When you do get that R30 for itaxi to Sandton you realise you don’t have that good outfit for an interview, your pumps are torn, that white shirt is cream in colour now and that skirt has lost Its blackness; it’s now a shade of maroon. After the interview, you wait… (read more)
I think this system of giving handouts is one of the reasons why farmers have failed to produce, nearly two decades after the land reform programme began. They abuse their inputs and farm implements, knowing that more handouts will come.
The Central Intelligence Organisation operatives are everywhere like a bad smell. Their task is listening to the whispers and targeting those voices that rise up above others, rise up to lead the citizens…
Playing house consisted of someone volunteering to be the mom, the dad and the rest of the cast would play varying ages of children. Costumes were very important in bringing the reality alive, and so playing the mom or daughters was a coveted role.
I must have momentarily forgotten that on the streets of Bulawayo, witnessing such activities was a crime for which one could pay dearly. In these parts, eyewitnesses are a threat to the pickpockets livelihood.
They are familiar with all the latest gadgets and give you unsolicited advice basically on how to upgrade your life, all the while pouring another expensive drink and heaping more food onto their plate.
The plan was to get into the force after school and rise through the ranks. Looking back now I’m usually asking myself how my dream job became a nightmare.
Nelson Mandela emerged from prison and forged a single nation free of racial discrimination in which his former tormentors enjoyed full human rights and freedom from persecution.
If was a Member of Parliament or president of the country, would I say no to owning a farm?
Over the last few years this practice has become so common that we don’t even bat an eyelid when it happens. We accept it as a norm and go about our daily business.