The rock of jasper that was Log Raditlhokwa

Mourners at Raditlhokwa's memorial service. PIC: KABO MPAETONA
Mourners at Raditlhokwa's memorial service. PIC: KABO MPAETONA

A stellar feminist, a father, a philanthropist, a counselor of note, a family man, a public intellectual, an academic, God fearing and the rock of jasper. These are some of the adjectives that friends, family and colleagues used to refer to the late University of Botswana (UB) scholar, Logong ‘Log’ Raditlhokwa at a memorial service held in his honour at the institution on Monday.

In heartfelt eulogies, various people who have interacted with Log attested to his acumen, ability and brilliance.

Gloria Jacques, one of the longest serving lecturers in the UB Department of social  work said she met Log in 1990 while he was a student. He struck her as an academic, an intellect and a very caring man. Perhaps the highlight of their union was when an inquisitive Log asked Jacques who was just cutting her teeth in the lecture theatre about the relationship between Adam Smith’s book, The Wealth of Nations and social work.

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