How to keep moving forward

In uncertain times, when plans have been scorched and the world is in turmoil, we need ways to keep moving forward. Mr Karl Gostner – a business and executive coach – shares some advice that applies not only to this time, but any time when one is lost, uncertain or temporarily stuck.

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noted.man Lockdown Vol. 9

Our latest selector in the noted.man lockdown playlist series (Vol. 9) is actor, comedian and music fiend, Mr Ntosh Madlingozi . His palette ranges from jazz to hi-hop, the latter his chosen genre for this offering of mid to uptempo beats to get you into the Spring of things. He said: “I am obsessed with…

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The noted.man Podcast, Episode 2 – Mr Kojo Baffoe

He is a writer, editor, speaker and former broadcaster. Mr Kojo Baffoe is also a former editor of three magazines, including two stints at Destiny Man Magazine. In a wide ranging interview, Baffoe talks about mindfulness, biking, raising a girl, his father’s influence and compromise. Nearly two years after the collapse of Ndalo Media, he also reflects on the experience that put an end to his second run at Destiny Man and how he learned to draw a line under it, let go and found peace.

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A white love affair

Not one for Hype Beast drops, Mr Siphiwe Mpye – an aspirant minimalist – sings all the praises for the plain, versatile and high maintenance white takkie. While I have consciously tried to shy away from excess and live with just what I deem to need, it would be pretentious to call myself a minimalist.…

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Ungovernable: Athambile Masola

Ms Athambile Masola is a writer and researcher who teaches at the University of Pretoria. She is a member of Bua-Lit Collective – a group advocating for the use of African Languages as a social justice issue – and Founder of Asinakuthula Collective, a group of teachers and researchers who aim to challenge the continued…

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Let the fires burn

In our personal and professional lives, we are accustomed to challenges, problems, to raging fires. Much of our time is devoted to solving those problems, to putting out those fires, but sometimes, writes Mr Karl Gostner, we need to just let them burn.

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The Mother of all tonics

A versatile tonic within and without the body, a grooming secret weapon and useful around the kitchen, Apple Cider Vinegar is the ‘mother’ of multipurpose staples.

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And she belonged only to herself

We are acutely aware that once-off initiatives like Women’s Day – although created with the best of intentions, like honouring the brave women that marched in 1956 – make very little material change to women’s lives. As so many women have pointed out, much of the pomp and empty symbolism surrounding this day is designed to appease men, to rid us of our guilt, creating a veneer of progress. We have no such illusions.

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noted.dialogues: The Podcast Episode 1 – Athi Patra Ruga

The Artist Athi Patra Ruga was born in East London in the Eastern Cape, and after years of living and working in Johannesburg and Cape Town, he has re-rooted himself in his home province. He spoke to us from the idyllic surroundings of Hogsback, a stone’s throw away from Alice, where one finds the famed…

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On access and the making of Prisoner 467/64

 As we rose to the sad news of the passing of Mr Andrew Mlangeni this week, we had been working on the third draft of an essay in the filmmaker and noted.man contributor, Mr Lebogang Rasethaba’s ongoing series on access. It is, as you will read below, an intimate insider portrait of the Rivonia trialist through the…

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