I feel Dr Tajudeen's pain. I sympathise with him. I was bumped off a Lagos-Nbo flight with that same old story, inspite of being at the airport 3 hours early. The KQ officers in Lagos proceeded to issue me (and other suffering KQ prisoners, sorry, I meant passengers) with a "cheque" of US$ 300 as compensation. You wont believe what happened when I attempted to collect my compensation. The accountant at the KQ office stated he could only pay me 200$. When I declined, he said it was best to take that amount on offer as I if I came back a later day he might just pay me $150. You can guess his response when I asked him to explain to me this policy in writing, he declined! The gentleman was kind enough to escort me to their customer service desk which promised to get back to me on the matter. That was on 2nd February 2009. I am still waiting. Perhaps they policy is also to "KEEP QUIET" and as Dr Tajudeen puts it, "keep kicking you on the chin".
Dr Joan Nyanyuki
RE: African History is World History
This was deep. I am definitely going to check out those books at the end. Very informative.
RE: SIFE: Changing the World
Such are the steps each individual should take, and if the students should be the Executives of Africa (and the World) tomorrow, they must always embrace anything that causes positive change in their live, and above all, stand up to testify. I hope Rahab can pick up as a mentor to students, and her colleagues, and Africa at large. Indeed, a very near future Executive.
RE: SIFE: Changing the World
Rahab couldn't have said it better. The SIFE experience is one of a kind. A true SIFER also graduates with honours in Street smarts. Long live SIFE!
RE: Why ‘Decent Jobs’ Become ‘No Jobs’ for the Unemployed
I am not sure whether this proposal will work. I recently spoke to one lady at who works for on of the big retailers in South Africa. She told me that she is 14 year with that company and has remained a casual employee with no benefits. She is earning R1600.00 per month whilst she is expected to pay for her own late shift transport. In actual fact, did not have money to back home that day. Casualisation of the workforce is not a solution as some employers are not honourable enough to come to the party. Therefore, the “decent work “agenda should always be premised on productive and freely chosen employment; rights at work and core labour standards; social protection; and social dialogue as per the ILO resolutions.
RE: Taking Africa’s Mining Industry to the Next Level
When talking about Executive Education there is an interesting White Paper Article coming from the Executive Management Expert, Med Yones. This paper provides managers and leaders with the necessary information to implement a cure for poor organizational performance and its negative workplace politics. In my opinion, every leader should read his proposal and that includes Executive Education Best Practices. For further information go to
RE: September 11: Who is Fooling Who?
It's one of those thinkful-minded people who wrote the article. This guy, William Shao, must be smart. I'd like to know more about him.