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Hansie Smit

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Hansie Smit is a self-employed writer. He spends a lot of time in coffee shops tapping into free wi-fi making sure he buys a bran muffin every time to ease the inevitable guilt he feels getting something for free. Hansie received a Diploma in Copywriting from the prestigious AAA School of Advertising in Cape Town. He often picks up spelling mistakes in brand communication taking time out of his day to write to said brand to point it out. He does this free of charge. He's won a Silver Pendoring and almost won a Loerie.

For more of his stunning insight and weighted opinion, visit his website at www.freehance.co.za or follow him on Twitter @freehance

Steve Jobs crashed my job interview

Not too long ago a job interview was still a meeting between two people; one looking for a job the other looking for an employee.…

Season finale — United States of Gullible

We open on a triumphant Saturday night White House Correspondents’ Dinner. Our hero, Barack Obama, trumps a toupee sitting in the audience with a birth…

A tribute to Easter (sans bunnies)

Last time I went egg hunting was two months ago when Spar management surprised everyone and moved their eggs from next to the bread to…

Vodacom is not red — Vodacom is dead

How dumb does Vodacom think we are? We know what Vodafone’s logo looks like. It’s a red pointy thing with a white circle around. I…

Lurking and loving it

I’m pretty sure Dan Brown lost that symbol of his on Twitter. I know this because, unlike active twitterers, I lurk in the shadows and…

An open letter to open letters

Dear Letters You might not be aware of this but you are making one helluva comeback here in the Republic of South Africa. In this…

A day in the life of Bono

It’s Sunday morning. You touch down in a new country to promote an album you made back in ’09. Your shiny Learjet comes to a…

It’s your municipality, pal

The municipal elections are here and with it voter apathy. Or translated: young people who don’t vote. To be fair, the word municipal has about…

How to act foreign at a local backpackers

I recently slipped up at a backpackers in Cape Town and greeted the guy behind reception with a friendly “howzit”. He gave me one look…