Mmegi Blogs :: Etcetera II
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Mon 17 Sep 2018, 13:00 pm
Clearly, we are indebted to those 87 elephants but we also owe a word of thanks to both Dr Chase and Thea Khama. There was so little that we, the general public knew abou...
Mon 10 Sep 2018, 13:59 pm
After four torrid years which soiled the government’s reputation abroad, it finally gave in and dropped its sedition case against Outsa Mokone, sedition being conduct o...
Mon 03 Sep 2018, 12:06 pm
There is little to be cheerful about these days as we try and prove to the rest of Africa that this country is really no different, although it’s taken a little longer ...
Mon 27 Aug 2018, 14:41 pm
He also railed against divisive tribal practices, which would militate against the creation of a State where everyone was in harmony with each other. (Seretse Khama in 19...
Mon 20 Aug 2018, 14:32 pm
Over the last few weeks of high drama, I have regularly reflected on the appalling saga of Caitlin Davies, Editor of the Okavango Observer in Maun. Most will be unaware t...
Mon 13 Aug 2018, 14:41 pm
Why, without good need, would a sitting President humiliate a former President? He has other problems on his hands. Did Mogae humiliate Masire. Did Khama humiliate Mogae?...
Mon 06 Aug 2018, 13:26 pm
Why, without good need, would a sitting President humiliate a former President? He has other problems on his hands. Did Mogae humiliate Masire. Did Khama humiliate Mogae?...
Mon 30 Jul 2018, 13:33 pm
It’s been a bits and pieces last week or so with the muddled, muddy affairs of the UDC being given an extraordinary amount of attention by the newspapers and providing ...
Mon 23 Jul 2018, 13:53 pm
No retiring President or Prime Minister should either expect or assume that an incoming successor will perform as a mere replica, or surrogate of himself. Reports have su...
Mon 09 Jul 2018, 15:23 pm
President Masisi's recent visit to 91-year-old Kenneth Nkwa, accompanied by ex-president Festus Mogae and BDP stalwart, Dan Kwelagobe, should not be allowed to pass witho...
Mon 25 Jun 2018, 18:07 pm
Single houses only rarely make it into the national news. There was, however, an exception last week with the Sunday Standard coming up with an extraordinarily tortuous r...
Mon 18 Jun 2018, 18:52 pm
Wishful thing, I suppose, because I had kidded myself into believing that the controversy over the Gripen fighter jet was over and done with. Sadly, last week's Gazette m...
Mon 11 Jun 2018, 14:04 pm
It really does seem like a 'I didn't know'last week. Take, for instance, the curious business of the plastic bags with a local newspaper reporting that soon first-time us...
Mon 04 Jun 2018, 13:41 pm
Just imagine. There must have been many people there who had never previously attended a Presidential press conference. They would have had little idea what to expect. Ol...
Mon 28 May 2018, 14:14 pm
Is this the lull before the storm or the lull before the lull? The Kgosi saga is all set to go on and on as with the sordid NPF affair. But is there anything more on the ...
Mon 21 May 2018, 15:26 pm
Some say that it was the man, some the law and others, the oversight bodies. Of course, no one can know what did happen in those Councils and Committees.
Mon 14 May 2018, 14:16 pm
That word 'euphoria' has come into unusual prominence in the last few weeks. We have been reminded that the Zims discovered that their euphoria at the overthrow of Mugab...
Mon 07 May 2018, 14:03 pm
First came the Presidential helicopter, so we were told, then the beginnings of new relationships with the press, the unions and the Chinese. Then came the volcanic erupt...
Mon 30 Apr 2018, 13:46 pm
Of the two, I knew Jerry particularly well. He had arrived in Mochudi in perhaps 1962 to teach at the National School at a monthly salary of something like R6.00. He was ...
Mon 23 Apr 2018, 14:56 pm
The question may seem ridiculous. But consider. Dikgosi are civil servants paid by central government as are District Councillors whilst Land Board members are paid by th...
Mon 16 Apr 2018, 13:16 pm
Even a single word can be of major interest. Take the caption to the Guardian’s front page photo of I. Kgosi together with ex-President, Khama which refers to ‘his sp...
Mon 09 Apr 2018, 17:59 pm
The last ten years as a de facto experimental executive monarchy has now come to an end. It may be open to question as to whether it was explicitly agreed that such a maj...
Mon 26 Mar 2018, 14:29 pm
It is an extraordinary scenario and one with so many interlocking elements that it seems remarkable that it has prompted so little in the way of examination.
Mon 19 Mar 2018, 13:44 pm
This is getting frustrating and baffling. For what seems a long time now I have been banging away about the Kazungula railway bridge without getting even a whisper of a r...
Mon 12 Mar 2018, 18:09 pm
Our public life has totally gone down the drain hasn't it! Consider four of the past week’s newspaper headlines - ‘Councillors Decry Appalling State of Palapye Hospi...
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