Have you ever asked your waiter if he or she gets their tips?

I really do hope that things have improved for hospitality staff over the past 5 years when a survey reported that only 18% of waitrons were allowed to keep tips given to them by their customers.

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The End Of The World. Again.

Do we, humans, have to be so aggressive in our opinions of when the world will actually end? If we know the world is going to end, shouldn’t we all just get along?

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What is all the hype about Entrepreneurs these days?

Do you remember the joke that went “How do you know if someone has an MBA?” to which the answer is “They tell you!” These days it seems that the Entrepreneur label would be an apt substitution for MBA.

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On air: Chinese heritage in South Africa featuring Patric Tariq Mellet

South Africa is a rich, diverse country, but often we get lost in the binary of black and
white and forget to examine the other races and cultures that make up our country
One of the overlooked is the Chinese community. Patric Tariq Mellet wrote a fascinating post about the Chinese heritage in SA.

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South African Chinese take legal action against Hate Speech 

The comments are racist, inflammatory, vitriolic, insulting, hate-filled and promote and propagate hatred of and violence to Chinese people. More terrifyingly, the comments directly incite violence and harm to our children. – TCA

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The roots of racism

Thabo Mophiring, a long-time Twitter friend, shared an article with me after I posted On Racism on this blog; “The Roots of Racism”, in which Lance Selfa discusses the origins of slavery at the dawn of capitalism and the ideology of white supremacy. Here is a short introductory excerpt from the article:…

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What type of Activist are you?

Violence against women and children is never acceptable, never excusable, and never tolerable. The 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children is an international campaign. It takes place every year from 25 November (International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women) to 10 December (International…

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It’s Christmas with a capital C for me

I was born Catholic and have remained Catholic ever since.  Celebrating Christmas in the Catholic tradition is all I’ve ever known. I love it this way. Working in corporate for many years we were always debating what type of message to put out over the December holiday period; is it…

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What should we do with old people?

I look after my great-uncle who lives in an old age home. I love my uncle dearly. He will be 90 years old next May (or 91 if you go by the Chinese calendar). Uncle was born in the same decade they discovered King Tut’s tomb, when the first “talkie”…

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On “Racism”

I have something to get off my chest and it’s been bugging me for a couple of days now. Really grinding me. Oh my word – a racist! Why is it that people are surprised that Racism exists, still exists? Of course it exists. It’s a physical recognition of biomorphic…

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