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Digital Skills Training for Entrepreneurs

Digital Skills Training for Entrepreneurs

Over the past weekend I conducted a digital skills training to young entrepreneurs and school leavers. The aim was to empower them with digital skills and online tools to help them put their businesses online, create meaningful content and understand...

Some of these ads!

Some of these ads!

I have just been listening to a radio advert for one of the telecoms operators. In the ad a young man is writing to his uncle in Australia telling him just how cheap it is to make an international call...

The cost of fakes

The cost of fakes

I have been procrastinating about getting a duplicate key made because I had no desire to get stuck in the traffic going across the Lilongwe bridge. But when puss came to shove I dragged myself for the journey. My first...

Sometimes it pays to complain

Sometimes it pays to complain

I few months ago I had complained about service at an MTL shop in city centre. Last week I forwarded this complaint to a colleague who works at MTL who escalated it to the relevant authorities. Yesterday I happened to...

Charges Multichoice can’t seem to explain

Charges Multichoice can’t seem to explain

The other day I went to Multichoice to make a payment of K1700. I had written the cheque beforehand and upon reaching the till the conversation went as follows Teller: The amount today is K1722 Me: Can I pay the...

Power all day, party all night!

Power all day, party all night!

Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (Escom) has finally succumbed to public and consumer rights pressure and changed it’s slogan from Power All Day, Every Day to Towards Power All Day, Every Day. A rarity in Malawian corporate history? Can’t really...

Time to reclaim my bookshelf

Time to reclaim my bookshelf

As a young boy I was good with mathematics and my twin was good with English. My mother encouraged me to impart some of my number skills to my sister but since practically it is difficult to impart English skills...

When ‘Email marketing’ goes horribly wrong

When ‘Email marketing’ goes horribly wrong

It all started one quiet Friday morning when I received what was supposed to be a promotional email from a hotel in Chirimba. The sender, who never signed off, sent an email titled “Dorvic Hotel (Blantyre – Malawi)” and the...