Facebook is an interesting platform. It accords everybody space that hitherto wasn’t available. It is a perfect kgotla where mmualebe a buang la gagwe gore monalentle a tle a le tswe. Previously, one

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The State of Botswana Tertiary Education Capture Part Four

If we consider tertiary education in isolation, as distinct from primary and secondary education, we miss the forest for the trees. We miss the link, the connection, the umbilical cord

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The study of names is known in linguistics as onomastics. The study of place names is toponomastics or toponymy. We have barely scratched the surface on this field of language

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Son of the Soil is here

If I were asked to recommend one and only one cultural event that one must attend in Botswana, I would do so without hesitation. I would recommend Son of the Soil.

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The State of Botswana Tertiary Education Capture: Part Three In this column I wish to look at the position of the University of Botswana as the country’s premier institution. I

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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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