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  • Acceptance and rejection: The Traditional-healer prophet and his intergration of healing methods 

    Kelaotswe, O.N. (Boleswa Journal of Theology, Religion and Philosophy (BJTRP), 2005-12)
    This paper examines the practices of traditional healing and how they are integrated or rejected by the African Independent Churches (AICS)in Botswana. The paper argues that in spite of some doubtful elements of rejection ...
  • An alalysis of two setswana colour terms: ntsho and tshweu 

    Otlogetswe, T.J.; Bagwasi, M.M. (University of Botswana, Department of English, http://www.ub.bw, 2008)
    This paper explores the linguistic contexts, uses and meanings of the colour terms ntsho (black) and tshweu (white) in Setswana. Using a corpus data, the paper argues that the two terms display cultural and linguistic ...
  • “All that is fine in the human condition”: crafting words, creating Ma-Ramotswe 

    Mekgwe, P.; Smith, A.M. (Indiana University Press, www.iupress.indiana.edu, 2006)
    Acclaimed Edinburgh-based author Alexander McCall Smith is a professor of Medical Law and a prolific fiction writer. He has written over fifty books. It is, however, with the fictional character Ma-Ramotswe that his name ...
  • Archival landscape in Eastern and Southern Africa 

    Mnjama, N. (Library Management; Emerald Group Publishing Ltd.; www.emeraldinsight.com/researchregister; www.emeraldinsight.com/0143-5124.htm, 2005)
    This article seeks to answer one basic question: “Are archival institutions in the Eastern and Southern African region developing, stagnating or receding backwards?” Design/methodology/approach – This article reviews the ...
  • Archives and records management in Kenya: problems and prospects 

    Mnjama, N. (Emerald Group Publishing Limited; www.emeraldinsight.com/0956-5698.htm, 2003)
    The Kenya National Archives and Documentation Services is seen as a success story by many other African archival institutions. The Department has made major strides in developing records services, opening five regional ...
  • As it is in Heaven! Mimetic theory, religious transformation and social crisis in Africa 

    Ikpe, Ibanga B. (Sage Journals; http://journals.sagepub.com/, 2009)
    This article is an overview of Rene Girard’s mimetic theory and its application to and implications for conflict in Africa. It accepts Girard’s basic idea that imitation is a feature of all individuals but disagrees with ...
  • Aspects of culture and meaning in Botswana English 

    Alimi, M.M.; Bagwasi, M.M. (Sage Publications http://www.sagepublications.com, 2009)
    Using samples from local newspapers, letters and public speeches, this article argues that English assimilates to and reflects the Botswana culture through borrowing and semantic modification. It discusses those terminologies ...
  • The BaKhurutshe Anglicans of Tonota religious persecution in the Bechuanaland Protectorate 

    Bennett, B.S.; Bolaane, M.M. (African Studies Center, Boston University, 2010)
    The article is about the inter-war history of the Bechuanaland Protectorate, in which it was alleged that Tshekedi Khama, regent of the BaNgwato (1925-1949), was persecuting a small group of people for practicing Anglicanism, ...
  • Bandwidth bottlenecks at the University of Botswana: complications for library, campus, and national development 

    Gerhan, D.R.; Mutula, S.M. (Emerald, 2005)
    Purpose – To examine the technical reasons for excessively slow internet speeds at the University of Botswana, to discover the present state of development efforts addressing such examples of the qualitative digital ...
  • Between the just and the expedient: the problem of conflict resolution in Africa 

    ikpe, Ibanga B. (Philosophy Documentation Center; https://www.pdcnet.org/, 2015)
    This paper is about African conflicts and their tendency to persist despite attempts to resolve them. Such persistence has in the past been attributed to various causes but it is the contention of this paper that African ...
  • Bid to settle Jewish refugees from Nazi-Germany in Botswana, 1938-1939 

    Makgala, C.J. (Botswana Society / www.botsoc.org.bw, 2006)
    This article demonstrates that while Adolf Hitler's Nazis were busy persecuting Jews in Germany there was an attempt made by the colonial authorities in Botswana, South Africa and Britain to settle some Jewish refugees in ...
  • The binary branching nature of syllable constituents: the English onset 

    Monaka, K.C. (National Inquiry Services Centre, 2007)
    The conventional composition of the English syllable is captured in the template: CQ^ Vi^ CQ''. This means that the onset accommodates a minimum of zero and a maximum of three consonants, the coda a minimum of zero and a ...
  • 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 ...
  • Budgeting for library resources in colleges of education: Some findings from Botswana 

    Adekanmbi, A.R.; Boadi, B.Y. (Elsevier www.elsevier.com/ locate/lcats, 2008)
    This paper is based on a study carried out in Botswana. The study examined the trend of allocations of materials budgets in Botswana colleges of education libraries from 2000 to 2004. Preliminary investigations had ...
  • Central Delta languages: an overview 

    Kari, Ethelbert Emmanuel (Stellenbosch University, https://www.sun.ac.za/, 2017)
    This paper presents an overview of the phonology, morphology and syntax of Central Delta languages. It also provides information on the geo-linguistic, demographic and sociolinguistic situation of these languages. It notes ...
  • The challenges of financial responsibility in the tribal administration of Bechuanaland Protectorate, 1919-1966 

    Makgala, C.J.; Botlhale, E. (Routledge (Taylor and francis), www.routledge.com, 2008)
    This account of tribal finances in Bechuanaland Protectorate under British colonial rule argues that while the treasury dispensation made the tribes responsible for their finances, it also brought about a new dynamic and ...
  • The challenges of utilizing information communication technologies (ICTs) for the small-scale farmers in Zambia 

    Kalusopa, T. (Emerald, 2005)
    Purpose – This paper attempts to discuss some of the key challenges that Zambia faces in the application of information communication technologies (ICTs) for the small-scale farmers. Design/methodology/ approach, A survey ...
  • Challenges to issues of balance and representativesness in African lexicography 

    Otlogetswe, Thapelo Joseph (http://afrilex.africanlanguages.com/homelex.html ‎, 2006)
    Modern dictionaries depend on corpora of different sizes and types for frequency listings, concordances and collocations, illustrative sentences and grammatical information. With the help of computer software, retrieving ...
  • Christianity and ancestor veneration in Botswana 

    Amanze, J.N. (Edinburgh University Press, 2003)
    Argues that although Botswana is predominantly a Christian country, belief in and veneration of ancestors continues unabated. Ways in which the resilience of ancestor worship is based on the fact that it is the core of the ...
  • Citizens’ engagement in e-Government in Zambia: a discussion paper 

    Bwalya, Kelvin Joseph (2013-05-14)
    The emergence of knowledge economies and extensive use and adoption of ICT in business entities have placed more pressure on governments to implement e-Government in their public service delivery platforms. For some of ...