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  • Linchwe 1 and the Kgatla campaign in the South African war, 1899-1902 

    Morton, R.F. (Cambridge University Press http://www.jstor.org./stable/181722, 1985)
    During the South African War of I899-I902 the Kgatla people and their leader, Linchwe I, became deeply involved in fighting on Britain's side against the Boers, and the history of their campaign helps in many ways to explain ...
  • Intersuffixing in Setswana: the case of the perfective -ile, the applicative -ela, and the causative -isa 

    Chebanne, A. (University of Botswana, Office of Research and Development, http://www.ub.bw, 1996)
    Our motivation and inspiration to undertake this aspect of the phonology of Setswana is derived from research in Setswana phonology by Creissels (Notes, 1991-1992) and from the Bantu languages phonology by Bastin (1983). ...
  • Missionary wives, women and education: the development of literacy among the Batswana 1840-1937 

    Mgadla, P.T. (Research and Development Unit, University of Botswana, 1997)
    This paper is about the introduction of western education by Missionaries in Africa. These European Missionaries left their homes for religius reasons, to convert the "heathens" to the christian religion. Convertion to ...
  • Makgowa, Mahaletsela, and Maburu: traders and travellers before c.1820 

    Parsons, N. (Research and Development Unit, University of Botswana, http://www.ub.bw, 1997)
    This article is about the way people of Tswana origin related with non Tswana speaking people and how they referred to them. It talks about how some of the non Tswana speaking people especially the Whites or Makgowa came ...
  • Livingstone’s ideas of Christianity, commerce and civilization 

    Nkomazana, F. (University of Botswana, National Institute of Development and Cultural Reseach, http://www.thuto.org/pula/html/pula-home-page.htm, 1998)
    David Livingstone is often misunderstood as being a conscious promoter of European colonization of Africa. On the contrary, he believed that the key to Africa's future was the stimulation of indigenous development and good ...
  • The Southern African Cultural Information System (SACIS) 

    Thapisa, A.P.N. (Emerald//www.emeraldinsight.com, 1998)
    Describes the development of the Southern African Cultural Information System (SACIS), a project spearheaded by the Southern African Development Community (SADC). A substantial and effective information system is considered ...
  • Migrant labour and the Peasantry in the Bechuanaland Protectorate, 1930-1965 

    Morapedi, W.G. (Taylor & Francis, 1999)
    This article grapples with issues that have largely remained outside the realms of migrant labour studies in colonial Botswana: the positive input of migrant wages to agricultural production and the effects of migrant ...
  • Enhancing access through electronic resources: the University of Botswana Library experience 

    Mutshewa, A.; Rao, K.N. (Emerald, 2000)
    Libraries are changing their modes of delivery at a very fast rate. This article describes how the University of Botswana library has advantage of the new technologies to enhance its service to its patrons. The University ...
  • Serial selection at the University of Botswana Library 

    Lumande, E.; Ojedokun, A.A.; Lebotse, E.K.; Mbangiwa, A.M. (Emerald/www.emeraldinsight.com, 2000)
    Inconsistency and/or a lack of a clear understanding of the criteria for serial selection and evaluation have been observed to characterise the presentation of requests for approval of serials at the University of Botswana ...
  • Bio-factor analysis of library productivity 

    Jain, P.; Thapisa, A.P.N. (Emerald, 2000)
    The question of low productivity in Botswana is a cause of concern and a study has been carried out into perceptions about productivity in a sample of academic and public librarians. The main barriers to productivity were ...
  • Voicing the text: South African oral poetry and performance 

    Pongweni, A. (Routledge (Taylor and francis), www.routledge.com, 2000)
    This article is about how communities living within the same borders and planet view each other and is mainly concerned about Southern Africa. The article goes further to say social groups are partly defined by our stories, ...
  • Covenant with death: the attitude of churches in Botswana towards the use of condoms by Christians, and its social implications 

    Amanze, James N. (Botswana Society, http://www.botsoc.org.bw, 2000)
    This paper examines the preventative role of condoms in the fight against HIV/ AIDS. It will be argued in this paper that because of the magnitude, severity, devastation and complexity of the HIV/AIDS pandemic there is ...
  • The decline in the role of chieftainship in elections 

    Barei, G. (University of Botswana, Research and Development Unit/http://digital.lib.msu.edu/projects/africanjournals/browse.cfm?colid=12, 2000)
    This article focuses on three districts of Botswana, namely Central District, Ngwaketse District and Kgatleng District. It argues that as a result of the role played by the institution of chieftainship in elections, ...
  • Managing records for ISO compliance: record keeping at the Botswana Meat Commission 

    Mnjama, N. (SAGE Publications, http://idv.sagepub.com, 2000-06)
    More and more companies in the developing world are desiring to export their products to the western world. How ever, in as much as the western world would wish to trade with developing countries, they need some assurance ...
  • An ethnographic study of initiation schools among the Bakgatla ba ga Kgafela at Mochudi (1874-1988) 

    Mosothwane, Morongwa N. (University of Botswana, www.ub.bw, 2001)
    In and around the Makgadikgadi Pans there are several archaeological sites that have been interpreted as places were initiation rites took place in ancient times. But how can one tell they were initiation sites? This paper ...
  • Of rats, fleas, and peoples: towards a history of bubonic plague in southern Africa, 1890-1950 

    Molefi, R.K.K. (University of Botswana, Research and Development Unit / http://digital.lib.msu.edu/projects/africanjournals/browse.cfm?colid=12, 2001)
    This paper examines the responses of colonial governments to outbreaks of bubonic plague in the interior, particularly that of the Bechuanaland Protectorate (Botswana) administration. Bubonic plague first reached Southern ...
  • A phenomenological interpretation of Kerebe greetings 

    Kezilahabi, E. (Taylor and Francis, 2001)
    This article argues that greeting among the Kerebe is a phenomenological project of everydayness in which the concept of being manifests itself in a dialogic manner. This is revealed through the four variables on which ...
  • Diffusing information technology in Botswana: a framework for vision 2016 

    Jain, P.; Mutula, S.M. (Sage Publications, www.sagepub.com, 2001)
    Presents the findings of a questionnaire survey carried out to determine the scope of IT diffusion in Botswana in the context of the National Vision 2016. The study was aimed at establishing the extent of IT use in the ...
  • One body playing many parts-Ie Betjouana, el Negro, and il Bosquimano 

    Parsons, N. (University of Botswana, Research and Development Unit/http://digital.lib.msu.edu/projects/africanjournals/browse.cfm?colid=12, 2002)
    This article talks about how the body of El Negro was stolen from southern Africa and how it was kept as an exhibit in a museum in Spain. Two French taxidermists stole the body later known as El Negro from a grave beyond ...
  • Patterns of language use and language preference of some children and their parents in Botswana 

    Magocha, K.; Arua, A.E. (Routledge (Taylor and Francis) www.routledge.com, 2002)
    This paper examines the patterns of language use and language preference of some children aged 6–15 and their parents at the University of Botswana. The results indicate that the majority of the children speak Setswana ...