Links I liked…


  • Great list of South African NGOs compiled by the Bertha Centre at UCT GSB
  • New paper on language compensation in South Africa by the prolific Stephen Taylor: “Reviewing the language compensation policy in the National Senior Certificate” 
  • Three minute video that will make you realize that we live in one of the most beautiful countries in the world.
  • Richard Branson is set to buy Mont Rochelle Hotel in Franschhoek. Small prediction folks – the insanely beautiful properties in Stellenbosch and Franschhoek are going to go like hot-cakes when wealthy europeans realize they are (comparatively speaking) very cheap. 
  • Susan Sontag on Beauty-vs-Interestingness via BrainPickings   
  • Thought provoking 5 minute video about how social media and technology are taking over our lives without us even knowing. We need more of this kind of thing to see and understand the insecurities that drive our compulsive use of technology.
  • Quote of  the day: “You may shoot me with your words, You may cut me with your eyes, You may kill me with your hatefulness, But still, like air, I’ll rise.” – Maya Angelou
  • Quote of the week is from Justice Thurgood Marshall commenting on the process of desegregation of schools in the US: “The legal system can force open doors and sometimes even knock down walls. But it cannot build bridges. That job belongs to you and me.” — Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall (1908–1993).
  • My presentation at the Moneyweb Ibandla Conference – An Overview of the SA Education System

4 responses to “Links I liked…

  1. Bongi Nkabinde

    I am so touched by Maya Angelou Quote

  2. christinedownton

    Hi Nic
    Could not get to the Bertha list on the site. Do you have the path?


  3. Good to see the Bertha list highlighted. Their profiles are among the best I have seen. They did one on SAILI that was painless, swift and accurate. I have been happy to say that I have cribbbed off their material in updates to ours.


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