Serowe’s fading image

Buildings across the mall are dilapidated and have an untidy or dishevelled appearance PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO
Buildings across the mall are dilapidated and have an untidy or dishevelled appearance PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

SEROWE: It’s a breezy Tuesday morning in the village of Serowe, one of Africa’s populous village that famously produced the country’s three presidents, the late Sir Seretse Khama and his son, now on self-imposed exile, Ian Khama and Festus Mogae.

Historians say Serowe is well known across Africa because it is the home of one of Africa’s most renowned Kgosi Khama III (the Great) of the Bamangwato who ruled the tribe from 1837 to 1923.

History journals describe Khama III a reformer, a converted extremely devout Christian, and a man determined to protect his land and people from the colonialists. With a population of 55,484 people (2022 population and housing census), Serowe is the capital of the Central District, the headquarters of the Bangwato tribe.

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Parents should be more proactive in children’s lives

Parents need to pay particular attention to their children to ensure they grow up in a healthy environment that supports their development and mental health. Healthy attachments between parents and children foster strong bonds, creating a solid foundation for future leaders.In many African cultures, there is a common perception that parents should use a stick to discipline naughty children. While disciplining children is important, it is equally...

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