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Tony Lankester

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Tony is a corporate animal but it wasn't always so. He used to work in the media, with a specific interest in technology; travel; music; and getting free stuff. He doesn't consider himself a thought leader, although he does confess to having thoughts. He presents the M&G's weekly podcast.

Thabo Mbeki’s Facebook page

I bet you are wondering if our country’s First Citizen has ventured into the world of Web 2.0 during his late-night browsings. Well, I can…

I hate it when it all comes together

When it comes to technology, I’m an early adopter. Heck, I’m more than that. While others are filling in the adoption papers, I’m nursing the…

Sepp Blatter is wearing no clothes

I hate to be the one to say that the emperor is not wearing any clothes … but, the emperor is not wearing any clothes.…

Can paedophiles be funny?

If you haven’t ever heard of Chris Langham, you’re missing out. He was the comic genius behind the toe-curlingly-delicious spoof documentaries People Like Us. In…

Where is South Africa’s Muhammad Yunus?

I was at an event the other night that featured Jay Naidoo as the guest speaker. In his talk he told the story of Grameen…

Hail Vodacom — the new kings of spam!

Like everyone else with an email account, spam has become one of those mind-numbing annoyances I’ve had to learn to live with. This study reckons…

Barry Manilow: Secret weapon against crime

I came across this report that tells how police in the United Kingdom have borrowed from their Australian counterparts an ingenious method of managing loitering…

Hear your Thought Leaders …

This is not a post, just a plug. In the form of a post. If you haven’t yet heard the Mail & Guardian‘s weekly podcast…

Madeleine McCann mystery: Another theory

Any parent of a young child would have gone cold when the news of the disappearance of Madeleine McCann hit the world’s media in May…

Mbeki’s inbox: Part 2

I see in this week’s Mail & Guardian that the paper decided to take my post from Thought Leader and expand on it a bit,…