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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...
Mon 31 Oct 2016, 17:11 pm
Then there came the rain, friendly in Odi but with ferocious wind and hail in Modipane, Tlokweng and parts of Gaborone. But despite everything else, rain has to take prio...
Mon 24 Oct 2016, 17:10 pm
Bashi Letsisidi’s article on John Syson In the Sunday Standard (2.10.16) came as a very welcome surprise not least because Syson, political advisor to Seretse (1968-74) i...
Mon 17 Oct 2016, 20:19 pm
The Weekend Post (8.10.16) treated us to an unusual, ambitious initiative – a listing of 150 builders of the nation before Independence, no less which was unfortunately u...
Wed 12 Oct 2016, 18:30 pm
The Voice may have asked me to describe Independence day in Mochudi in 1966 for its Boipuso supplement but it wasn’t quite so keen to know what 1966 itself was like.
Mon 03 Oct 2016, 17:33 pm
It does appear that little importance was given by the Legislative Council to the availability of the largely unutilized Crown Reserve in Gaborone which could be immediat...
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