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About autismjungle

I am a Software Test Analyst. Shortly before I turned 21 I was officially diagnosed, although I had long suspected I was autistic. Welcome to my blog

SIGiST Event – Autistics and Software Testing: A good fit

Abstract Employment Equity is law in South Africa, but those with learning impairments are still underrepresented in the workforce. One way to narrow the gap is to find areas where the attributes of the conditions are strengths, not weaknesses. With … Continue reading

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Films I saw in 2015

I like to start the first post of the year with a look at some of the films I watched over the previous year. I saw the Marvel films “Guardians of the Galaxy”, “Ant Man” and “The Avengers – Age … Continue reading

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Well that was quick

On Saturday, I wrote of my anger at learning that Nhlanhla Nene had been dismissed as the Minister of Finance and replaced by the virtually unknown David van Rooyen. On Sunday evening, four days after his shock declaration, Jacob Zuma … Continue reading

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A few steps closer to the edge

Last month, I expressed my worries about the course South Africa appeared to be following. Since then, we have taken a few more steps towards the edge of the cliff. On December 9th, less than a week after Fitch downgraded … Continue reading

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I am never buying from Volkswagen again

(Note: this only applies to VW South Africa. Other countries may be better.) I have had it with Volkswagens. I have owned two cars in my life and both were Volkswagens. When I buy my third car, it will not … Continue reading

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South Africa is heading towards the edge of a cliff

Around two years ago, I expressed my concern for the future of South Africa. The events of the last few months have left me even more worried. South Africa is in crisis and I don’t know how much longer it … Continue reading

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Autistics’ Speaking Day: On my voice and identity

Normally, when Autistics’ Speaking Day occurs, I stay up until midnight, and post as soon as possible. Not today, though. I’m going to write about identity and autism. Mostly in regards to myself, but I guess it can be extrapolated … Continue reading

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