Politics of black people's hair in Botswana

To begin with, our bodies and all things that have to do with our bodies are not only political, but are also subject to a human rights discourse and are topical social justice issues.

Some contemporary writers who have explored the evolution of the black beauty movement, and it’s objectification and insistence on the ‘taming’ of blackness, have suggested that this can cause on African people, either a great self-liberation or self-hatred.

The politics have everything to do with human dignity, integrity, privacy, and has been subject of discrimination. These are all rights and freedoms. It is especially critical that the lens used to interrogate this is one that is African, and particularly, one that is native to Botswana.

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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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