Origins of the Batswana -BOER WAR OF 1852-53

We concluded last week by observing that for indigenous African communities in the region, the “Great Trek”, or mass Boer migration into the Highveld region of South Africa, was a time of subjugation.

For local communities their arrival resulted in instances of chattel slavery as well as forced labour and the loss of land and independence.

While it is true that some had initially welcomed the Maburu as allies against the Amandebele, others fought from the beginning. It was observed “that Mosilikatse was cruel to his enemies but kind to those he conquered; but that the Boers destroyed their enemies and made slaves of their friends.”

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Routine child vaccination imperative

The recent Vaccination Day in Motokwe, orchestrated through collaborative efforts between UNICEF, USAID, BRCS, and the Ministry of Health, underscores a commendable stride towards fortifying child health services.The painful reality as reflected by the Ministry of Health's data regarding the decline in routine immunisation coverage since the onset of the pandemic, is a cause for concern.It underscores the urgent need to address the...

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