He defined the experience of using the telephone

He defined the experience of using the telephone

March 5, 2013 | Comments (0)

Born in Johannesburg on Feb. 28, 1918, and reared nearby in Germiston, where his parents owned a grocery store and tearoom, the late John Karlin is considered the father of human-factors engineering in American industry. Karlin earned a bachelor’s degree in philosophy, psychology and music, and a master’s degree in psychology, both from the University of Cape […]

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Bootstrapping a Multi-Million Dollar Start-Up

Bootstrapping a Multi-Million Dollar Start-Up

May 24, 2012 | Comments (0)

PERSONALITY PROFILE: Gary Levitt Founder and CEO, Mad Mimi It was the music world that led him from Johannesburg to New York. But how did this entrepreneur end up being the founder of an e-business with revenues of almost $8 million? Gary Levitt of Mad Mimi shares with SAABC his fascinating journey, perspectives and philosophies. […]

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Riding the Big Waves to Success

Riding the Big Waves to Success

May 17, 2012 | Comments (0)

PERSONALITY PROFILE: Chris Bertish. Big Wave Surf Champion. Cape Town born surfer Chris Bertish entered the leagues of the great surfing championsof the world when he was crowned winner of the 2009/2010 Mavericks Surf Contest® Presented by Sony Ericsson and Barracuda Networks. Mavericks off Half Moon Bay ‘s Pillar Point near San Francisco is home […]

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Racing his way to stardom & Time Square billboards

Racing his way to stardom & Time Square billboards

May 3, 2012 | Comments (0)

PERSONALITY PROFILE: Dion von Moltke. Race car driver, Miami, USA. It was a bribe from dad that started “Africa’s 2nd Best Driver” Dion von Moltke racing when he was 13 years old. “My father said he’d buy me a go-cart if I switched schools’” said Dion, who was not excelling in the computer-oriented school he […]

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From Kalahari townships to MIT and NASA

From Kalahari townships to MIT and NASA

April 26, 2012 | Comments (0)

SUCCESS STORY: Dr Lerothodi Leeuw. Professor at the College of Graduate Studies at the University of South Africa (UNISA). Previously an Astrophysicist with California based SETI Institute. Albert Einstein once said: “I have no particular talent. I am merely inquisitive.” It was a natural interest in science plus parents who, as teachers, instilled in him […]

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Turning nature to world-class art around the globe

Turning nature to world-class art around the globe

April 19, 2012 | Comments (0)

SUCCESS STORY: Stephen Suzman. Landscape Designer & Founder. Suzman Design Associates, San Francisco. From elegant European and San Francisco rooftop gardens to large country estates, from traditional to cutting edge modern, and from ocean front to desert, international award-winning landscape designer Stephen Suzman–nephew to South Africa’s famous anti-apartheid activist and politician Helen Suzman–runs one of […]

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Transform communities through maths & science

Transform communities through maths & science

April 12, 2012 | Comments (0)

EDUCATION CAUSE:  LEAP Math & Science Schools It is no secret that education in South Africa is in crisis. Millions of children still do not attend schools or receive materials and have little chance to improve their own lives. LEAP Schools has a vision to transform disadvantaged communities in South Africa through mathematics and science […]

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10x PGA Champion wins in wine and golf

10x PGA Champion wins in wine and golf

April 5, 2012 | Comments (0)

PERSONALITY PROFILE: David “Frosty” Frost. PGA Champion, Dallas, Texas. 10-time PGA Tour winner, South African native, David Frost, “Frosty” cracked into the PGA Champions Tour 2010 winner’s circle in August, winning his first Tour event in 13 years at the 3M Championship in Blaine, MN. He surpassed the $10 million in career earnings after that […]

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Fund a Teacher, Change the World

Fund a Teacher, Change the World

March 29, 2012 | Comments (0)

EDUCATION CAUSE:  Teach With Africa Teach With Africa is a non-profit organization empowering students and teachers by bringing educators to Africa to teach and learn. SAABC spoke with TWA CEO Amy Schoew to learn more about this highly successful San Francisco-Bay area based organization. What is your mission?  To help children access quality education so […]

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Announcing the launch of our SX Family website!
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