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Thursday 20 July 2017, 15:56 pm.
Wed 19 Jul 2017, 13:58 pm
That term ‘fake news’ has been used so often recently that many of us may soon become totally adrift and unable to distinguish between the fake and the genuine.
Mon 10 Jul 2017, 16:30 pm
This must be the opportune moment to draw from my archives this remarkable speech by ex-President Masire which he made eight years ago when addressing the UCCSA’s Assembl...
Tue 04 Jul 2017, 17:08 pm
How strange it has been that the country’s second President should have been buried so close to the day that is annually set aside to celebrate the life of the first Pres...
Mon 26 Jun 2017, 15:42 pm
It was the military historian, Corelli Barnett who got me thinking about the role and nature of armies. In his 1974 Penguin, Britain and Her Army, A Military, Political a...
Mon 19 Jun 2017, 17:32 pm
The timing of the remark was quite remarkable. Herman Spitz of the European Union addressing the recent National Education Pitso in Maun noted that ‘beyond teaching stude...
Mon 12 Jun 2017, 16:11 pm
The Business Weekly recently informed us that spending in NDP 11 on defence and security would be increased and spending on development needs, education, health and the l...
Mon 05 Jun 2017, 17:53 pm
The way that really startling news reaches us can often be surprising.
Mon 29 May 2017, 16:25 pm
When being briefed before coming to Mochudi, I was told about a new ‘do it yourself’ secondary school that was being started by Patrick in Serowe. Coming off the mail tra...
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 naďve to ask from where this money is being taken? It is naďve 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”:
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