New Beginings
Feb25

New Beginings

By: Vuyolwethu Dubese “You have to participate relentlessly in the manifestation of your own blessings.” – Elizabeth Gilbert It’s a new dawn, a new day, a new year and you ought to feel good, right? Well, a few have already dubbed this year as the year of implementation, the year of gaining momentum and the year that will translate winnings and feats from the programming of hard work and all those sleepless nights.  With January...

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Let’s Talk Position(ing)
Dec04

Let’s Talk Position(ing)

By: Vuyolwethu Dubese Askies to disappoint, but this positioning that I’ll briefly shed light on has absolutely no connotation to any sexual act – but, everything to do with relationships. Relationships whose roles are enablers in your life and in your career, relationships that can enable your aspirations. One of the best things to happen to me this year was to position myself at Hashtag Radio, which (some of you may know) I know...

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Align Your Passion With Your Paycheck
Nov10

Align Your Passion With Your Paycheck

By: Vuyolwethu Dubese Hip Hop (or as I like to dub it – street poetry) is easily gaining favour with me recently and this is due to not only the comical rhymes but also the stripped  truth that the rappers unfold about the business of the industry. Rappers who have been in the game for some time like Tumi, Kanye, Reason and Jay Z subtly talking about the business of branding via the classic line “I’m not a businessman, I’m a business...

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Cape Town Jazz Fest – Review

By: Vuyolwethu Dubese After attending the multitude of skills and development training programmes, a public debate, jazz and photography workshops, 19h30 saw me standing in front of the Basil ‘Manenberg’ Coetzee stage awaiting The Soil to make their debut at the Cape Town International Jazz Festival. Opening their 1 hour and 15 minutes show with Asante Sana, the trio performed crowd favourites like “Sunday”,” Inkomo” with “Sedilaka”...

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The Surprise Experience Around The Corner: Pop Up salons

By: Vuyolwethu Dubese Welcome to your pop up salon, the one that will not be moved (unless come hail or storm), the surprise just around the corner. A few might argue is that heart of the pop-up culture is not to necessarily sell the products or services of the business, but to also mobilize and manage the brand’s marketing effort by creating hype and giving the business a platform to communicate with its clientele. But what happens...

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