The architecture of revolt: Part 1

South Africa is headed toward celebrating two decades of “FREEDOM”. What have we got to show for it? Most people will say that the freedom to vote, that came to many who had previously been denied, is something to be celebrated. However exercising a vote without full understanding of the process will set us back… read more →

Africa in the palm of his hand

Africa awoke to news of the imminent release of Nelson Mandela from prison on 11 February 1990 (which was meant to be his home for life). I remember those days fondly when people spilled over onto the streets to celebrate. I suppose these were the same scenes in Africa and the world. There were emotive.. read more →


Positivity resides in a place where negativity is born — Thurston Sebotsane. People are more inclined to self inflicted ’emotional’ punishment. We walk around with our lips sweeping the floor and feeling sorry for things we either can or cannot control. We mope and we whine. We sigh and hope that others have solutions to.. read more →


RESPECT IS THE WORD, Treat others well.. Respect by Aretha Franklin: “What you want Baby I got, What you need you know I got it, All I’m asking, Is for a little respect when you come home.” The dictionary defines respect as; “to show consideration for; treat courteously or kindly” In recent weeks South Africans.. read more →

Finweek Etfsa Seminar

  [important]  FINWEEK /  Exchange Trade Products (ETPs) Seminar  10th May — JSE, Sandton    Using ETFs/ETNs in Portfolios for  Investor Clubs/Stokvels and for Individuals [/important] Join us  on  Thursday,  May  10th   at  the  JSE   for the  first  of  the  FinWeek ETP  Information Seminars.   The programme is as follows: Using ETFs in Portfolios for Investment Club.. read more →

TUT inspirational talk

  [important]Thurston Sebotsane will be at TUT on 17 April 2012 at 19:30 to deliver an inspirational talk on development.[/important] This talk will address: A culture of entitlement and its effects on society Your mind and your development Be your biggest fan – Leadership through inspiration Our youth lack drive and vision and it is.. read more →

Business clinic

WBS Business Clinic (Free) Wits Business School will be hosting, for the first time in its history, a WBS  Business Clinic (free of charge), targeted to  staff, and individuals from the public and community, who would normally be unable to afford costs of tuition and programme fees at WBS. The WBS ‘Business Clinic’ Concept simply refers to a structured day of lectures or.. read more →

Request for mentors

[important]Thurston Sebotsane cc, in partnership with National Youth Development Agency (NYDA). Invites mentors to participate in a short Seminar for ‘Mentors and Youth in the NYDA database’. This seminar is scheduled for 30 March 2012 to convene at 08:30 for 09:00 until 13:00. We are looking for a total of 50 mentors for the day.[/important].. read more →

Be your biggest fan

“Love yourself and live for what you believe in.” – Thurston Sebotsane. “Leaders establish the vision for the future and set the strategy for getting there; they cause change. They motivate and inspire others to go in the right direction and they, along with everyone else, sacrifice to get there.“ Quote by John Kotter (Harvard.. read more →

Language and learning

I was watching an advertisement on television about a specific comapany. A gentleman, in a bar, is speaking about company products and how best they can serve all clients. In the background the bar attendant (or should I say mixologist; for that is what they prefer to be called these days) is busy serving drinks… read more →