Remembering Dr Philip Nchipi Tabane


It was in 1996 when three of my friends and I, left Gaborone on a Friday, after work, and headed towards the Tlokweng border en route to the then sprawling dusty village of Moruleng in North West, South Africa.

The purpose of the journey was to attend the installation of Nyalala Pilane as the kgosi of Bakgatla-ba-ga-Kgafela in South Africa.  My friends, Butler Phirie, Lesedi Seitei and Pius Molefhe, had been invited to the event on the basis of being Nyalala’s contemporaries and fellow tribesmen.

On arrival at Moruleng we were directed to one of the lodges in the village where we would put up for the night ahead of the installation the following day. It so happened that the same place was actually the venue of a series of cultural entertainment activities as part of the build-up to the installation ceremony.

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Something ought to be done about deadly A3 Road

The accident which happened near Marapong village comes after yet another horrific accident which claimed 16 lives in July last year near Hubona. These stats don’t include other accidents where fatalities were not as many as the two.While several factors may have contributed to the two accidents and many others, many believe the biggest with that road is the bad state that the road is in. Unconfirmed reports in the most recent accident state...

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