One earth
I saw this on Ulric van Vuuren’s  Instagram when he followed me on Twitter: One human race. One love. One with nature. So I made an adaptation of it, that gets to the heart of secular humanism or what ever you want to call someone who thinks belief that n(gods) > 0 […]

One universe, one supercluster, one galaxy, one star, one planet, ...


In my last blog post, I talked about some of the characteristics of a university designed for the 21st Century. In this one, I focus on what a university should be like in his post-scarcity age that we are in now. Universities evolved during the industrial age, and many of […]

A post scarcity university for the innovation economy




bananas
When I made my posting about an innovation economy for South Africa, point 8 that I made was to create at least two innovation universities in major urban areas or at worst, on their periphery. One might wonder why I would propose creating two new institutions, focusing on innovation. Why […]

Universities in South Africa: we need two new ones for ...


Innovation economy
In my last post, inspired by a ventureburn article by Barry Dwolatzky, I mentioned an innovation economy for South Africa, and some of things that we need to focus on as a nation post the irresponsible Zuma era. The idea of creating an innovation economy is not new, it is […]

What does an innovation economy involve for South Africa?


Change requried
This morning I arrived at my computer to see a post from my brilliant friend and former colleague, Prof Barry Dwolatzy, made on ventureburn, entitled “Innovation, tech transfer can help South Africa to address triple challenges“. The triple challenge that he refers to is alleviating poverty, reducing inequality and creating […]

Ditching the rhetoric and building an innovation economy for South ...



Circle
An ecosystem approach to ICT implementation in SA higher educational institutions was prepared for the SAICTED Flash MOOC, Managing ICTs in South African Education, that took place, Saturday 12th October 2013. This was done in 2013, but I think it is still likely to be relevant.      

An ecosystem approach to ICT implementation in SA higher educational ...


SA Flag
I don’t usually post political statements. However, the current political mess in South Africa is maddeningly frustrating. The solutions are amazingly simple, except for the existence of power mongering and greed. Instead of fighting the enemy, poverty, we fight each other. Ignorance is necessary for control. Control is necessary for […]

Why ANC politicians will not solve poverty in South Africa


Lion cub
In April, I was lucky enough to be in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park for two weeks. It is a very special place, beautiful and wild. There are lots of animals, you do have to work for them though. The distances are long, and the road rough. Lions were seen almost every […]

Lions of Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park



South Africa
We humans are story creators, or at least some of us are. We create good stories (freedom, human rights, dignity), stupid stories (new age woo woo, health foods, beauty products, astrology), dangerous stories (homeopathy, race, class), and outrageously harmful stories (countries, gods, religions), as well as stories that seem to […]

In South Africa, there is something wrong with our story