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Friday 22 June 2018, 13:55 pm.
Mon 18 Jun 2018, 18:52 pm
This week we begin a new series focussing on the rich albeit controversial history of the area we now know as the Ghanzi District. The population of the District has long...
Mon 11 Jun 2018, 14:04 pm
Our previous instalment had speculated that, by the final months of 1824, Kgosi Makaba II’s infamous regional intelligence network must have brought him increasingly di...
Mon 04 Jun 2018, 13:41 pm
Previously, we had noted that the Rev. Robert Moffat left Kgwakgwe in 1824 with the belief that his newfound relationship with Kgosi Makaba II, he had opened the door to ...
Mon 28 May 2018, 14:20 pm
This week we continue with our account of the groundbreaking August 1824 mission by the Griqua Kaptyn Barend Barends and the Scottish missionary Reverend, Robert Moffat t...
Mon 21 May 2018, 15:26 pm
This week we continue with our account of the joint August 1824 mission by the Griqua Kaptyn Barend Barends and the Scottish Missionary Reverend Robert Moffat to Bangwake...
Mon 14 May 2018, 14:13 pm
"My masters, you see that the world is collapsing. We shall be eaten up one by one. Our fathers taught us peace means prosperity, but today there is no peace, no prosperi...
Mon 07 May 2018, 14:04 pm
We left off in August 1824 with the Rev. Robert Moffat's party having received a regal welcome at Kgwakgwe in keeping with Makaba II’s openly stated desire that his vis...
Mon 30 Apr 2018, 13:46 pm
Our last episode concluded with the Rev. Robert Moffat having resolved take up Makaba II’s invitation that he visit Kanye. At the time the missionary was convinced that...
Mon 23 Apr 2018, 14:56 pm
Our last episode concluded with Kgosi-kgolo Makaba II's victory at Matlhabanelo, over combined might of the Bahurutshe, Balete, Bakgatla bagaKgafela, Bakwena bagaKgabo, B...
Mon 16 Apr 2018, 13:17 pm
Our last episode concluded in about 1790, if not somewhat earlier, with Kgosi Moleta being succeeded on the Bangwaketse throne by his son, Kgosi Makaba II, who initially ...
Mon 09 Apr 2018, 17:57 pm
In our last episode, concluded with Kgosi Mongala aMakgaba, I reasserted the defacto independence of the Bangwaketse from the Bakwena bagaKgabo during the twilight years ...
Mon 26 Mar 2018, 14:29 pm
For some four centuries the Ngwaketse dynasty has survived, often against the odds, to exert a lasting influence in the development of not only of Botswana, but also the ...
Mon 19 Mar 2018, 13:44 pm
Few would consider it reasonable to discuss the roots of racism in the Americas without referring to the legacy of slavery. Likewise, it would be absurd to ignore Aparthe...
Mon 12 Mar 2018, 18:07 pm
We left off in 1872, with Kgosi Sechele having summoned a Letsholo (armed meeting), which was attended by many Bangwato as well as Bakwena.
Tue 06 Mar 2018, 14:59 pm
We left off in 1867 at the Shoshong with Matsheng once more on the Bangwato throne. Having outmanoeuvred Sekgoma with Khamas help, his second reign was initially charact...
Mon 26 Feb 2018, 16:46 pm
We left off at the Shoshong Kgotla in early June of 1866 with Matsheng once more accepted as the Bangwato Kgosi. Khama was reportedly the only one to openly speak against...
Mon 12 Feb 2018, 17:08 pm
We left off in the plains north of Shoshong in 1863, with the Bangwato defeat of the last Amandebele army to invade their territory.
Mon 05 Feb 2018, 13:12 pm
We left off in 1859 with Kgosi Sekgoma having been restored to the Bangwato throne, following the forcible ouster of Matsheng by Bangwato with armed Bakwena assistance.
Tue 30 Jan 2018, 09:30 am
We left off at GuBulawayo in December 1857 with Nkosi Mzilakazi finally accepting Kgosi Secheles request that he free Matsheng (Macheng) aKgama II, who had been held in ...
Mon 15 Jan 2018, 17:56 pm
During the decade and a half that followed his 1857 detente with Marthinus Pretorius South African Republic, i.e. Transvaal Boers, Kgosi Sechele struggled to maintain hi...
Mon 18 Dec 2017, 22:37 pm
As we approach the Christmas one may ponder the challenge of living by Jesuss example. Of course the Bible is full of passages about our sinful nature, e.g. (Romans 3:23...
Mon 11 Dec 2017, 21:38 pm
I found amongst the more intelligent men as unexpected interest in the course of English political history, in the passage of power from crown to aristocracy, from arist...
Mon 27 Nov 2017, 17:23 pm
One day, the whole of Africa will surely be free and united and when the final tale is told, the significance of George Padmores work will be revealed.- Kwame Nkrumah
Mon 06 Nov 2017, 13:07 pm
Previously, it was noted that the Batawana led by Kgosi Moremi II had ample warning of the coming of the 1884 Amandebele pillaging expedition. Moremi was thus able to saf...
Mon 30 Oct 2017, 15:50 pm
Previously we had noted,, having been emboldened by a successful 1882 raid, in 1884 Lobengula decided to dispatch a force of not less than 2,500 of his best warriors, und...
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