Remembering Swaneng of late �80s, early �90s

Students at Swaneng
Students at Swaneng

Although it happened more than 20 years ago I remember it vividly. It was like yesterday, when my former principal, Keipelaele Mosiakgabo, picked us from Pilikwe Primary School to take us to Swaneng Hill School in Serowe.

His niece, Boitumelo Mosiakgabo (now Tema) and I were the stars of the group having passed our Primary School Leaving Exams (PSLE) with A’s in 1987.

As you can imagine, we were a tiny and noisy bunch.  Needless to say we were intimidated by the new ‘gigantic’ buildings around us, and all the ‘old’ people we were supposed to school with when we arrived at Swaneng.

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