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Dianne Volek
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I always used to enjoy the english "comprehension" classes. We used to receive a "card" with a short story and questions. You could pick your own card and colours represented difficulty level. There was pride in taking one of the "difficult" colours. And some people only did 3 cards in a lesson, while others did 5 or 6. You answered the questions on a mark sheet, and marked yourself from a master provided by the teacher. I remember thinking then (30 years ago) that this was a better way to learn than a classroom where 90% of students watched passively and 10% took part in discussions. The Q&A seemed a far better learning method.
Self-paced learning is necessary to keep the pace of changing business needs, which is not only for employees but also extends to customers and partners.
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A great collage from Tonia Jackson - 1 metre square in Acrylic.
Acrylic and paper 1m x 1m. Forget your perfect offering. There is a crack, a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in. – Leonard Cohen, Anthem. You did a terrible thing. It doesn't mean you're a terrible person. – Grey's Anatomy. Don't let yesterday use up too much of today ...
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Dilbert blog - What's better than a republic?  As always the comments are interesting  +Dave Volek 
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It's good a celebrity is thinking outside the box on how to fix democracy. About five years ago, I encountered a visionary who had created a system similar to what Scott Adams is envisioning. I have written about system at http://davevolek.org/articles/DynamicRecovery.html
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This is my foster cat Seraphina.
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I do wish people would stop using #CecilTheLion hashtags for every post - no matter what the topic.
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If people felt they were treated fairly by the medical aid, perhaps they wouldn't feel so justified in getting a few cents back for all the thousands of rands they pay in every month.
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A new logo for the Personal Managers' Association of SA (compared with their old logo) . They are the association for accredited agents who handle entertainers, voice-over artists, actors and musicians.  I am building them a new website after the recent MWeb server crash wiped their website out.  They wanted to keep the black-and-white look so that it never clashes with the member's logo.
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No, 1 in 7 smartphones logged into Facebook, the humans probably didn't even know about it! 
Facebook hit a new benchmark in its seemingly inexorable march to Internet ubiquity: A billion people used the social network in a single day.
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The new CBA SA website is complete with it's complex panels and contexts.  Over 900 items had to be edited and transferred from the old site. I am particularly pleased with the new map-based search for brick suppliers. Just enter your construction site's location, and it gives you the closest set of suppliers - helping to reduce transport costs and carbon footprint.
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I can't find a way to add a photo AND a link - the new website can be seen at  www.claybrick.org
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I have heard from several sources that the decision has already been made that Zuma's wife will be the next president. It is the only way he feels sufficiently protected to step down and not be prosecuted or assassinated, and still keep the big bucks rolling in to support his lifestyle. That 350 million rand home and 6 wives are expensive to maintain!
The question of whether the country is ready for a woman president contradicts everything women have been struggling for, ANCWL treasurer general Hlengiwe Mkhize has told News24.
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Thanks Dianne. The polarization we have in public debate really hinders us in finding the rights solutions.

Journalists are often not as free as claim. There are all sorts of forces placed on them that influence what and how they report on things. In the case of using press releases as stories, I suspect a low budget is a big reason.

I put up a few articles a few years ago on this group. I didn't get much response, but I can see its dynamics have changed.

Earlier this year, I spent about two months on  www.writerbeat.com. This was the first time I could conduct a civilized and intelligent dialogue on politics on the internet. While I sense that more people realize that the system is broken, I still can't get to get passed western democracy.
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Awareness is what the world needs to stop not just poaching, but every form of hunting.
A giant picture of the beloved Zimbabwean lion killed by an American trophy hunter has been projected, among other images, onto the Empire State Building in New York in a dazzling display.
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Advertising Executive
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Marketing Strategy, Copywriting, Programming, UX (User Experience) & Graphic Design
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  • InterComm SA
    Owner, 2001 - present
    Dianne Volek is the founder of InterComm South Africa, a full-service advertising consultancy specializing in communication strategy, design and production of both printed and interactive marketing materials. InterComm South Africa bridges that divide between creative strategic ideas and disciplined attention to detail in terms of on-time project delivery. We're hands-on, hearts-on, minds-on for every client and every project all the time. And we encourage you to check with our clients - their references are our primary marketing tool.
  • Vaal University of Technology
    Guest Lecturer, 2013 - 2014
    I am contracted as a guest lecturer at the Vaal University of Technology (Department of Visual Arts), presenting various Communications Technology topics.
  • Kindle Books SA
    Founder, 2011 - 2013
    Kindle Books is a South African publishing platform that provides readers with inspiring, motivational books at reasonable prices. This start-up of InterComm SA was sold to a publishing company in 2013.
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Communication, Advertising & Publishing Specialist
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I bridge that divide between creative strategic ideas and disciplined project delivery. I love my work and I have the greatest clients so it's easy to be hands-on, hearts-on for every project. Who needs weekends anyway...
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15 Awards for Copywriting, Editing & Design for the Institute of Editors and PRISA. I foster special-needs cats and kittens for the Kitty & Puppy Haven, Johannesburg.
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Johannesburg, south Africa
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Vancouver, Canada - Durban, South Africa
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