“Political communicators must at all times be concerned with informing, educating and assisting the general public,” says veteran brand strategist Solly Moeng

By Aydn Parrott Chief Storyteller Aydn Parrott, spoke to Solly Moeng, MD of DonValley Reputation Managers,  about the impact of Covid-19 on political communication. Solly is also the Founder & Convenor of the Africa Brand Summit. He has more than 20 years of experience in Brand Strategy Development & Management, as well as Brand Reputation …

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Dear Jon: a conversation about storytelling and COVID-19 with seasoned speechwriter Jon Cayzer

Jon Cayzer is the storyteller's narrator. A speechwriter who has seen the world of political communication, speech writing and storytelling in all its guises. Educated at Harvard after  serving as private secretary to Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi, Jon Cayzer has served as speechwriter to various South African political figures and international companies. Jon currently resides in …

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“I have chosen to fight gender based violence  because I believe females have lost their basic human right to live safely in SA,” Founder of Fight Back SA reflects on her work in the fight against GBV

By Nicole Mirkin Fight Back SA is a non-profit organization that works towards empowering women in underprivileged areas by teaching free anti-rape and anti-hijacking self defence classes where they live.  We also work closely with other anti-GBV organizations and community leaders in order to empower as many young women as we can with the resources …

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Rewriting the African story to build a more resilient continent

  I was invited by Raimi Joseph Abidemi of the Let's Read Initiative to present a webinar hosted by the  Nigerian-based organisation on 25 July 2020 My Topic: The Effect of the Covid-19 Pandemic on Government, NGOs and People Rewriting the African story to build a more resilient continent By Aydn Parrott Africa needs optimism, results …

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Mandela Day feature: “Let us share the generational wealth of knowledge among leaders, mothers, and storytellers, at home, in 67 minutes of storytelling,” says researcher Nishai Moodley

    Reflecting on research, Mandela Day and storytelling by Nishai Moodley I was fortunate enough to conduct my 2019 Honours research in the small Karoo town of Vanwyksvlei, under the Research Chair of Land, Environment and Sustainable Development at Stellenbosch University. This experience showed me the importance of narration and storytelling.  While narration was …

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“Will South Africa Be Okay?: A book club, a bad word and the hope for a brighter future” Reynard Marx

  *this post was written in March 2020, before the Lockdown  So will South Africa be okay? By  Reynard Marx  I recently read the book “Will South Africa Be Okay?” by Jan-Jan Joubert. It is a fantastic analysis of South Africa’s current situation.  The book has chapter headings such as “Why do people keep voting …

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“It shouldn’t be a surprise for people when they hear about success stories on the Cape Flats anymore, our success should be ubiquitous, and it should be normalised,” says candidate attorney and founder of Aspiration, Inspiration Jayson George

The New Story series by Aydn Parrott South Africa, Africa and the World are drowning in a crisis. The rising number of confirmed cases of Covid-19, the shutting down of entire countries,the fear, paranoia and uncertainty are causing much anxiety. Dr. Martin Luther King jr famously said, “The darkest hour of our struggle had become …

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“It is not a one-way flow of knowledge – it is a community of people wanting to change their world for the better,” says Impactful Conversations founder Tafadzwa Ndlovu

The New Story series by Aydn Parrott South Africa, Africa and the World are drowning in a crisis. TheThe rising number of confirmed cases of Covid-19, the shutting down of entire countries, the fear, paranoia and uncertainty are causing much anxiety. Dr. Martin Luther King jr famously said, “The darkest hour of our struggle had …

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New story series. Episode 6: Nyiko Mgiba tells the story of The Economites

The New Story series by Aydn Parrott South Africa, Africa and the World are drowning in a crisis. The rising number of confirmed cases of Covid-19, the shutting down of entire countries, the fear, paranoia and uncertainty are causing much anxiety. Dr. Martin Luther King jr famously said, “The darkest hour of our struggle had …

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