Mmegi Blogs :: Etcetera II
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Wednesday 24 May 2017, 16:16 pm.
Mon 22 May 2017, 16:09 pm
Mmegi’s news report of the inability of the Thamaga Primary Hospital to provide help to those who most desperately needed it must have appalled all who read it.
Mon 15 May 2017, 16:35 pm
One page in last Wednesday’s issue of Mmegi provided two remarkably contrasting views. The first suggested that the Government could save millions of pula were it to abol...
Mon 08 May 2017, 16:28 pm
Over the years there has been regular comment about the inability of the education authorities to see that the history of this country is taught in schools with Donald Mo...
Tue 02 May 2017, 16:45 pm
An intriguing, important but slightly irritating report ‘London minutes blast Motumise case wide open’ appeared in the Weekendpost 22-28 April.
Mon 24 Apr 2017, 15:53 pm
Having had a recent look at the Mochudi to Malotwana road it was difficult to believe that in the mid 1970s I regularly used the road to go and buy thatching grass.
Mon 10 Apr 2017, 14:03 pm
Those who are attracted by the unusual would certainly have enjoyed the two recent newspaper headlines, ‘DIS Agents Caught in Tshekedi’s Spiders Web’ (Sunday Standard Ap...
Mon 03 Apr 2017, 16:11 pm
One point about this extraordinary country is that it is rarely short of contrasting news. Take that story about the elephant that just happened to fall off the back of a...
Thu 30 Mar 2017, 09:50 am
Interesting remarks were recently made by Minister Mokaila about the future of the railway.
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...
Mon 27 Feb 2017, 17:29 pm
Unexpectedly, I find myself floundering with too much news on the one hand and too little on the other. Take first Trump and the new America. From his campaign programme ...
Mon 20 Feb 2017, 15:57 pm
Three recent reports and comments in the newspapers, all very different, have given me cause to stop and wonder. In no particular order - No. 1 was the crash of the BDF C...
Mon 13 Feb 2017, 16:39 pm
With the Daily News recently reporting that the President had checked the progress on the new Kazangula bridge, it really is time that the government tells us more about ...
Mon 06 Feb 2017, 17:43 pm
Here we are in February, and it has rained. Was it Michael Frayn in England who said that he had recently met a woman at a drinks party and asked what she did for a livin...
Mon 30 Jan 2017, 14:11 pm
‘Historians examining the de-colonisation process after World War 11 have shown little inclination to examine the political motives and individual psychologies of those w...
Mon 23 Jan 2017, 16:44 pm
Giving me a touch of unease has been Professor Seeking’s recent paper, “A lean cow cannot climb out of the mud, but a good cattleman does not leave it to perish”:
Mon 16 Jan 2017, 09:25 am
The 50th anniversary was the ideal opportunity to re-examine and challenge the major issues of past years. As far as I know, however, only Professor Part Mgadla seized th...
Mon 19 Dec 2016, 16:03 pm
As someone who has never been a civil servant, I begin with an admission of own ignorance and puzzlement and a hope that others who are better informed will explain.
Mon 12 Dec 2016, 16:50 pm
According to the testimony of the then Attorney General, M.D. Mokama, Dr Peter Eigen, as a World Bank and Ford Foundation consultant, gave invaluable service to this gove...
Mon 05 Dec 2016, 16:11 pm
The BCL affair is likely to leave many of us pondering for a very long time. My particular ponder concerns the marvelous decision to construct a new bridge over the Limp...
Mon 28 Nov 2016, 16:39 pm
A friend tells me that, nowadays, he only rarely buys newspapers because nothing much happens and anyway, when an issue does emerge, it is rarely followed up. His latter ...
Mon 21 Nov 2016, 17:01 pm
Jan Oosthuizen, Owner of Sunnyside Farm: Is shutting it down, the biggest dairy in the country.
Mon 14 Nov 2016, 17:31 pm
Dr Gobotswang’s conviction that the early white contributors to this country were more committed and motivated than those of today is a topic which I tried to consider la...
Mon 07 Nov 2016, 17:50 pm
Worthy of further thought and comment, was Dr Kesitegile Gobotswang’s comparison in the Weekend Post of 29 October of some of the senior makgoa in today’s government with...
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