NAMIBIA’S TRUSTCO GROUP
– first on the JSE’s Africa board – is forging ahead expanding the geographic reach of its cellphone airtime top-up-for-free funeral insurance product. It’s so confident it will get many Africans to buy the airtime and get themselves free funerals it’s raising R200m to enter Botswana and Nigeria this year.
Piker can hear CE Quinton van Rooyen convincing potential clients: “Top up and give me a call after you die.”
A MAN WALKS INTO A
restaurant with a full-grown ostrich behind him. The waitress asks them for their orders.
The man says: “A hamburger, fries and a Coke.” He turns to the ostrich: “What’s yours?” “I’ll have the same,” says the ostrich. “That will be R29,40, please.” The man reaches into his pocket and pulls out the exact amount for payment. The next day the two return. “This is Friday night, so I’ll have a steak, baked potato and a salad.”
“Same,” says the ostrich. “That will be R182,62, please.” Once again the man pulls the exact amount from his pocket.
The waitress can’t hold back her curiosity any longer. “Excuse me, sir. How do you manage to always come up with the exact amount in your pocket every time?”
“Several years ago a genie offered me two wishes. My first wish was that if I ever had to pay for anything I would just put my hand in my pocket and the right amount of money would always be there.”
“Whether it’s a gallon of milk or a RollsRoyce, the exact money is always there.”
The waitress then asks: “What’s with the ostrich?”
The man sighs: “My second wish was for a tall chick with long legs who agrees with everything I say.”