Ensuring equality of indigenous persons - The case of the San in Botswana and the LGBT community generally

Ranyane settlement residents
Ranyane settlement residents

Director of Proceeding, thank you for your kind introduction. It is wonderful to be amongst my brethren and sisters of the Commonwealth Legal heritage. I would like to acknowledge, with humility and respect, that this meeting is being held on the traditional lands of the First Australians.

These includes the Jagera and the Turrbal people, the Nunukul of Stradbroke Island, the Joondaburri of Bribie Island, the Ningy Ningy of Moreton Bay, the Gubbi Gubbi of the Sunshine Coast and Yagera and Ugarapul from Rosewood out towards Helidon. I pay my respect to them, their elders past and present.

Director of Proceedings, I bring you greetings and well wishes from the mighty continent of Africa, and my own country Botswana – and in many respects still an Island of sanity in a sea of turbulence.

Editor's Comment
CoA brings sanity to DIS/DCEC long-standing feud

This decision follows the raiding of the office of the former Director General of the DCEC, Tymon Katlholo early 2022 and his staff officer by the DIS operatives who reportedly took files that they had targeted.After all back and forth arguments, the CoA has set the record straight giving an invaluable lesson to the DIS that it was no super security organ and it does not have any powers to cogently supervise other security organs including the...

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