Category: Bulletin Dilution

Reflections and thoughts on day to day life and issues.

Bulletin Dilution, Reflections

The Most Disrespected President

By Ayeza wa’ Kagyenyi, South Africa: In a home, the father is greatly respected within the African culture. In the African home, the father is to be respected. In Africa, Baba or Tata mean father in many of the African languages in southern and eastern Africa respectively. These terms come with a connotation of respect attached to a highly valued […]

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One Minute Long

By Cynthia Ayeza, Uganda: A few months ago, we were stunned by the disappearance of an aircraft carrying a few hundred people. Within the same space, a ferry capsized, killing some while others escaped. Before we could fully comprehend what was happening, a #BringBackOurGirls hash tag was started. It was global – for a moment. Boko Haram got their moment […]

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Confessions of a Social Pariah: Leave Apartheid Alone

By Spliph, South Africa: A discussion on eating sacred serpents, Jigga's fire-pool and the canteen at the Union Building. South Africa has come a long way alright; from the days that Captain Ven Niekerk and his band of compatriots dispensed savage beatings to anyone who didn't qualify the civilised criterion from the lighter criteria, to some chap on the outskirts […]

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Confessions of a Social Pariah: Healing the country one fist at a time

By Spliph, South Africa: A discussion on slew comments, Tata Indica's and why you shouldn't make fun of short people. The new terminator flick is something else; Arnold Schwarzenegger's saggy boobs aside, he still looks mightily dangerous. In all honesty, we can safely project that technology will soon have one over us. Okay, I am not saying that artificial intelligence […]

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Confessions of a Social Pariah: Government run on Whatsapp

By Spliph, South Africa: Half if not all the time when I try to contact a government official or opposition party representative they are in never ending meetings or briefing the media somewhere. It is because of this that I sometimes wonder who is running this country, at what time and how exactly they go about it. After months of […]

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Confessions of a Social Pariah: Some Black Women are crazy

By Spliph, South Africa: Never mind social suicide, what I am about to share with you is self-imposed social assassination. And since none of you weight lifting testosterone injecting macho predators have the genetic inclination to say it, I Lebogang Kenneth Mokoena will: Some black women are crazy! One only needs to pay attention to the contents at Clicks outlets […]

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Confessions of a Social Pariah: 10 Minutes at the Corner

By Spliph, South Africa: I sat on the corner bench this other afternoon and just literally watched the world go by. Faces glowing with glee, others more fixed to an expression far from that of joy. This got me thinking – what are we rushing to in this life? In a world where everything is instant – from food to […]

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Confessions of a Social Pariah: It's just lines – nothing more.

By Spliph, South Africa: A discussion on skew lines, crying men and takkies at an art exhibition. Have you seen them? Fermented beverage in hand, cigar smoke scintillating the already toxic air, well worn dinner jackets on their shoulders, captivating hairstyles on their heads, and their noses a centimetre above its natural position. They are engaged in deep conversations while […]

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Confessions of a Social Pariah: Trends

By Spiph, South Africa: I would like to believe I am a stern anti-subscriber to social convention. I view convention as a shared taboo to which I divorce myself of all completely. Convention to me signals self-inflicted propaganda schemes so overt yet covert. So you can imagine how tightly I held on to my regular cut pants when males started […]

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Confessions of a Social Pariah: The Stop and Chat

By Spliph, South Africa: There is nothing as daunting as meeting someone you vaguely know and in the process being forced to start a conversation. These awkward encounters follow a universally agreed on process and go something like this: A: Hi B: Hey how are you? A: I'm very well and how are you? B: I'm good thanks….. wow it's […]

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