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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 ...
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, 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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Fri 10 Mar 2017, 15:43 pm
‘Esoteric’, we saw last week, means ‘arcane, secretive, meant to be understood by a few’, whereas its antonym ‘exoteric’ means ‘obviated’ or ‘suitable for external dissem...
Fri 10 Mar 2017, 15:43 pm
In the last two instalments I have gone through the history of Botswana Defence Force’s (BDF) Military Intelligence(MI) and the position we are now at has helped the read...
Fri 10 Mar 2017, 15:43 pm
The judicial in Botswana has lost integrity, it is not independent and public confidence in it has waned. It is in a state of crisis. Four judges have been suspended over...
Fri 10 Mar 2017, 15:43 pm
This month of March until April many activists all the world over will commemorate what is known as Israeli Apartheid Week in solidarity with the Palestinian Solidarity ...
Thu 09 Mar 2017, 16:06 pm
People who pre-dominantly fall within the Holland Investigative occupational code are very much intrigued by collecting and analyzing data or ideas. The story below shows...
Wed 08 Mar 2017, 16:32 pm
When that train came off the line somewhere between Lobatse and X, it struck me that this may have been the first time that many people had come close to one of today’s d...
Wed 08 Mar 2017, 16:32 pm
We are back were we began. I called it. In my article titled, Judge Tafa’s groundbreaking decision; is it worth celebrating in light of an executive that overpowers the l...
Mon 06 Mar 2017, 16:24 pm
“Wherever a missionary lives, traders are sure to come; they are mutually dependent and each aids the other.” - David Livingstone, 1857
Fri 03 Mar 2017, 15:53 pm
Last week, we looked at the much-misunderstood concept of baloi (wizards, witches) from an exoteric level. ‘Exoteric’ means ‘obviated’ or ‘suitable for external dissemina...
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