Per aspera ad astra

This inspirational Latin principle, embraced by diverse institutions throughout the globe, knows no territorial boundaries. 

This phrase might tickle auditory nerves of sentimental ‘alumni’ of St. Joseph’s College, arguably the country’s iconic secondary school of yesteryear. For the last nine decades, per aspera ad astra has served as the school’s memorable and treasured rallying cry. A performance triggering premium currency!

It means, ‘Shooting to the stars through adversity.’ An unsubdued call for commitment to greatness. Globally, this dynamic phrase has found a home not only in the hallowed grounds of academia, but also in the arts, the army, governmental institutions and NGOs.

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Happy Independence!

We are 56 years old and what do we have to show for it? Looking at where Botswana started and where it is today, there are a lot of developments, but whether the developments match the number of years we have enjoyed as a country is a topic for another day.The fact that cannot be denied is we have seen major developments, but we are still lacking in several pertinent areas.Our beautiful country imports almost everything. We import fuel, food,...

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