The PvR I know

Newspaper men: Titus Mbuya, Patrick van Rensburg and Lesang Maswabi during the Mmegi 25th Anniversary Celebration in 2009 at Tlokweng.
Newspaper men: Titus Mbuya, Patrick van Rensburg and Lesang Maswabi during the Mmegi 25th Anniversary Celebration in 2009 at Tlokweng.

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As I pondered over the bad news I immediately had a flashback of many good moments I had with Pat over a span of the 28 years I have known him.  I remembered Pat the teacher, writer, idealist and philosopher king.  It was one of those moments when one goes through mixed emotions of pain, hope and despair, and cannot help but curse death.Among other things, Pat was fond of the arts. 

In my deep thoughts I was reminded of the 19th century German composer, Gustav Mahler’s piece, Resurrection, which was his second symphony.  In that piece Mahler grapples with the mystifying phenomenon called death.  The second movement of the symphony represents a view of life as a meaningless activity.  And the fourth movement is a wish for release from life without meaning.

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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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