I have been living here for a while now and I have fallen for the old cliché. I am a huge fan of the view over Westminster Bridge. I mean who doesn't love a giant click. It tells the time….and well it is big. Big Ben to be exact.
Being something of a tech nut myself I do enjoy the London landscape. I mean in South Africa when Uber arrived it was a god send, just because there was no alternative. In London however we are blessed with so many options. Black cabs, Gett, Hailo, Addison Lee etc. Addison Lee for a long time was the big kid on the block, but since Uber came in with it's new shiny cool appeal, people have been waiting for competition to just roll over and die. However Addison Lee have done the opposite, they have been forced to step it up and this new feature Snooze is exactly the kind of tech advance that will keep them in the game.
These days we live in a world where there are just to many people, the world is to small and getting lost is easier than in the days without a compass. When our parents were young, let alone our grandparents, they lived in simpler times. Don't believe me, well I don't really care, but it is what I feel. I have spent months compiling data and combing old books bound in leather, just to find all the info I need to prove to you that I am right. Now if we could all jump in a time machine. Sure there are things we can't solve over night, social, racial, gender inequality, famine, war, etc. But let's just calm down and pretend we could hop in a time machine and none of those things mattered. That we could just go back to simpler times.
It is hard to be away from a country that I love so much, it is even harder when you see the smoke starting to rise from what seems like an ever increasing normality, but what makes it harder still is when someone asks why I have not stayed to fight. I did not leave because I hate my country, in fact it was just to broaden my experience and set of skills. I will return and I will return to help fight to repair my country.
But through the smoke it is great to see hope rising. Watching this video below it is no wonder they call him the the Obama of Soweto, Mmusi Maimane is everything you want to see in a leader. I will say no more, but watch the video and decide for yourself.
The Doors of Learning Remain Shut
The Doors of Learning Remain Shut - Mmusi MaimaneThe following speech was delivered by the DA Leader during a National Assembly debate on ’Higher Education Transformation’."South Africa’s young people are facing a crisis of opportunity.Someone must fall – but if it is up to Minister Nzimande, students must fall. And in truth they have fallen under the ANC.In 1976, students in Soweto rose up against an evil system that sought to deny their right to education. A system that also sought to see students fall.The system responded with the full force of the police. Instead of engaging with students, it sought to break them down.Last week, young people across South Africa went to the Union Buildings to fight for the opportunity to study. The vast majority went in peace to protest against the continued exclusion of particularly young poor South Africans from institutions of higher learning.They too were met with force and police brutality by a government that wanted students to fall."To read more, click here: http://bit.ly/1S7D23D
Posted by Democratic Alliance on Tuesday, October 27, 2015
#TheANCmustFallWiser words have never been ushered by a man. The way in which he responds to the criticism of the ANC minster shows his composure as a leader. I will return to my beloved country in the very near future and this is a man I will continue to support and follow and we march on a new tomorrow.
As I walk the streets of London there are many things that catch my eye. Big Ben, Big Red Buses, the London Eye....and wait what was that that just drove past me. A South African flag just drove past me with a #RUGLEE on it?! With further investigation I find out they are Addison Lee cars and I could win tickets to the Rugby World Cup final. All I need to do is tweet a picture of a car with #RugLee or just play one of the promo games?........THAT IS AWESOME!
Londoners, UK dwellers or anyone who is this side of the world. Yesterday marked the first day of Autumn. Yip I know it is terrible news, but do not despair. There is one more Summer send off bash to get through. Bestival!!! What is more awesome is that I stumbled across this which is awesome. If you are going to a festival filled with rock stars what could be cooler than arriving like one. Addison Lee the private hire company are running a promotion where you can get all the way to the Isle of Wight in 40 minutes.