OTLOGETSWE’S CLAIMS ABOUT BQA ARE UNTRUTHFUL AND MISLEADING Prof. Thapelo Otlogetswe’s article entitled ‘The State of Botswana Tertiary Education Capture. Part two: The Botswana Qualifications Authority (BQA) problem’ (The Telegraph

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Part Two: The Botswana Qualifications Authority (BQA) problem In the previous column we cast a panoramic overview of what we termed the education capture. We drew rough linking lines between

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Part One: The Definition Problem This is the first in the series of column articles that discuss what could be termed the capture of Botswana Tertiary Education. We are in

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One of the privileges of being a lexicographer is that you tend to find out language issues which other people take for granted. In the past few years I have

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As we celebrate 50 years of independence, I celebrate MLA: a national icon and a pioneer Setswana lexicographer. He was born Morulaganyi Lochinvar Andrew Kgasa in Kanye on April 16th

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There is a perfectly good reason why BOTS50 rolls off your tongue with such ease compared to BOT50. You may have also heard people say “I come from Bots” and

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Maloba tautona a goroga le ’atla sa gagwe, morwa Khama, kwa phuthegong ya Domi, gatwe batho ba gowa ba re: “Motho! Motho!” Kana ke raya go gowa batho ba goelela

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  With the proliferation of local institution there is a need to begin ranking colleges and universities to judge which ones are good and which ones are substandard. Usually what

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Let me start with the conclusion before outlining the argument of this column. Setswana must be declared Botswana’s official language for Botswana to be a nation; for Batswana to feel

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Frederick Douglass, July 5, 1852 Mr. President, Friends and Fellow Citizens: He who could address this audience without a quailing sensation, has stronger nerves than I have. I do not remember

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  Oxford University Press (UK) has launched the first online bilingual and bidirectional Setswana-English dictionary. The dictionary went live online on Thursday May 12, 2016. It is found at https://tn.oxforddictionaries.com

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Moroka Moreri, that formiddable Setswana poet from Molepolole, has released his first poetry album. The great lyricist of our time has named the album Nkokowe. It is a fifteen track

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