“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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It’s time to change the game says aspiring gaming and animation storyteller Dwayne Sephton

Why Black Lives Matter in Games by Dwayne Sephton Recent events have forced the world’s attention on the Black Lives Matter movement.  If not asked to write this piece I would have left the issue to others more informed on the subject.  Not because I am indifferent or against the movement but rather because false …

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“Young people should seek new opportunities to create new stories” says Ghanaian young leader Ernestina Kateye.

Reflections on storytelling, youth leadership, Ghana and Africa by Ernestina Kateye   To me, storytelling means bracing yourself for your strengths and weaknesses, your proud moments and mistakes, your flaws and all. Storytelling is about having the courage to accept self in all phases of your life's journey and being vulnerable yet brave enough to …

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“Emerging leaders need to prepare their critical thinking for the war between what is and what could be,” says Chief Storyteller Aydn Parrott

By Aydn Parrott I am a storyteller, one who hopes to not only tell but also rewrite the story of human history. But before I can rewrite the story of others I need to rewrite my own story. First, however, I need to understand my story. Any story I tell starts with the impact of …

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Digital media will share Stellenbosch Triennale story with a wider audience says Francé Beyers

By Aydn Parrott   What kind of people do we want to be? What relations to nature do we cherish? What knowledges and technologies do we deem appropriate? What aesthetic values do we hold? These are some of the questions which the Stellenbosch Triennale hopes to answer.   It's inaugural exhibition was held in Stellenbosch …

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The story of crisis: A chat with communication experts Mabine Seabe and Jessica Shelver

  by Aydn Parrott Communications, an often resented but always essential part of managing a crisis. COVID-19  is a volatile crisis which disrupts and requires innovative communication strategies from government. So say Mabine Seabe and Jessica Shelver, co-founders of Stratagem Consultants. Power of Thought Blog spoke to Seabe and Shelver about the impact of COVID-19 …

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