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Monday, July 13, 2020
We left off observing that some early Ikalanga traditions trace the formation of the first Bakalanga kingdom to the south west migration of people from the Mutapa state d...
Monday, July 06, 2020
The prehistory of Bakalanga of north-eastern Botswana and south-western Zimbabwe, along with other historically and linguistically associated Vashona groups is contentiou...
Friday, July 03, 2020
The late Gary Michael Wills made invaluable contributions to the advancement of Science Education, Teacher Training and Educational Publishing in Botswana.
Monday, June 29, 2020
The culture and identity of modern Botswana as a whole, and not just communities in the north-east, has its ancient Ikalanga roots.
Monday, June 22, 2020
We last left off with the outbreak of the Anglo-Boer or South African War of 1899-1902, noting that by the beginning of 1900 Dikgosi Bathoen I, Khama III and Sebele I had...
Monday, June 15, 2020
One can look upon at the late 19th century as a time when the Biblical Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse visited Southern Africa.
Monday, June 08, 2020
Previously we observed that during the last half decade of the 19th century Botswana was plagued by a series of natural disasters.
Monday, June 01, 2020
Previously, we noted that the 1918 Influenza Pandemic was officially estimated to have had a fatality rate of 5% within the Bechuanaland Protectorate, while further claim...
Monday, May 25, 2020
So far at least the ongoing COVID-19 crisis has not matched the degree of destruction caused by last century’s worst pandemic - the 1918 Influenza which globally in...
Monday, May 18, 2020
We left off in the first week of September 1963 with MK fugitives Arthur Goldreich and Harold Wolpe still in protective custody at Francistown Prison, following the failu...
Monday, May 11, 2020
We left off in the first week of September 1963 with MK fugitives Arthur Goldreich and Harold Wolpe in protective custody at Francistown Prison, where they were eagerly a...
Monday, March 30, 2020
Weleft off with MK fugitives Arthur Goldreich and Harold Wolpe having arrived in Francistown, where they were advised by the District Commissioner, Phil Steenkamp, that t...
Monday, March 23, 2020
We left off with MK fugitives Arthur Goldreich and Harold Wolpe havingarrived in Lobatse.
Monday, March 16, 2020
We left off in the early morning hours of August 11, 1963 with the jailbreak of four Umkonto we Sizwe (MK) cadres: Arthur Goldreich, Harold Wolpe, Mosie Moola and Abdul...
Monday, March 09, 2020
We left off with the June 21, 1963, departure of Samora Machel and Matias Mboa, from Francistown aboard a chartered East African Airways DC3 bound for Dar-es-Salaam.
Monday, March 02, 2020
We left off in March 21, 1963, with Samora Machel and his comrades Matias Mboa and Angelo Vasoues de Lisboa having collectively undergone vetting by the head of the BP ...
Monday, February 24, 2020
We left off in March of 1963, with Mozambique’s future first President Samora Machel and his comrade Matias Mboa having crossed the border at Ramatlabama aboard t...
Monday, February 17, 2020
Mozambique’s first president, Samora Machel, was born in the village of Chilembene in the Gaza district of Mozambique as the third born son of Mandhande Moises Ma...
Monday, February 10, 2020
This year’s calendar of events is expected to include the opening of the Samora Machel Museum in Lobatse, which will celebrate the memory of one of Africa’s...
Monday, February 03, 2020
We left off with Nelson Mandela having wasted little time between his evening landing in Kanye and return to South Africa via Pioneer Border Gate.
Monday, January 27, 2020
We left off with Fish Keitseng having been joined by Oliver Tambo and Nelson Mandela at Mbeya, Tanganyika.
Monday, January 20, 2020
We left off with Nelson Mandela having safely departed by air for Dar-es-Salaam from Lobatse on January 19, 1962, after having spent a week in Peleng township hiding from...
Monday, January 13, 2020
We left off with select members of the Bechuanaland Protectorate (BP) Police busy giving Constable Moabelo, Sergeant Pio and other members of the South African Police (S....
Monday, December 16, 2019
We left off late in the morning of January 12, 1962 with the Divisional South Special Branch Officer, Inspector Innes-Ker, having finally contacted Nelson Mandela at the ...
Monday, December 09, 2019
We left off late in the afternoon of January 11, 1962 with Mandela’s driver Mohammed Cajee, then travelling under the alias Mohammed Ismael, having been hauled into...

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