Claims to Fame

An honorable mention on Mashable

Posted by on Jul 3, 2011 in Claims to Fame | 0 comments

One of my tweets makes Mashable

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Interviewed by COUP

Posted by on Jun 30, 2011 in Claims to Fame | 0 comments

Online pop culture magazine contacted me COUP interviewed me about my selection to the Mail and Guardian’s “200 Young South Africans”. You can read the article with Jason Elk and I as well as the rest of the issue here.

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One among the Mail & Guardian’s “200 Young South Africans”

Posted by on Jun 16, 2011 in Claims to Fame | 0 comments

When I heard that I had been selected as one of the Mail & Guardian’s “200 Young South Africans” this year I laughed in comic disbelief. Minutes later I was crying, overwhelmed with gratitude. Like Isaac Newton, I have only made it so far by my perch on the shoulders of giants. As much as it has been an honour and a privilege it has also been a profoundly humbling experience.   How do you distinguish yourself in a noisy media landscape of wannabe writers? Invent your own platform if you can’t get anyone to publish you and keep writing. That’s what...

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Linked by Wikipedia baby

Posted by on Jun 1, 2011 in Claims to Fame | 0 comments

Trawling through Wikipedia for links on the history of service delivery protests in South Africa, I was well chuffed to find my column on service delivery protests as an expression of the discontent of the poor linked under “Further Reading” on the “Protest in South Africa” page on the vaunted, free encyclopaedia. And I’m in the company of the likes of Jane Duncan, Richard Pitihouse and Steven Friedman too! I’ll take that.  

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Quizzed about the Muslim Marriage Bill by Islam Online

Posted by on May 3, 2011 in Claims to Fame | 0 comments

The new-look, back-from-the-dead, Qatari-owned Islam Online asked me about the roots of opposition to the proposed Muslim Marriage Bill in South Africa.

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Follow me on Twitter- Bobby Godsell says so

Posted by on Mar 6, 2011 in Claims to Fame | 0 comments

Bobby Godsell, he, of Eskom, AngloGold Ashanti and the National Planning Commission, addressed a UCT student leaders’ dinner on March 5 and among his observations on the Arab Spring, where he made clear that, “If 1994 marked the end of decolonisation in Africa, then January 25 2011 marks the beginning of postcolonial politics.” He also had this to say: Go onto twitter: follow #25th January, or #6th April, follow the South African woman journalist Khadija Patel, or others. Follow the debate under way about the content of the new constitution under construction in Egypt. It...

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