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Wed 20 Dec 2017, 18:29 pm
There are many questions.
Wed 29 Nov 2017, 18:15 pm
There are of course two problems with a roof – the materials used and the structure which underpins it.
Wed 22 Nov 2017, 18:32 pm
Trespassers prohibited by law. Which law I wonder? A UCCSA law perhaps? And by which authority?
Wed 01 Nov 2017, 15:12 pm
Last week I did ask if favourite buildings should include some degree of permanence? Passing over that question, I want to bring your attention this week to another build...
Wed 25 Oct 2017, 14:13 pm
For many of us it must be possible to compile a list of our most favourite buildings. Or are we in that never never state of not knowing because this is a topic that is r...
Wed 18 Oct 2017, 13:58 pm
Lobatse has any number of interesting little posers, but the abandonment of Germond’s government-owned house near the old High Court is certainly one of the biggest.
Wed 11 Oct 2017, 15:31 pm
Needing to make one significant correction after last week’s comment does allow me to make a few more suggestions regarding a long overdue Lobatse Heritage Centre. But fi...
Wed 04 Oct 2017, 17:57 pm
Because we seem to have so few photos of this kind –perhaps because there were few such occasions - it is well worth lingering over this one.
Wed 27 Sep 2017, 15:02 pm
To learn that Guy Clutton Brock is the one and only white man whose ashes are buried in Zimbabwe’s Heroes’ Acre is curiously off putting. To be told that he is, or might ...
Wed 20 Sep 2017, 13:13 pm
The selei, an unremarkable mode of transport at best, is nevertheless well worth our attention. Remarkably, it both pre-dates the appearance of the wheel in this part of ...
Wed 13 Sep 2017, 16:54 pm
When diamond money arrived in the mid-1970s, the oxwaggon, was doomed. Its demise occurred almost overnight. Given its extraordinarily long life span and importance, it’s...
Wed 06 Sep 2017, 15:33 pm
Rre Magang in his recent, very interesting lecture at University of Botswana pointed out a number of peculiarities in what might be termed, our state of affairs. Because ...
Wed 30 Aug 2017, 17:45 pm
Building materials yesterday had to be locally derived. Until the advent of the railway, there was no alternative. Compacted earth did the trick for the walls, lengths of...
Wed 16 Aug 2017, 16:58 pm
It is not so often that any of us can see donkey carts on our main, tarmacked roads. Normally they are to be found on secondary roads going to lands and cattle posts carr...
Wed 09 Aug 2017, 17:12 pm
Low level bridges across significant rivers used to be a familiar feature of the landscape in those long ago days. The first point to be made, however, is that several of...
Wed 02 Aug 2017, 16:54 pm
As each year passes, it becomes ever harder to comprehend the state of the country not just in the years before Independence but in the pre-diamond era. How many people ...
Wed 26 Jul 2017, 12:41 pm
Those who buzz up and down the current main road may be unaware that the alignment of this road was ever any different from the one on which they were travelling. But th...
Wed 12 Jul 2017, 16:50 pm
Some might protest, believing that round abouts or circles or more particularly traffic circles, if you prefer, have nothing to with heritage. But then, the same people m...
Wed 05 Jul 2017, 17:30 pm
As with Patrick van Rensburg only a few days earlier, the question about the ways and means of honouring him was also raised about ex President Masire at his funeral by D...
Wed 28 Jun 2017, 17:49 pm
Old Palapye is a stunningly beautiful place but also one that poses questions which still need to be answered. Why, for instance, was it decided either by Rev. Hepburn al...
Wed 21 Jun 2017, 17:45 pm
There were at least two newspaper reports about the visit to Old Palapye by a walking group. These mentioned that they were shown, amongst other places. the prison and th...
Wed 14 Jun 2017, 17:26 pm
In the past we used to go up and down to Old Palapye very often. Each visit was a huge pleasure and a challenge trying to figure out what was what. All we knew about Kham...
Wed 07 Jun 2017, 18:10 pm
It could perhaps be assumed that the structure in this photo is indeed that of the Manager of Standard Bank, Gaborone in probably 1964.
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