Making schools count


Perhaps one should pause and join the rest of the world in recognising what is evidently an established culture of academic excellence in Selebi-Phikwe.

The recently published Junior Certificate Examination results show that there is a perfect exchange of baton between kindergarten, primary and secondary schools.

Selebi-Phikwe secondary schools are clearly building on the rock solid base laid at the foundation level. Elsewhere, this harmony between the foundation and secondary levels is conspicuously absent. It is not uncommon in other parts of the country to see a trend where secondary schools literally ‘drop the baton’ by failing students who otherwise achieved good grades at the foundation.

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Molepolole unrest: Urgent attention on missing person cases

From Jakoba's mysterious disappearance on November 9 to the grim discovery of his remains at Mosinki Lands, a gap in the response mechanisms of the police and village leadership has been laid bare. The community's anger is evident, seen in the attack on Bakang Masole, the man found driving Jakoba's taxi and the main suspect, and the subsequent riot. Residents express discontent, citing a troubling trend of missing persons cases often...

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