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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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Charlotte Nyatanga - Chipangura

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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Tiffany Markman

Impostor Syndrome: Freelancer, do you get fraudy feelings?

I’m on very good terms with myself.
I don’t have many confidence issues. I’m good and I know I’m good. I am the only child of a single mom who genuinely believed that one day I would either a) marry royalty or b) be President. I failed to achieve either. But she still loves me.

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Peter Ucko

Is Snow Black – Is Coal white?

There are many anomalies. Black White? If it weren’t a serious matter it might be funny. Read on and you might learn something. You might laugh. White Black? Perhaps you’ll cry. You should rejoice.

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Peter Ucko

Giving to Charity is a Myth

Do you give to charity? Do you donate money to Charities? Do you perform Charitable acts and give of your time to charities? Other than a little girl named Charity and in the title of several songs, Charity is a Myth. AaaaaaH – Do I hear you rebel and smugly think BS because you answered “Yes” to the questions? First, read on and you might change your mind. Charity doesn’t exist in its purest sense.

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