current affairs

Global poverty – Are we closing our eyes?

How do you map health clinics or water delivery sources in a slum? Humanitarian agencies will be seeking answers to these and other questions as vulnerable populations settle in a sea of shacks on the outskirts of cities and towns across the world in the next few years. [...]

Holiday Reading – James Bond to the rescue?

Sometimes when I read the news it seems like a script to a new James Bond movie. Dr No is at it again with a 300,000 strong cyberarmy whose only purpose is to get into other countries secret networks. And Blofeld, or maybe Goldfinger, is helping countries deceive their citizens as well as an entire continent. [...]

Holiday Reading: Will JFK & Jackie always be icons?

The release of what Jackie Kennedy recorded on tape 47 years ago became headline news all over the world . Seems that people are always going to be fascinated about the Kennedys and the mystery surrounding them. [...]

Are we moving from mass consumption to the wants of individuals?

It looks like a historic transition in capitalism is unfolding as a result of products like the iPod. The world is constantly changing and I believe we are at the beginning of a new era which will fundamentally change the way we consume. New demands are created that most existing companies cannot meet. [...]

Vanity boosting prosperity and biodiversity?

The combination of the rapidly expanding global fashion and beauty industry and the internet is providing opportunities for developing countries. It enables them to use their creative talents and cultural heritages to create jobs and sell products that are environmentally responsible [...]