The horizon shimmered

The sun had already offered its salutations as it attempted to wrestle winter’s cold grip from the throat of my hometown of Lobatse. Excitement filled the air as our celestial ball of gas stimulated the thermometer’s mercury.

Warmed by my cup of tea, I was prepared for the adventurous journey ahead. While my hometown of Lobatse had always been my world, the prospect of venturing beyond its boundaries filled me with a sense of wonder and curiosity.

Appropriately dressed to court winter’s fandango, I climbed into my father’s car. We made our way to the South African border. After completing immigration formalities the road stretched out like an endless ribbon, winding its way through Africa’s rugged terrain. My gaze darted back and forth, taking in the breathtaking scenery that flashed by.

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Women in Politics caucus NGO, a welcome development

In the 2014 General Election, women who stood for parliamentary elections were a mere 17 out of a total of 192 aspirants, and sadly the number dropped to 11 out of 210 parliamentary aspirants in the 2019 General Election. Hopefully, registration of the Women in Politics Caucus will give women the necessary support to join politics. While things were slowly improving, women for a long time were at the receiving end as compared to their male...

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