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Tuesday 25 April 2017, 16:57 pm.
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...
Wed 16 Nov 2016, 18:55 pm
Bishop Murphy was a major figure in Gaborone in the years immediately preceding Independence and those after it.
Wed 02 Nov 2016, 16:09 pm
There is probably still a great deal that is not generally known about this country’s modern history. So, this week, I am offering this particular photo in part response ...
Wed 26 Oct 2016, 18:03 pm
In the Monitor of October 10, Dr Jeff Ramsay offered us a selection of 50 known and lesser known facts about this country. One of these ‘facts’ was that, ‘during the 19...
Wed 19 Oct 2016, 18:22 pm
Botswana at fifty. Could we have done better? We gained enormously during those years – obviously – but with gain came dramatic change.
Wed 12 Oct 2016, 18:22 pm
The Monitor’s guest columnist this week, Jeff Ramsay, teased us with his selection of 50 facts about this country, some being of major importance and interest and others ...
Wed 05 Oct 2016, 16:32 pm
Meeting up last week with three of the first Peace Corps volunteers in Mochudi was a lovely occasion. One, Gary Whisler, has re-settled in Mochudi, another, Sheldon Prai...
Wed 21 Sep 2016, 17:47 pm
A certain amount has been written about pre-Independence Gaborone – about the British settlement in 1890, about the Village, and about the establishment of the new capita...
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