Author

LAURI KUBUITSILE
Correspondent
  • Fathers know their place

    Consider that, unlike women, men lack sufficient attributes necessary to carry a child to full term. You could say that men have chests, perhaps a woman’s womb counterpart.But while men’s chests are good, they are nonetheless not good enough to...

  • Mother to child

    Even in its simplicity, the sculpture succeeds in conveying the depth and strength of a mother’s affection for her child and her preparedness both to hold and teach the child, simultaneously.Looked at closely, the faces of the mother and the child...

  • Are you wearing a thing?

    I believe that almost every adult would answer it wrongly by claiming that they wear a device. Said in the same breath with a thing, a device reinforces a beguiling conceit. It sounds more refined, more intellectual, perhaps even more pompous! The...

  • Not all food is created equal

    But here, it is called ‘letlhafula’ – an evocative word, signifying, among others, the movement of this food from being a side dish to being the centerpiece of our daily diet. As with all healthy foodstuff, it is herbivore but with an...

  • Pay attention, then applaud!

    You may answer that many or some, or worse, a few remember them now. Of course many of those who conceived them are now sadly deceased and have entered the pantheon as part of our nation’s heritage, while their surviving contemporaries are aging,...

  • Social activism found him or vice versa

    Success at social activism ordinarily requires either charismatic characters, or at least, individuals who appeared quixotic in their time but come to seem prescient in ours. He fell in the latter category. Although he was for some time one of them,...

  • Summer and the need for candour

    The Okavango Delta and its ecosystem will come to life, some rivers will begin to run, vacations and staycations will be taken, Christmas shopping will abound and domestic spending will hit the high-water mark just as the summer rains start to fall...

  • The wonders of ordinary scenes

    Scenes of life that appear commonplace, may actually be compelling us to acknowledge the presence of others in our midst, or even to reckon with their usefulness. Oftentimes, the nameless individuals inhabiting them are in many ways just like us, but...

  • Home is here

    To me, that is both the attraction and limiting factor of any place that one calls home. Unsurprisingly, my home is that place.My home is a village. It is not contiguous to the city, but is close to it. It has a proud historical pedigree; over the...

  • 'Shine on you crazy diamond'

    Now everybody calls the discovery and revenue of diamonds, a beneficial image of a country others had literally given up on, while the country’s citizens perceive them as an account of beneficence, constant and reliable, and looking out for them...

  • Study suggests handwriting can uncover liars

    The research was done at Haifa University in Israel and will be published in an upcoming issue of the journal Applied Cognitive Psychology. The study was headed by Gil Luria and Sara Rosenblum. They used a specialised computer tool called...

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