• Aug. 30 2016
  • Talitha Hlaka

SEO for dummies

The basis of Search Engine Optimisation 

The SEO concept has always been a hard one for me to grasp. What’s more, I work with a team of web developers who are essentially experts in this field. Don’t think I haven’t attempted having a number of chats with them to find out exactly the purpose of SEO and its functions. I reckon their level of expertise is rather too tekkie for me.  

  • Aug. 28 2016
  • Janice Scheckter

Is collaborative policing possible in the cowboy, gun-toting wild west?

In most developed nations, if asked as to who is responsible for public safety, the answer would, of course, be the police. In South Africa, I would guess that many would answer that it’s a combination of police and private security companies. So the question that emerges is as follows; ‘is leaving public safety entirely to the police a mistake?’

 

  • Aug. 16 2016
  • Talitha Hlaka

A more passionate Joburg lover you will not find

Meet Rika Joubert, a strong, caring woman who lives in an apartment block on Prayer Hill in Yeoville. She believes in giving back where she can, caring for the environment, caring for her neighbours and recycling her waste; all bar one small shopping packet of rubbish a week. Prayer Hill is an area of land of not more than one square kilometre, that affords the most incredible views of Johannesburg, ‘houses' a small group of homeless people, is used by communities as a prayer site and is a stop on walking tour of the inner city.

How to fall in love … with chaos

Chaos is collaboration’s best friend. Why is this? The less structured the environment, be it virtual or physical, the more open it is for ideas. Many great ideas have been born in chaotic environments, not least of all penicillin and artificial sweeteners.

  • Aug. 2 2016
  • Raashida Khan

Reflections on the eve of local elections

The upcoming local municipal elections have caused me to reflect on the state of my heart. I have become increasingly saddened and disillusioned.