12 October 1881 six "brush" arc lamps were strung up to the dome of the Cape Town Railway Station. This was the first time the public could view electrified light in South Africa.When I read about the plans by government to roll out Broadband internet infrastructure across our country, I feel that there are parallels to electricity about 100 years go. Electricity in it's infancy was primary used for illumination, in the same way the current internet is mostly used for communication. Very soon we will have "the internet of things" and the internet will enable all our household devices in the same way electricity currently does. I'm almost excited for the world Aliya Levy will Click here to read the full post
From the ashes a flaming bird is reborn.2013 has kicked off with such an amazing pace that I have found myself not prioritizing these blog posts (Saying that I don't have time is a lie. I do, but prefer to spend it with my little family )I've recently read quite a bit of the "Power of Now" by Eckhart Tolle and "The greatest salesman in the world" by Og Mandino. These books have really motivated me over these tough few months.Sumia and I celebrated our 3 year anniversary last week. I was once more reminded of the calibre of woman I have married and how eternally blessed I am. It's wednesday the 26th March 2013 and I'm patient awaiting a phone call that will change everything. I'll tell Click here to read the full post
Saturday saw the hosting of the first “Gov Hack SA” event at the Bandwidth Barn in Woodstock. The Western Cape Government was well represented as Johan, Luke and myself attended the event. I do feel that the attendance could have been better, but considering that this was the first Govhack event, I'm sure the organisers will take the learnings on board and we'll see greater attendance next time.
The event highlighted the eagerness within the development community to develop e-Government services and at the same time the lack of data provided by government. In the Introductory session, I mentioned that the WCG was in the process of drawing up our draft “Open Data and API” Click here to read the full post
There are defining moments in your life. Moments that changes the course of your life. Saturday was one such day. The talk I gave was at Chrysalis Academy which is based in Tokai, Cape Town. The academy is a Youth upliftment institute that for some is a final chance before a prison sentence. It is a programme takes place over a 3 month period and has a definite military foundation as participants are up at 4:30am and have an intense regime. As part of a series of Health and Wellness talks, I was asked to speak about Men’s grooming and how by dressing well you are able to put your best foot forward and feel good about yourself.
By now you must wonder why I’m doing inspirational Click here to read the full post