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Monday 23 October 2017, 15:18 pm.
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.
Wed 31 May 2017, 16:30 pm
We have not done too badly in this country regarding guidebooks but it is also obvious that we could be doing a great deal better. Guidebooks vary a great deal in their s...
Wed 24 May 2017, 16:16 pm
It was still the age of innocence before diamond money came through the system, a different society and a different time.
Wed 10 May 2017, 15:46 pm
At Independence the country had three towns, Gaborone, Francistown and Lobatse, all on the railway line, all on freehold land and all having a significant number of Europ...
Wed 03 May 2017, 16:51 pm
The push to adopt the word ‘King’ in recent years has bothered me. In the colonial era there was reference, as far as I remember, only to the three Kings who went to the ...
Wed 05 Apr 2017, 17:08 pm
Nobody I believe has yet researched the connection between this country and India, its origins with the first settlers here and their family and trading links, the establ...
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