Analysis

What a rich language Setswana is!

23 Aug 2018

We still need to dig the roots of the Setswana language some more. We know that maize has its roots in the Americas and came into Africa by Portuguese traders in the 1500s to the 1600s through Mozambique into South Africa. Linguistic evidence demonstrates that maize is not indigenous to Africa. All this is reflected in the name for maize in many African languages.

Future Bangwato kgosikgolo is no fan of Black Lives Matter

20 Aug 2018

With Ian Khama, having near announced that he is abdicating the Bangwato bogosi in favour of his younger brother, Tshekedi, someone who has all along been a private citizen no longer is.

Combustion and other problems stall refurbishment at Morupule A

20 Aug 2018

A project that has defied a series of ever-changing completion dates announced by a president, two ministers and the Botswana Power Corporation remains stubbornly so.

Where to now, Zimbabwe?

20 Aug 2018

For the last couple of weeks, I have been wondering if all that I get from my rich faith can make a difference by lightening my burdens, enlightening my views, lighting my path and dimming my sadness.

The weight I feel on both my mind and shoulders is unnecessary yet it is an essential reminder to me that, somehow, fortune always seems to prefer bad guys.

Will the sky really fall if Isaac Kgosi is charged?

20 Aug 2018

An attempt to make sense of what Botswana opposition leaders really stand for these days is like a wild-goose-chase; no sooner have you got it in your finger tips than it is already flying high inviting you for further chase.

The more one tries to give them benefit of doubt by taking them seriously, the more they behave like winged creatures. They are sly, dishonest and manipulative.

“Motswaledi was Jesus incarnate”

20 Aug 2018

He is the epitome of love, peace, justice and the truth. 

Having read the Bible and having listened to a many men and women of God spreading the holly gospel I have come to the conclusion that amongst us mere mortals there are those of us who are a reincarnation of the many men and women the Bible speaks about. 

Former scribe leads fight against mental health stigma

16 Aug 2018

The world is now battling a mental illness epidemic. Unfortunately, this epidemic is a silent one due to a stigma associated with professing that one is afflicted with mental illness. People with mental illness face many prejudices. For example, one may wrongly assume that they are unpredictable, violent or lazy and perceive them as a threat.

Botswana rolls down Nagoya protocol

16 Aug 2018

The main objective of the Nagoya is the fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising from the utilisation of genetic resources, thereby contributing to the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity. The project started in 2016 and is scheduled to end in 2019 and is a supplementary agreement to the Convention on Biological Diversity.

The BDP’s implosion risks the country’s security

16 Aug 2018

Dear Editor

The history of the English language

16 Aug 2018

What we currently know as the English language, which is developed in Britain, America, Australia, New Zealand and various parts of the world, is an immigrant language. English is rightly traced to Britain. But it did not begin there. It came into Britain through the invading Anglo-Saxons in the fifth century.

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