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Thulaganyo Jankey
  • Commonwealth Games and Wrong Bus

    To perhaps increase their chances at winning medals, the whole United Kingdom fragments into England, Scotland, Nothern Ireland and Wales. This is very clever. Fairness does seem an intrusion here. Their opponents don’t seem to have realised this....

  • Unmasked and unhappy

    The mask has a bit of tainted history because it was used by robbers to redistribute property and money, but this was somewhat sterilised by the onset of COVID-19.It morphed from being an outlaws’ tool of trade to being a powerful weapon to thwart...

  • Peggylicious moments

    Hell, even funeral undertakers are increasing the cost of funerals and blaming it on the cost of living. Fresh hell just dropped it seems.How did we even get here? Despite all this meltdown we are always hopeful that we will somewhat turn the corner...

  • Baby Boomers vs Zillenials

    When I told the same Zillennial I was born in the 1960s, they wondered whether I was a slave at one point. I am a Baby Boomer and any discussion with a Zillenials is punctuated with ‘how did you manage that without a laptop’, ‘how come there...

  • Test all athletes

    As an athlete any animal, plant and drug on that list gives one some superhero powers and can at the very extreme make your legs grow some wings. Well, something like that where you suddenly now develop an ability to outsprint everyone.Some American...

  • Economic woes and technological antidotes

    The names Vladimir Putin and Volodymyr Zelensky are especially hard for us to pronounce. Our most enduring contact with Europeans was with the group led by a queen whose language of communication was English.Putin sounds suspiciously English and of...

  • My first salary

    They would neatly type your details on a slip of paper and your salary details and deductions and put it in an envelope. Since I had just started working, there were not many deductions save for tax unlike my more experienced colleagues whose payment...

  • Let’s host Afcon

    Our most alluring image of the efforts of our team is a midfielder who burst a ball by blocking an opponent – hardly the stuff to bump up one’s football pedigree. But some local fans were desperate to rose colour our Afcon effort and exploited...

  • My first job

    It was also an attempt to prove that local companies can actually help government’s effort to keep kids off the streets and I was the guinea pig. My dad was pro-establishment and he would have heard and heeded the call more than most citizens. One...

  • Fare increases and commuter expectations

    In the history of strike action, no bus and taxi operators have ever had any strike without elements of violence. In fact, they don’t even need strikes to get violent. Their work place is usually an unorthodox blend of madness and strife. Sometimes...

  • 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...

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