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SA Butler Academy and Guild Recruitment continues its revenge action with racism allegations!


An interaction outside my EbbTide apartment block between an Uber driver and I, which was in part videoed by the driver without my permission, is circulating around Cape Town.

The SA Butler Academy, and its sister company Guild Recruitment, is circulating the video about this interaction, to businesses in Camps Bay and to the media, in an attempt to discredit me. They are using a fake email account ‘JR Williams’. The subject line of the email is ‘The way the tour guide Chris von Ulmenstein treats black tourists in Cape Town’.  Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 79 of Level 1, 18 December 2021.


Saturday 18 December 2021, Day 79 of Level 1 😷

Corona Lockdown Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for a hot wind-free 28C day, Camps Bay jam-packed; for the disaster of our Ebbtide garage door no longer opening easily overcome by the wonderful Gary, who played Uber and fetched me in Camps Bay to get to our lunch date; for a successful Community CAMPS BAY CLEAN, spoilt as always by Emma of The 41 Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 33 of Level 3 Adjusted, 28 January 2021


Thursday 28 January 2021, Day 33 of Level 3 Adjusted, Day 309 of Lockdown 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for a lovely smooth flowing day; for it being a warm 24C day without wind; for a PowerWalk to Clifton and back, happy that it gave me 300 Discovery points after yesterday’s disappointing points; for a bonus 400 points for my healthy Pick n Pay purchases; for a good status meeting with my client, finalising the Valentine’s Day Menu ❤️; for collecting my poppyseed rolls at Dinkel Bakery; for shopping for my German treats at Hartlief; for a quick pop-in at the Waterfront, quiet this afternoon, paying my hopefully last Vodacom contract account ever; for a chocolate purchase at Tomes ❤️, and collecting my post; for a late breakfast at the WCafé at Woolworths; for collecting ordered lightbulbs at RG Jack for our apartment block; for a lovely dinner at Utopia with dear friend Charlotte Zachariou and her husband Nick, visiting our city from Knysna, being spoilt with oysters, they eating the Tasting Menu (5 courses at R195) while I had an octopus starter and ice cream dessert, playing Uber for them; and for being happy and healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

Corona Virus Lockdown: Restaurant deliveries by third party partners like Uber Eats getting the cold shoulder locally and internationally!


Since the world went into Lockdown, restaurants that were allowed to offer Take-Away food delivery to customer homes have increasingly used Third Party Delivery companies. Uber Eats probably is the world’s largest Food Delivery Company, having added this service a few years ago to its standard driver service. In our country it competes alongside MrD, a company belonging to TakeaLot, masters in e-commerce home delivery. Yet, during Lockdown the tide is turning, one reading an increasing number of warnings against third party delivery services, restaurant patrons being encouraged to order food from restaurants which use their own staff to deliver, locally and internationally. What has caused this negative sentiment! Continue reading →