I’m always aiming at keeping my blog interesting. This time around I interviewed a Political Analyst, Tapiwa Munjoma who is 28 years old.
He has a huge interest in African Politics, particularly in the fields of international relations, conflict resolution, human rights and public policy. He appears on several SABC radio stations as an independent Political Analyst for their current affairs programs. He co-wrote a chapter in a book on Missionary Activities in KwaZulu Natal Province. The project was commissioned by the KwaZulu Natal provincial government. He was also part of a research team that conducted research on the African National Congress’ centenary. The project was commissioned by the ANC. He is currently working on several research projects he would like to see published in the not so distant future. He has also appeared on tv starring in a Castle Lager television commercial see link – http://t.co/WX4jYPeR7f
What’s your typical day like?
Wake up, check social networks and catch up on news. Hit the cotton fields, grab a drink after hours with mates.
What else would you be if you weren’t a political analyst?
Probably a politician (yes there is a difference) I love politics. I hear there’s lots of money there hahaha.
What’s the the difference between a politician and a political scientist?
A politician is a person who is professionally involved in politics, especially as a holder of an elected office.
A political analyst studies the science and art of politics.
What were your dreams as a child?
I wanted to be like a super hero, like Spiderman or Captain Planet
What’s your own definition of happiness?
Being happy with what you have.
What do you do in your free time?
Watch sport, hang out with mates.
Are you dating anyone at the moment?
No, I’m a free agent. 🙂
Any relationship advice you can give?
If you want your relationship to work don’t put it on social networks.
If you could meet anyone in the world dead or alive who would it be and what would say to them?
My mom. I would tell her how much I love her.
Can you talk about some of the challenges in your field of work?
Not everyone agrees with you. Also accessing information is tough, not everyone is willing to talk to a political analyst.
What was that one defining moment when you knew you wanted to be a political analyst?
I can’t say there was such a moment but rather its something that evolved over years. I have always been fascinated by politics, since I was a child.
What advice would you give to future political analysts?
Don’t stop studying. Keep investing in your formal education. Remember a better you, a better me, a better Africa!
Those who would want to learn a thing or two from you or get to know more about you can get in touch with you on….
“A political analyst is a person who is highly knowledgeable about politics and who is able to analyse the politics, policies and government system as a whole. These people are constantly studying and analysing information on politics and they are normally in charge of dealing with political systems, affairs and theories.” Ask.com
Many thanks to Mr Munjoma for taking time to share his thoughts and accomplishments with me; I wish him all the best in life and his field of work.
“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.”