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Don’t be scared

I teach a module on digital journalism at the University of Pretoria every year, and in 2013 they asked me to give a...

Don’t be scared
posted on: Jan 10, 2014 | author: Chris

Stories behind the love songs

The history of popular music is replete with examples of love songs that were written for one particular person, but...

Stories behind the love songs
posted on: May 7, 2013 | author: Chris

Steve Hofmeyr’s Comedy Roast

Whoopee. Africa’s first ever Comedy Central Roast, featuring Steve Hofmeyr, Afrikaans ideologue and sometime singer,...

Steve Hofmeyr’s Comedy Roast
posted on: Oct 31, 2012 | author: Chris

Harley-Davidson in Miami

I was lucky enough to ride most of the 2012 Harley range in Miami in February. Here are some pics from the experience....

Harley-Davidson in Miami
posted on: Mar 6, 2012 | author: Chris

Battle for SA media freedom

There were many important stories in the South African media in 2011, but perhaps the biggest story was the media...

Battle for SA media freedom
posted on: Jan 18, 2012 | author: Chris

Rugby in our blood

Rugby In Our Blood is a collection of essays by SA rugby players, fans and commentators, edited by Angus Powers....

Rugby in our blood
posted on: Jun 22, 2011 | author: Chris

Bribing into paradise

There are still some deserted, faraway places in our immediate world. Milibangalala is one of these, a perfect and...

Bribing into paradise
posted on: Aug 25, 2010 | author: Chris

10 TwitterTips

Ten Tips for making it happen as a Social Media startup, acted out by Biz Stone and Twitter. There are some very...

10 TwitterTips
posted on: Apr 24, 2010 | author: Chris

Taliban and me

Here’s a look at a proud moment in any columnist’s career – his first complaint from the South...

Taliban and me
posted on: Jan 25, 2010 | author: Chris

Cape Town. City.

As much as I love Johannesburg, Cape Town will always be my home city.  I wrote this paean to it for Visi magazine...

Cape Town. City.
posted on: Jan 8, 2010 | author: Chris

Early Smart Man

Making my way along the N2 from Cape Town to Mossel Bay, I couldn’t help reflecting on the connections between...

Early Smart Man
posted on: Dec 7, 2009 | author: Chris

Heather Moore

For designers and artists, recognition used to arrive on the back of a show in a gallery, and a concomitant critical...

Heather Moore
posted on: Dec 2, 2009 | author: Chris