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Friday 28 April 2017, 14:58 pm.
Fri 28 Apr 2017, 14:58 pm
After 281 articles under Digging Tswana Roots, this is unfortunately my very last article for this column. There will never be another Digging Tswana Roots. Now, inasmuch...
Fri 28 Apr 2017, 14:58 pm
Four years ago I walked into the offices of Mmegi to try my luck in publishing some of my write-ups . I struck luck in the sense that someone realised my abilities and ta...
Fri 28 Apr 2017, 14:58 pm
At the conclusion of the second meeting of the third session of the 11th Parliament, the following Private Member’s Bills were Presented and read a First time; Botswana D...
Fri 28 Apr 2017, 14:31 pm
US authorities are reported to have prepared charges to seek the arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. This overreach of US Government toward a publisher, whose pri...
Thu 27 Apr 2017, 15:27 pm
Indeed every race has a finishing line, to give each athlete a chance to get a reward for their effort and more importantly to prepare for the next race. The same princip...
Mon 24 Apr 2017, 15:53 pm
From August 1848, the growing threat posed by the Transvaal Boers to the still independent Batswana merafe was increased with the arrival of arguably the most gifted of a...
Fri 21 Apr 2017, 18:23 pm
Parliament has passed the Court of Appeal (Amendment) Bill, 2017 (Bill No. 3 of 2017). Following a judgement by Justice Abednego Tafa that Parliament had abdicated its ma...
Fri 21 Apr 2017, 18:16 pm
If you could walk to General Peter Wall’s grave and brag about the achievements of Botswana Defence Force (BDF) so far, he would regard you as one who has lost his mind. ...
Fri 21 Apr 2017, 13:28 pm
Washington has never made any effort to conceal its contempt for North Korea. In the 64 years since the war ended, the US has done everything in its power to punish, humi...
Fri 21 Apr 2017, 13:26 pm
This, dear reader, is my penultimate article for this newspaper. After more than 280 weekly articles – which is more than five years in this op-ed column – Digging Tswana...
Thu 13 Apr 2017, 15:33 pm
When I began my new Legends series I had not foreseen that the closing instalment of my Baloi miniseries will coincide with the coming forth of Easter.
Thu 13 Apr 2017, 15:31 pm
Botswana Defence Force (BDF) is a force to reckon with at age 40.
Thu 13 Apr 2017, 15:30 pm
I suspect that when human beings started gathering in larger groups, creating more complex societies, those who were deemed to be poorer residents became objects of deris...
Thu 13 Apr 2017, 15:30 pm
Last week Friday, the second meeting of the third session of the eleventh Parliament, what is often called the “budget session” was concluded.
Mon 10 Apr 2017, 14:03 pm
Notwithstanding the distraction of his newfound fame in exploring the middle Zambezi with Oswell in the years before the 1852-53 Batswana-Boer War Livingstone remained a ...
Fri 07 Apr 2017, 17:07 pm
In this miniseries, we now know that we cannot firmly grasp who baloi (wizards/witches) are at the esoteric (hidden, unobvious) level without first comprehending who they...
Fri 07 Apr 2017, 17:07 pm
In this column I have on several occasions discussed issues that mainly affect soldiers or are more directly related to the Botswana Defence Force (BDF).
Fri 07 Apr 2017, 17:07 pm
Parliament has passed the Emergency Water Security and Efficiency Project (International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD)) (Loan Authorisation) Bill, 2017,...
Fri 07 Apr 2017, 17:07 pm
This past Tuesday, Botswana welcomed former president of the United States of America (USA) who is on a two day visit with his wife Laura Bush.
Thu 06 Apr 2017, 16:43 pm
The current high unemployment rate among youth makes it imperative to choose career programmes and tertiary institutions more thoughtfully.
Wed 05 Apr 2017, 17:08 pm
Nobody I believe has yet researched the connection between this country and India, its origins with the first settlers here and their family and trading links, the establ...
Wed 05 Apr 2017, 17:08 pm
The four formerly suspended judges have tendered an apology. It is said that the review case that was filed against government shall subsequently be withdrawn and the jud...
Mon 03 Apr 2017, 16:11 pm
We had previously noted that one of the key men tasked with stemming the flow of firearms into Botswana, Jan Viljoen, instead used his office as Veldkornet of the Marico ...
Fri 31 Mar 2017, 16:25 pm
It should be firmly entrenched by now, in this current baloi miniseries, that ma-Illui, or ‘Eloi-m(a)’ – thus ‘Elohim’ in Hebrew syntax (which places the noun-pointing pr...
Fri 31 Mar 2017, 16:25 pm
I just arrived from an Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) meeting at Mogoditshane main kgotla and as a result of the debates at the meeting, I decided to change my to...
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