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Friday 22 June 2018, 13:55 pm.
Fri 22 Jun 2018, 13:55 pm
The other day, I asked my friends why the African child must struggle with a lingual code in order to access knowledge. At the risk of sounding like a pseudo Pan Africani...
Mon 18 Jun 2018, 18:52 pm
Mental Health has been said to constitute a large and increasing part of the burden of disease worldwide. In fact, apparently a quarter of the world's population will dev...
Mon 18 Jun 2018, 18:52 pm
This week we begin a new series focussing on the rich albeit controversial history of the area we now know as the Ghanzi District. The population of the District has long...
Fri 15 Jun 2018, 12:36 pm
I have represented families in disputes over corpses. In one case, the corpse was still in the mortuary for more than a month because a delinquent husband, who had virtua...
Fri 15 Jun 2018, 12:36 pm
Last week I had an opportunity, courtesy of the Russian Embassy and the State Duma of the Russian Federation, to attend an international conference in Moscow, Russia wher...
Mon 11 Jun 2018, 14:04 pm
Our previous instalment had speculated that, by the final months of 1824, Kgosi Makaba II’s infamous regional intelligence network must have brought him increasingly di...
Mon 11 Jun 2018, 14:04 pm
Rape and sex are not the same thing. Rape is sexualised violence and sex… well, sex is sex. Pumla Dineo Gqola, when writing on rape, says, "… it has survived as long ...
Mon 04 Jun 2018, 13:41 pm
Previously, we had noted that the Rev. Robert Moffat left Kgwakgwe in 1824 with the belief that his newfound relationship with Kgosi Makaba II, he had opened the door to ...
Mon 04 Jun 2018, 13:41 pm
The world is no safer for silent women than it is for women who are loud, wild and opinionated. This is to say, being a woman in the world today, is an extreme sport.
Fri 01 Jun 2018, 13:29 pm
I hope you are doing well, Joao. Been thinking of you since I heard the news that you are no longer allowed to set foot in my country again.
Fri 01 Jun 2018, 13:29 pm
More than a week ago the whole world came to a standstill as millions were glued to television screens as Prince Harry was tying the knot in what the British imperialist ...
Mon 28 May 2018, 14:20 pm
This week we continue with our account of the groundbreaking August 1824 mission by the Griqua Kaptyn Barend Barends and the Scottish missionary Reverend, Robert Moffat t...
Mon 28 May 2018, 14:16 pm
The theory of symbolic annihilation describes that the absence of representation or underrepresentation of some groups of people usually on the basis of race, sex, sexual...
Fri 25 May 2018, 14:11 pm
I was in the sleepy village of Mokobeng, the other day, doing charity work with the Madiba Class of '93 (M'93) alumni society. Oh, what a day it was! We took time out to ...
Fri 25 May 2018, 14:10 pm
Two weeks ago Palestinians commemorated the anniversary of the Nakba, or catastrophe. This marked their mass expulsion and dispossession 70 years ago as the new state of ...
Mon 21 May 2018, 15:26 pm
This week we continue with our account of the joint August 1824 mission by the Griqua Kaptyn Barend Barends and the Scottish Missionary Reverend Robert Moffat to Bangwake...
Mon 21 May 2018, 15:26 pm
I think we are all past the idea reflected in an ancient Court of Apeal case, that Botswana's society is not ready for decriminalisation of provisions in the Penal Code, ...
Fri 18 May 2018, 15:33 pm
Congratulations to Judge Dambe on being appointed the first female Judge of the Court of Appeal. Hopefully we will see more women Court of Appeal judges in the near futur...
Fri 18 May 2018, 15:33 pm
US president Donald Trump has demonstrated yet again why he lacks the understanding, intelligence and temperament to be president of the United States.
Mon 14 May 2018, 14:13 pm
"My masters, you see that the world is collapsing. We shall be eaten up one by one. Our fathers taught us peace means prosperity, but today there is no peace, no prosperi...
Mon 14 May 2018, 14:13 pm
At our most basic, each of us has a combination of unearned advantages and disadvantages. These are based on various factors, including place in birth order, body type, c...
Fri 11 May 2018, 15:00 pm
The outgone regime was obsessed with adventure tourism. So deep was the obsession that our President could miss an international summit and be seen riding quads or hiking...
Fri 11 May 2018, 15:00 pm
Since my secondary days, educators and philosophers who subscribe to the Marxist–Leninist school of thought, had always inspired me. Marxist educators whom I went throu...
Tue 08 May 2018, 10:30 am
Of course when one considers 'privilege', even as a word with negative nuances in the 'woke' world we live in today, it is hardly ever with regards to the disadvantage o...
Mon 07 May 2018, 14:04 pm
We left off in August 1824 with the Rev. Robert Moffat's party having received a regal welcome at Kgwakgwe in keeping with Makaba II’s openly stated desire that his vis...
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