Friday, July 30, 2021

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Diplomatic isolation undermines efforts to break through international job market

Last year, Attorney General, Dr Atthaliah Molokomme lost in her bid to get an executive position at the international Criminal Court. We attributed that...

Out of sight but never out of mind. Remembering Sir G

Time flies. Last week Thursday marked exactly twelve months since my brother from another mother, Gomolemo ‘Sir G' Motswaledi departed this world. It so...

We Need An Economic Cooling

‘Never tell a young person that anything cannot be done. God may have been waiting centuries for someone ignorant enough of the impossible...

There is more to language development than mother tongue instruction

While the mother tongue education has attracted much attention, in particular amongst language activists, opposition politicians and certain academics, I believe it is not...

Africans overstating the multiplicity of their languages!

It is a truism that Africa comprises multiple languages. Africa is not only multilingual, Africa is multicultural and massive. Actually if you asked African...

How much Setswana is on the internet?

The question posed above is a difficult one to answer. Well, in part because we face challenges of determining what Setswana words are. For...

When men become dogs

It is probably one of the worst insults that one man can lay upon another. It is to call them a dog; ntša in...

No honour in not knowing your language

It still gets to me. Yes, it still shocks me terribly that there are still intelligent people in our society who think it is...

How do you name a place Ragoleajewa or Tonkieasotega?

I have so far written a couple of columns on the subject of names and many have wondered if there is a formal study...

How much will it cost if we guaranteed teaching in minority languages?

In last week's column I demonstrated that the government of Botswana has never recommended the teaching of minority languages in schools. My position was...