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Monday 24 July 2017, 16:05 pm.
Mon 24 Jul 2017, 16:05 pm
In our extended account of the 1852-53 Batswana-Boer War we last left off on January 07, 1853 when the Transvaal Boers failed to achieve a decisive victory over the Barol...
Mon 24 Jul 2017, 16:03 pm
Life is a journey, not a destination. Cliché saying, yet so true. Life, as I discover as I go, is as much about how you get where you’re going as where you go. Also, livi...
Mon 24 Jul 2017, 15:59 pm
I turned on Sky News this morning (Friday) and was treated to news about an exhibition at Buckingham Palace in London of some of the gifts that have been presented to the...
Fri 21 Jul 2017, 15:29 pm
The past week, social media was ablaze with commentary on the bloodbath that was the Botswana Movement for Democracy (BMD) Congress. The showdown was perfectly foreseable...
Fri 21 Jul 2017, 15:22 pm
Some years ago when the President’s Day Competitions were just starting out I sat in a meeting with a variety of artists from various fields to discuss some policy on the...
Thu 20 Jul 2017, 15:46 pm
Some few months back, I watched a nationwide “March Against Sharia” rallies in the United States (US) that brought an unholy alliance of far-right actors into the streets...
Thu 20 Jul 2017, 15:39 pm
Last week it was Herbalife. The week before, it was Amway. They’re two of the largest Multi-Level Marketing schemes in the world and they make a tremendous amount of mone...
Wed 19 Jul 2017, 13:58 pm
We left off with Kgosi Montshiwa’s Barolong booRatshidi, along with a number of Bahurutshe refugees under Kgosi Lentswe, having relocated to Setlagole. From their new str...
Wed 19 Jul 2017, 13:58 pm
That term ‘fake news’ has been used so often recently that many of us may soon become totally adrift and unable to distinguish between the fake and the genuine.
Wed 19 Jul 2017, 13:58 pm
While women are by no means immune from lustful temptation, men struggle with such temptations to a much greater degree. Far more men commit adultery than women.
Fri 14 Jul 2017, 17:08 pm
Back in the good old days, in my home village, an approaching police van was always a subject of great interest. Substitute it for a police motorbike, and the local boys ...
Fri 14 Jul 2017, 17:06 pm
Most people in Botswana know Jenny Robson as an exceptional music teacher. She has been teaching music to children in Botswana for 40 years, first in Orapa and now in Mau...
Thu 13 Jul 2017, 17:01 pm
Last week we looked at Amway, one of the world’s biggest Multi-Level Marketing schemes and I asked the same question. Will Amway make you rich? Or will it make you any mo...
Thu 13 Jul 2017, 17:01 pm
This past week I have been observing international political events from the G20 Summit, North Korean missile test, the Syrian crisis and a host of others so as to prepar...
Wed 12 Jul 2017, 16:50 pm
Some might protest, believing that round abouts or circles or more particularly traffic circles, if you prefer, have nothing to with heritage. But then, the same people m...
Wed 12 Jul 2017, 16:50 pm
“Vote buying and vote selling can be understood no longer as an economic transaction between those who sell their freedom and those who buy them in the hope of regaining ...
Tue 11 Jul 2017, 16:41 pm
Look around you: Botswana, Southern Africa, Africa and America, democracy, government of the people by the people for the people, is in crisis! Why, is the first question...
Mon 10 Jul 2017, 16:49 pm
Having failed to dislodge either the Bangwaketse at Kanye or the Bakwena at Dithubaruba, Commandant-General Peit Scholtz’s Commando began its withdrawal from Botswana on ...
Mon 10 Jul 2017, 16:33 pm
The problem with some people is that when they aren’t drunk, they’re sober. And just when you thought you had seen it all, poof, something else happens in this country!
Mon 10 Jul 2017, 16:30 pm
This must be the opportune moment to draw from my archives this remarkable speech by ex-President Masire which he made eight years ago when addressing the UCCSA’s Assembl...
Fri 07 Jul 2017, 18:08 pm
In the waning months of a venerable presidency, he had the grace to extend a farewell visit to the University of Botswana (UB) community of which I was a part of.
Fri 07 Jul 2017, 17:46 pm
Angie Thato Chuma is a singer, poet, songwriter, short story writer and sister to poet, Andreattah Chuma.
Thu 06 Jul 2017, 18:55 pm
In cities and towns across the world, from New Delhi to New York the socio-political policies that led to the Grenfell Tower disaster in west London are being repeated; ...
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