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Friday 18 August 2017, 15:46 pm.
Mon 14 Aug 2017, 16:07 pm
“They said they had no time to speak now: if you are afraid to fight give up all your guns, all your oxen, all your sheep, all your goats and all your children and also y...
Mon 07 Aug 2017, 16:56 pm
In our extended account of the 1852-53 Batswana-Boer War, we last left off at Motito on the 19th of December 1852, where Kgosi Sechele encountered Dr. David Livingstone, ...
Mon 31 Jul 2017, 17:06 pm
In our extended account of the 1852-53 Batswana-Boer War, we last left off in January of 1853, when a growing number of Transvaal Boers were calling for an end of hostili...
Mon 24 Jul 2017, 16:05 pm
In our extended account of the 1852-53 Batswana-Boer War we last left off on January 07, 1853 when the Transvaal Boers failed to achieve a decisive victory over the Barol...
Wed 19 Jul 2017, 13:58 pm
We left off with Kgosi Montshiwa’s Barolong booRatshidi, along with a number of Bahurutshe refugees under Kgosi Lentswe, having relocated to Setlagole. From their new str...
Mon 10 Jul 2017, 16:49 pm
Having failed to dislodge either the Bangwaketse at Kanye or the Bakwena at Dithubaruba, Commandant-General Peit Scholtz’s Commando began its withdrawal from Botswana on ...
Tue 04 Jul 2017, 17:05 pm
After Scholtz’s exhausted forces withdrew to their laager at sundown on Monday August 30, 1852, Sechele collected his mephato together and ordered them to regroup at the ...
Mon 26 Jun 2017, 16:30 pm
As previously noted, after one or more failed frontal assault on Sechele’s battery atop Botswelakgosi hill, the Boer Commando at Dimawe fell back, with each side resortin...
Mon 19 Jun 2017, 16:50 pm
We had previously noted that during their Sunday long truce Kgosi Sechele and the Transvaal Boer Commandant General Scholtz had agreed to meet on Monday morning.
Mon 12 Jun 2017, 16:13 pm
The August 30, 1852 Battle of Dimawe stands out as one of the earliest instances in which a Boer Commando fought an indigenous opposing force that was also substantially ...
Mon 05 Jun 2017, 17:49 pm
In our last episode we observed that the course of the August 30, 1852 Battle at Dimawe was largely determined by nature of the two sides’ weaponry.
Mon 29 May 2017, 16:11 pm
In our last episode we observed that the course of the August 30, 1852 Battle at Dimawe was largely determined by nature of the two sides’ weaponry.
Mon 22 May 2017, 16:09 pm
‘Rramokonopi wabo Kgosidintsi, otlhotse akonopano le Poulwe; erile motshegare Poulwe alapa, gasala gokonopa Rramokopi. Kwena, utla hutshe ya ngwana wa Leburu, obontshe ba...
Mon 15 May 2017, 16:35 pm
In the days that immediately followed their 17th of August 1852 massacre at Maanwane, Commandant-General Scholtz’s Marico commando skirmished with Mosielele’s retreating ...
Mon 08 May 2017, 16:28 pm
In our last episode the Transvaal Boer leader Andries Pretorius, having first forged a strategic partnership with the British through the infamous Sand River Convention, ...
Tue 02 May 2017, 16:45 pm
We left off in October 1851 with Commandant-General Adriaan Standers imposing Transvaal Boer authority in the Madikwe valley. All the Dikgosi were required to supply free...
Mon 24 Apr 2017, 15:53 pm
From August 1848, the growing threat posed by the Transvaal Boers to the still independent Batswana merafe was increased with the arrival of arguably the most gifted of a...
Mon 10 Apr 2017, 14:03 pm
Notwithstanding the distraction of his newfound fame in exploring the middle Zambezi with Oswell in the years before the 1852-53 Batswana-Boer War Livingstone remained a ...
Mon 03 Apr 2017, 16:11 pm
We had previously noted that one of the key men tasked with stemming the flow of firearms into Botswana, Jan Viljoen, instead used his office as Veldkornet of the Marico ...
Mon 27 Mar 2017, 17:30 pm
As previously noted, the announcement of the Oswell-Livingstone expedition to Ngamiland, organised at the initiative of Dikgosi Letsholathebe and Sechele, resulted in an ...
Mon 20 Mar 2017, 17:28 pm
We had previously observed that by the end of 1840s, with the elephant population in his own domains dwindling, Sechele moved to secure access to the hunting grounds of n...
Mon 13 Mar 2017, 17:23 pm
This week 4D takes a break from 19th century struggles to comment on this week’s legacy from a more recent conflict. Last Tuesday the BDF, working with roads department e...
Mon 06 Mar 2017, 16:24 pm
“Wherever a missionary lives, traders are sure to come; they are mutually dependent and each aids the other.” - David Livingstone, 1857
Mon 27 Feb 2017, 17:29 pm
Previously it was noted that from the age of 10, David Livingstone had been put to work from 6 am to 8 pm, six days a week at a cotton spinning mill. It was while working...
Mon 20 Feb 2017, 15:57 pm
Our previous episode traced the Rev. Dr. David Livingstone’s radical, albeit then anonymous condemnation of Boer oppression of Batswana in the pages of the British Banner...
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