
I've written about life insurance, medical aid and other financial matters a number of times on my blog. I've also tried my best to incorporate technology related material. This is a way of sharing two of my passions with all of you. I don't often get the opportunity to write something where I take a shot at combining the two passions together into one post,...

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I REACHED OUT AND IT WAS WORTH IT!


Marketing & Business
piece written on the 1st July 2016 by  
I'm a strong believer in reflecting on experiences, looking for problems and then correcting them. I believe that this is how we become better people, run better businesses and in general this is how we grow. So I've written blog posts on things I did when I started my business and then 5 years later I w...

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BUSINESS BOOKS YOU’LL READ MORE...


Marketing & Business
piece written on the 12th June 2016 by  
I don't read a lot of books, it's just never been something I could get into. Perhaps it's my levels of patience or perhaps it's because I simply just read too much online. I'm a huge fan of reading long articles online though, really well written business, marketing or financial ones, but I know that it will only take me a day to get through them. With that being said, I admire people who read books and whilst I fli...

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LESSONS 5 YEARS INTO RUNNING A BUSINESS


Marketing & Business
piece written on the 9th June 2016 by  
Back in 2013 I wrote a blog post entitled, "5 Things I Wouldn't Change When Starting a Business" which was very well received - thank you. Following this, several people have asked me to write a part two and now that a few years have passed I feel that I've gained some valuable experience that will allo...

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ONE WEEK UNTIL ECOMMERCE AFRICA CONFEX...


Marketing & Business
piece written on the 11th February 2016 by  
I think there's no question that the growth of eCommerce in South Africa is growing at an incredible rate. Not only are there eCommerce websites appearing constantly, there is international interest and eCommerce company's are already being bought but key international brands. Throw mCommerce into the equation and we have an industry that is starting to boom. That's very much focusing on the supply side, but with S...

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MAC AUTOMATOR: BATCHING TURNS ME ON ;)


Technology
piece written on the 31st January 2016 by  
This evening I came across Mac Automator and I sat here for a while trying to figure out how I've never come across it before. I consider myself a serious super user when it comes to computers and with my programming background I like to think that I am good at finding ways to speed up processes and workflows. With Mac Automator in my back pocket, I'm going to be able to save myself several hours of work every single...

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WHERE TO RENT IN THE WESTERN CAPE


Investing & Money
piece written on the 19th January 2016 by  
Having lived in the Western Cape for over a few decades, I feel comfortable saying that my knowledge of the beautiful area is good. Off the back of this, Private Property have asked me to write an article on the best areas of the Western Cape to rent in and although I'm not a properly expert that might play to your advantage because I'm unbiased an...

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THE FINTECH SECTOR JUST ROCKS!


Investing & Money
piece written on the 10th January 2016 by  
I've fallen in love with the fintech market sector, the combination of two of my passions (technology and investing) has me intrigued each time a company launches something new and innovative. For a long time I've felt that the current financial advisor situation is broken, I believe that it's full of people who don't have the average person's best interests at hand, are stuck in old ways or favour those people wh...

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