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Doing online business in Africa

Amazon, eBay, AliExpress, Shopify and Etsy are some of the big names in e-commerce. What if I told you none of these exist in Africa? You might say I am wrong, and you could be right. Some yes, do have a sort of blueprint in Africa but not much. Amazon does deliveries in eleven countries in Africa according to CNBC.

There is a partnership between eBay and MallForAfrica (MFA) in Kenya and Nigeria, eBay too faces the same fate as Amazon — Non-existent. As for AliExpress and Etsy, the less said the better. AliExpress boasts an average of two months…


Do not miss this one.

Missed opportunities.

You missed the gold rush, maybe because you were not born, or investing was a lot harder then. You missed the dot com boom, because why would anyone use the internet when there are tons of libraries around the place? Then you missed the early crypto boom of bitcoin, Ethereum, and Litecoin because in the early 2010s you thought they were useless. In the late 2010s, you thought they were already overbought. If you are that person, I feel for you, but do not feel bad just now.

Let me assume you missed the low of the 2008 financial crisis…


Never bring emotions into the stock market

It is not long ago when everyone was waiting for the big squeeze, yet things have not yet squoze.

The hype is seemingly dying, and this means a lot of things to different people, hedge funds, retail traders and investors. As of yet, the decision of who won the battle is unanimous and will unquestionably stay like that forever. The roller-coaster ride has been thrilling to watch but there have been some causalities in the process.

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I read a lot of stories two weeks ago of ecstatic young men and women who took loans from their parents, put all…


Toxic LinkedIn validation culture.

Welcome to LinkedIn, the platform that was created for “professional networking”. Seventeen years later since its establishment, LinkedIn has grown to more than 700 million users and is ranked the fourth most used social media. The question to whether LinkedIn is a social media still divides a few heads. It is okay to acknowledge LinkedIn for what it has accomplished without having to question its classification. The social media platform has made itself synonymous with ambitious and top individuals in their fields, but the reputation is slowly dying off — just a bit. More ambitious individuals…


Nature needs more trees.

Team trees

Having planted 7.1 million trees already with the goal of 20 million, Mr. Beast’s #teamtrees is seen as a savior. As much as his efforts are appreciated, planting 20 million trees is not enough. In the Sierra National Forest in California alone, an average of 15 million trees dies a year. This is without mentioning the Amazon and other forests in the world.

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Mr. Beast is merely encouraging many young people to take care of the planet since he is in the limelight and has amassed a huge following.

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His real name, Jimmy Donaldson, Mr. Beast is a…


Imagine yourself speaking three languages.

I am a South African, and we typically speak about four to five languages and understand as much as all the eleven official languages. It is not rare for a person to mix three or more languages in one sentence, in fact it is so common that we that every day. Our languages are as follows: English, Afrikaans, Zulu (IsiZulu), Xhosa (IsiXhosa), Pedi (Sepedi), Sotho (Sesotho), Tswana (Setswana), Venda (Tshivenda), Tsonga (Xitsonga), Swati (SiSwati) and Ndebele (IsiNdebele).

Personally, I speak Sepedi, which is my native language, then English (fluent), Setswana (80% fluent), Sesotho (70% fluent), Zulu and SiSwati (50% fluent)…


Bill and Melinda Gates have called it quits.

Breathes a sigh of relief.

Do not take this very seriously, it is just a satire of how rich people have been divorcing like it is in trend. To name a few, the list includes Jennifer Lopez and A. Rod, Jeff Bezos and Mackenzie Scott and most recently the power couple of Bill and Melinda Gates.

On the 3rd of May 2021, Bill and Melinda Gates decided to call it quits. This happened after 27 years of marriage and 3 children. The Microsoft guy felt like he was getting bugged too much, or was it, Melinda? Who knows?

Anyways they…


I am honestly excited, surprised and spooked

This is my review of the revered GPT-3 from OpenAI, a San Francisco based start-up funded by the likes of Elon Musk. GPT-3, a Generative Pre-trained Transformer 3 is a language model that uses deep learning to achieve a sophisticated level of fluency in speech. It provides a human-like experience, able to answer complex questions, show a high level of logic and even ask questions of its own.

I have been thoroughly impressed, scared, and surprised. The intelligence of the model is unlike any other artificial intelligence technology I have ever seen. It is aware of what it is and…


Called God’s architect, Gaudí’s genius was unmatched.

Sagrada Família, the work of God’s architect, Antoni Gaudí. Consecrated by Pope Benedict XVI in 2010, it is now a holy basilica. Located in Barcelona, an autonomous city in Catalonia characterized by geometric shapes in buildings and streets. One of the most beautiful cities in the world, Barcelona has some of the most eccentric architecture, and it has been like that for a long time.

Antoni Gaudí

Gaudí, a man of God himself, spent his life devoted to giving back to the world by honouring God with architecture. All his buildings were inspired by nature, a testament to his devoutness to God…


Is California losing to Texas?

“If a team has been winning for too long, they do tend to get a little complacent, a little entitled and then they don’t win the championship anymore. California has been winning for too long”.

That was Elon Musk speaking about California late last year.

Elon Musk recently moved from Los Angeles, California to Austin, Texas. The Tesla man relocated to Austin after building what he calls a Gigafactory there. Oracle has moved its headquarters there and Apple is building its second-largest campus. Governor Abbott talked to TikTok about a possible American headquarters there, too.

Elon is one of the…

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