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Friday 20 October 2017, 14:39 pm.
Fri 20 Oct 2017, 14:39 pm
In time, Parliament will be asked to pass a ridiculous amendment to the Stock Theft Act. The crime, we are told, will attract a minimum mandatory sentence of 14years impr...
Thu 19 Oct 2017, 16:39 pm
Some few days back I came across a 1983 article where Audre Lorde wrote that: “among those of us who share the goals of liberation and a workable future for our children...
Wed 18 Oct 2017, 13:58 pm
Lobatse has any number of interesting little posers, but the abandonment of Germond’s government-owned house near the old High Court is certainly one of the biggest.
Wed 18 Oct 2017, 13:58 pm
Of recent the public has been invited to discuss and engage on the proposed amendment to the penal code and with specific reference to, and in respect of the offence of d...
Mon 16 Oct 2017, 16:38 pm
We had previously observed that modern conical bullets, along with percussion caps and improved rifles came to Botswana as then cutting edge technology in the 1840s with ...
Fri 13 Oct 2017, 12:49 pm
This week was an international commemoration week against the death penalty. I have never hidden my disdain for this useless and evil punishment. Make no mistake about it...
Thu 12 Oct 2017, 10:03 am
This past Monday the world commemorated the legacy of one of the greatest revolutionaries to emerge from Latin America, Che Guevara. October 6, 2017 marked the 50 years s...
Wed 11 Oct 2017, 15:31 pm
Needing to make one significant correction after last week’s comment does allow me to make a few more suggestions regarding a long overdue Lobatse Heritage Centre. But fi...
Wed 11 Oct 2017, 15:31 pm
The President of Zimbabwe is reported to have made damning remarks about the extent of our foreign affairs and international relations. The elderly Zimbabwean statesman m...
Mon 09 Oct 2017, 16:54 pm
“The foundation of all states, new as well as old or composite, are good laws and good arms.” – Niccolo Machiavelli (1513) As was reflected in the Batswana-Boer War of 18...
Fri 06 Oct 2017, 12:34 pm
I am reminded of one morning, in my civil service years. Sitting in my office, I got instant orders to board a car for Sejelo Police Station. It was at the height of the ...
Thu 05 Oct 2017, 19:13 pm
This past Saturday many people across the southern African region watched in admiration as Botswana celebrated “independence”.
Wed 04 Oct 2017, 17:57 pm
Because we seem to have so few photos of this kind –perhaps because there were few such occasions - it is well worth lingering over this one.
Fri 29 Sep 2017, 10:35 am
Enough with opposition politicians. These guys have undeservedly dominated every newspaper publication for weeks, if not months. Every headline has been about their egos,...
Thu 28 Sep 2017, 09:47 am
When United States (US) President, Donald Trump arrived at the podium at the United Nations (UN) to deliver his address to the world leaders and diplomats, it was impossi...
Wed 27 Sep 2017, 15:02 pm
To learn that Guy Clutton Brock is the one and only white man whose ashes are buried in Zimbabwe’s Heroes’ Acre is curiously off putting. To be told that he is, or might ...
Wed 27 Sep 2017, 15:02 pm
A new party has been born. This party, I gather goes by the name and style of Alliance of Progressives (AP) under the stewardship of Ndaba Gaolathe. It is a splinter grou...
Mon 25 Sep 2017, 16:43 pm
Today marks the 125th anniversary of the death of the Bakwena Kgosi Sechele I, whose passing coincided with the birth of a great grandson: Kelebantshe-a-Kealeboga, the fu...
Fri 22 Sep 2017, 15:45 pm
It never rains but pours in the opposition. Another party is in the offing, painting the political landscape with all the colours of the rainbow. Before long, we might mo...
Fri 22 Sep 2017, 15:44 pm
Having been at the helm of the education management of our beloved Republic for the past few years, has intuitively inspired me to often retrospect and meditate on both t...
Thu 21 Sep 2017, 16:02 pm
I have attended many academic and political fora where Botswana’s foreign policy issues have been a topic of discussion. While some people are advocating for Botswana to ...
Wed 20 Sep 2017, 13:13 pm
The selei, an unremarkable mode of transport at best, is nevertheless well worth our attention. Remarkably, it both pre-dates the appearance of the wheel in this part of ...
Wed 20 Sep 2017, 13:13 pm
The media without a doubt plays a key role in the development and maintenance of any democracy. The media is a critical player as an oversight body into governance and in...
Mon 18 Sep 2017, 16:25 pm
This week we finally conclude our coverage of the Batswana-Boer was of 1852-53 with some additional details of the peace process that ended the post-armistice cold war.
Fri 15 Sep 2017, 13:24 pm
Angola has been ruled by one man since 1979. Just so you have it in perspective, the man has ruled that country longer than Robert Mugabe has ruled Zimbabwe. Until recent...
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