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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Gesticulating Gibberish

The great man has not even been buried yet, but the locals are already up to their antics again. After President Barack Obama’s moving eulogy at the memorial service of Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg yesterday, other speakers took to the stage to have their say. One of them, a crafty politician, who... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Left in the Lurch

Trailing stem of the Raka pumpkin Molebo shrivelled up and died Water in the river dried up too Fish watching in resignation knew Soon t hey will have to rely on mud On which only wily slippery foxes thrive Raka le shwetswe ke molebo Tlhapi sholofela leraga metsi a pshele o a bona Phokojwe go tshela... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Yellow Submarine

Sometimes it seems it is easier to make people sad than happy. I believe many people shun religion because it engenders sadness in many instances. One of the saddest prayers I have come across is the one that children in the past were forced to recite every night before going to bed; As I lay me... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013


“I don’t know, maybe this question is not politically correct, but how could you allow a man like Zuma to become your President?” Bill asked Obakeng. “ You had Bush for two terms” said Obakeng. “Touché,” said Bill and laughed out loud. This was at the beginning of 2012 when Bill and Madeleine from... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013


COPYRIGHT SETAKI 2013 ‘To distinguish between equino-valgus (knock knees) and equino-varus (bandy legs), think of a bandy-legged farmer trying to catch a pig to slaughter and it slips between his legs to escape and he exclaims “ Waar is die donder se vark?”( Where is the bloody pig?). The Latin term... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013


I don’t know who said the following, but to me it certainly sounds like good advice: “When something bad has happened to you, tell your enemies. They will rejoice. When something good has happened to you, tell your friends. They will rejoice with you”. So I guess it is possible to please everybody... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013


Professor: “Some of the most momentous Medical discoveries were made by serendipity”. Student: “Who was Serendipity? If he made such great discoveries why is he not among the list of Nobel Price laureates like Chris Barnard and the rest?” Professor: “Serendipity is not a person. It is a term derived... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, September 19, 2013


“ Religion is the soporific of the black man ” Charles Sibisi,(pronounced ‘CBC’) one of the founding members of the local Black Consciousness Movement of the 60’s, used to say. He migrated to the U.K. many years ago and is practising there as a Psychiatrist. I guess he gives his black patients... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013


“There is nothing to beat a good nap during a bad lecture” Noah used to say especially on Mondays after a weekend of debauchery. To enjoy his nap he used to sit right at the back of the lecture hall, as far away from the lecturers who prevented the spread of such atrocious behaviour by spicing their... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, September 16, 2013


“That fella from Souff Ahfrica who wants to fight me, wassis name again? Charlie K. N. Oozy? Tell him I’ll whup his black arse so bad, make him ooze blood all over the place, he won’t remember his mother’s name the following day,” said Mohammed Ali at a press conference. “He is not black. He is the... Sign in to see full entry.

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