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Thursday 22 June 2017, 18:23 pm.
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...
Wed 29 Mar 2017, 15:47 pm
Because last week I was describing Old Naledi at its beginnings in 1964-66, my thinking almost inevitably turned to the general situation as it was in the country at that...
Wed 22 Mar 2017, 16:01 pm
It is not so often that Old Naledi in Gaborone gets into the news, certainly not as it was in its earliest days. One obvious problem that confronts any commentator seein...
Wed 15 Mar 2017, 17:00 pm
It is not so often that Old Naledi in Gaborone gets into the news, certainly not as it was in its earliest days. One obvious problem that confronts any commentator seein...
Wed 08 Mar 2017, 16:32 pm
When that train came off the line somewhere between Lobatse and X, it struck me that this may have been the first time that many people had come close to one of today’s d...
Wed 01 Mar 2017, 17:17 pm
What excellent news it was to learn that Patrick van Rensburg’s biography is to be written by Kevin Shillington, authority on African history and a noted biographer.
Wed 22 Feb 2017, 18:32 pm
I remain intrigued by the association of those who reign and those who make rain.
Wed 15 Feb 2017, 17:11 pm
As a heritage and record, this photo is of more than a little interest. Dr Barry Loughner was one of the first dentists to come to this country. Sent here by Church World...
Wed 08 Feb 2017, 17:09 pm
Only a short time ago, a very decent home could be built using locally available materials. There were one or two imported extras such as nails, but the key elements were...
Wed 01 Feb 2017, 18:15 pm
A recent article in Mmegi had me totally puzzled. The gist was that one lady was bored stiff with traditional art and instead, was doing her own thing.
Wed 25 Jan 2017, 17:10 pm
Doors, as is obvious to most of us, are one of the utilitarian elements of a building which attract minimal attention and comment.
Wed 18 Jan 2017, 16:28 pm
The news that recent heavy rains in Moshupa had caused a bridge there to collapse gave me much cause for thought. The government has recently spent many millions construc...
Wed 11 Jan 2017, 16:15 pm
Over the recent holiday, I learnt from the internet that Mike Faber had died in February 2015. It seemed important to me that his many friends here who, like myself may n...
Wed 21 Dec 2016, 22:59 pm
It cost a load, but it will presumably do the job it is required to do - so where’s the problem? Especially as this bridge, as with so many others in this country, can o...
Wed 14 Dec 2016, 14:09 pm
An article which I would have expected by now to find in Notes and Records would be on the history of protest. It could be fascinating. Apart from the famous Serowe riot ...
Wed 07 Dec 2016, 16:54 pm
‘Inspiring, infuriating, unworldly yet profoundly concerned about his fellow beings, he defied easy categorisation.’(Being excerpts from Wikipedia and from obituary artic...
Wed 30 Nov 2016, 16:32 pm
Having written about Bishop Urban Murphy in the last two weeks, it is probably not so surprising that that I should have recalled Sheila Bagnall’s lovely story of Robert ...
Wed 23 Nov 2016, 16:58 pm
Wherever there were people, regardless of religious affinity, Murphy made it his job to be there. He was a regular at football matches and in the wards of Princess Marina...
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