Monthly Archives: May 2017

Persevering Grace.

Many Christians know that they can’t live a joyful and successful life if they don’t endure, persevere or press forward. Whether it is praying, studying the Word of God, winning souls or loving others, we can’t reap the promised benefits if we don’t keep at it. However, we shouldn’t make the mistake of thinking we can persevere by own power. ... Read More »

Would Jesus return to Earth in the next 100 years?

After reading renowned physicist Stephen Hawking’s warning that humanity needs to become a multi-planetary species within the next century in order to avoid extinction, today’s topic was the question that came to my mind. Existential risks according to Stephen include climate change, overpopulation, epidemics and asteroids. Now back to my question? Would Jesus return to Earth in the next 100 ... Read More »

Don’t stress about us in SA.

A letter from FirstRand founder and former executive Paul Harris to a concerned friend has gone viral. Here is an edited version: Hi Jeff HOPE all is well with you guys. I will drop you a line later with the family news but I would first like to respond to the e-mail you sent me attaching an article by Clem ... Read More »

A hopeful and prosperous future.

When Elon Musk was a kid in South Africa, he would read for 10 hours per day. Then in college, while thinking about what he wanted to do with his life, he raised a starting point question “What will most affect the future of humanity.” He came up with list of five things. The internet; sustainable energy; space exploration, in ... Read More »

Dr Oladunjoye: Thesis Title and Summary.

On the 10th of May 2017, PhD degree was awarded to Oladunjoye Adebola Olubukola by Durban University of Technology, South Africa. Title of Thesis: Effect of bacteriophage control and artificial neural networks prediction in the inactivation of Listeria monocytogenes on fresh produce. Summary: Listeria monocytogenes is one of the leading food borne pathogens that has been associated with fresh produce. ... Read More »

From failure to tremendous success.

After reading about Mark Zuckerberg’s invitation to speak at Harvard few months ago, I tweeted “A successful Harvard dropout recently gave Harvard commencement speech. Change your definition of failure.” I should have added, ‘also change your definition of success.’ It is true that if you can’t handle failure, you won’t be able to achieve tremendous success. If you fail and ... Read More »

From a small seed.

Robert Louis Stevenson once said “From a small seed, a mighty trunk may grow.” True. An investor is like a farmer that plants a seed on a good soil. He is expected to: Plant a seed everyday. Frequently water the seeds you’ve already planted. Hone and harness the ground on which your seeds are planted. And one day watch the ... Read More »