Good harvest season for Selebi-Phikwe schools

The past three ‘harvest seasons’ had been nothing but good and promising for Selebi-Phikwe junior secondary schools. In the years under review, Selebi-Phikwe has shown the watching world that it is possible to run successful schools in the midst of economic stagnation and shrinking donor support as well as adverse external circumstances surrounding schools.

All indications are that the once copper mining town will continue to be a beacon of hope in the foreseeable future. This is a town that prides itself in upholding high standard of instructional practices and good school governance.

The bar has been set and there seems to be no turning back. If anybody out there has been in doubt about what makes a school successful, Selebi-Phikwe’s rich and inspiring experience has in the last few years put the issue beyond doubt. Schools can succeed and exceed expectations if increased focus is paid to key factors influencing student learning outcomes.

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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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