The Elephant In The Room

Instead of being a blessing, our 130, 000 plus elephants are proving to be the elephant in the room- a serious problem. With elephants, we are in a catch 22 situation. Maybe we need to step back and understand things, from a simplistic point of view.

I may not agree with tactics of elephant conservationists, but I understand. You see, I am a dog lover. A crazy one, who no matter what will see or hear no evil about my four-legged babies. Not surprisingly, living amongst my people, Batswana who most times would kick a dog at first sight, I have always found that my biggest area of conflict with family, friends and neighbours is my dogs.

I have no problem keeping up to five massive breeds at a time. Wherever I am, in or outside the house, my beasts are next to me. I get nervous when there is visitor, and my dogs sit at my feet, facing the ‘intruder’. A sudden rise or pick in the voice is enough to provoke reaction, as my dogs take it to mean I am under attack. They react badly, dangerously.

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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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