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Born in Durban, South Africa on the December 3, 1931, Patrick van Rensburg, spent much of his childhood in Pietermaritzburg in the care of his grandmother, Susanna Marie ...
Fri 23 Jun 2017, 06:45 am
When I first interacted with Patrick van Rensburg he was already suffering from dementia and his memory loss was getting worse. This was in 2009 at Mmegi’s old offices a...
Fri 23 Jun 2017, 06:00 am
Patrick van Rensburg was the man who first got me engaged in local media, beginning in 1985, by inviting me to become an occasional news and feature writer for Mmegi.
Fri 23 Jun 2017, 06:00 am
It was on a Tuesday evening when I received a text message from Methaetsile Leepile that Patrick van Rensburg had died. Although I knew that Pat had been sick, and Mothu...
Fri 23 Jun 2017, 06:00 am
While the fact that Patrick Van Rensburg came to Botswana as a South African political exile is generally well known, what is perhaps more obscure, is the circumstances t...
Fri 23 Jun 2017, 06:00 am
On the eve of a memorial service to be held in honour of the late Patrick van Rensburg, PvR to his admirers, a property developer with South African roots, SANDY KELLY ho...
Fri 23 Jun 2017, 06:00 am
Standing, at sunset, on the western boundary of the land that had been allocated to us earlier that day by Kgosi Rasebolai Kgamane for the building of the new school, not...
Fri 23 Jun 2017, 06:00 am
The Botswana National Front (BNF) President Duma Boko will be officiating at Patrick Van Rensburg memorial service in Serowe at Swaneng Hill School this coming Saturday m...
Fri 23 Jun 2017, 06:00 am
Patrick Van Rensburg grasped the revolutionary essence of this Marxist dictum and embraced it as his own. He was not only an original thinker, but also an activist whose...
Fri 23 Jun 2017, 06:00 am
As a former student of Swaneng Hill School (SHS) I knew Patrick van Rensburg as founder of both the school and the brigades in Botswana, Serowe Brigade being the first on...
Fri 23 Jun 2017, 06:00 am
When I got the news of the passing away of Cde Patrick Van Rensburg, the vexation was, “is this the end of the life of a man who did so much for his country but was not p...
Fri 16 Jun 2017, 17:12 pm
When workers at Lerala Diamond Mine received an unexplained P1,000 advance recently, some of them may have thanked their lucky stars for the windfall. The very next day t...
Fri 16 Jun 2017, 17:08 pm
While the population of elephants is dwindling elsewhere in the forests of the world, Botswana, particularly the Chobe region, has seen an unprecedented explosion of thei...
Thu 15 Jun 2017, 15:58 pm
As we mark the Day of the African Child, SOS Children’s Villages urges decision-makers to guarantee a Zero-tolerance approach towards child rights violations. SOS Childre...
Tue 13 Jun 2017, 15:34 pm
The Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) joins the rest of the international community in mourning the death of one of our outstanding revolutionaries, and the co-founder...
Fri 09 Jun 2017, 16:45 pm
As President Ian Khama sets in motion his exit out of office next April, he will hand over the baton of power to Vice President Mokgweetsi Masisi. Mmegi Staff Writer RYD...
Fri 09 Jun 2017, 16:21 pm
Mmegi interviews Ambassador of the Russian Federation to Botswana, Victor I. Sibilev on the occasion of Russia Day, which will be celebrated on Monday, June 12
Fri 09 Jun 2017, 16:15 pm
In dismissing the application last week, Justice Dambe concurred that Mascom Wireless failed to demonstrate the urgency part of their case and promised to give full reaso...
Fri 02 Jun 2017, 15:47 pm
As President Ian Khama sets in motion a journey to vacate office next year April 1, and hands over the baton of power to Vice President (VP) Mokgweetsi Masisi, Mmegi Staf...
Fri 02 Jun 2017, 15:41 pm
Sixty years ago today, 31 May 1957, a young white South African, Patrick van Rensburg, left his country’s civil service and became a rebel. His government soon forced him...
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