Author: Ramon Thomas

Life-changing partnerships: principals and business leaders: Louise Van Rhyn

Ramon Thomas /January 20, 2014

Louise is the founder of Symphonia, a group of organizations committed to sustainable transformation in people, teams, companies, organizations and communities throughout the world. Through Symphonia, Louise works to mobilize citizens to become actively involved in addressing the education crisis facing South Africa. In this deeply personal and moving talk from TEDxCapeTownED 2012, Louise talks Continue Reading →

Stop Watching Us

Ramon Thomas /December 1, 2013

StopWatching.us is a coalition of more than 100 public advocacy organizations and companies from across the political spectrum. This video harnesses the voices of celebrities, activists, legal experts, and other prominent figures in speaking out against mass surveillance by the NSA. Please share widely to help us spread the message that we will not stand Continue Reading →

How to Give Punch to Your Everyday E-mail

Ramon Thomas /November 6, 2013

Most people start their email messages with the recipient’s name. Example: “Maya, I really enjoyed meeting you.” But it sounds more personal if you use it at the END of the sentence: “I really enjoyed meeting you, Maya.” When you have something really important to convey, use their name in the MIDDLE of a sentence to make that particular Continue Reading →

Online Dating Will Soon Be Obsolete

Ramon Thomas /October 29, 2013

By Amanda Hess We are living in a time of great transition for digital romance. A new study from the Pew Research Center’s Internet and American Life Project, released Monday, found that 59 percent of American Internet users believe that “online dating is a good way to meet people,” a 14-point jump since 2005. Among Continue Reading →

10 Tips for helping our Matric Students

Ramon Thomas /October 10, 2013

As more than half a million matrics in South Africa begin their exams soon, the hopes and dreams of our country rest on their shoulders. This is a huge responsibility for many teens who hope to succeed, despite tremendous adversity. Knowing they are not alone and having every South African rooting for them will help Continue Reading →

Parents warned over children’s online safety

Ramon Thomas /July 25, 2013

Professor says sexting is a problem in most schools, and calls for more communication between parents and children Parents are over-confident about keeping their children safe online but many are avoiding difficult conversations about sexting and cyberbullying, according to research. Andy Phippen, professor of social responsibility at Plymouth University, said sexting – where schoolchildren are Continue Reading →