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noted.man Lockdown Vol. 10

After a hiatus, we bring back our noted.man Lockdown playlist series through a selekta with the considerable sonic dexterity synonymous with these offerings. Mr Sifiso Khanyile is an award-winning filmmaker, archive researcher, record collector and DJ. This is his inspiration. “Finding new music feels like falling in love. A lot of us have been yearning…

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Settle in for a marathon, not a sprint

As far as our Pandemic reality goes, it is best to recognise what we cannot control and find the patience to wait it out, writes Mr Karl Gostner. I have chosen to use Mr Nicholas Christakis’s Apollo’s Arrow as the lens through which to do this. I chose MrChristakis because he is both a physician and a…

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To opportunity and healing

What comes after our current lot can be a product of our own imagination, with opportunity and healing on the menu, writes Mr Siphiwe Mpye. The year that shut down the last decade was incomparably bad, making those 2016 and 2019 demons seem downright desirable at times. For months we negotiated a disease that seemed…

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Ungovernable: Mmabatho Montsho

Mmabatho Montsho’s career trajectory has gone from budding fashion designer and promising young actor to well over a decade later to entrenchment as a multi-disciplinary creator that moves from visual art to writing and film directing. Her subject matter – whether celluloid, on the page or at the easel – centres an innately Feminist view…

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Better humans make better leaders

In our quest to become better leaders, writes Mr Karl Gostner, we must accept the need to become people, and in order to do that, we need to be gentle with ourselves.

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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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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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