Language: A bridge or a sword?

Harmony: Language is a critical element in the preservation of Basarwa culture
Harmony: Language is a critical element in the preservation of Basarwa culture

Imagine a harmonious country like Botswana plunging into a civil war because of the differences of language.

Seems incomprehensible, but the differences over language have stoked tribal and civil wars across the continent over the years and as much as Botswana is peaceful, that harmony needs to be safeguarded.

Assistant Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Frans Van Der Westhuizen believes language and the conflicts over which one should dominate, can be the apple of national discord.

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