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Mon 18 Mar 2019, 13:12 pm
“Earning his father’s respect, Sebele II crossed the oceans and went to war. There he behaved like other soldiers with humbleness and respect for others. He fought ea...
Mon 11 Mar 2019, 12:17 pm
We left off in 1917 with Sebele II a-Kealeboga and the other members of the Bechuanaland Company of the South African Native Labour Contingent (SANLC) in France.
Mon 04 Mar 2019, 14:11 pm
We left off in 1916 with Sebele a Kealeboga ending his quasi-exile in Gauteng by agreeing to lead members of his Mathubantwa mophato to Europe as part of the South Africa...
Mon 25 Feb 2019, 14:07 pm
Previously, we observed that from the late 1890s Bakwena males, along with other Batswana, had been driven en masse into employment at the South African mines due to econ...
Mon 18 Feb 2019, 12:27 pm
In our last instalment Sebele-a-Kealeboga had found employment as a clerk in the Gauteng mines. To many his truancy was especially scandalous given his status as the Crow...
Mon 11 Feb 2019, 14:54 pm
In our last instalment it was observed that the September 23 1892 death of Kgosi Sechele I in Molepolole had coincided with the birth of his great-grandson and eventual h...
Mon 28 Jan 2019, 15:42 pm
In our last instalment, a large Transvaal Boer commando under the direct command of General Andries Pretorius had withdrawn at sunset from the battlefield at Mosita.
Mon 21 Jan 2019, 14:13 pm
In our last instalment, the Barolong booRatshidi Kgosi Montshiwa had withdrawn from Lotlhakane to Setlagole where he was joined in his resistance to the Boers by the Baro...
Mon 14 Jan 2019, 13:25 pm
A 166 years ago, on January 8, 1853 to be precise, the last major battle of the 1852-1853 Batswana-Boer War was fought at a place called Mosita, which is today located wi...
Mon 17 Dec 2018, 16:14 pm
In our last instalment we noted that the Anglo-German colonial scramble for control of Ngamiland and the middle Zambezi intensified during the second half of 1886 with th...
Mon 10 Dec 2018, 15:02 pm
The coming of colonial rule to Botswana, Namibia and Zambia, which resulted in the partitioning of the Zambesi-Linyandi region, were interconnected episodes in the broade...
Mon 03 Dec 2018, 15:15 pm
The European presence in the Chobe District and adjacent Zambesi-Linyandi region dates back to the 1851 expedition of David Livingstone and William Oswell, which also inc...
Mon 26 Nov 2018, 14:50 pm
We began our own exploration of the Chobe’s past with an examination of the District’s largest ethnic community, the Vekuhane [Veekuhane] or Basubiya, while noting th...
Mon 19 Nov 2018, 13:46 pm
Previously we noted that during the late seventeenth century reign of the Muitenge or ruler Queen Mwale the Vekuhane of Itenge experienced at least two breakaways.
Mon 12 Nov 2018, 14:33 pm
For years the Chobe District has gained international prominence as a premier tourist destination based on the splendour of its environment.
Mon 05 Nov 2018, 15:27 pm
In previous instalments, we have examined the regional legacy of the “Kalahari Holocaust”, focusing on indigenous resistance to the genocidal practices of the German ...
Mon 29 Oct 2018, 14:00 pm
In the aftermath of the September 1907 killing of Morenga, by British forces, Simon Kooper stood virtually alone in his continued armed resistance. He, nonetheless, conti...
Mon 22 Oct 2018, 13:49 pm
In our last instalment we observed that a key factor in the relative success of the Nama resistance against the Germans was their superior ability to sustain themselves, ...
Mon 15 Oct 2018, 13:18 pm
Our last instalment concluded with the observation that, by the end of 1904 most of Namibia’s Nama communities had taken up arms against the Germans, whose military rec...
Mon 08 Oct 2018, 12:48 pm
Our last instalment ended in 1896 with the Nama being hard hit by the rinderpest epidemic, which wiped out not less than 50% of their livestock while also reducing wildli...
Mon 24 Sep 2018, 15:01 pm
Our last instalment noted that the Nama community at Lokgwabe was founded by the legendary early 20th century Nama resistance figure Simon !Gomkab Kooper.
Mon 17 Sep 2018, 13:12 pm
Recently this author had the renewed pleasure of attending the annual Nama Cultural Festival at Lokgwabe village in Kgalagadi North, which was held this year under the th...
Mon 10 Sep 2018, 14:00 pm
Last week’s episode concluded on September 26, 1922 with the acting Resident Magistrate at Gobabis, South West Africa (SWA, i.e. Namibia), having informed the Resident ...
Mon 03 Sep 2018, 12:06 pm
In last week’s episode the Ghanzi Magistrate, Alan Cuzen had forwarded a report to his superiors in Mahikeng that the prominent Ovambandero figure, Karcho Sheppard had ...
Mon 27 Aug 2018, 14:41 pm
Following Saul Shepperd’s death in 1877 (profiled last week), his position as Secretary to the Ovaherero ruler Maharero was assumed by his son Samuel Karcho Shepperd. T...
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