Looking back at when COVID-19 first forced us into lockdown conditions, we can see in retrospect there were some areas where our response could have been better, especially regarding how much support we gave to our staff.
We left off observing that excavations at Khami and other Chibundule era sites further confirm that from 16th century the Bakalanga and their neighbours continued to be connected to extensive international trading networks, while there was also considerable local manufacturing.
The auctioneer rang off the figures like some experienced rap artist at a variety show ‘P500, do I hear P700, P800 there, P800, P800 is that a bid P1, 200, P1, 600, P1, 600’ and on and on it went until an innocent looking lot that started off at P400 had climbed to P2, 000.
I sat down with a Motswana of Indian origin just yesterday, discussing this issue and there was consensus that the situation does not bode well for our country’s peace and stability, and is not sustainable
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 during a period of strife fuelled by the Portuguese sponsored expansion of trading for ivory, gold and more destructively slaves in...