Archives 05/2019


May updates

Its been a “eventful” year for us so far… With Joberg2C MTB Race just finished, the next events are just around the corner. Starting with the Africa Shared Value Sumit this month in Nairobi (Kenya), Festival Week-end au bord de l’eau in June / Sierre (Switzerland), Tohu Bohu Festival in Veyras – Valais (Switzerland) in September and the 17th African Regional Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (Cape Town) in October.

Myriah Q. hasn’t stopped moving since the moment I entered the bar. She’s got patrons seated on the sidewalk and the backyard areas, and she is pacing between opposite ends of the venue to keep up with the happy hour rush. Occasionally, she hops behind the counter to mix drinks, restart the music playlist, or organize menus. Suddenly, the phone rings — for the third time. Myriah looks at the caller ID, ignores the call, and resumes her dance. “I don’t have time for spam calls,” she explains. “I’m busy enough as is.” But the call wasn’t exactly spam. Twenty minutes earlier, I’d asked the bartender at Sweet Afton, an Irish pub in Astoria, New...