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Thulaganyo Jankey
  • 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...

  • January – A season of sadness after madness

    It is a season of detoxing and flushing out the toxins from the body. Don’t be fooled though if you hear this. It is not that people have suddenly become health conscious. It is a financial dictate. The bank balance has gone to Pitsville and the...

  • Customer Disservice: Consumer Watchcat Perspective

    There are other victims we hardly ever talk about. Radio Botswana (RB) never talks about them. RB 2 never does either. Not even their elder sibling BTV. There are no rights group formed specifically for this to fight the victims’ cause. There are...

  • Miss World – Travelling For Us Ala President

    Not our girl. She has bucked the trend and amped the value of the street barber a few notches up by rocking up with hair that could well have been shaved by a street barber around the infamous Gaborone West Mall.I am a regular customer at street...

  • Legalised Scams

    If I was in Parliament that self-effacing speaker we all love would have said ‘Where’s ze evdence’. Ze evdence will follow shortly. Just keep reading. The police, the government, Facebook preachers, Facebook idiots, Facebook fiends, banks,...

  • When Midlife Crisis Has Got You

    When you find yourself pressing Del (for deliver in your mind) on the keyboard in an attempt to send mail and the mail disappears. When all these happen know that you are firmly entrenched in midlife crisis. Think about it. Why would somebody in...

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