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Tiffany Markman

“Dear Sirs”? In 2021? Nope. Here are the alternatives.

A client of mine got very cross today. Not with me, thank goodness… But because her firm traditionally addresses its own clients as “Dear Sirs”.

Even when they are female or when they have not specified a preferred gender.

In 2021, this won’t do.

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August News Round-up

August has been largely dominated by negativity in South African news, but then again, which month hasn’t. This month saw the release of crime statistics, which were eye-popping, to put it in the Police Minister’s words. More shocking stats came to light regarding the rate of teenage pregnancy in the country. In my opinion, that was to be expected in light of disruptions to learning as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. More women were murdered, during the month to celebrate women. The police have their work cut out for them, even though from the look of things, they have no clue where to start.

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What’s in a name?

Everything! This is the bit people usually obsess over when starting something new. As it happens, I didn’t.

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How to overcome content shock in 2021

What I’m about to say is unlikely to shock you.

In 2018, we hit the point of “content shock”; i.e. the moment when more content is published each day than there are humans alive to consume it.

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Hey client! Pay up!

Money, money, money.

We all need it, but not everyone has to manage it as meticulously as freelancers do.

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Niki Moore

The Yellow Plant tender

The City of Tshwane, under mayor Randall Williams, issued a press statement this week about the R4billion worth of corruption under the previous ANC-led government that was now being uncovered by the current DA-led administration. In the statement, he made specific reference to the now-notorious Yellow Plant tender – a R100 million-a-month bonanza for corrupt officials and their relatives. But the report that revealed the tender irregularities also revealed some uncomfortable truths about the Tshwane Metro, and gave an indication how long it was going to take to get the municipality straightened out.

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