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Ashley Thaba

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Inside the magazine was a picture of a world map. Thinking of a quick strategy to entertain his daughter and also provide an educational moment, the father ripped that page out of the magazine and tore it into pieces. He then asked the daughter to...

Lesego Nswahu Nchunga

A Reflection on the Nation in A State of Emergency – The Othered

Parliament had to be re-convened to amend the Electoral Act, in order to allow the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) to update the voters’ role and allow more potential voters to register for the elections. This State of Emergency was...

Jeff Ramsay

Chobe District (Part 7)

They subsequently sold their timber rights to Chobe Concessions Ltd., which was active in the region from 1944 to 1956. Altogether a total of 6.8 million cubic feet of hardwood, notably Rhodesian mahogany and teak, was extracted from the concession...

Michelle Phetlhe

Sweet Tooth

We are closing in on the end of the year and this is the time we often reflect, take stock of how we have spent the year leading up to now and gear up for a final push. The last effort to make the year all that it was meant to be and more. This rings...

Kealeboga Ngwigwa

An Idle Mind Bears Spiteful Capsules- Stagnation

The mind is weaker than the situation encountered in life. When the mind is derailed from its forward fueling state, one starts to lose their esteem and eventually have the lowest sense of self-efficacy. The mind is the most integral part in our...

Kevin Mokento

You can write a novel

The biggest factor that accounts for this fear is lack of confidence. Dan Poynter, an American author, rightly observed, “If you wait for inspiration to write, you’re not a writer, you’re a waiter.” How can you let go of fear and reverse the...

Tshwarelo Hosia

Making schools count

While a school improvement plan is a slow incremental agenda requiring years to effect change, a turnaround programme is a quick fix. “It is a dramatic and comprehensive intervention in a low achieving school that produces significant gains in...

Kealeboga Ngwigwa

An Idle Mind Bears Spiteful Capsules- Stagnation

The mind is weaker than the situation encountered in life. When the mind is derailed from its forward fueling state, one starts to lose their esteem and eventually have the lowest sense of self-efficacy. The mind is the most integral part in our...

Gaone Monau

Of Emotional Abuse & Narcissistic Personality Disorder 11

• Avoid unnecessary conflict - Try to keep emotions out of the mix. Your partner/ex is likely to revel in seeing you super anxious or upset. Don’t give them the satisfaction. When it comes to arguments, avoid using your child as a go-between,...

Lesego Nswahu Nchunga

A Reflection on the Nation in A State of Emergency – An observer’s perspective

By end of April 2020, the numbers had risen to 22 with one fatality and two local transmissions, the rest being imported. This prompted government to put measures in place to contain the virus.These measures, the SoE and nationwide lockdown came into...

Jeff Ramsay

Forgotten Hero - Joseph Ludorf

As a pioneer translator and publisher of both Sesotho and Setswana, he was also the editor of the first Setswana newspaper, “Molekoli ua Bechwana” (Batswana Visitor), and the drafter of the first constitution for what would have been a united...

Michelle Phetlhe

Giving a new Spin to Masalela (The Left-Overs)

Mama what is for lunch? My goodness!! Ga ba kare, what are you cooking? On days like this I never tell them what I am cooking. Reasons being, 1. I don’t know yet and 2.I don’t need them chiming in about how, we already had this, or I don’t like...

Tshwarelo Hosia

Making schools count

The revised version must necessarily include decentralisation (to cut the red tape) and empowerment of school leaders to give them a leading role in the procurement of teaching and learning needs. After all, school principals are better placed to...

Kevin Mokento

The law and justice: Complementary or contradictory?

Wrought with frustration, he came up with this classic response, perhaps in reference to the unyielding nature of the law. This reminds me of the “Dura lex, sed lex” principle, Latin for “the law is harsh, but it is the law.”Several decades...

Kgosietsile Ngakaagae

Reconsidering the use of violence as a disciplinary tool

He sported a dark moustache, that reminded me of the chinese Kung Fu masters I had seen in the films at the village cinema. The boys joked, the moustache made him look like a cat.Something happened, that would make me hate Maths for years. Concealed...

Tshwarelo Hosia

Making schools count

There is no school that is beyond redemption. Good leaders can redeem and turn around chronically low achieving schools, even if perceived hopeless. The big question is what makes some school principals tick and others less successful? Effective and...

Kevin Mokento

The media - The crisis of subjective objectivity

However, we need an objective-centric press that subscribes to the abiding norms of accountability, accuracy, impartiality and autonomy.On average, we are spoiled to more than one local weekly newspaper each day. We have a wide pool of journalists....

Kealeboga Ngwigwa

Silence- fence around wisdom

We can be sure if the bearer would confess it, more especially, after necessary tests have been satisfied. Otherwise, the procreation of the fetus happens within the body and no one else can see whether it is a baby boy or girl, or twins, triplets or...

Ashley Thaba

An African Widow Part 1

Two weeks ago, a new movement was launched within the ministry of Campus Crusade for Christ-Widows Forum. The vision is to create a platform that facilitates a change in the narrative of an African widow. Our mission is to empower, equip and inspire...

Gaone Monau

Of Emotional Abuse & Narcissistic Personality Disorder (Part 10)

According to Section 29 (1) – 9 of the Children’s Act 2009 1. Where the biological parents of a child are not married to one another and do not live together, they may enter into a co-parenting agreement (emphasis ours).2. The agreement shall set...

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Makhadzi show done at ‘zero budget’

Organisers of the hugely anticipated The People’s Festival headlined by South African music sensation, Makhadzi, have revealed that the show was done at “zero budget”.

Security director up for rape

Security director up for rape

FRANCISTOWN: The director of Pholizai Security Keemenao Kelebogile, 33, appeared before court yesterday to face one count of rape.

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Constable shoots himself dead: Details sketchy

Letlhakeng police are reeling in shock after a 34-year-old colleague shot himself dead in the presence of other officers.

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Dramaboi: A life chronicled in lyricism

The news of the demise of Botswana’s talented rapper Dramaboi, real name Thuto Ricardo Ramaphaleng, has sent shockwaves across the country. Dramaboi Wa Makeishane as he was popularly known as was an artist who chronicled his life in the township and told solemnly deep tales of his dalliances with the streets. “I am gonna die a legend like Bob Marley,” he sang in one of his songs called Bob Marley and indeed he carved a legendary status in the music industry even though he only died at the age of 28.

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Hey Nyeenaah relishes his moment

Theo Botshelo Bome, popularly known as Hey Nyeenaah, is a local entertainer whose career in entertainment started with a simple vine on a video-sharing focused social networking service Tik-tok with famous line, “hey nyeenaah’ and it went viral.

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'Petrol bomb attackers’ beef up legal team

FRANCISTOWN: A gang of 10 men who allegedly hurled a petrol bomb at a house occupied by lovers in Selepa, which resulted in the death of a woman while her boyfriend sustained serious injuries in its wake has strengthened its legal team.

Simbi Phiri

REBUTTAL: Unwarranted attack by UDC on Khato Civils, Phiri

Khato Civils (Pty) Ltd, and its chairman, Mr. Simbi Phiri (hereinafter, the aggrieved), hereby express deep concern, and disappointment, over a Media release, by the Umbrella for Democratic Change, dated the 18/10/21.

Editor's Comment
Where Are The Vaccines?

The government has without a doubt come up with good initiatives such as partnering with private medical practitioners in the vaccine roll-out. This was indeed a welcome development that reduced congestions at government vaccination centres.Well, unfortunately, the celebrations were short-lived. People flocked to the vaccination centres in large numbers and most of the private clinics are currently left with no vaccines and unending telephone...

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