Ariel Goldberg

Reduce, reuse, recycle

Copenhagen is around the corner. Unfortunately it is unlikely that there will be any final treaty coming out of the Danish capital. Two weeks ago Barack Obama already warned that there is not enough time to secure a legally binding deal at the conference and hopes are set instead on making it a first-stage series…

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Copenhagen debate heats up

The lead up to the Copenhagen Climate Summit this December is not looking particularly promising. The world is split into two camps and in the past few months they have both been drastically lowering what can be expected from them in December. On the industrialised nation front, the European Union has come out and said…

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Germany’s green energy revolution

There has been a lot of noise lately regarding renewable energy and the lead up to the United Nations climate summit in Copenhagen. Arnold Schwarzenegger recently signed an executive order to increase California’s renewable energy mix to 30% by 2020. He has finally managed to prove there is something more bizarre than a bodybuilding governor…

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Winston the pigeon is going into the telecom business

On Wednesday September 9 a new type of telecommunications carrier will be making its debut in the South African market. His name is Winston. He’s a pigeon. Winston will be flying from Howick to Durban in a test to see if he can oust Telkom as the telecommunications supplier to The Unlimited Group. A 4Gb…

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I phone, you phone, we all foam at the mouth for an iPhone

Ok, the familiar jingle doesn’t quite translate, but there’s every indication that Apple’s iPhone is just as popular as ice-cream. In just a little over a year and half from its launch, the iPhone has achieved a 32% market share and holds an unassailable lead as the world’s trendiest and most sought after device. No…

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How to talk to girls

At the tender age of nine, Alec Greven has figured out what most men will spend the rest of their lives puzzled and perplexed by … namely, how to talk to girls. This is the title of his first book that has reached the top thirty on the Amazon best seller list and is set…

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‘Tis the season to be soppy

With the world markets a mess and most South Africans hopelessly loaded with debt, this Christmas season doesn’t look like it is going to be the most memorable for the retailer’s bottom lines. But I can see a definite silver lining to this dark cloud. Gift giving around Christmas time should never have become the…

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A black man wins the White House

I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: “We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal.” – Martin Luther King, 1963 The election of Barack Obama as the first black president of the United States is indeed…

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Halloween and the ghost of Tom Bradley returned to haunt Barack Obama?

Halloween has its origins in the ancient Celtic festival known as Samhain. The ancient Gaels believed that on October 31 the boundary between the living and the deceased dissolved, and that the dead emerged back into the world to cause chaos and run amok. The tradition of dressing up in ghost costumes and otherworldly spirits…

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Esperanto ankoraŭ vivas kaj viglas … Huh?

Imagine if you could communicate clearly and easily with people no matter which country in the world you were visiting. Imagine if everybody was on an equal footing when it came to expressing their ideas and opinions. Imagine if language was something that united all of humanity instead of a hurdle we had to cross…

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