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Thulaganyo Jankey
  • TJ in the Kitchen

    My cooking skills are at best remedial and with my limited toolkit, I was determined to strike a blow for the male section. Up to then, my culinary skills were quite rudimentary and involved boiling an egg, boiling rice and frying eggs. I know this...

  • Selling a used car is trickier than you think

    Or sometimes you attend an event like the Mascom Derby and everyone is driving a GD6 when you are rolling in a rickety jalopy. You take out the abacus and calculate that if you sell the car you are currently driving then you should be able to pay a...

  • Forbes and Twitter: The Happenings

    The Forbes office was met with an apology of sorts that went something like ‘those lofty standards cannot work here. We are pleading with Forbes to lower their threshold otherwise we are likely to get a Forbes 0 under 30 situation’. The somewhat...

  • Easter Weekend News

    This is usually the script: News article 1: Mokolodi residents have spent a quiet Easter weekend with very few motor accidents and vehicle infractions News article 2: Botswana Police Services recorded five incidents of semausu break-ins and three...

  • Census sense and nonsense

    I was beyond redemption and once I got into the Liar Lane, the Lie Train just kept chugging faster and faster. Let’s face it. Out of all the programmes you watch on TV, you will not readily admit to watching 60% of them in a survey or research...

  • The Clap! Awards and Their Issues

    Of course you might disagree that he ‘beat the living daylights’ out of Will but these were Oscars and in acting speak that is akin to doing exactly that.Some say comedians are susceptible to those moments of trusting a fart while having an upset...

  • Hoarding habits: More is sooo More

    It always ends with me being wife-marched (which is a female, non-GBV-infused equivalent of frog-marched) to the storeroom to ‘do something about it’. For me ‘doing something about it’ involves picking a few items and throwing them out to...

  • Best time to apply for a piece of land at the Board

    Like a herd of tortoises waddling through peanut butter. All these are, however, much faster than continental drift. In Botswana there’s something much slower than continental drift.Applying for and getting a piece of land in Botswana makes...

  • Weighty language and life Issues

    I know most of you might feel using ‘of size’ as an adjective to describe my shape or my out-of-shape situation means I have taken a restraining order against grammar and semantics. But the world has changed and words like ‘fat’ are only...

  • The Wild Wild G-West: Statement from the Policed

    The Police have not said anything yet. This column is the unofficial mouthpiece of The Policed and represents the community angle basically because I have a slot in a newspaper column and not because of any powers vested on me by the community. I am...

  • Idiots Season

    This is a month of love where you are at least expected to show your partner you love them through buying them gifts like chocolate, colognes and a bouquet of flowers. Most of us use the word bouquet only once in a year- in February.That means we are...

  • Cat-Kicking Kurt: The kick and the farce

    It is at the level of seriousness of a national budget speech. Little wonder the two happened at around the same time. Kicking a cat is apparently a huge deal and something that could lose you jobs and sponsorship.A not-so-famous French soccer...

  • Men’s conference: A Valentine’s Day alternative

    Men don’t take too kindly to advice yet they are quick to dish it out. I also received some backlash from people merely because they could not afford gifts for their partners. Mind you such unsolicited backlash is usually padded with some choice...

  • Africa Nations Cup: The spectacle and the debacles

    Admittedly, fairness is overrated and that is why these guys spend most of their time entertaining Tony Blair, Beyonce, Shakira, Steve Harvey and other celebrities who might just have a problem with their names being quoted on an African tabloid.The...

  • The fuel increase pandemic

    In our country when the court cannot make up its mind, instant lawyers and judges sprout all over the place. People that do not even have a certificate of attendance in Arguing at the Customary Court 101, which is actually the most basic form of law...

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