My life and times at Mmegi – Pt 1

In action: Some of the author’s memories during his days at Mmegi. Here Thalefang was drilling Mmegi team members during a retreat held at Goo Moremi PIC: KENNEDY RAMOKONE
In action: Some of the author’s memories during his days at Mmegi. Here Thalefang was drilling Mmegi team members during a retreat held at Goo Moremi PIC: KENNEDY RAMOKONE

In June this year, I walked into Dikgang Publishing Company’s Managing Director Titus Mbuya, to let him know my intention to resign. Memories came flooding back while waiting inside the MD’s secretary, Lulu Nkoto’s office, of my 16 years at Mmegi. In this first installment of My Life and Times at Mmegi, I will take you to where it all began, writes THALEFANG CHARLES

I first read a copy of Mmegi at the Serowe Library. That is where my love for newspapers was nurtured. As a kid the library was initially my excuse for arriving home late from the playground. But in the beginning it was just a pretext to avoid the hiding.

Eventually when mom called my bluff, asking me what I have been busy reading at the library, I knew I must be little innovative with my alibi.

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Women in Politics caucus NGO, a welcome development

In the 2014 General Election, women who stood for parliamentary elections were a mere 17 out of a total of 192 aspirants, and sadly the number dropped to 11 out of 210 parliamentary aspirants in the 2019 General Election. Hopefully, registration of the Women in Politics Caucus will give women the necessary support to join politics. While things were slowly improving, women for a long time were at the receiving end as compared to their male...

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