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"cape town" Discussed on Future Cities Africa

Future Cities Africa

05:33 min | 3 months ago

"cape town" Discussed on Future Cities Africa

"Clinic needs to be oakland. Five new out day a while revenue services those quite a number of services that obviously working from home aspect doesn't work but where the work is office based in impre- can be able to be productive outside the office building and can do that at home. That doesn't avenue will be explained what could be done. And obviously with the pandemic we immediately adapted provides imposed. What what they needed. In terms of technology to be able to be productive within the call center environment we needed to also create some quick adapation to ensure that albacore agents can be able to from home depot doctors so all of those lessons and the time when we were doing that we adapting because as we were getting signals a from a national government or from the president around which lead levels were ex and increase in safety and ensuring that social distance singles maintain we implementing. So we took a step back towards the end of last year to say out of what we how we adopted. How can we ensure that going forward. We curate a culture of hybrid working environment to ensure that flexible working program where it is appropriate is implemented but also balanced with ensuring that way is availability is needed within the office. And so those are some of the of the of the structures that We have currently waking on to ensure that we guide organization going forward on. How can flexibility to work but also being mindful around the culture wanna create who was a gain what has emerged in the world of waking from home as opposed to be in the environment. What are the benefits. And what are they Some of the costs that one needs to look at in terms of the impact of culture. So we being intentional in watching that closely around how. We don't through the culture in the hybrid waking environment so those are some of the work that's being done within the future and one of the key lessons also that lead.

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"cape town" Discussed on Future Cities Africa

Future Cities Africa

04:11 min | 3 months ago

"cape town" Discussed on Future Cities Africa

"Using external stakeholders. That you are opening yourself up to two ideas that can improve and celebrates Innovative ways of doing things and Leadership we have a responsibility to ensure that we create an environment where employees feel that they can contribute to make things better and our citizens can contribute to improve services for me within the that It's important that we always have that in mind as we continue to deliver services By to those cities that on the same jimmy. Now's the pandemic influenced how you innovate. What are some of the latest innovations you would like to highlight. There's one blessing auto vegas that it really forced us to to that we all had to adopt in. Why personally Within the organizational space certainly the a lot of changes that we needed to make whether we're ready for them or not here. The was immediately to so from the city of capetown's perspective. What we did was again. We were intentional around ensuring veg me scripted. The lessons that will lend on how we adopted ourselves during the there was a lot of changes that we needed to make and we took time to reflect and say what are the changes that made. How did they brought better to the citizens. And how did we promote safety for stop And how do you use those lessons. In order to make sure that we future-proof the city and we realized that there were quite a number of modernisation strategies that we had in the pipeline and we also saw. How do we ensure that we use all the lessons that we've lent to fast track and create the lessons length as a scuffled in for adaptation into the future so there's a number of areas that focused our attention on end one was. How do we view world of work now because The pandemic changed the world of work in ways that we told it was possible and We were watching trends and we were looking at way. The changes are being made and for us..

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"cape town" Discussed on Future Cities Africa

Future Cities Africa

05:23 min | 3 months ago

"cape town" Discussed on Future Cities Africa

"Within the organization and then ebony innovation is one focus area as well as social and economic innovation so those are the four areas in which the i four focuses their efforts in order to drive the culture of innovation within the city so they are an extension of the innovation a unit in a sense. Let you not have a broader community within organization which comes from different elements of the business itself and are able to to to help us drive at this innovative thinking we can villainous and the second milestone that we proud to have achieved ease way. We created physical spaces ovation spaces within the to sue in one of our officers which has a civic center. We've got to physical spaces. One is called the tank that on his cold idea victory. This is a physical space way. A person or a team we encourage teams to come in and either have web shops that creates an environment where they can able try keaton the creative juices flow the way they are designed The the tools. That are a a meant to create that phil where you can come in and just as flow. So it's not a normal space. That one is used to. But it's a space that's meant to and show that you creativity is encouraged. So we've got those too viscous faces. Budget pitching will went to create more those and To ensure that they become a symbol of of what we already are when a person is a physical space coverages as well and signals to to to to everyone else around that intent. Another treatment that very excited to have achieved is lusted july a high of coverage. We launched our collaboration platform so this is a club. Collaborative technology that Most of the cities are referred to which are already at a maturity level of four or five in terms of innovation already have collaborative technology that they use to ensure that they idea management is regulated or is is formalized so we launched that last year and we tested internally with our staff and it really creative created a great platform for us to be able to harness digest from prison to be able to hear how we doing during carpet as we will. All in that You know unknown space but also we have now towards the end of last. Be able to open it up four external stakeholders where we now. It now offers executive what the goal is to ensure that we create a collaborative space for both internal staff but also for us to communicate directly with our citizens for them to tell us about where we need to improve internal set delivering but also ideas and in many cases we've had from us citizen celebrating what we do so that forest is a milestone because the game one of that step that puts us towards higher maturity level because we do not have a formal collaborative that from where we can engage stakeholders. What is the number one challenge standing in the way of innovation. And how can it be addressed challenges. I think One of the of the challenges it when you create culture a culture is a way of doing things so it doesn't happen overnight and In order for call show to to really be used a tool to drive. Strategy leadership has been tension all so i think with any ization that is starting to journey of innovation own is already doing innovation focusing. Your efforts on couch will use great results..

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"cape town" Discussed on Future Cities Africa

Future Cities Africa

02:12 min | 3 months ago

"cape town" Discussed on Future Cities Africa

"Thinking Way anyone can have believed that they do have the capability to provide solution and that solutions are not sitting at a specific level or comes with people with certain level of education so this is really one way in which we do that in using this trading tools all the key milestones that have been achieved to date. Definitely yes We quite excited that. Our journey that studied in sixteen as sixteen to seventeen has yielded great results. Which obviously as you said that. This is a term effort but think in terms of bulled having building blocks in place to ensure that. We drive the cultural ovation. One of the things that we've successfully done is establishing an innovation forum. So i promise we call. It is way we bring stakeholders so as a as a as a c. Ci we do have proved direct rates so each directory provides of c- citizens that are linked to their mandate. So we've got eleven directorates end within the i forum. The is a representative from each of the eleven directorates and the aim is to have a transfer salt boondi that coordinates that overseas and as well as advises on innovation matters within the city. But also it's a bundy where we are able to share. What is happening at therapeutic level able to celebrate what has happened and learn from each other so that has been in place since twenty seventeen and it has successfully done quite a number of interventions that are linked to what it does and the key focus of the of the i is quality is really to ensure that is we drive innovation your focused so one the intentional in how it and therefore areas in which The key focuses on is on operational excellence. So how do we. Ways innovation happening improve operations. We are the lessons learned. We had successes and how do learned from that. And the second area way focuses on is a new technologies and digital innovation so again. This is abc focused around we success in what. What can we learn. And what can we stayed..

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"cape town" Discussed on Future Cities Africa

Future Cities Africa

05:07 min | 3 months ago

"cape town" Discussed on Future Cities Africa

"So service innovation being a key driver is one of those key principles and just last one to mention is way the city prostituted navigates that regulatory environment and bureaucratic processes so tarez. That was quite an interesting principle because in our Initially when we're embarking jinyan who having conversations with the organization on where we add it came through that there was a paradox around how do you innovate with the regulatory environment. So one of those key principles that Does Is how do you navigate that. So we are using those nine principles to build ovation blueprint. So we've already done that. Where for each principal looking at ourselves and say we at and what do we need to do. In order to be able to make sure that this principle is fully embedded so using that information has also helped us to create an open innovation framework. So what the Ause it guides our efforts of power. We're gonna be waking. We've all stakeholders to build an opinion ovation. A relationship pretend us and And obstacle does the city have innovation process that it has adopted so we do have an innovation process And it's quite simple. We don't want it to complicate the process because again we want to ensure that this is an accessible processed to everyone both internally and externally so the process that's within idea generation so someone comes with idea it could be for any service area it could be for any internal process so this idea generation and then it goes through into our team. Wis election happened so we needed to ensure that the ideas would need to be regulated some way internally in order for them to go to the majority of their tested donald up so the second step is other than the selection of that idea and the selection involves testing it's his ability and also what could be a benefits realized from it so needed to need to really unpack the idea um to ensure whether it can be visible and then this development as well as testing about idea in that happens because we are a corporate functions so we the coordinating on in of that so obviously the touching they dea would happen with the process owner that say someone a gives us an idea round trophic Obviously related to the visibility of that and be able to ensure that they if there's any federal with that could be done to bring the idea to fruition candida so development testing is a step and then the roll out to then. We monitor evaluate The is also comes out of that and obviously in that processes recognition so what we do internally as univation in desert wittig nuys employees use made ideas regardless of the process that it will go whether it will become an idea that is implemented so they use constant a recognition of of that that is a given and wayne ideas developed and tested and then israel doubts oviously is to the employee's in terms of of post. So yeah we do have a Before what else are you doing to invade. In aversion thinking and innovative culture training is very important. So that's something we've invested in two inch show that we trade employees in.

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"cape town" Discussed on Future Cities Africa

Future Cities Africa

05:39 min | 3 months ago

"cape town" Discussed on Future Cities Africa

"We went to innovate in order to improve service. Excellence but on. The other side are working in a highly regulated environment. How'd you balance the two. And how do you ensure that in doing one. You not necessarily doing it at the expense of the other. So i think with that paradox. It was clear for us that we needed to create innovation as local governments fear within the context of regulatory environment. In a way that will be unique to ask soudan dissimilar to dwight private sector will do it will make sense for what we intend to in terms of st of so what we then out of that reach understanding what we then decided that in order for us to win and be able to create this culture how repays ourselves. What are the key to areas. We needed to focus on and we identified two said if we end up being at a process level way we can create a communities for us to be efficient to defective using innovation that we can be successful on. Cacho is another key focus areas that we knew that we could use intervention to to to to to drive on the behavioral customer centric. So we did that with culture. It's really around. How we inculcate behavior of people feeling is if anyone who does anything within the organization can contribute with an idea and how about and recognize. How do we celebrate the successes publicly so that it doesn't matter where the idea came from win it's implemented the credits. Emba celebration becomes a jew to the person who promoted that so that was a lot of wood that we started ben which were continuing to do an said a key focus areas being the process the culture. I know that you build a long focused around mission. And how did you decide on the measurement of success so yes does quite important. That is we and buckland Culture of innovative thinking that we we measure ourselves because we wouldn't be going to the world and saying we successful based on what so it was important to look at what is available out in the market and to do that. We partnered with external stakeholders. Who helped us to look at..

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"cape town" Discussed on Future Cities Africa

Future Cities Africa

04:03 min | 3 months ago

"cape town" Discussed on Future Cities Africa

"This episode is brought to you involve ship with the city of cape town woman. Lana he's director of organizational effectiveness and innovation at the city of cape town. We'll be discussing the city's thinking and strategy around innovation but before we get into that rookie soi welcome. Give us a brief introduction to your background and role at certificate on. My background is Masters in business administration at joined the in twenty thousand fourteen in a what i'm doing. Currency i'm within corporate citizens amac director who organizational effectiveness in innovation. And what i'm responsible for within the city Innovation one Also a business. Improvement is one of my responsibilities as well including organizational development as well as a transformation permit So that's my portfolio within the city. Can you provide us with some background on innovation at the city of cape town and how to get started so the city's journey with ovation started in two thousand sixteen. Twenty seventeen sue ellen. New strategic direction was formulated. End as part of that process innovation was a key focus and the aim was. How do we use ovation to drive. Customer interest the city's been working on strengthening customers occas and part of what we were looking at this. How can we inculcate to call choke innovation in order to ensure that we increase efficiencies. We increase effectiveness. But also we in. Chris collaboration between us and the stakeholders in how can innovation be a catalyst for that. So that jamie started in that period. And what we thought obviously immediately was that this is not a short-term sprint..

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"cape town" Discussed on Future Cities Africa

Future Cities Africa

03:41 min | 4 months ago

"cape town" Discussed on Future Cities Africa

"This episode is brought to you involved ship with the city of cape town. Leeann campbell is executive director for transport at the city of cape town will be discussing the city's transport strategy and the future thinking but before we get into that the lien welcome. Give us a brief introduction to your background and role at the significant job. Thank you very much for this opportunity to actually speak to you today. I'm deleon candle and the executive director of the cost direction in the city of cape town. My background is on crawford economist and having been at work in this specific area of transport in of planning operations for the lost city. Five years already. So yeah. so that's me. Looking at the current state of the sector what are the major challenges spice and impacts of the endemic and. How's the city managing that. Just sing with at the is that We have quite lost off passengers on positi services because of the pandemic as you can think attrition couldn't run at all and it was very limited and we do find that it's quite difficult to actually bring the packages bec because of sanctity issues and if everybody isn't escaped of being in a bus with other passengers down this dog crying game but very slowly and we hoping to be back if we can stay now at label sweet to about eighty percent of our previous occupation off. Elmar squad soon. I think also with some coming we will see changes in patents in that industry and it will assist a great at this to wanting depending because after squad negative but on the positive side it actually assist us quite dramatically with our congestion relief programs and the plans that we have made over the years to actually get people to stagger looking hours and seems like that to actually juneau do flicks. You work now. We work from on. Which is the basically the normal. It's causing benefit conundrum in the cbd itself because of all the interpose would like to see people coming back to the city..

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South African Firm to Make Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine, First in Africa

AP News Radio

00:43 sec | 4 months ago

South African Firm to Make Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine, First in Africa

"Manufacturer Pfizer says a south African firm will begin producing the FISA biotech cope with nineteen vaccine the announcement is important because it will be the first time that the vaccine will be produced in Africa the bio vaccines to to to based in Cape Town manufacturing the vaccine for distribution across the continent buy a doc will receive large batch ingredients for the vaccine from Europe will blend the components put them in vials and package them the old wood movement with production kicking off in twenty twenty two the goal is to reach more than one hundred million Finnish doses annually South Africa is relying upon the FISA vaccine in its mass inoculation drive I'm Charles de Ledesma

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"cape town" Discussed on Future Cities Africa

Future Cities Africa

04:44 min | 5 months ago

"cape town" Discussed on Future Cities Africa

"Executive director for energy at the city of cape town will be discussing the city's energy and sustainability strategy and its transition to sustainable energy. But before we get into that qadri. Welcome give us a brief introduction to your background and current role. Thank you very much for the opportunity to have this discussion with you today. so again. Skudra ness on the executive director for energy and climate change in the city of cape town exciting portfolio simply because the city's one of the most progressive in the country when it comes to their action wants to take with energy and climate change so my background is mainly in the engineering side. And i come out of its originally. But at the same time. I've spent extensive periods of time national governments and also a ceo of the national energy give bit institutes navy so looking at the current state of the sector. What are the major challenges that you face and also the impact of the pandemics. And how's the city managing you. What at the moment you know facing multiple shocks within the system as a whole so particularly if you look at the the prolonged drought that was experienced. Probably the worst in in terms of recorded history. We inexperienced both the fix of the job and in coupled to that of course has been the impact of loud shitting which has been a constant issue for us since two thousand and seven when it first materialized open about it of course of the last year seen the impact of covert. I don't think we have a firm grasp busy on the full economic impacts of the bendy macau ever we all seeing it in our system particularly as the future of work starting to emerge so new. Pensions are infect star june to to materialize but it is important to note that it has an impact in terms of the availability of power. We've seen that. In terms of critical resources are required to keep the system going so particularly for us as a distributor we've seen that distribution network has come vulnerable particularly as the stuff that most vulnerable to bend to those comb abilities to be cheated. A slightly different keychain show liz exposure and what we're seeing at the same time is this is probably going to be married. Even at a national level rate critical resources have become in short supply. What we now looking at is situation that says. How do we emerge from this a particularly with an eye on resilience and an eye on climate change education and being able to deal effectively with that problem..

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Energy and Sustainability Strategy at the City of Cape Town

Future Cities Africa

01:14 min | 5 months ago

Energy and Sustainability Strategy at the City of Cape Town

"Qadri. Welcome give us a brief introduction to your background and current role. Thank you very much for the opportunity to have this discussion with you today. so again. Skudra ness on the executive director for energy and climate change in the city of cape town exciting portfolio simply because the city's one of the most progressive in the country when it comes to their action wants to take with energy and climate change so my background is mainly in the engineering side. And i come out of its originally. But at the same time. I've spent extensive periods of time national governments and also a ceo of the national energy give bit institutes navy so looking at the current state of the sector. What are the major challenges that you face and also the impact of the pandemics. And how's the city managing you. What at the moment you know facing multiple shocks within the system as a whole so particularly if you look at the the prolonged drought that was experienced. Probably the worst in in terms of recorded history. We inexperienced both the fix of the job and in coupled to that of course has been the impact of loud shitting which has been a constant issue for us since two thousand and seven when it first materialized

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Water Strategy and Future Thinking

Future Cities Africa

01:16 min | 5 months ago

Water Strategy and Future Thinking

"Michael waste is executive director for water and waste at the city of cape town will be discussing. The city's water strategy. They thinking and future plans but before we get into that mike. Welcome give us a briefing action to your role and background. Thanks a lot dan. it's great to be with you when free said he's africa. This is the topic. I care a lot about something. That i've with unprofessionally for most of my career i'm currently executive director and water and waste for city of town and i've had that johnson's December the twenty one thousand nine hundred prior to that. I was director warren sanitation. This makes me accountable. The which and sanitation department is whether the southern waste department in the city. It's a big department. We've got four million customers of cape capetown. Twenty thousand kilometers of pipeline of the four thousand stores seven ran budget a prior to this position. I worked for the world bank for sixteen years in Eastern europe saab asia. Africa have twenty five years experience in the sector But originally a civil engineer from uc team with a postgraduate qualifications from left brand the uk and princeton university. And the us.

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"cape town" Discussed on Many Roads Travelled :  (Solo Female) Travel Podcast

Many Roads Travelled : (Solo Female) Travel Podcast

01:46 min | 5 months ago

"cape town" Discussed on Many Roads Travelled : (Solo Female) Travel Podcast

"There's just <Speech_Female> so much to <Speech_Female> do <SpeakerChange> just to hang <Speech_Female> out in the in. The <Speech_Female> city itself is <Speech_Male> so much fun. <Speech_Male> And like i said <Speech_Male> before i mean the <Speech_Female> restaurants are exceptional. <Speech_Female> So <Speech_Music_Female> you'll have lots <Speech_Female> and <SpeakerChange> lots to do <Silence> <Advertisement> in cape town <Speech_Female> <Advertisement> and then for <Speech_Female> solo female travelers. <Speech_Female> <Advertisement> i <Speech_Female> felt completely safe <Speech_Male> in down. <Speech_Female> You know go off with random <Speech_Female> guys. <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> As i've said <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> many times do <Speech_Male> what. I say now what i do <Silence> <SpeakerChange> <Speech_Female> so the <Speech_Female> only thing i'd really say <Speech_Female> is yeah. If you're <Speech_Female> going to do any kind of hiking <Speech_Male> anywhere <Speech_Music_Male> <SpeakerChange> up table <Speech_Male> mountain whatever. <Speech_Female> I will make sure <Speech_Female> you <Speech_Female> tell someone which <Speech_Male> trailer taking <Speech_Male> if you're gonna do <Speech_Male> any <Speech_Male> the hiking because there's lots <Speech_Female> of biking around <Speech_Male> cape town <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> table mountain <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> you know so. Make sure <Speech_Female> you tell people where you're <Speech_Female> knew what trail you're taking <Speech_Male> and <Speech_Male> don't hike alone <Speech_Male> as a woman <Speech_Male> i would say. <Speech_Male> There's lots and lots of <Speech_Male> other travelers. they're hook <Speech_Female> up some other people <Speech_Female> or go on a tour <Speech_Female> just because <Speech_Female> like i said <Speech_Female> the weather changes really <Speech_Male> quick. You could get lost <Speech_Male> or given animals. <Speech_Male> You know what i mean. <Speech_Female> So it's much safer <Speech_Female> to do hiking <Speech_Female> with at least <Speech_Male> another person. <Speech_Male> I mean now. We have <Speech_Male> mobile phones. Which of <Speech_Female> course. I didn't have back then <Speech_Female> and i <Speech_Female> did do a lot <SpeakerChange> of hiking <Speech_Music_Male> on my own throughout <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> africa but <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> again probably <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> sensible <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> who <Speech_Male> so. Yeah <Speech_Female> that's about it for <Speech_Female> this week's <Speech_Female> short but sweet <Speech_Female> after by <Speech_Female> durban episode. I <Speech_Female> started writing in my <Speech_Female> journal again. So i <Speech_Female> cannot give you a lot more <Speech_Female> details <Speech_Male> the last few episodes <Speech_Male> this is literally <Speech_Female> just <Speech_Female> based on memory <Speech_Female> and luckily i <Silence> had <Speech_Male> big map <Speech_Male> of southern africa. <Speech_Male> And i put <Speech_Male> my root on that. <Speech_Male> Because <Speech_Male> there's still stuff <Speech_Male> i was like. <SpeakerChange> Oh yeah <Speech_Male> we went there. So i'm <Silence> glad had that map at least <Silence> <Speech_Male> so <Speech_Male> yeah after the jabber episode. <Speech_Female> <Speech_Female> We're back on <Speech_Male> it. Why start hitching <Speech_Music_Male> up with my journals <Speech_Male> <Speech_Female> though. Yeah bit more <Speech_Music_Female> details okay. <Speech_Music_Female> And

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"cape town" Discussed on Many Roads Travelled :  (Solo Female) Travel Podcast

Many Roads Travelled : (Solo Female) Travel Podcast

03:30 min | 5 months ago

"cape town" Discussed on Many Roads Travelled : (Solo Female) Travel Podcast

"Did the cable car up it and the view from up top earn credible just three sixty views you can see the atlantic ocean and you can see horn obviously capetown. Yeah highly. Recommend doing that for sure. And then we just kinda went back into town. Check it out. 'cause the waterfront is amazing as well and it's even more built up than when i was there so it's just full of beautiful boats and lots of outdoor restaurants and bars and just an awesome vibe. There's lows of water sports he can do. And there's like a nice little garden setting as well and then there's two main streets in the town which are again full of bars restaurants shops cafes all just really really awesome vibe and we just yeah basically spent the next few days just chilling at the house or going into cape town. Mostly the waterfront checking lots of lovely south african wine as well as amazing food and then for new year's eve the whole house so there's about fifteen of us decided. Okay we'll go into town together and try to get into some bars and but they just did a massive street parties down those two main street so all of down like pretty much downtown was just shut off and people like thousands and thousands and thousands of people in the streets. And you could drake on the street so no problems there however. I really needs to go to the bathroom at one point. And while we couldn't see outdoor toilets or anything like that. So you kind of talk your way into the bars and of course in front of every bar there was like long keys to get in so Ten o'clock or so at an. I think me leone lisa. We managed to talk our way into to get into is called the black crow bar to seize the bathroom like okay. We'll be right back and we've heard from hundreds of people but we somehow got in so three of us the bathroom and then you know. We're in the bars. So i was like well. Let's just you know. Have a quick drink so we did that and the next thing you know i lost them. I don't know where they went. But i was I sitting at the bar having a drink. And there's this super hot guy next to me who had a bottle of tequila in front of him because he just bought the whole bottle. And i said oh to kill to kill it. He's like well. Do wanna shot. And i'm like a year ago on him and and i just hung out the rest of the knights took brought in the new year's everything. Drake that bottle of tequila between us with beers. Oh a gosh did so hammered. Then he's like well. Do you want to come back to my place. I'm renting a house like on the waterfront is like sure 'cause he was a dutch model like he was flown over to do a shoot. So that's i mean. He was super hot what he was doing trying to me. I don't know but i didn't ask. I didn't question so we somehow got a taxi back to his place because it was outside town a little bit but it was absolutely beautiful glass front house in the ocean. He you know obviously got a little bit of action going on which was nice as well. 'cause it been awhile.

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Massive Cape Town Fire Damages University Buildings and Forces Evacuations

WBUR Programming

01:33 min | 8 months ago

Massive Cape Town Fire Damages University Buildings and Forces Evacuations

"Have been evacuated from South Africa's University of Cape Town after a wildfire on the slopes of nearby Table Mountain is Tim Allman reports. The fire began on part of the mountain called Appropriately enough. Devil's Peak, huge, billowing clouds of smoke drifting into a brilliant blue cape town sky. Firefighters desperately trying to get the flames under control, but pretty soon they had spread to the campus at the local university. Historic buildings damaged hundreds of students forced to flee for safety Also in the path of the fire, the city's historic mustards mill The oldest surviving on only working windmill in South Africa now burned out and almost completely destroyed. Hikers in the table man's in National Park were urged to leave. But it was a pretty close run thing for this cyclist. You suddenly found himself surrounded by smoke. Flames smoke. My eyes can't see he did eventually managed to make it home safely away Day helicopters have flown back and forth. Dumping thousands of gallons of water on the mountain below. People have been told to stay inside and keep their windows shut. The battle goes on.

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Redefining Africa's Smart City Narrative

Future Cities Africa

01:50 min | 9 months ago

Redefining Africa's Smart City Narrative

"Is my guest today on fiji cities. Africa is research at the urban real estate research. Unit at the university of cape town look has particular interest in urban innovation and sustainability in african cities. Welcome give us a quick tour of your background and some much highlights. I don thanks for having me on your show as you said. I research at unit. I'm also just over a phd arizona state university in the us and it's in innovation and global development and my background is in other management and stint The last couple of years might research activities have largely been sainted around cities in africa. And how they harnessing technology is development. So if your recent work in africa with regards to cities on technology to support him development and city government objectives. What are some specific examples. That stand out to you and what else. Some of the key lessons learned this this. This quite varied application of the smarts the concept across the continent. I think by and large. It's a has primarily been around smart satellite cities which is a growing phenomenon across african cities. Basically developing smart technologically advanced cities on griffin next to existing cities. So if you look at he could land on this technology city and toxicity in kenya. Nairobi would also the different typologies. Such as what we say cape town which is a more kind of embedded approach of basically using technology to said the marlboro and comprehensive objectives and at nairobi. During this

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A Weekend Of Chaos In Britain

Monocle 24: The Briefing

10:56 min | 1 year ago

A Weekend Of Chaos In Britain

"Been a weekend of chaos. in britain. the prime minister. Boris johnson gave a press conference on saturday which kick started a chain of events that is now being felt worldwide launch price former communications director at number ten downing street joins me now and monaco own editorial director tyler overlay is on the line from our studio launch. If we could begin with you can you talk us through. What's happened since saturday afternoon. Well basically christmas in britain has not quite been canceled. But it's come pretty close to it and it's enfold a pretty massive change of direction if not u-turn by the british government only on wednesday of last week. The prime minister was saying it would be inhuman draws people to cancel that christmas plans And then on saturday. He was forced to do a news conference in which he said that that is exactly what he was asking them to do. So that now people in in this country because of this new variant of covid nineteen essentially will be asked to just see a small number of people depending on where they live in the country on one day only on christmas day and then of course. We learned yesterday overnight. that's because of this New variant which is understandable because in great concern around the world. People struggled to see whether or not they have already with a. If they haven't they can they can contain the to prevent it coming. In from the united kingdom of borders closed all over the place huge queues to lorries trying to get to the at channel pulse dover in in particular where the crossing is to france and The french assigned that they won't take any huge queues at the an railway stations that get out of london and also chaos at the airports with likes being canceled to just about every destination you can of and it's hard to keep track of all the buddhas being closed at the moment. Tyler could bring you in here. What is the european view. We'll good afternoon georgia. European is one of not just canceling flights and cancelling connections. But also what we're seeing now. are now new quarantines going up so you know brits and also we also focused on maybe on a territory close to your heart or close to your heart also south africa as well because south africa is very much in the news as well it it. It is really in line with the uk as another country. is seeing outright bans on all travelers arriving whether the company from cape town or Or johannesburg into germany into switzerland and elsewhere as well so you have mean proper borders closes. It looked to for that moment. Yesterday we saw the dutch saying that. Okay airlinks We're going to be suspended but now we're looking at you. No one is allowed to arrive. in many countries the uk. And as you said almost minute by minute there are new measures going by countries across the continent here I mean lance one of your former colleagues listed campbell says it looks like the whole country is being put in brexit four by the rest of the world when incompetence meets venality and covert and brexit combined to expose the worst possible government at the worst possible. Time which you agree has this been woefully mishandled. Mile does have a way with words doesn't he. And he's absolutely right to in pretty much. Everything within the he says. Of course you have to separate this from from brexit brexit the final brexit deadline. Which is the thirty first of january. Hasn't yet hit us but as honestly suggests it's a taste of what we thought who's going to come anyway and he's also right to say that it raises a big question over the competence of the government other new variant of covid. Nineteen isn't boris johnson. Falls it's not anybody's walton in the in the british government but their reluctance to recognize. What so many other people around the world were recognizing and what their own scientific medical devices with telling them. Which was that the original plan for a five day. Christmas virtual virtually a free for all in the uk was just madness to only for that only to dawn on them on saturday. In the light of the new virus i think does call call call into question their their competence the end of the year when actually frankly dot competence has been called into question many times. I mean you think that johnson used the fact of the new variant to excuse his u-turn and was that then the perfect excuse for european borders to to fall like dominoes and shut us off physically from the block. Is there a little bit of perhaps schadenfreude going on here. We'll do spend a lot of speculation today georgina. You look at a number of different european news. Outlets are we also heading for some type of emergency extension Which could potentially happen. Which would again this would be of. Course be you know the perfect measure You have this new strain. You have borders. Of course being closed eros suspended cetera There there's no better excuse to if they wanted to kick this into the grass. I mean no one wants this But certainly you have to think here we have incredibly busy government Who have to deal with logistics issues. they have to deal with A media and public storm around this. I think we could be could be heading for certainly if you're listening to a lot of the correspondence at have brussels today. Maybe an extension talking about those logistical issues. Lonzo i mean. There are serious concerns about supply chains. How will the border closures affect availability of because then indeed traffic. Kent is already gridlocked in terms of traffic coming into the uk. Of course the roots are still open. If people wish to use those rates as a question ma about whether eu holiest would want to send their vehicles into the uk If they didn't get out again especially in the run-up to christmas and the other thing to remember is that a quite a lot quite a high percentage of trade across the english channel is unaccompanied freight. So it goes in containers dr flirt. It's picked up on the other side so there's no physical as a human being crossing with it and that can continue so the supermarkets and the many people in industry. I'll say don't panic yet. But we may be days away from them saying actually. Now's the time to panic I mean tyler is britain and by extension boris johnson. The sick man of europe. Is this an unprecedented crisis. Could we compare it to. I don't know one thousand nine hundred nine well if you look at some of the headlines in the papers certainly in the german press. We've been seeing the word pariah state being used at. This is not something that you throw around lightly georgina and of course. Adrian has lancer as well. You're there've been so many missteps on the part of this government of boris johnson's government over the last year You know just you fits and starts Throats and certainly near the stop start notion of of how to deal with this and then there's just the pure calms issue that you had the health secretary matt hancock. You're really using the words out of control. No one wants to be quoted and heard to be using the world words out of control. But that's of course what is what is popping up in the media all over the place so this is very much a situation Which is a on number ten. Watch and i really. I mean unfortunate viewing You know when we have just a little over week to run to the end of the year absolutely. I mean the whole thing about boris. Johnson is his popularity. He's been trying to do everything. Save christmas to just remain popular. He's he's a brinkman he makes. He puts off decisions until the last possible moment. He's had to do this thing he didn't want to do. What does this mean for his future. Well it certainly calls into question. I think quite a lot of wiser heads in the conservative party. A wondering about the man that elected as their leader elected him as the leader essentially because he was offering a clean break with the party's and and with the country's past as a member of the european union but there were a lot of alarm bells were ringing even before he was elected leader of the conservative party so prime minister about whether he had the kind of character to do the job. Not as those questions are even more relevant today but one aspect of his character is an shown this time and time and time again is that he thinks he can get away with almost anything so things he said in the past that might have ruined other people's political raise. He shrugged them off with a joke or or a struggle. Whatever it whatever it may be decision sees a potential scandals in his private and professional life. He thinks he can trump the more often. Just get on with it. And i think that Which is a kind of you know. Fly by the seat of your pants. Premiership simply isn't up to the task that now faces and and we're we're finding that out and a lot of people paying the price for it absolutely tolerate wonder. If i could just end with you. I don't know how much of an astronomer who are but saturn jupiter comes closest. They've been in almost four hundred years today. The the two giants of the solar system will be just not point one degrees part in the night sky that makes them appear to be one bright star just about the moon the great conjunction as it's being called also coincides with the winter solstice. Now we all know what happened. Two thousand and twenty years ago when there was a bright star. Do you think this is a potent from the heavens. Are we to expect the second coming or the end of days. I think we were corresponding last night. Georgina did use the word biblical then. So i didn't know if that's sort of foxfire. D'you into into that orbit certainly feels like that with this. It is really a convergence on on so so so many levels. I mean if you if you break this down thinking about the the the the ongoing political story that we've had around brexit Really pretty much a year that we've now been dealing with at least global level with this pandemic And then all of these other we call them niggly. Bits that are also I think surrounding the uk at the moment As well so this will be on. This will be revisiting. The story of sure later today and we'll be talking about it across the week for sure. Absolutely and i think just to tear each other up if we could schedule a zoom call later where we both sing. Tutsi-run emma sheet. Is christmas eve That would go some way to alleviating the absolutely. I think that's going to have to be heavily on the playlist this afternoon. We'll look forward to chatting later. Thank you very much to tyler and to launch price

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Ashleigh's Battle with Alcohol

Goodbye to Alcohol

04:54 min | 1 year ago

Ashleigh's Battle with Alcohol

"And welcome to the goodbye to alcohol podcast my name Janet Garand I'm the founder world without wine and I'm your host for this podcast. Thank you so much for tuning in. Today's interview is with Ashley who came along to a workshop back in August two thousand and eighteen on trees and recently celebrated her second soap Uva. Serie well, done actually on say proud of you. Now. This is quite a long conversation because it made so many interesting points and we have such fun chatting couldn't quite bring myself too much. So, let's get straight into the conversation without further ADO. My name is Ashley and I live in Cape Town in city bowl luckily now if case. I'm forty years old I'm currently in a relationship with really amazing person I. Can Yawns Iona an art gallery contemporary gallery. So yeah, we work with artists from Africa. And Southern Africa primarily and and work with the number of international museums. So. Let's go back to but actually went. When did you first thinking that? Maybe we're drinking of it too much in you want to to change what was going on. I started experimenting with alcohol when I was very young. So actually I probably should have been thinking about cutting down on my drinking when I was about fifteen but. following my first expulsion from school with drunken disorderly behaviour. But that was kind of a yeah that was just A. Precursor didn't really carry on stronger now but I think I guess I think quite a long time I probably probably from my kind of early sixties. thinking. About. Kind of starting to moderate my behavior, I mean you come out of? Your twenties and clubbing and partying and. Cocktails and world events in everything and and then I guess that that kind of. The gloss after work and. All of going out it just becomes kind of habitual things I, I think that they were signs you know that I probably should have. Begun to realize that that Okola taking a bit of a too much of Santa Stage in my life. But of course, it's very easy for that to become justified because it's always a you know it's very normal to be drinking at a wedding or birthday or at a funeral Lauretta was function or at a baby shower maybe I shouldn't have tied too much so much to drink party. Will you know maybe it was over the limit when I drove home that night to dammit again, all you know all of those little signs old things that you would have thought. Yeah. So unfortunately took me if he is to actually do something about it. Did you actually tried to did you do dry January's? You know I always used to read those those things about a you're only supposed to have. Whatever it is that you're supposed to have like seven units alcohol in we can like your. Yeah. You could have heard me like snorting in hysterics rolling down the aisles because I mean basically that was me. You know that was like one now, which wasn't tiffany wasn't alone in that I mean you go to a restaurant and they give you A. Three glosses equivalent of what you thinking is one gloss of. Local whatever. But I did I did once or twice I did I think I did it once I don't know what it was I think it was just sober terrible one of these things but I mean, really it was like knuckle it was like white knuckling through the month and everyone you're doing with doing it because obviously gang for mutual support is thinking Oh my God is call wait till we get to the end of this month so we can just God and get splashed there was like, yes. Pondo defeats the purpose, but then you do those things in using Oh. Okay. We'll. I could go you know. I but I, mean you you often you would find yourself. Okay. You know. Offer particularly heavy night will whatever would having gone off dinner with friends and head Two bottles of wine instead of wine all three bottles of to at between the next morning you thinking just God accompaniment we did that city you know we should have we should stopped a little bit earlier and at the time it always seems like a really great idea but then you then comes the kind of I'm GonNa. Need drink on winds on Mondays and Wednesdays. I'm only gonNA drink on the weekends or AMMONIA GONNA drink when I go out with friends socially for dinner. The fact

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Ten Doors

Criminal

04:58 min | 1 year ago

Ten Doors

"We know now that they were following us for about a month. Cry To our we did. Notice strange things happening. But when you're working underground you are. For most of the time, you're a bit paranoid you. You kind of imagine that everyone is looking at you knows what you're doing. And looking back off to the arrest. We realized that they were following us for quite a while. In Nineteen Seventy, eight, twenty, nine year, old Tim Jenkin was active in the political efforts of South Africa's anti-apartheid movement. The country had been operating under apartheid for thirty years. A system that institutionalized racial segregation. The word apartheid means a partner. and. The government was controlled by white minority. Tim Jenkin White. He grew up in Cape Town. So I grew up under the situation with everything was divided. So. spatially, cities and towns divided the white areas. Black areas. So we went to white schools. Were black schools in black areas. Everything was separated even buildings had separate lifts for White People. For Black People. Talk said benches, white people and black people and certain beaches with designated for black. People. Most of the beaches with what people So. I just accepted eight. Because I didn't know any better I just assumed that the way things were. And then. Maneuver Twenty one years old the to the K.. He says, everyone he met their asked him what he thought about the fact that he lived in a country that was so racially segregated. He says he was actually confused. But then he started seeing programs on TV. Shows that would never have been broadcast in South Africa about the consequences of apartheid and at first I, didn't believe these These films that I was seeing. I thought it was all propaganda. After awhile, and after reading books that I couldn't obtain in South Africa. I began to realize the started thing is something quite terrible. I'd be living. Positive it. Really maintaining it in the sense and not understanding. What's Black South Africans? was suffering. He, returned to South Africa, and started studying sociology at the University of Cape Town. There, he became friends with another white student named. Stephen Lee. And started cheering books that he had brought back from the UK. anti-apartheid. Books and political histories that were censored in South Africa. At. This time the most prominent anti-apartheid organization was the African National Congress also known as the ANC. Nelson Mandela was a member of the ANC. By the nineteen seventies, the organization was banned in South Africa that had been declared unlawful. Seen by the White Minority Threat to. Public. Order. They operated underground and Tim and Stephen had heard that if you wanted to get involved, you could try contacting their office in. London. So the two of US traveled to the. UK. and. Simply went and knocked on the door. and. It was quite an amusing. Incident. because. The person who received US Said please just sit down there and you'll be wasted. Then he went into his office and type something on a piece of paper. The piece of paper said. You should not come here. Please meet me at the cafe around the corner in half an hour. So that's what we did. Tim and Stephen met with members of the ANC several times. And they asked to be put to work back home in south? Africa, the said Okay you can go back and sit up your print shop. And we'd need to teach you various things like security matters, how to conduct yourself in the underground. And showed us a few other. Innovative. Devices for for distributing leaflets and information one of these was. The is the leaflet bomb. It's not really a bomb. It was really just. Kind of exploding device. That would kill. Hundreds of leaflets up into the air, and then they would rain down on a crowd target crowd somewhere. So we went back to South Africa. With this knowledge. And set up shop.

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Computer Vision for Remote AR with Flora Tasse

This Week in Machine Learning & AI

04:07 min | 1 year ago

Computer Vision for Remote AR with Flora Tasse

"Art Everyone. I'm here with flora. TASSEZ flora is head of computer, vision and AI research at stream accompany that she joined through the acquisition of another company which she co founded Salerio. Flora welcome to the trauma. Is podcasts Jake you sound sufficient to the thanks for the right Lahser to have you on the show and I'm really looking forward to digging into your recent CV, PR, presentation you did a keynote at the a are VR workshop. I was to see that. There is enough happening at the intersection of AR, VR and machine learnings A workshop at CPR on that topic. Don's happening. This is happening. That's face. Sabatini could smoke shop. Yeah, well, you can tell us all about that, but before you do please share a little bit about your background and how you got started and computer vision how you came to found scenario. Stream love to hear all of it. That's like that. That would be a long story, but I'll try to shut down. So I was born in raise in Cameroon, so Cameroon is in this central is in central Africa and what we saw in the city of Wella, and so I was raised in day. Fred, picking politic country, so you might notice that for my accent. Some French in the and. Yeah so from a very early age, I was very much into special effects in movies and more precisely, Jurassic Park so I was a big fan of the of the movies because of the Daniels. Our seed that disclosed TV steering into dinosaurs and wondering. How can it be like? Why is it so real and I? Asked my dad like. How can they make these extinct creatures look so stick, and then he said Graphics Sack Okay Yeah? That's what I'm GONNA do. That's. My perfect dream you know making the impossible become possible. So fast forward. A few years I did my bachelor mats in the English, speaking parts had to learn English English and then move and did Matt's because I couldn't. They had no causing computer science, so then move out of the country to Africa where I did a master in in Cape Town. In South Africa. Yup was amazing. I recommend. Is a great vacations. And I did my Masters Dad then came to Cambridge for my PhD okay, so twenty twelve arrive in the UK already to make my dreams come true. And so those if needed I a good experience so at. Cambridge I was working at. Had you take a real things in images and turn them into treat content, so I was doing some shape retriever ship analysis from images, and you have to image, and you want to turn into a three D. Shape exactly yeah, that's exactly what I was doing. So far yes, or Trinity Half Years I stumbled upon like a great discovery that if you actually incorporate. And then P. So, if you incorporate language information, you can basically get really really accurate results going from twenty two treaty, and so the addition of that. Yeah so. So, the concept was developed and just looking at images as just. Pixel that you can enter into some features and use calcification on them. Was a concept that those features can actually be semantic features so there's some semantic meaning attached to those descriptors that you are. Thank generating.

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Pulling down statues of racists? Africa's done it for years

News and Perspective with Tom Hutyler

00:43 sec | 1 year ago

Pulling down statues of racists? Africa's done it for years

"News new campaigns in the U. S. and Europe now following Africa's lead on colonial era statues as we hear from Charles de Ledesma Queen Victoria Cecil Rhodes king Leopold statues honoring these leaders of colonial rule have been pulled down over the years in Africa often countries won independence all new generations said racist relics had to go examples include a boisterous a student led campaign pressed by the university of Cape Town to remove a statue of roads and one of the statute of Britain's Queen Victoria not downtown beheaded in twenty fifteen but on the bundles in Nairobi Kenya now they have to step two lies next to explode in a downtown

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Pulling down statues of racists? Africa's done it for years

Mike Gallagher

00:45 sec | 1 year ago

Pulling down statues of racists? Africa's done it for years

"New campaigns in the US and Europe following after his lead on colonial era monument street Victoria Cecil Rhodes king Leopold statues honoring these leaders of colonial rule have been pulled down over the years in Africa often countries won independence all new generations said racist relics had to go examples include a boisterous a student led campaign pressed by the university of Cape Town to remove a statue of roads and one of the statute of Britain's Queen Victoria not downtown beheaded in twenty fifteen but on the bundles in Nairobi Kenya now the headless statue lies next to explode in a downtown square

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The Ice Shelf Garden

National Trust Podcast

04:52 min | 1 year ago

The Ice Shelf Garden

"Job seats working in life support systems that may eventually support astronauts on missions to the Moon and Mars. These are places where poor is unlikely to see who were in action, but in Twenty Fifteen Paul was given the opportunity to join a crew on a mission where be in charge of testing a life support system that would help subsist. Subsist an isolated crew in one of the furthest flung frontiers, not humans pull was going to Antarctica the continent often tactic half is next best place you can garbage very similar to living and working on the mood to wasn't quite the Moon Amas. It wasn't even the job pool was expecting. The official title was systems engineer about the most commonly used as laws on Octagon A- die, I was doing gardening and growing vegetables and OCTA. Pool was going to be part of a team that would be tasked with building and Transport Espace. Greenhouse called even I s to Attica Bay on the eskimo Ice Shelf in eastern Antarctica. The I S S would be stationed at a research base where poor and the crew would spend twelve months, but for nine of these months that'd be is elated from the outside world and poor would be solely responsible for the cruise supply of fresh fruit. There's just one problem garden in wasn't pose particular forte. I've done some some gardening. A child in the garden I would say I had not much experience with that. So in just a few weeks had to master the scientific gardening art of Arrow, politics. So. Soil normally already has all the nutrients the plans need, and when you water, the soil, water dilutes the nutrients and make them available for the roots of the plants can use the nutrients to grow, but with their opponents things were differently. The roots are basically hanging free in the air and are sprayed with water and nutrients every two minutes, so it turns out Paul. Skills as an engineer were perfectly suited to the task of Space Garden. We have a very technical greenhouse, the control the climate, the temperature immediately you the CO two level all systems that keep the plants alive so that they can produce food for the crew. So after months of preparation, it was finally time for poor to make his way to Antarctica. Even the first leg of this adventure could be an epic seven day journey. Surfer cool. It was faster flight from his home town of Bremen to meeting. From unique to Cape Town. Then, a native of three days for his Antarctic bound flight. From south. Africa is still nieve about six hours flights. And Star this just felt like another routine flight. Bomblet flight number to go to a normal check in desk. Instead of auditing, the normal flights, your flight, one doctor. Then you sit in this APP plane of people from different to countries. They'll really excited. Enter the aircraft with some cloves. The crudes cooling down the path. That everybody is changing. All, clothing governor nerves. I'm boss for plunk him. I'm a professional social psychology to University of boss ambassadors, main area of research is into the psychology of habit or people don't realize how many have is we have? And that comes to the to the fore when you are the want to change behavior or have to change behavior I often have an overestimation of how easy or how good we are in changing. What's what we usually do, so we? We overestimate our willpower, says one of the most effective times to get the better of your habits is at a time of drastic change so when you're devoid of all the routine and triggers that allow your old habits to prevail. Happy sign not triggered by your patient or your willpower, your intentions, but trick triggered by cues in the environment. The Eight o'clock cure for instance is trigger to to go to work or certain moments in the day you to to take snack. They have not think that you decide. It's not willpower. It's it's environment. That's that's cues. The TRICO sits so pause lockdown Antarctica an hour lockdowns in our. Our homes would create these almost blank canvases for creating new

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South African President Unveils Historic Coronavirus Economic Stimulus

Bloomberg Daybreak: Europe

00:32 sec | 1 year ago

South African President Unveils Historic Coronavirus Economic Stimulus

"And south Africa's put together a twenty six billion dollar package to offset the fallout from the pandemic impacts might come in says the country plans to finance it through existing budgets and funding from multilateral institutions minimal funds are likely to be kept from private galas the V. to keeping costs down according to Trudi Makhaya president Cyril Ramaphosa's economic adviser the support measures include ten point five billion dollars with guarantees for banks to encourage them to lend that would require immediate financing in Cape Town my code Bloomberg

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'Go home!' South Africa has 1st deaths as lockdown begins

AP News Radio

00:29 sec | 1 year ago

'Go home!' South Africa has 1st deaths as lockdown begins

"The health minister said the deaths occurred in Western Cape province home of Cape Town South Africa has the most virus cases in Africa where the total across the continent is now above three thousand two hundred south Africa's military was in the streets helping to enforce the measures that include bans on sales of cigarettes and alcohol even dog walking concerns a high about water supply and social distancing in crowded low income townships I'm sorry a shockingly

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Filling the gaps

Dots, Lines & Destinations

09:11 min | 1 year ago

Filling the gaps

"I'm Steven Seagraves. Joined by Seth Miller and Fayza Mood Gentlemen. How are you doing? Well Yeah are you. I'm feeling a little better. Not One hundred percent. But I'm getting there. Just good this. This episode is being recorded solely with your right year. Yes yes so. I have no since of Stereo should we? Should we record him on? Then that's what it feels like the spoiler alert. They're all mono gotta time production and that's where they always end. We should edit this so stevens voice only comes. I left to come out of the right now. The problem is I can't do that. You can do that man. Let's let's think that'd be mean to our listeners. Think it'd be really peel off for sure A. Let's just start off by talking about what we're doing to fill our time. I'm working from home Seth I'm guessing you are as well and I got a call at work call today and so I was like. Oh so you know how you adjusting us in that. You're going to work. I always work from home did I. And I actually don't even go out on a normal day anyways this really has to say it hasn't affected me because it definitely has but on a day-to-day basis. My experience is very very similar. To what normally as I don't go to the gym I was GonNa say how can affect you in your navy reporter. Well right I mean mentally. I'm a disaster but physically. I'm sitting in the same place. I would have been anyways this weekend though normally would be on my way to Hamburg Aircraft Interiors Expo that has postponed slash canceled. I think it will actually cancelled but they admitted that That was supposedly Friday. Actually somewhat pleasantly surprised. I was able to D M American Airlines and British Airways cancelled. The flight was booked on the American and American process. The refund. They. I want me to go. Do it myself And the American process for getting a refund on their website is crap but when I went click the button is. We're sorry you can't cancel this ticket online. Ibm's him back and last night. That took care of it for me and this morning got back in touch with me told me is getting one hundred thirty two euros refunded calls. That make you feel Stephen. That's the opposite experience of united. Yes I mean at this point. I think I'm just going to file a charge. Back in right at the OT complaint wasn't what our friends at the exact same issue five tickets United Future Refunds Fry Open disputes and FAU DOT complaint if they even had chesser columbine. But if I have issues. I do the exact same thing. So here's a question for you guys. Because I believe it or not. In a similar scenario scenario my ticket home from Hamburg was an SAS operated reward issued by united and again. That's flights aren't operating. So they're gonNA is. This is just an award ticket. At worst I pay seventy five dollar redeposit. Fina get my points back. But they've canceled the flights in theory in any other scenario the the points would just get refunded for free. I can obviously issue a charge back for the taxes which were not insignificantly than Europe. But do you think stand a chance of getting my points for free or just assume? I'M GONNA pay the five dollars and have not combined until dollars you'll be able to do without the Without the thing is they're dragging their feet on refund simply because they don't want they want to hold onto the cash right so their latest policy is they will. Your ticket will stay OPEN FOR YEAR. And then they will process a refund for you right. Which assuming they're in business assuming they're in business. I mean I would hope that. If the government doesn't give these airlines a lifeline that part of those stipulations they can play stupid games. This is just ridiculous. I had a a friend asking me. His parents were supposed to go. This pet last Wednesday supposed to be on the united nonstop to Cape Town and then from there to Singapore on Swiss and then home if you or whatever and then back to the states and was asking me you know how to get out of it. Essentially we've been going back and forth like a month trying to help him out on that and Donna Mile. Just wait. Just wait. Just wait as the rules as more and more cancels things will get better for you and he eventually got to the point where they took a voucher because I think the united out athletes still operated even though this we're canceled at that point but he said his his parents. His parents were concerned that the vouchers would be nullified in a bankruptcy. I would be too I. It's a fairly assumption is it? I've thinking back of other airline bankruptcy. I don't remember that being something that they went after as far as assets they haven't but there's nothing asserted that they won't. I mean this might be more dire than anything else. They've had to go through in the past we. We are certainly unprecedented in unprecedented Era The industry. But I feel like I feel like I get I get. Why United's trying to do it. I think that they're doing it in the wrong way. Like you know. If American like American said to us they cancelled your flight. They're going to refund the. There's no reason. United should be like. Oh well we're GONNA keep your money and you're gonNA get a certificate for that case like Eve. In my case I would say my cases the like the extreme in maybe so mine is they delayed thirty two hours and basically making me leave a day early to to make connections. Chicago incidents Thirty two hours. And I like that may be a scenario where it's inconvenient for me. I could see cancelling it and keeping a credit. I don't like it. I think it's wrong but I think cancellation of a flight is more important than than my scenario. You know what I mean like. Think it's more. It's more useful for that person to get a refund in comparison to me so I don't know I just. It's disappointing that united to doing it. This way You know just actually has a flight scheduled for Wednesday that she's supposed to Austin she's not going to take the trip but I mean there's four people on the plane and amazed. I'm amazed Alaskan cancelled. It was actually talking to someone earlier today. Alaska of all the US carriers. Alaska Airlines has reduced. Its schedule. The least yeah which is really strange to me If you WANNA put on your foil hat and go for a fun ride. One of the arguments was. Maybe they want bankruptcy to undo the mess they made with the Virgin America by how might be a little bit extreme. But yeah it's really interesting how little they've adjusted their schedules Compared to obviously the big the biggest airlines Delta American united have cut massive chunks. But a lot of that international and international that Alaska never did anyways but domestic loads crater. Like jetblue is doing whether calling rolling cancellations where a day or two before the flight. If the loads are too low. They're just canceling. The trips. Reminded one hundred one hundred fifty of the eight hundred flights a day. They're doing that too now because they literally I mean. These aren't flights with single. Digit numbers of passengers. And I've pilot friend of mine. They're posted on Instagram of thirteen souls. Onboard for crew was ninety four crew nine passengers. Which is you have to cancel it. I would think a one off whatever maybe not but this is not a one off. This is the new regular. Yeah and like. That's the thing with justice flights. Like if they really wanted to they could cancel her flights and re Booker via Seattle or San Jose City And maybe put more people in planes but from what I've seen is just been masking insulations on her plate where Whitley were full. 'cause it's break here and no one's traveling now so these are all regional flights This is Portland Austin. Non-south is one seventy five thousand guys. No no it's it's not to Airbus seven seven. Three nine on the way back doesn't do anything at the regional contracts. It's it's the hipster expresses usually full. Well you know what's funny? Obsessed mention keep to honor their nose. Looking Newer Capetown is going out empty. Capetown Newark is coming back full. Everybody's evacuating Africa. Yeah it's crazy. Well that would cause I was wondering why they're running that play all the way through the end of the schedule and they cancelled everything else. I started looking at the loads mccaw. That makes more sense. Yeah there's a lot of very symmetrical loads right now Someone was saying the China Southern puts three eighties back on L. A. X. Three times a week now for those you worry that the eighties never fly again. At least for the very short period of time China Southern brought back by apparently the the SCUTTLEBUTT is empty coming into L. A. And full gone out with three Patriots Knees China as well so take with a grain of salt. It was shared by someone who is a Chinese national by suggesting that the Chinese of the United States are fearful especially in Los Angeles area. If you're full of the medical system WANNA get back to China where they think they'll be treated better. I think at this point China's probably the safest China or South Korea Safest PLACES TO BE. Certainly the most skilled incompetent in dealing with the situation. Exactly I I did find it interesting. That Singapore has now banned even transit passengers. I mean that's kind. I mean that's a. That's a new one for me now. There's a lot of countries doing now Part of that is they're they're not allowing entry of non residence and as flights are being canceled and operations are going to how they don't want to get stuck with someone who is now living in the airport

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"cape town" Discussed on KTOK

KTOK

01:36 min | 1 year ago

"cape town" Discussed on KTOK

"Well do you know your neighbor maybe you say hello when you wave across the driveway when you're both hauling the garbage to the curb maybe you know the first name most of us don't really know our neighbors and for many young people community exists online on Facebook a few dozen people who like the same music but what if the proverbial shy nola really hits the fan the lights go out for an extended period of time will your Facebook friends in can shasha or Cape Town or Liverpool be able to help let's be brutally honest your Facebook friends won't give you a kidney my guest in hours one and two is an expert in urban survival and he says we all need to start thinking about forming real communities with friends and neighbors people we know people we trust because when the lights really go out who are you going to rely on the government Stephan Verstappen is an expert in the art of urban survival and he'll join me next to provide a step by step guide on building your own community as a way to circumvent he says the New World order then coming up in the second half well of course it's Friday and that means open lines use scramble up the TV antenna with a flashlight clenching your teeth you purchase self on a roof and wait and once you see the mother ship passing over flash me three times with.

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Tracing the genetics of schizophrenia

Science Magazine Podcast

03:26 min | 2 years ago

Tracing the genetics of schizophrenia

"This is Joel Goldberg. Now we'll speak with Dr Goodman BECO- Co Director of the South Africa. HIV Addiction Technology Transfer Center and head of the Division of Addiction. Psychiatry at University of Cape Town Doctors Tobacco contributed to a study. That investigated the link between genetics and schizophrenia. In a native South African culture. The study is unique in that involved only participants from a community native to the African continent and was conducted by researchers from that same community of people. Hi Dr Sav Beco- I before we get to anything else. Could you clear up the exact pronunciation of this cultures and aim So that would be Kinda Belong inside At all right I'll give it a little shot as for the purposes of this interview. Is it okay. If I say Kosa a gun SORTA I also understand that you have a personal connection to this this culture. Could you explain that as well is I'm one of those people in South Africa. Who has quite the admixture of at background? So my father was plus his father had mixed Costa ensue to intimidate. So my mom is my father and his family's towards that so I don't know what that makes me just plus I don't do any drexel's how about the study. What was your role in the study? So initially I was in vote sort of along with the initial program manager and the recruited equipment necessary treatment team itself in the translation of a skid from English to Pasta as well as subsequently the translation of additional tools from Involving having been tire process of forward and back translation we worked with the researchers themselves the team at University of Cape Town as well as some colleagues WCHS from the Eastern Cape so it sounds like a significant part of your involvement had to do with your personal involvement and knowledge at the Costa subsequent to that Meryl was really around providing ongoing back nasty supervision of the team in providing cynical guidance as we reviewed the cultural implications of Holly Asta questions of what the responses with mean how into act with the content of the questions and the responses that they got back your expertise lies in psychiatry. We hear about schizophrenia. All the time it's disgusting Guston News stories written about him books and depicted in popular culture in a variety of ways. Could you describe some details about schizophrenia. That might help dispel some of its nets. What we find is one of the most amendments is that it's a percentage of sort of it relates to sort of split personality in people's perception exception of people with schizophrenia? You know relates to that end in people a fearful of schizophrenia. Because they don't understand they tend to attach labels to which as stigmatize patients in the community. Part of the process of engaging with community members patients at facilities is that we approached as controls clients. That wasn't opportunity

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Fatboy Slim remixes Greta Thunberg's UN speech in 'Right Here, Right Now' mashup

BBC World Service

03:48 min | 2 years ago

Fatboy Slim remixes Greta Thunberg's UN speech in 'Right Here, Right Now' mashup

"Swedish environmental activist grated to Burke has been one of twenty nineteen so most influential figures she beat president trump to become time magazine's person of the year young people on every continent have been galvanized by the sixteen year old campaign to make world leaders and governments recognize global warming as a climate emergency graces meth message has had such an impact it's even been remixed with the famous don't Strack muddy savage sent this report from gray to two breaks in town all stop crime all right I'm just going online to bring up the original I was a teenager when it came out so brings back lots of memories I think this is the key bit right here right now is the trunk by British DJ fat boy slim it reached number two in the U. K. charts in nineteen ninety nine and it's not a revival things to the speech that gratitude and that made office she sailed across the Atlantic to the U. N.'s climate summit we will not let you get away with this right here right now is where we draw the line the world is waking up and change is coming what did you like it or not thank you this is the remix of her words that went viral the nurse was first posted online by David school it's a DJ from Cape Town but weeks later fat boy slim himself started mixing and grasses voice during his live sets including here in Stockholm in November my name is Austin on the Clinton in the six years old the only reason I came here tonight right here right now makes this message is so close to my heart and people just went crazy and people got up their phones started jumping my name is twenty four it's too soon by yeah I read inspiration I think he couldn't have picked a better timing for it a sample as well I thought it was really only point and it made everybody feel they're proud and happy to be here tonight the track also went down well with Friday's to feature the global school strike me Flintstones it by going to ten Meg I myself with one of the organizers is about axles and outside the Swedish opponents whether still constraints usually happen showed up on Instagram someone Chad the post with us and I think there's also movements throughout this movement well we have felt okay now we've made it I think this was one of them if we are getting our message about saving the climate into mainstream music then we are really spreading the message outside of the environment but well outside of the crime and bubble why do you think how was his speech have had so much resonance this year just fixes such clarity truthfulness and unforgiving us in what she's saying she's so wire of what is happening and people pick up on that they realize that this is something really serious Greta tune back isn't without tech for six even in Sweden email Chris and the leader of the nationalist Sweden Democrats the country's second largest party in the polls recently described her as a girl with anxiety he believes the world will soon collapse which he says isn't the case but for the most phone she remains a green icon and someone who unexpectedly helped popularize fifty six year old fat boy slim with a new generation of teenagers this is coming what did you like it or not thank you

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Fiona McIntosh - Escape with a master storyteller

Published...Or Not

09:46 min | 2 years ago

Fiona McIntosh - Escape with a master storyteller

"We like enough to have in published on. It is Fiona McIntosh who has been back to three CR time and time again with her books books. Thank you for returning but more so. Thank you for your well researched and very readable books. Thank you thanks Jen. Now Fianna you bill characters from a social political or moral dilemmas this time. It's the Grant Family Henry Grant. It has made new money You down that well. He has been quite canny in how he's invested his money and he's taken and massive risks. Now where this book is set in Victorian Times sort of the eighteen seventies when You know it was still very The wealth was old Families were quite Stodgy super-conservative But Henry's one of those sparkley little characters who takes massive risk and go traveling the world and collects artworks that nobody's ever seen before from the exotic tick places of the world and he built a house that everybody sneers at 'cause it's like a a But he's making money and that makes him Sort cliff dangerous and one to look out for and I like the way that you know people from old money look to to him and his beautiful wife Lillian and say look the way he lavishes it on her. She's like a chandelier. She sparkles so much. Now they've got a daughter. This is Lillian and Henry. It's Loayza yes also beautiful. And a son Richie but from a different Jess Martha. Aw yes I mean. Henry's not exactly you know. He's not following the normal way. He's a bit of a rebel. Yes he has had this Son Out of wedlock. Okun and Lillian hates the Sun. Because it's not hers and he's He's always he's paid for the schooling though. It's boarding school for the Sun. And this son Reggie and Louisa do know of each other Oh yes and love each other. Actually Louisa his stepsister. Sorry Louis the the we're getting all our wives mixed up. Louisa really does love Stepbrother and feels. He's unfairly done by. She doesn't like being the only child and this glorious little glittery jewel in the crown of the grant family and it's why indeed that she is capricious in how she treats them in terms of who she ends up marrying. Well now the father decides it should be a new bridge built on this weird and wonderful estrogen brings over. The Scottish engineer can call James Night. What happens how James is romantic soul? He's a very poor little man but he's completely besotted with this beautiful daughter talk and he decides in making this bridge for the father to forge a sort of a a stream that is running through the property that he would make Akishino to this beautiful woman. And it's a very fairytale light bridge and it's in the making of this bridge and how he describes it to That they fall in love. Yes so look. This is where the books star Yes. We haven't ruined anything for anyone at at this point is that James Louisa leave England wherefore. Where does the bookstore? Well James is tired of the disdain. That he's is being shown to him by the grant family in. He thinks he is a man of merit. And that you know. He's an engineer and he would like to try and do the right thing by this beautiful beautiful woman and also their new child Clementine And it certainly the grunt family. Now turn their focus to Clementine. They think she is. The new jewel will in the crown and James Decides well. Actually we're not going to stay. We are going to Australia. We're going to say after Australia. And the family though heartbroken. Reckon believes well at least as a society in Australia and they can you know our daughter. Louisa in our little precious granddaughter can at least live in a good society society but of course. There's a shock coming. It's a shantytown. Hey gets completely besotted by the idea in Cape Town when they Step off the ship. Whilst the ship is taking on supplies James says about the diamond rush of eighteen. Seventy one sorry the in an unforgiving land and where the British struggled for survival almost every creature that roamed was capable of killing them. If the summers didn't get them I assed well our cat now. So James The engineer is digging data and and Clementine and loayza living in Shandra tent and Louis annoys the cheese So we're not ruining every anything because this all happens in the open Ning few pages of the book and it really sets up the story because Louisa in loving James and realizing the mistake of that love That he is an adventurer he is a free spirit and that they've both been very careless with their child who they both loved very much but they've been careless with her six years old. Yeah she's between five and six and she she knows she's dying dying and she is going to leave this most precious child in the care of a man who is beginning to lose his mind because of the failure Ed to seek his fortune. They've been there actually in the alluvial diggings and he's finding nothing he hasn't found anything and he refuses to take any of the family money. Johnny he's too proud and so this little girl is running wild like an Urchin around a mining camp and getting no real parental supervision or control. There is one person. One person who james shares the digging with now on the very day that the ways dies they they hear something they hear that there's a new diamond strike out to be is to be as farm and saw the partner takes off and then says I'll meet you there but of course James couldn't come immediately. He had to deal with Louise's this is death but this partner just was such a magnificent man. Yeah he's a great character. I was I was not sure where the story story was going when I first started to get well. Go Out to Africa and start researching The Kimberly area in South Africa I needed needed my main characters. I already had Louisa and Jones in my mind. I thought I was writing about them. But then I realized I was actually writing about Clementine and that change my focus and I thought he's looking out for Clementine and then this character walked into my pages and he's Zulu warrior and he's there on behalf of his tribe and this was very normal in that time lots of the Tribal men left their tribes to go and try and find diamonds and turn that into money for the tribes so it wasn't An unusual sight and he sort of befriends or Jones Burns him mm-hmm and together they sort of work alongside each other but then they decide to make a claim together and peg out a claim and and dig together and it is this man who is called Joseph One shoe and the moment that home was coined. I knew I had a very special character on my hands and I knew that this story story was not going to be a traditional love story. I knew it was going to be a story about an unbreakable bond between two unlikely people. A A little girl who is needs help needs love needs. Affection Needs Supervision and Guidance and this wise beautiful brilliant African so we also see the James. The father is suffering so badly from depression. Then he's drinking and it's a Clementine on is relying on Joseph and he tells her all about the stars and then there's a strike in their own diggings and that find a diamond. They found a lot of diamonds. But this special diamond is given an an astrological name. Yeah because it's meaningful to Joseph and too well to all of them they we all know a bit about the night sky and Joseph brings the sort of Zulu names to the night sky and how his tribe regards those Fabulous heavenly bodies and James can tell him a little bit about How the how the British view the night sky and the and the Western way in how how we've named these stars And that's quite a lovely aspect of the whole story actually that that's another Sort of link can the chain of their bond is that they bond over these stars and Sirius in particular. which is the the the brightest star in the sky?

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"cape town" Discussed on Arrested DevOps

Arrested DevOps

08:45 min | 2 years ago

"cape town" Discussed on Arrested DevOps

"Of the things I had never ever thought of and you don't I think sometimes the cynicism and world weariness of our industry our world means that it's hard to be surprised just excite. They didn't positively surprised. And I just blended surprise Ryan Communist. See all of the stuff that I never tried that people are doing is fantastic. I really enjoyed that now. Go into more detail on that but I would love to just as a as I out tro said a word I would love to hear from Everyone and let's just start with our speakers. Then move onto our organizers as to what are you gonNa take away from this savat like what that has occurred here stuck in your mind is going to change you in some way or change your actions in some way or put something on your to do list into clay shave relates to say that you haven't actually learned changed your behavior until you've done something not just experienced taught taught something so. Let's let's start with you. Dan What are you taking away from this conference. You're putting on a to do list or starting to think about I would say Probably the most the single most interesting element I'm taking away from this is going to be various. Talk in general Maybe you could put a link to it or once. The videos posted hosted so rory's with Microsoft and He is passionate about usability and about building things things that are and can be used by people all over the world regardless of their abilities backgrounds backgrounds etc etc and. It's an area that I don't know personally too much about and it's clearly an area that more people we'll do need to know more about and have some personal experience unfortunately in this area and I say unfortunate because as it turns out I didn't I don't know how to handle it before. So his talk has now inspired me to to learn more and and try to improve myself and try to improve the the machines and the tooling around me and in ways that are just better for humanity in general. That's awesome so for me. My big take-up is dance. That I must eat more vegetables. I Yeah I think. Dan's talk really struck. A Chord with me I truly believe that the success of any organization is based on the wellbeing of people and it really struck a chord with me around how you need to view this movement it holistically and the people are the key to the success of it and the well being is extremely important. It's let's work. Life balance is in just a couple of words on a piece of paper and Dan really touched. And what are the important things that you need to remember for your team so for me. It's about making sure that the well-being of my people is it really taken care of Solitaire. Couldn't put it better myself. That was fantastic. Pay Ignorant about I would just like to come in on. Dad's dangerous sponsor always talk. I'd heard that talk earlier this year. DEFCON and it had the same effect on me the the takeaway for me was it's it's time to start caring and Rory's talk made me realize that it's incredibly easy for us to successful websites and and it's it's no longer an excuse to have a website that's inaccessible and so we should definitely care. So I'm glad you you have that. Take away at his talk. Isn't necessary Surrey at devops talk. But I'm glad he's had an effective people and I think we invited him to give a talk exactly for that reason. I'm glad it's had an effect in terms of my takeaway. I think this kind of comes out of conversations bridget but I've got to listen to me of obtain items. I think they've upstairs can do can do better. A lot of these items and things up panel tackling myself and some of them. I don't think I can tackle. I'm for various reasons. But my my thinking is the these things entreleadership pseudo upstairs canton their lead to something else so job or bigger. And maybe what I should do is change my sites instead of looking at improving the Cape Town community see way to prove the global community which I feel like it's a big task but I'm having these ten items listed as someone who is the current titular lead of the ad global devastation nudity. Very excited about your audience would like to subscribe to your newsletter so we will talk about that they'll be fantastic unstick crevice from specically the interaction during open spaces where he actually sold a lot of more new people to software development and devops in general. She also questions you can see this like log capsule not understanding bigger problems and things and then seeing more experienced people help them it kind of makes me think that weavings investment effort and this community to make it easier to also questions. 'cause it's we've got so many people country getting remote jobs disappearing of the community seen completely dead that there's a really big need for people to share with the note. Delve incinerate getting more. People able to build Just because I mean if you get that Illini career just completely skyrocketing Orlando absolutely that. I think that is a amazing place to lead this. which is exactly what I observed? I was here you. You know for years ago and then three but for conferences ago anyway and saw the spark of the energy and excitement in this community that I was like I bet taken awesome to upstate. It's very gratifying. To come back and see something that frankly I had no control colliver and also no inputted to for the most part like I love the idea that we have this global community of people who once they get some ideas and encouragement go forth and made their local communities awesome. That's the thing that makes me so excited about seeing building here and for example of the country concrete example now that upstate's does the open space election. The way you did but the way you did it they jumped in and they were having discussions immediately the pre selection of ideas and then giving them a web interface in ethics too. And then doing your own Claudine sorting at a time. It's different style but it's not one that I've seen in exactly that format and I think it worked really well a great discussion. That's one of those things where I love the idea of seeing how everybody remixes and personalizes and makes relevant to their local community any kind of practices whether they be industry practices conference ideas or whatever anything that they get from those communications with the rest of the world and then make awesome illogical events so that makes me super happy. Thank you so much for joining us today. Palace was it was really fun. Head to arrested. devops dot com slash Dev outstay stash shape Dash Town Dash Twenty nineteen for this episode Shannon's visit arrested institutes dot com slash itunes review in the store. If you want to help other refined the podcast asterisk had no idea that works. Were also apparently on spotify. If I and IHEART radio systems to that actually sounds like me. But that's direct from texts that Mattie route thanks so much to occurrence Adrian Darby Dan joining us. Thanks sue companies. You're messy was collected. dumpy I'm bridget at bridget cramped. This has been arrested. devops and render. It was always deaths.

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"cape town" Discussed on Arrested DevOps

Arrested DevOps

09:38 min | 2 years ago

"cape town" Discussed on Arrested DevOps

"One two three four eighteen against the principles in doing average we sometimes sometimes test more than one two would eighteen only take two different teams and run two tests in unparallel taking away the differentiating factors and moderate eighteen those aspects of and. That's how we taste. That's how take decision on how to the person retake and the process normally takes we Tam Tam block it so we try. If it's an easy to to us. We take a two week process. We go into team sprint. At South we train them for a few days before we take them take to into the sprint. If it's a a more a heavy investment we run it for six week period. Our actual decision making and sign up. Process takes longer than our our proof of concept takes because because we were banking people need to sign off everything turns out. It's really impressive. If I could say I was not expecting that that level of answer in terms of the the clear steps in outlines and desired outcomes and Really really just the depth of analysis there so congratulations. That's tweet impressive. And in what I consider reality shows as a time two weeks to six speaks for all those things that you mentioned seems incredibly focused. So what do we we. He actually identify people in our organization that we know will actually use it and who does have problem so We also found that If you actually just lock people up in the room for four hours you can actually do for process in that in that you mentioned also like putting it in the sprint. These technical decision making is something to do in between your work it. No I mean at least for the period of time are actively working decision. It has to be the work for at least some people but it's practical so you you. It's not a any A science experiments in Mario. You have the real factors that people are dealing with in this sprint. That's why we're putting it into into this frontal it sounds like they take a great deal of care at Nedbank at least and hopefully all the banks in terms of making sure that the systems ktar secure and actually work as a person uses currency. I let this. This is a interested. Actually we talk a little bit about where you you actually W are coming in from Johannesburg. Adrian you're based here in Cape Town on but when we were chatting last night at your lovely evening event. I you were mentioning that. Of course you would love to help the Japan team and I'm thinking is that I mean it's it's a two hour flight but is kind of you know just around the corner or is it like they are on the fast other side of the land and we barely have anything to do with what a what do you see your with Tech Community in Johannesburg being. Hurry like K town here I think my own up until now has been mostly kept on. It's easy for me to get to. It's it's people in the community. Is this potentially other communities outside of devops I am not such as the python community. That very big K tokens also generally. Don't like Johannesburg We we give it a rough time. They don't have the ocean fish like Melbourne versus other phase of the behalf of mountain onto Knin and ocean. We have been the ones we money. Getting the fact that for some the reason we did like Joe Book. I think there's definitely a growing devops community if if there's any anything that we can do to help them credited upstate and potentially any other community. We definitely should. I know the the Python community there was pike and it specifically pythons naught Python cvt and they have to have a meet up in Johannesburg and K Tom to qualify under the Python Software Foundation. And so I think we explicitly focused Capetown but since we both these relationships with people such Davey and a few of the other bags it makes percents to at least share experience and try and see if we can help. I don't think we're GONNA be running. These countries has been running conferences. Exactly I mean Dan you can attest to you. Who runs the conference in a given? Say Not me. So the idea behind the series of conferences is that they they were meant to be localized right so wherever the conference is happening. That's the people who should be running it and that's the people who should attending it years ago. When there were very few to individual conferences there was more travel involved for example in two thousand thirteen when we did the Paris event for the first time we had people from all over Europe because it was the only game in town? Now that wasn't the goal was exactly and that was never the goal that was a necessary stepping stone. We reached a point. Now I think we're doing seventy five live events in in twenty nineteen and when I say we I'm talking about the the devops community right. It's not like there's a a central committee that authorizes events to happen somewhere. These are homegrown Grassroots initiative style things and so you know despite my accent I am French and I live in Paris Paris event. And if a team in Marseilles wanted to do it I would be important that I go here. The mistakes we made please learn from them and then I back away and let the team there do it themselves I think that when Doves Minneapolis started that same year upstate started in Chicago and Maddie Stratton. Who is the founder of arrested? devops was running that one and he said the most useful things that Minneapolis was a few weeks or a month before us. So I look at everything you did and then do everything that I liked from and not do the things I didn't like. That's I think that's a really good guiding principles just in general and not expanding this extending this past conferences is just to our organizations in general You know and I both work at cloud providers and we also are a copywriter You you know involvement in say the open source base means that I'm hanging out at coop con EU with Gupta. And saying you know this is great. It's so fun to hang hang out with people in this space where we know. We're of course we're all working in the space different organizations but we're also collaborating on the same stuff. I think the nation between knowing sessions is an important as much as talking of helping the ground once-daily dalen conference potentially we can learn from them and they can come and help us. Attention to prove conference. Improving devops cost Africa not just one or two areas. The one thing I think would be able to just quickly goes agent continues through because he Very nice process emblazoned gate lab with dampen some things that we use actually runoff conference. Because because that's very nice advice for people wanting to compare late in the shots tobacco. Give us the sort is. There's nothing public. Unfortunately so so I was just thinking running Devos's conference. Can we use devops to run the conference. Can we motivate the conference opera. Capetown meet up group and we've found sometimes it's a little bit tricky in in a chatroom like slack to follow different threads because we could be talking about about different events at different times and so I'm a big fan of well. I guess what happened is a job in management and had to start carrying about project management management and so I started looking at ways that we could use devops automation but also project management to run the meter. So what we've got. What is private repositories and get that one for the one for the conference and inside the is I guess to the knowledge base which is in the form of a Wiki and then there's the issues which are actionable items so for full of meat up? We have a list of venues. Responses Ellison is a potential speakers. If anybody in our community has ever put up the hand saying hey I can speak but contact in six months time we just put them on this team. mm-hmm we we know that who they got their contact details and I put them on the list but cobras could call them on awesome to speak sharing the knowledge among each other and then in the context we have one issue per month because we were on one per month and it's got a template and the temp off the list of things you need to consider when running an event and so for example. It's is have defending. Have.

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"cape town" Discussed on Arrested DevOps

Arrested DevOps

09:16 min | 2 years ago

"cape town" Discussed on Arrested DevOps

"Better later and that was our. That was our key driver to Leeann really grow the move into the new organization for his long. La's we've made generating value to drive more investment into the practice and that's how we growing slowly but surely joining one pipeline. At the time. I really like that because I think we are here. In the ten year anniversary season of the devout stays is conferences. The movement has definitely been around for a while. And it's really nice when you say we are not one of those companies. Nobody would want to try to be like it's possible. Aw Signal you're actually a very reasonable uprise and I'm curious if Adrian and thinking about that they will put together the program for this where you thinking. They're you're going to be people who either are in. Attendance are watching as leader. Who worked with these sort of organizations in need to hear what can our innovation do? Do you make that decision. You're like oh we need this voice. I think part of the decision was it's. It's quite easy to find a good the story from one of these Unicorn companies because this this is a lot of great stories coming out of fossil leaving companies because moving and so trying to balance the program mm-hmm singing talk like Davies. Talk from Nedbank. I think personally for myself. I think it's really impressive. That a big enterprise that is generally known to move slowly adopted him look of the practice and so I think it's it's Disney message for everybody to hear that if it's possible Nedbank it's possible anyway if it it. devops isn't only for a certain certain small group as everyone. We've also seen a lot of adoption in many of the bank base in South Africa so I think it's it's great to have their Nedbank and being so involved in our community there sponsor they split last year and the year before food. So it's great uptick. Yeah I think at Devastates Minneapolis. We often have people from you know our local retailer or whatnot. Because it's nice to see. The uptaken devops practices from the wider industry. Not I just those of us who you know. The percentage of us here who work at tech vendors are like excellent tech vendors. This is how we do things but it's actually it was. It was refreshing declined and Dan to hear your talk because I think you brought a perspective that people don't always get tax. Love you quickly. Summarize we'll Lincoln shots but if you can quickly summarize what the focus your talk was it was a pitch right yes monitoring analytics. No it had nothing to do with that. So the folks at the talk with name of the talk rather was what enemy taught me about working in tech. It's something that's been a big part of my life. Is Computers in another thing. That's been a big part of my life is is mixed martial arts and realized not too long ago that a lot of what's important important to me in my career in terms of how I act make decisions and interact with the world around me. I learned from training and in doing martial arts and that was basically as we just the story I wanted to try to tell. Yeah I really liked that because I think that in both of your talks. Were that at those actionable takeaways takeaways of hey. The team matters and the structure in the organization and the way we set up incentives. I love how you're talking about how you'll take some of your management budget and use it to put treats at the meeting and the meeting has educational things for people to learn more about devops strategy. Yeah because I do think. It's not a tension between the personal. The organizational right. It's people are what makeup these organizations and I saw that both of your taxes accounting. So did you folks plan that as well. There's a lot of good. Planning a data is always a fun. Trying to balance between technical tokes and more cultural Normally get bogged down. 'cause tech. His name of the problem is always people I was actually. We surprised at some of the doors. Even though we thought we'd taken fix your one Cultural components which is also because I think that has more effect than an actual run the latest thing in production to be fair. I did have some demo videos and I did have an awful lot of tip of this project and this project and it's something search project they're cool and they do this and they do that but I do think that you've probably seen that. Maybe you can speak to your positions the rate of uptake or adoption of any given tool or any given open source. Project has a lot to do with the decision making of the people who are deciding whether or not to use it like they'll it could be a technically excellent tool and if there are no documentation and they haven't said anything on their requests for six months people are like I. I don't think I trust the humans. Even if they're called looks okay like I mean how experience you had Adrian in the workplace with trying to decide which opens her chosen right one for you or anything like that. I think I think you hit the nail in the head. They a tool and there's progress that have been sitting around for months and are dead quiet right and the last six months ago and there's no new releases it it definitely is a problem is the the problem is in the the code. It's the people of this community around it. It's going to happen. I mean unless you look at the code. Dan Shaking his head and I'm wondering eight thinking. Well maybe the code is Great. And you've just jump on and become the project legally thought to take decisions. Fatality of a project is an important important and interesting thing to look. I don't think it necessarily discounts whether it should be used or not. There's definitely projects and pieces of software that I've used in continue to a US that haven't had updates you know for ten years because what they were designed to do they still do properly now right so just because something hasn't been updated in in a few few funds that doesn't mean it can't be used probably a veteran a horrible security updates problem. Yeah I've read into that. We're like well guess we're pulling that out this week. That's not going to be a password. Snowy after we factor off of it this week with that's always a risk right yeah absolutely Thankfully there's more and more tooling around that that's making it easier to know and you build it into your lines or even just occasionally take a glance. CV Listen Austin and really get a feel for the horrors that our industry has wrought. I actually am curious Debbie from your point of view because obviously when tooling choices are being made at large enterprises. That have you know stay colours. Who are looking at large stacks of rand or euro or dollars Sir? Whatever I'm guessing? They're not pay with you throwing something into production. That has no one commissioner. WHO hasn't touched three years? I'm guessing like do you have standards. In general you the specifics. But how side is an open source project. Okay so we actually have principle that you can use open source We do have very tax security. And we've got to go through quite a few security checks and things like that before we put in open source before we test was to The approach that we reform worked for us was actually to take the community that uses is the to start unpacking. What are the problems that they are experiencing and then we map out the entire value stream process that they actually go who we look at one of issues that they're dealing with within within that extreme process we get team to prioritize? What our biggest issues that these are that they have to deal with and then we start looking at? What are the tools that would actually solve the problems? We then a put the two into a proof of concept really. It's an open source tool or something not may have to cash money for we. Then take the to fully who the pilot proof of concept and then we then you wait the outcomes against what we originally fun with problems that we wanted to solve way. We we actually do any time stamp measures we actually literally stop watch our developers with the times when we put the two lane after. We've gone all through learning cycle time stagnating again. And then we have reasonably scientific measures of efficiency gains and we been do like Harvey Ball.

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"cape town" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio

C-SPAN Radio

01:30 min | 2 years ago

"cape town" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio

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"cape town" Discussed on WAFS Biz 1190

WAFS Biz 1190

01:35 min | 2 years ago

"cape town" Discussed on WAFS Biz 1190

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