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Hans Mackenzie Main

Hans Mackenzie Main

    List of good leaders is receding
    List of good leaders is receding
    Growing up, I had two sets of world leaders hovering around the edges of my adolescent reality: a set with hair, and a set without. The hairless...
    The pros of Myself (Pty) Ltd
    The pros of Myself (Pty) Ltd
    I’ve been a brand for 10 years now. I have a logo, a website and an email signature that contains the logo. I’ve been using a company name and...
    World Cup’s his and hers moment
    World Cup’s his and hers moment
    For sportsmen who take up commentating as an afterthought to their illustrious careers, the learning curve is steep. A mic with a mysterious little...
    You’ve got (sincere) mail
    You’ve got (sincere) mail
    “Thank you for reaching out” is a line in an email I received the other day. I couldn’t tell whether it was meant sincerely, condescendingly...
    The book lover's fallback
    The book lover's fallback
    I joined the library. I passed through the turnstiles, inhaled the distinct odour of aging books and presented my proof of address. A form was...
    To have a dad like Raymond Ackerman
    To have a dad like Raymond Ackerman
    Visiting Pick n Pay’s headquarters recently, I reminded myself not to bring up the missing apostrophe in the company’s logo and went in to meet...
    An evening routine unsullied
    An evening routine unsullied
    In the first 30 seconds of the first episode of the first season of Game of Thrones nothing much happens. We see haggard horsemen behind...
    Drugs are not the problem
    Drugs are not the problem
    To inject heroin requires you bend a common kitchen teaspoon to the extent that its handle resembles a soft-cornered square. I saw a picture taken...
    Shedding loads of tears
    Shedding loads of tears
    I would like to dissect the term “load-shedding” now to try to get to the bottom of this shared experience.
    Doccies don’t lie. Or do they?
    Doccies don’t lie. Or do they?
    What happened at Neverland Ranch? We may never know. In the new HBO documentary, Leaving Neverland, two men make allegations refuted by...
    A frightful night in False Bay
    A frightful night in False Bay
    This week, the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) declared war on Seal island — a friendly territory in False Bay just off the...
    Life (sort of) begins at 40
    Life (sort of) begins at 40
    I turned 40 last Saturday. I didn’t want to make a big thing of it but the gathering eventually swelled to 14 people — enough to force the...