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Monday 27 March 2017, 17:30 pm.
Mon 27 Mar 2017, 17:30 pm
As previously noted, the announcement of the Oswell-Livingstone expedition to Ngamiland, organised at the initiative of Dikgosi Letsholathebe and Sechele, resulted in an ...
Mon 27 Mar 2017, 17:30 pm
I could not believe my eyes, I still can’t. The whole time I watched I was tense; it felt like I was part of it. It went on and on and seemed to go on forever.
Fri 24 Mar 2017, 15:39 pm
The Setswana term baloi (wizards/witches), we saw, stems from ancient Sumerian. It referred to extremely ancient, pale-skinned, flesh-and-blood humanoids who even then ha...
Fri 24 Mar 2017, 15:39 pm
Parliament has started debating a motion calling for a review of the Constitution of the Republic. This is a timely debate. Most countries in Africa have reviewed their t...
Fri 24 Mar 2017, 15:39 pm
One of the most interesting things that caught my attention during the inauguration of Lieutenant General Ian Khama as President of the country was his assertion of the f...
Fri 24 Mar 2017, 15:36 pm
Some years ago I was the vice-chairperson for the Writers’ Association of Botswana (WABO). It’s an important organisation that unfortunately has its limitations.
Fri 24 Mar 2017, 13:39 pm
Vijay Prasad, an Indian writer mentioned that Apartheid is a powerful word, with evocations of the South African experience and with implications of crimes against humani...
Wed 22 Mar 2017, 16:01 pm
The upgrades to the President’s residence at Mosu have received considerable public and media attention. The Mosu debacle has also subsequently spawned ancillary arrests ...
Wed 22 Mar 2017, 16:01 pm
It is not so often that Old Naledi in Gaborone gets into the news, certainly not as it was in its earliest days. One obvious problem that confronts any commentator seein...
Tue 21 Mar 2017, 15:34 pm
When Botswana attained Independence in 1966, she broke ranks with the majority African countries that had gained Independence before her, by opting for multiparty democr...
Mon 20 Mar 2017, 17:28 pm
We had previously observed that by the end of 1840s, with the elephant population in his own domains dwindling, Sechele moved to secure access to the hunting grounds of n...
Mon 20 Mar 2017, 17:28 pm
The fight against rudeness is very serious. It is the fight for your well being and the well being of others. To be treated rudely is to be denigrated, and when done regu...
Fri 17 Mar 2017, 16:36 pm
The world waited with anticipation and trepidation for President Donald Trump’s speech to a combined House of Congress. Whether we like it or not, America remains to be t...
Fri 17 Mar 2017, 16:36 pm
This week, we continue to explore who baloi really are at the ‘esoteric’ level (the headline last week mistakenly said ‘exoteric’, which level we had already addressed).
Fri 17 Mar 2017, 16:36 pm
On Friday last week Parliament adopted a motion calling for the Government to consider relocating the Department of Mining and Geological Engineering of the College of En...
Fri 17 Mar 2017, 16:28 pm
This past Monday was Commonwealth Commemoration Day when Britain’s former colonies supposedly “unite” in celebration of their “shared history, mutual cooperation and unde...
Fri 17 Mar 2017, 16:20 pm
Getting an idea for a story from your head is a complicated and important process and writers have their own unique ways of doing it. For most that way is the only way. ...
Thu 16 Mar 2017, 15:57 pm
Social careers can be generally rewarding if followed out of choice. Social people prefer to work under conditions that give them an opportunity to interact with other pe...
Wed 15 Mar 2017, 17:00 pm
It is not so often that Old Naledi in Gaborone gets into the news, certainly not as it was in its earliest days. One obvious problem that confronts any commentator seein...
Wed 15 Mar 2017, 17:00 pm
Parliament is a creature of the constitution deriving its powers there from. Parliament shall have, in terms of the Constitution the power to make laws for the peace, ord...
Tue 14 Mar 2017, 16:39 pm
When many people the world over thought Donald Trump could not win the race to the White House, I disagreed. When he eliminated his opponents in the Republican primaries,...
Mon 13 Mar 2017, 17:23 pm
This week 4D takes a break from 19th century struggles to comment on this week’s legacy from a more recent conflict. Last Tuesday the BDF, working with roads department e...
Mon 13 Mar 2017, 17:23 pm
Of all the names they could dream of, they chose this one. While other countries got to name their towns, cities, small villages and streets with cool names such as Holly...
Mon 13 Mar 2017, 17:23 pm
What a week with the P10 million sweetener unsurprisingly holding fast in the news. Seemingly, it is naïve to ask from where this money is being taken? It is naïve to ask...
Fri 10 Mar 2017, 15:47 pm
The arts collective in Maun, Poetavango, in conjunction with the American Embassy, are in the middle of an ambitious storytelling project around the country.
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