Friday, 9 November 2012

THE LAST LECTURE.


My father used to tell me that if you do not know something please do not hesitate you may ask other people who are well placed to understand and to know exactly what you want to know about life. I would like to say that, these words have been my guideline especially during my student life.  In trying to know what I do not know is in a sense challenging, but is the better future.
Relocating from French to English is not an easy task. In South Africa, I was like thrown in the deep end with a mastery of the swimming skills. I am struggling, but can see the light at the end of the tunnel. I can swim in the English language quite well.  Life in South Africa by default is English. It is a dominant language. English is a lingua franca.

I had to commit myself and direct my purpose to study at the University. I appeared impossible to join the English world at that stage, but here I am finishing my B-tech degree in a university of technology. So, nothing is impossible if you have a vision.

Yes, I have had some challenges for English is an additional language in Congo.  Bit by bit I have tried and it takes a lot of doing; lots efforts in order to work your way through. I had to  learn English soon otherwise I couldn’t find myself in the place I am today.  

I have discovered that with media, I can achieve a lot to improve my performance in English.  I would be  an ungrateful man if I have finished my studies without saying a word of thanks to Hermon and Thembinkosi Mtonjeni. Thembinkosi spent time assisting with my  projects at Fundani Centre for Higher Education Development. From them I am truly have learned a lot, so that I salute you guys!

To my media lecturer, Marian Pike, the one who controls media at CPUT, I would like to end by saying one word, “You have been my preferred lecturer. Otherwise I am indebted to your guidance, sincerity patient and support. I am very grateful to you, and I will forever be your student”.  

The sincerity through which I express my gratitude shows not only support I have received in a foreign country, but acceptance, joy and respect that I was given despite going through a lot as a foreigner in South Africa. It means that real change and progress in Africa is possible, only if people can work together, as I was assisted by people of different races. They will forever stay in my heart, mind and spirit. They are welcome in my home country in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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OF ALL THE FORMS OF COURAGE THE ABILITY TO LAUGH IS THE MOST


Laughter is a medicine for all universal problems. Like music it is appreciated and practiced fully by everyone. Through laughter, a child shows recognition of the people around her before she could utter a word in a particular language. Laughter is a key communication tool for good vibes, good deeds and good feelings. It is a sign of appreciation for a job well done.

People can saying encouraging words, but if they do not laugh with you sometimes, their encouragement is not taken seriously. Laughter has been accused of making people obese. It is a medicines to keep families and friends together.

Scientifically proven to be a stress reliever laughter is shared widely more than love can ever be. Laughter is normal, automatic, meaningful and sincere. Laughter is love!

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MY GRADUATION


Being a student is a long way to go. You cannot study for two days then you become a better student or you finish your all program. Be patient and go ahead steadily. Reading should be part of life that you have chosen. Having an academic paper shows that all the effort you have made during that journey has been rewarded.

Yet to be a graduate from University is not an easy task, but it is about working hard and surrendering all your efforts in the hands of God. The journey of being a student does concern the use of consciousness and good effort, started from one to Five which you will get the honours is a long way.

As I have said all above to persevere in your life is to challenge the failure and achieve the goals that you have set before going to school. It is a about having better plan for the future. The day of graduation becomes a big memory to each everyone who has passed through that journey of being a student and achiever as well. It is the product of what has been planned for many years.

Some students who graduated celebrated this day in many ways while others just thank God for what he has done to them during the long period of schooling. Some scientists used “ Be a students and gain your qualification it is better than having a lot of  money in the house because the money can be finished but your academic paper never get finished until you  will die’’ and other said this “ the study is a key of success to the entire of life for the human being ”.  

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TESTEMONIES


I thank God for bringing his word to pass in my life; I have received a prediction from a servant of God that he saw me becoming a beloved and now the Lord blessed me with better life in many ways. I was offered the post of a manager in Shield “God is good all the time, all the time God is good”.

I had been experiencing a sharp pain in the past while my wife had an operation on 15.05.2010. Then I have decided to conduct myself as the man of God in order to support my wife by staying in prayers. Pastor Bienvenu Mukoko spoke during his ministration that someone had been healed of such a pain and I got healed immediately, praise be to Jesus the only one on this earth can be able to assist us.
My wife has been unemployed for a long time after she had an operation but with the grace of God in order to contact the man of God Pastor Bienvenu Mukoko, then she got a job without any complication in the biggest companies, praise the Lord.

My wife was scheduled for surgery well along. The operation was well done. But the doctors told us we must watch out. We went to see the man of God Pastor Bienvenu Mukoko for prayers where he told us that only God can say something to change the life of someone. Carry on, we went to the Hospital after few years and as pastor had said it, only God can “lock a person his life” the doctors said the test showed she didn’t need surgery again, glory to God. If God is with us no one can separate us to him.
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HOW OLD WOULD YOU LIKE IF YOU DIDN'T KNOW HOW OLD YOU ARE?


Let me write because I got something to share with my readers who are interesting in my publications for each every week. But, if I have to say something you will judge me as talkative man or I have the rights to challenge everyone. As a person I do need to consider very well it is important to do better things well. Why am I saying this once again?

It is because other people forget to be or to stray to their places in life. Before doing something good or wrong as human being, you may ask yourself, how old am I not to control the fact of life? That is the guideline for a responsible life. So many people do not think before doing something or making a statement.

How old must you be to know how old you are to live a good legacy? The adults behave more in unfair ways that the young one imitate and mess up good life. We must not learn from the elders when in doing bad things, but follow the good examples they have set. That would be the start of our consciousness.
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BE BOLD AND MIGHTY FORCES WILL COME TO YOUR AID


Be a trailblazer, minister or a politician it is neither a game nor an easier role in lifetime but is a harsh reality to constantly prove your leadership qualities, especially when your comrades demonstrate hatred and disapproval toward you. It may be wise to consider the power of any human being particularly when it is used wrongly to destroy than to build a nation. Some people realise that achieving the task does not concern the ability of being bold because sometimes those unthinking can be an obstacle in the way.  
All I can say is that any human being who aspires to be a leader has five senses that command the person: these five senses should be used to the optimum. Being prudent, honest and incorruptible are the critical virtues and principles that guide and direct one’s prowess in the leadership position. Intellect and education alone are not enough, but to learn, apply and master the rules of the game.
The majority of politicians in the World today, especially in Africa where the problem of leadership face more challenges than those who fought against colonialism and apartheid. Then, people were united against the enemy – disenfranchisement. Today, they found enemies everywhere including among their comrades – backstabbers.

The theory on self-determination is very good if used with a powerful strategy based on helping the population. Properly put, it may be so wonderful to point out the Congolese minister, Richard Muyej, as an example of leading the task of a minister of home affairs, culture and national security. He is excellent. All the qualities enumerated above suit him very well. Africa needs leaders and servants of the people like him.

Therefore, Richard has courage to face everyone and work with all dedicated to the greater good for the entire Congolese country. He is a man with strong vision and determination. This minister, in the Democratic Republic of Congo is well-known for hating corruption and is used to fight against conflict in many departments. One day, God will place him in a better place where he will enjoy the fruits of his endeavour, recognised for having played a better part in the reconstruction and development of Congo.
As he normally says, “together we can progress”.
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Risk ONCE ONLY


In many ways, life today is far less risky than in the past, yet great reputation is given to risk and its consequences. Despite technological advances and declining  life expectancy, we incline to perceive the world as progressively ambiguous and impulsive. Lets  think before in order to avoid the penalties of life.

Therefore, the men used to say that we could do whatever we wish, or what would like to do. better opportunities come once in a lifetime. This means that men who take risks are likely to be successful in life.

Marriage is a sacrifice for both sex (female and male), as it was meant to be done only once in the entire lifetime.  Of course, other people do not agree with the Bible and have taken a new direction based on cultural dictates that allow men to marry many wives at same time. The practice of polygamy is against the Bible’s teachings. Polygamy is a risk one should not take.
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THE STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS HAS EXPIRED ON MOST OF OUR CHILDHOOD TRAUMA


The past in lifetime never comes back and our limitations do go away when we became adults. Some people used to dream that one day they could go back on track and lead a better life as opposed to the past of poverty, diseases and underdevelopment.

“The statute of limitations has expired on most of our childhood trauma” is beautiful mantra for one to transform and do well. One can change the time on the watch but you cannot change of 20 years into 10 years of age. Nature’s time is irreversible. During that period of your life you had better follow your dreams.
Therefore, take normal time (not more, not less) to avoid the past mistakes. This does not mean you cannot take a lesson from what you have done in the great past. Remember, age is anywhere but with certain age, you may face some challenges because your limitations are increasing. So, those limitations you encountered as a child tied to the back of your mother were no limitations compared to what you have seen and endured as an adult.

You choices, the people you prefer and love have been an obstacle to your fulfilment of your childhood dreams. Both the external and internal impediments have been really influential. To be young is temporal, and as you grow limitations don’ go away: they grow with you. Jean Jacques Rousseaux once said, “a man is born to be free, but is in chain everywhere”.  

Without escaping the realities of life, everything has its own season. We cannot blame winter because summer is gone. For our generation, the limitations sometimes do exist along the way but our expectation of life is still the same. We must focus on the task ahead of uniting Africa from Cape to Cairo, Madagascar to Morocco. A brave African man can use his ability to focus on the better things life has bestowed on us such as getting married, be educated, supporting other people in many ways, doing business, multiplying friendship, reducing enemies and investing in love.

Controlling your limits is a key to success. Age does not control a person but the brain comes in the first position in order to grab life’s mistakes. Develop a winning mentality for the betterment of the continent’s populace.
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Thursday, 18 October 2012

STOP BEING UNTRUTHFUL,I KNOW YOU ARE LYING!!






Not all lies are hurtful. In fact, sometimes lying is the best approach for protecting our privacy and that of others, some researchers say. Some deception, such as boasting and lies in the name of tact and politeness, reclassified are considered as less serious. Bald-faced lies (whether they involve leaving out the truth or putting in something false), are harmful, as they corrode trust and intimacy—the glue of society.
                                  
We all lie, all the time. It causes problems, to say the least. So why do we do it?
 It boils down to the shifting sands of the self and trying to look good to others and ourselves. According to the experts "It's tied in with self-esteem," "We find that as soon as people feel that their self-esteem is threatened, they immediately begin to lie at higher levels."


"We're trying not so much to impress other people but to maintain a view of ourselves that is consistent with the way they would like ourselves to be, we want to be agreeable, to make the social situation smoother or easier, and to avoid insulting others through disagreement or discord.
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PROMISE YOU MY DEAR.


You promise that you will come back. You promise to stay with me. You promise me that everything will be alright in our relationship. You promise that everything will be perfect and under control as well. You even familiarised the word of God to me. You said to me that “ if you read this and believe that everything written here is true everything will go right” remember that my dear.

Therefore, I’ve been looking for you all these years. You never tell me where you went which is wrong remembering our promises.  Yet, you promise to love me for the rest of my life. I never spend much time with you because you are always up and down everywhere my dear lover. I wanted to know you better because we are lovers. I wanted to know what you like or dislike in order to make our relationship stronger. Now see you on pictures, but I have something I want to tell you but it’s still pending on my mind .Something that has haunted me all these years. Something that I think will in favourable of both of us.

I want hold your hand. I want to hear your voice saying you love me that is my wish even my prayer as well. I want to see your face with a smile and promise me again that everything will be perfect so my heart will be fine at all the time. I miss your presence in my life.  I remember one day when we were from Town, you bought me a cake and chocolate. You smiled when you saw me carrying my bag, and wearing my new uniform. I cannot forget that day because it was my first day at school. I remember what you said, “I’m proud of you my angel”. I think it was the last time I saw you. The last time I heard your voice and the last time I saw you.
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ONLY BAD THINGS HAPPEN QUICKLY


In life, you must be ready for whatever comes your way because you never know when your life will end. Many people play with their lives without measuring the limits of what can happen to them in the end. They focus of the unimportant things wasting their time only to realise at the very end that their bad decisions have cost them a lot.

In Africa, most people believe that death is caused by a person’s bad actions or decisions; even it is God’s will. Some people do sometimes blame God; they accuse him of being the cause of the deaths of their relatives.  That is a great fallacy of black people living without faith in their lives, it is a bad conception of a non-Christians.



The rich believe that they are untouchable; they believe that if anything bad happens to them poor people who are jealous of them would have caused it. Life on earth is not uniform, we have rich and poor people and these two classes are always judging each other according to their groups. So be ready at any time because the future it is not for you, so be careful in order to escape complaining by saying that only the bad things happen quickly
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Wednesday, 26 September 2012

IF NOT NOW, THEN WHEN?


The English phrase, “good things befall those who wait” sounds crucial, but there is a challenge of not knowing how much one must wait and not knowing when somebody’s time will come. Better life is for everyone. None must be subjected to waiting whilst others are benefitting now. Waiting is boring and it has resulted in certain important dreams ending up being not realisable.  

Of course, it is advantageous for people to do things at their time in a proper way. Waiting too unnecessarily could be failure of destiny. People ought to be careful not to take longer in order to exert control and purpose in their lives. For instance, Africa has waited for far too long to have leaders of great integrity, who are corruption free and exult with superior ideals of selflessness. Now the continent needs salvation for its own.

The elders teach us in parables. In French they say, “Profiter de l’occasion quand il est temps’’ (make the best out of the occasion whilst you still have time). In Swahili, they say, “Vunja mufupa kama ukingali na meno”, which means in English “use your time when you are young”. When is still fresh or when his teeth are still cutting one should take the opportunity to break the bone. However, we should not misinterpret these important phrases and change the direction of life and wisdom. These critical phrases seek to elucidate the journey of life.

Furthermore, a wise young person is the one who knows how to plan his life and execute these plans at a right time while other people are playing with their brains. In life, there is only one chance to make a success: there is not second chance. It is also common to hear some youth saying, “you only live once, so lets enjoy”. Africa is still young in terms of civilisation and modern conception of democracy. However, it needs to stop being permanently locked in the celebration mood. For instance, many black South Africans are celebrating political victory which came after 400 years of colonialism and apartheid. They have yet to take a step forward in the direction of realising their common goal as a people.

Unfortunately, harsh realities of life will teach a person a lesson for ignoring his time. There is time to go to school; to go to work; to get married; to give birth to bouncing and intelligent children. No one ought to start very late. The Englishmen conclude nicely,“time wasted will never return”. 
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Tuesday, 25 September 2012

WE ALL NEED MONEY?


Money is an economic commodity for exchange. It has defined our value in life. We all need money in order to survive, but we must not be a slave of it. Pursuit of wealth affects any human being. People seek money in many ways. Others terminate lives to get it. Compassion and mindfulness used to guide economic systems of the past, especially in Africa. But, today, be it a businessperson, a pastor in the church, a thug, a prominent figure in the society, they are all driven by desire to have more money. Some principles get washed away from the fabric of the society because of this money worshiping syndrome.

The world has become corrupt. Other people follow wrong ways for the sake of getting money faster. Killing people; selling drugs; hijacking cars; doing prostitution; armed robberies and illegal human trafficking are some of the many reasons why the demon of money needs not to be worshipped blindly. Of course, we all need money but we must get it by following the proper channels.

The money issue world is complex. There is unfair competition between the poor and powerful countries. The underdeveloped countries were robbed of their wealth, intelligence and human spirit to serve the insatiable greed of the wealthy countries. The ruling and controlling class even in the poor countries are controlling the resources and end up causing massive starvation and diseases. All is done because they need money to save their skins.

“More money more problems” sums it up. But this should not be the end in itself. Money should be used correctly as means to solve problems. Money coupled with the love human beings, respect for human rights, understanding of the collective need for development, putting an end to exploitation of the powerless is a route of all world goodies.  
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WRITE YOUR BUCKET LIST/ 100 THINGS TO DO BEFORE TO DIE?


It could be sometimes unfair to enlighten or to express to other people what I will do before to die. Death must be a secret even the seasoned writers do not want to share. To write is not necessary mean to inform of what you intent to do, but to persuade the reader to follow your arguments, and in order to conceive a thought about phenomena.

Life is too short, yet life can be lived to the fullest. Life has plentiful things to enjoy. People do make promises, “until death do us apart”, forgetting that death is always knocking at ones door. In Xhosa they say, “ukufa kusembizeni” (death is inside the pot). One can see similar that throughout the African continent people have come to realise that death is imminent. In Swahili they say, “Kifo ni rafla” whereas in French they say, “La mort est subite ou bien brusque”.

Each every one before to knock off the earth needs to understood what exactly life is all about. Every day our agenda must be to make plans for a better life for all. Some people could start by having big dreams. Now, everyone needs to write down a list of the things h really like to accomplish in life for the benefit of humanity.

Order your priorities and share your dreams with your kids. Tell them about your purpose in life. Tell them what they need to do to become human beings. Teach them about the value of education to shape up their future and that of many generations to come. Teach them to write 100 things they would like to achieve before they die. 
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Monday, 17 September 2012

ONE IS ONE DAY.



Courting is a form of dating used in the olden days especially in the event that a man develops an affection for the lady in the hope that they will get married. However, these days courting has lost its value and meaning. It is not important as people use dating just for fun.

One can get a partner anywhere and anyhow. If they found a perfect date in the league of courtship is another story given the amount of divorce that has plagued our society. It is “win and mislay” these days. Some say that the most people who are worse in dating are women and that they do not consider the consequences if those consequences may lead them into losing the men they fancy.

Women are empowered these days: they are go-getters. Sometimes, they pick the sour grapes. When this happens everybody in the family gets affected. It isnot uncommon to hear a woman stating, “I do not need a stable relationship. I take whatever comes my way because I do not want any strings attached”.

As a result of this attitude, some men have learnt to follow suite and others take advantage of the situation. Research has it that statistics of rape, domestic violence, abuse, loss of trust and dishonesty have become rampant in the society. Who holds the moral compass?

Worst of all one finds out that older men date girls younger than some of their granddaughters: boys will go out with women of the same age if not older than their mothers. The occurrence of that in the media we learn about incidents of rape where grannies fall victim to teenage boys.

This is a story of a new generation. The world has turned. We do not know whether it is has changed for the better or not. Cheating in the midst of HIV and infectious diseases has become a pillar of modern relationships. Some people or couples get murdered due to this, and there is no apparent solution in the horizon. 
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WATCH THIS SPACE.


I have had sundry people saying, “watch this space” and I sometimes get confused if they are threatening me or not. Usually this will appear at the end of my friends’ texts. But, I have just comprehended that it’s another way to promise something. Like my friend when we play chess or a checker game he would say, “Today I will bit you, watch this space”.

 As we are nearing to the end of our academic careers there is a lot coming up, though, of course each has their own goals. Some of us will join the industry; others will take a break (of which I don’t encourage any of us to). What is important in this day and age is to kickstart your own businesses, and be able to employ many people. Then, just watch the space!

 I have been processing my plans for a very long time now. I have been living a student life since I started schooling. Now it’s about time I ventured into other aspects of life. I am planning to do sports, traveling, among other things. There are number of other things I want to venture into but “watch the space”.

I have been very patient with my studies. Some have even thrown the towel and swore that I would not make it. I said to them, “Watch this space”. Now I have the exciting news for them that  I have completed the task I have set for myself five years ago, and now I want to watch out some developments and fantastic ventures I am about to undertake. Watch this space!
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MY FAVOURITE CAT IN THE HAT BOOK IS [ Fill in the title] BECAUSE


Cat in the Hat Book must have been a very interesting story read out when we were at pre-school. The Cat brings in a story a cheerful, exotic and exuberant form of chaos to a household of two young children, brother and sister, one rainy day while their mother leaves them unattended. The Cat performs all sorts of wacky tricks—the Cat at one point balances a teacup, some milk, a cake, three books, the Fish, a rake, a toy boat, a toy man, a red fan, and his umbrella while he is on a ball to the chagrin of the fish—to amuse the children, with mixed results. Then, the Cat gets a box from outside. Inside the box are two creatures named Thing One and Thing Two, who begin to fly kites in the house. The Cat's antics are vainly opposed by the family pet, a sapient and articulate fish.

This is very animated story with funny characters that kids love. One should enjoy reading the children’s books because they are funny and entertaining. The crazy story lines captured one’s imagination.  I want to read the Cat in the Hat Book. I have watched a movie based on the Cat in the Hat book which was released on the big screen in 2003.

I had an opportunity of watching the movie; I have seen the story come to life right in front of me. Cat in the Hat books have been around for over 50 years and hopefully they will be still around for generations to come in order for children to enjoy them.

Maybe I should give myself a chance to read one of the books soon, who knows the book might bring out the child in me. I think every child needs to read the Cat in the Hat books. It’s a good book to start reading to children at a young age already. Since they've heard the book so many times already, it’ll be easier for them to start reading alone.  The words are easy to sound out and some of the most common words in the English language.
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WHY I HAVE CONVERSATIONS?


Conversations permit for an exchange of information to take place. Through conversations we are able to learn new information and share knowledge. Conversations contribute to the intellectual growth of a person; the more we know the better we become accustomed to our environment.
We all have conversations simply because as human beings it is important to have some sort of communication in order to understand what the next person is thinking.

Conversations nowadays take place not just face to face but also through various mediums such as social media tools, electronically though e-mails, telephonically and via the letters. I personally engage in conversations with people usually because I want to know what their opinion is regarding a certain issue, or may be because I want to know more about them.
                                             

Regardless what the reason may be behind why I have conversations I feel that having conversations is the way of life. As humans we all have the need to engage in conversations each day may it be at work or school or even at home. It is good to have face to face conversation because you can tackle the issue head on and be able to correct some mistakes right away as well as be able to judge the facial expression of the other person: it is something that is missing in conversations through technology.
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Tuesday, 4 September 2012

MY BIG FAT BIG DREAM


My big fat dream would be to travel the world. I am adventurous. Though, I have never travelled outside of the South African borders in my entire life, I am determined to do that in my life time. Politics is my life. I can do better than my forbearers. Yes, I can!

My trip would have to commence right here in Africa. There is an encouraging poem about Africa, “Africa My Beginning, Africa My Ending” by Ingoapele Madingoane.
The first stanza is so liberating that it speaks about the movement of European adventurous from West to East:
Africa my beginning
They are coming from West
Sailing to East

The last stanza is also a declaration for action. It is an invitation to Africans to start doing something with strength and vigour:
In Africa my beginning
In Africa my ending
Lets do something Mbopha

My first stop would be Zambia. It is merely because I would love to witness the Zambezi falls with my own eyes, as I have heard so many accounts of it. The next stop would have to be Madagascar. It seems to be a beautiful island with wonderful creatures and beaches. Ancient Egypt and Morocco are the home to Africa’s greatest history of humanity.  The pyramids are great contribution to the world knowledge of mathematics and civil engineering. To these two countries, it is like a journey to home.


Before going to Europe and America my journey would lead me to the continent of Asia. I will ‘sail to the East’ since this is a poetic prophecy. Everyone adventurous in the world always go to the East. The Portuguese and Italian greatest explorers such as Christopher Columbus and Bartolomeu Dias ventured to the East. Comlumbus got lost to the West. With the new emerging markets in the East I think I must begin my journey to the Eastern civilisation.  


I would begin by going to Thailand be she seems to be a beautiful country with a rich heritage and various national monuments. I would then possibly visit China and India to experience their ambient culture and the way they live. I would also make a stop at United Arab of Emirates and visit Dubai to experience the glitz and glamour the city is known for.


I would then travel to the continent of South America, and the county I would visit is Brazil. I would make it to Brazil in time for the Rio Carnival as I have heard that it is the best time to visit the country.


I would then visit the U.S.A. I would make sure I visit the country whilst the African son of the soil, Barak Obama, is still in power. I will bring him luck to stay in power until Africa is fully developed, and enjoys the mighty of its own as it is had been naturally and divinely endowed. Africa is gifted with natural resources enough to make anyone self-sufficient and self-actualised.


About the USA I can think of such cities as Los Angeles, Miami, New York City and Chicago.

Unlike a conqueror, an explorer, and colonialist in the Ingoapele’s poem I do not intend to colonise. I respect humanity. I like the people.
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CONVENTIONAL IS A GOOD FALLBACK POSITION ISN'T IT?


As human beings we tend to be afraid of the idea to do things differently as we fear being rejected by society. Being different is sometimes a good thing.

Take for example Lady Gaga. She totally does what she feels like doing. She doesn’t seem to care what other people will think about her. She has generated a huge following over the past few years: she has been in the limelight.

Conventional is a good fallback position when you realize that something you wanted to try out for the first time doesn’t seem to work out the way you had anticipated. You can always conform to the accepted standards which people have come to accept as the norm. So conventional doesn’t always work well for other people, being different can lead to various opportunities and experiences.
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YOU CANNOT CHASE TWO RABBITS AT THE SAME TIME.


Polyvalence is a recipe for success in the modern day society. However, one “cannot chase two rabbits at the same time”. This declaration is arguably advocating for focus, determination and specialisation since none can pursue two things or tasks at a time and expect to do wonders with both.

There is a school of thought that argues, “it depends on ones’ discipline” as an individual. This school is of the view that some people have the capacity to handle numerous tasks at a time. We simply have to remember that we are not all the same. However, there is another which recognises polyvalence but believes that multitasking is not a good thing to do as the value and quality of the other would be compromised. This school recognises that other people have to be constantly reminded to not take on more than they can handle, as they may struggle to cope when they have too many things happening in their lives. These people may end up not excelling in either task. They would not able to manage their time or resources well. One cannot be South African and Congolese at the same time or be in both places at once.

The third school says it does not matter as long as you can show that you can manage: just go for it! When you know how to manage your time you gain control. Rather than busily working here, there, and everywhere (and not getting much substantially done), effective time management helps you to prioritise. Time management and prioritisation helps an individual to choose what to work on and when. This is essential if you one is to achieve anything of any real worth.

I believe that each individual knows what they are capable of: they would not subject themselves to any multitasking if they feel they cannot “chase two rabbits at the same time”. It means one needs to measure his or her capabilities and bite only what he or she can chew. Therefore, I support the third school of thought which alluded to the fact that know your worth, know your strength and do what you can with what you have. We cannot attempt to chase two rabbits at the same time when we clearly know that it is impossible to do so.
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Tuesday, 21 August 2012

NOTHING IS MORE DANGEROUS THAN AN IDEA WHEN YOU ONLY HAVE ONE IDEA.




Ruling the country entails carrying out a huge responsibility for every citizen. All that matters is to look after people despite their political and religious affiliations. The primary fiduciary responsibility of every president or prime minister is to protect the nation; ensure stability and prosperity of everyone regardless.
In a democracy, the same way it is in the monarchy, the ruling elite takes care of itself at the expense of the people who put them in power. Some progressive ideas are suppressed, especially if the source is someone or an organisation that is not sympathetic to the looting of the ruling party and oligarchy.
Ideas can destroy the power of the leadership. An example, I would like to point out is that some African presidents who are expected to be motivated and lead their people honestly and diligently consider their pockets and stomachs first. They reach their personal and family goals, before serving the aspirations of the citizens.  That is why they end up fighting when it is time to elect a new president.
Perhaps, it should be stipulated in the country’s constitution that at least 85% of the majority votes should be reached by a party in the national elections before a certain president could be charged after their term of office. The fear of prosecution for the horrible deeds African presidents commit is halting progress. Can anyone explain the ignominy of some rulers who think that only their ideas remain fresh and relevant even after many decades in power that there is no other brilliant person to take over the high office?
In South Africa, one of the greatest and intellectually gifted, a Westminsterian by training and enculturation while smoking a Scottish pipe evoking some whiskied Shakespearian allegory of African Renaissance was recalled. No blood was shed. Perhaps, the “pipe dream” had not enough wind to be puffed in that direction.  Had no balls to challenge his distractor!
A new don’t-touch-the-South-African-Communist-Party ideologue came to be the President without any suggestion of grand vision for Africa and the poor. He is now famous for murdering “the young lions” because he needs theirs skin to concoct the second term in office. There comes a charlatan who signed the death warrant of President Murmur Gadhafi who spoke highly of United States of Africa under the tutelage of Pan Africanism, African Nationalism and Black Consciousness. Perhaps, the article should read, “Nothing is dangerous than having your ideas sponsored in London or in D.R.C”.
.Ruling the country entails carrying out a huge responsibility for every citizen. All that matters is to look after people despite their political and religious affiliations. The primary fiduciary responsibility of every president or prime minister is to protect the nation; ensure stability and prosperity of everyone regardless.

In a democracy, the same way it is in the monarchy, the ruling elite takes care of itself at the expense of the people who put them in power. Some progressive ideas are suppressed, especially if the source is someone or an organisation that is not sympathetic to the looting of the ruling party and oligarchy.
Ideas can destroy the power of the leadership. An example, I would like to point out is that some African presidents who are expected to be motivated and lead their people honestly and diligently consider their pockets and stomachs first. They reach their personal and family goals, before serving the aspirations of the citizens.  That is why they end up fighting when it is time to elect a new president.

Perhaps, it should be stipulated in the country’s constitution that at least 85% of the majority votes should be reached by a party in the national elections before a certain president could be charged after their term of office. The fear of prosecution for the horrible deeds African presidents commit is halting progress. Can anyone explain the ignominy of some rulers who think that only their ideas remain fresh and relevant even after many decades in power that there is no other brilliant person to take over the high office?

In South Africa, one of the greatest and intellectually gifted, a Westminsterian by training and enculturation while smoking a Scottish pipe evoking some whiskied Shakespearian allegory of African Renaissance was recalled. No blood was shed. Perhaps, the “pipe dream” had not enough wind to be puffed in that direction.  Had no balls to challenge his distractor!

A new don’t-touch-the-South-African-Communist-Party ideologue came to be the President without any suggestion of grand vision for Africa and the poor. He is now famous for murdering “the young lions” because he needs theirs skin to concoct the second term in office. There comes a charlatan who signed the death warrant of President Murmur Gadhafi who spoke highly of United States of Africa under the tutelage of Pan Africanism, African Nationalism and Black Consciousness. Perhaps, the article should read, “Nothing is dangerous than having your ideas sponsored in London or in D.R.C”.
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HAVE FIGURED OUT THE SECOND HEAD FAKE?


Many people have made it to the top because they are second head fakes. When one is at the top it is difficult to determine whether this one has got the credibility and capacity until a fat lady (corruption) sings. Franz Fanon once warned the Africans about the hidden and dangerous agenda carried by the national bourgeoisies. This article is not intended to give a length prose on who are the second head fakes, but a scant idea about who made it to the top without sweat and blood and what they are doping now that they have reached the stars.

This reminds me of an African folklore. There was a meeting where the different types of birds sat and bragged about each other’s ability to fly high into the sky. There was a competition of who is king. They sat a race, which would determine the king. The rules were simple, “the one who soared the highest was to be crowned the king. There was this small bird, which always hides itself on the ground and does not have the power to fly long distance.
Much to the surprise of others birds, he said “I will be the ‘King of Ravens’ today”.  No bird could believe him. He was into this race knowing that he had something mischievous rolled up in his sleeves. About 300 metres into the sky he land on the shoulders of the giant eagle.  The eagle soared into the depth of the skies. Somewhere at the top when everyone had reached their best the eagle was alone high up there. The eagle shouted, “I am King of Ravens”. Everybody was convinced really the eagle is big and powerful and deserves to be the king.

The sleazy and slick bird shouted on top of the king, “Because I am tiny and had gone far ahead no one has seen me. I am King of Ravens.” The eagle was both angry and surprised. He tried but the small bird went further for 300 metres above the eagle’s reach. The morale of the story is that do not look further than your television screens to see who is the sly raven who corrupted the people to the top. Look at what happens when these second head fakes do to their constituencies who voted them into power.
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Saturday, 4 August 2012

MY WEDDING DAY..


John Basele and Hortence Banza are getting married today at 10:30 AM!!

Marriage is something very special in life. It resembles a divine institution. Men are given a privilege of leading, sponsoring and managing. The important resources that govern the institution of marriage are comfort, stronghold, good understanding, vision and strategy to achieve your goals. The policy that directs the function of marriage is love, harmony, respect and trust. 

Women are a gift from God. Men should learn to love and protect this wonderful gift. As living gift a woman must learn to observe and actively engage with the policy that governs the functionality of the institution of marriage. Of course, getting married is for men a sense of purpose in life. They joy of marriage supersedes the joy of a captain of a lost ship, which finally gets its direction.

A good thing about marriage these days one gets a choice in terms of whom you are tying the knot with. I have chosen my beautiful, respectful and loving women “Hortence Banza”.  She is now “Mrs Hortence Banza Basele”. Oh, what a delightful transformation!

There is a Xhosa or Zulu, which goes, “ukwanda kwaliwa ngumthakathi”.The French put it magnificently, “le mariage est une bénédiction de Dieu” in Swahili”Dowa ni Baraka kutoka kwa Baba Mungu”,In lingala” libala eza lipamboli ehuta epa ya Nzambé’’ which means marriage is a blessing from God. Where God has willed nothing can be a deterrent. In Sonnet 116, William Shakespeare speaks of the marriage of true minds. Here he talks about love, which cannot change. It is supposed to be constant through any difficulties.
True love does not dwindle with time, instead it lasts forever. I did not get married only to sustain the integrity and credibility of my love for Hortence, but to fulfil the biblical prophecy, “the man shall leave his family and get married to lady once they will be one flesh”.  Today, 03.07.2012 is really a good day for me because I got married in court in order to have legally binding honour, which is also written boldly in heaven in mighty book of God.

In fact, I have a strange yearning to be a good father:  to care and support my children unlike many men who after a minute dispute run away to families that are supposedly not fighting. Where will you find a happy family these days? I have been very uncomfortable with being single. Now I am now fulfilled man. I will remain “an ever-fixed mark that looks on tempests and is never shaken”. Thanks God!!