Category Archives: Communication

Sweet Service Award goes to Sandak-Lewin; Sour Service Award goes to Standard Bank!


The Sweet Service Award goes to Sandak-Lewin and its CEO Carl Smit, for his very surprising but welcome acceptance of my request that his company not increase its management fee to our apartment block by more than the CPI of 4%, having taken 10% increases from us in the past three years, without permission from us as Trustees. Mr Smit has not been very professional to me in the past, in his response when I have written to him about the poor service we receive from his Portfolio Manager Greg Anderson since he took over our apartment block two years ago, not ever having set foot in it, and being very poor in responding to emails, or in actioning maintenance issues!  Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 38 of Adjusted Level 3, 2 February 2021


Tuesday 2 February 2021, Day 38 of Level 3 Adjusted, Day 314 of Lockdown.

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for a beautiful 28C wind-free day, as if specially designed to celebrate the reopening of beaches today, the Camps Bay Beach and Tidal Pool being busy, as was Victoria Road; for the car guards smiling in being kept busy and earning tips, and no doubt the restaurants and supermarkets benefiting too; for a meeting with another prospective Communications client, which led to a second prospective client……. all too good to be true 😱; for fetching my laundry and shopping at Woolies on Regent Road in Sea Point; for a walk on the Camps Bay Promenade and Tidal Pool area with Imtiaz, there being lots of litter to pick up, there being so many picnickers; for lovely dancing music on Kfm Dansdag; for learning how business works, after many decades of not working for clients; and for being happy and healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

A new career as Hospitality Communications Consultant takes off, reaching new heights!


While I had tried to separate my Blog writing from my new work as a Communications Consultant, my cover was blown (so to speak) when a fantastic 10/10 review for my client was posted yesterday, including me in the praise.

It is the first time that I am offering Communications services for clients, since having owned PR Consultancy Relationship Marketing 25 years ago, focusing mainly on Social Media Communication, but also on client liaison, writing posts and content, organising promotions, proactively identifying all possible Continue reading →