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Understanding how things work

Admission of ignorance or accepting as fact that one has insufficient knowledge with regard to a specific or given issue or entity is a sure sign of wisdom and a

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The politicisation of the public service

Continued from last week Basotho’s Place in Colonial Bureaucracy For much of the eight decades of imperial rule, 1884-1966, the category of public servants classified as ‘Officers’ was dominated by

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Defending the rights of minorities

A few weeks ago I was in a forum that was discussing gender issues. As I sat in the hall one day waiting for the session to begin, one lady

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Deal with social media nuisance

Whether it is via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Linkedin, Pinterest or Flickr, there is no denying that means of communicating and the sharing of any kind of information has indeed just

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Heritage and social points of union

When the old man on a horse pointed to the village I was going to, I could only see faint wisps of smoke in the far (far) distance. In between

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The politicisation of the public service

Different branches of Lesotho’s public service have featured in the country’s experiences of political instability in two ways, at least: first, as victims of destabilisation by ruling parties; and, second,

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The great lessons from Ethiopia

When you set an appointment in Ethiopia with Ethiopians, always remember to define if it is Ethiopian or the other internationally acknowledged reference times such as the GMT. While a

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Teenage pregnancies and the right to education

One year at a school that I will not mention, a girl fell pregnant. The teachers and the principal knew about the pregnancy, no one complained even though the school

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Our African heritage

THIS past week Africa marked Africa Day, a day in which all people of African descent gather and converge in some field of gold or green to worship or celebrate

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Bringing the citizen back in

From last week From last week  Since the items cannot form a reliable composite scale, as they are weakly correlated, I estimate separate ordered logit regression models  with each of them