A Remarkable Partnership

Last week's steering through the National Assembly of the controversial Media Practitioners Bill by an ex-editor of Patrick van Rensburg's Mmegi, seems an appropriate moment to try and re-assess his contribution to this country, not least because today he is only rarely in the public eye.

In past years, Van Rensburg  has been a prolific contributor to Mmegi and perhaps the only one who has familiarised himself with successive National Development Plans. But with no journalistic qualifications to justify his being registered as a journalist under the new law, it may be that we have seen the last of his contributions.

How very odd it must seem to him that so many wheels seem to have turned full circle since 1962 when, with his wife, Liz, he told the youth of Serowe that if they wanted a secondary school, they had better start building it.

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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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