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Abstractly | April 15, 2020

Hello! Welcome to Abstractly – an attempt to post your refined personal or company updates more slowly. Posts go out once per quarter and include no more than 500 characters. To publish your own quarterly updates on Abstractly, email Will Ross (will@zafiri.com).

Will Ross | April 6, 2020

A move to King’s Cross re-orientated my perspective on London after a year in Tottenham. Spent two weeks between Johannesburg and Cape Town, meetings for Tendo. Covid-19 emerged in Italy soon after returning, shifting our focus on Tendo – online training for furloughed workers. Read the remarkable Three Women. Saw Norwegian Tuvaband perform at The Lexington (mesmerising opening with Trees). Visit to Marian Goodman Gallery for the remarkable An-My LĂȘ’s Silent General, a photography show – border control, landscape and military industrial complex.

Tendo |

The quarter slammed shut with the spike in COVID-19. Before this, South Africa and seeing how new the country is on purchasing training software. Coffee continues to be a focus in the country with specialty coffee growing in market share but still tiny when compared with UK and US. Since frontline employees won’t be able to get onto the floor, we are providing free online training for baristas at Tendo. We’ve recently blogged on the re-integration of middle-age workers and photographer Jake Green who profiles the variety of roles at the top of the coffee supply chain in “Drink My Sweat.”