Decoding just about everything

A few months back we gathered that the designers of the coat of arms had given us a Zulu rather than Tswana shield.

Now Donald Molosi has told us in ‘Decoding the Botswana Flag’ (The Telegraph 25 March) what we did not know about it, an achievement in itself because during the best part of fifty years, nothing of importance would seem to have been left out.

But not so. How could it have happened, given our addiction to international categorization, that not one of our many BDP governments got around to telling us that this is the only country in the world whose national flag symbolizes racial harmony?

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GBV: The big elephant in the room

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