Frans Nel

Posted by | 22/06/2018
Bathe in Mindfulness | #MyFridayStory No. 37

‘Mindfulness’ has gained popularity over the last few years as the new ‘Zen’ state of mind to seek out. Activities such as meditation, yoga and Tai-chi, once low-key for many years, today people...

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Posted by | 15/06/2018
Brand You | #MyFridayStory No. 36

Presenting your best – and authentic self to the world, must surely be important? When I first studied marketing, I couldn’t believe that you had to teach people this stuff. I thought everyone knew...

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Posted by | 08/06/2018
I am a Man | #MyFridayStory No. 35

I am a man. And as a man, I should be able to make certain statements about being a man, and have an opinion of what it means to be...

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Posted by | 01/06/2018
Cats, Dogs and Crossing Over | #MyFridayStory No. 34

I am an unashamed mushy pet owner and lover of animals. I can still remember the morning my mom woke me holding a grown brown Dachshund wearing a knitted jersey....

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Posted by | 25/05/2018
I am An African | #MyFridayStory No. 33

Today, #AfricaDay is celebrated by all African Union countries and others on the continent, and by Africans around the world. The Organisation of the African Unity (OAU) was established on the 25th of May 1963,...

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Posted by | 18/05/2018
Our Education System is Broken | #MyFridayStory No. 32

Our education system – from grade zero right up to college and university level – is broken. I can say this because I’ve had first-hand experience throughout my own life...

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Posted by | 11/05/2018
A Book Rack of Lessons | #MyFridayStory No. 31

I believe life is about learning. If we can teach our children, ‘To learn, to love, to learn,’ we will achieve greatness. Growing up from a young age, I loved reading -...

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Posted by | 04/05/2018
The Best University in the World | #MyFridayStory No. 30

I was fortunate to travel from a young age. My father joined the air force when World War II broke out. He spent most of his military tour in North...

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Posted by | 27/04/2018
On Immigrants & Grit | #MyFridayStory No. 29

I started ‘working for money’ when I was six or seven years old. Some of the best friends I made growing up, and still today, are Greek. Cypriot to be precise. (There is a...

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Posted by | 20/04/2018
The Germiston Shunting Yards | #MyFridayStory No. 28

When I was a young boy in the sixties, steam trains were still in use. I can remember lying in my bed at night, hearing the steam trains as they...

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