Monthly Archives: December 2014

Witchcraft & Game Drives

Abdul Mills was a Coloured foreman with whom Adrian de Koning had worked in Francistown, Botswana. Abdul had been his own boss until Adie, an engineer, had been slotted in above him, and he resented it. He was about 30; … Continue reading

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Maun Entertainment

In a village in the middle of nowhere, they made their own entertainment. Basil Read Construction personnel’s first peek at the possibilities was the Miss Maun (Male) Contest, held at the Duck Inn in early August, 1991. The place was … Continue reading

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Death of a Delta Dairy

Local cattle from Ngamiland are salted to a high degree of resistance to disease, but even they have succumbed to killers such as rinderpest and foot-and-mouth disease. It is, therefore, not a good place for imported cattle with no resistance. … Continue reading

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Changing Maun, Botswana

Maun was still pretty much a frontier town when I first arrived in July, 1991. There were a couple of short strips of tarred road in the village itself. For some unknown reason there was also about twenty-five kilometres tarred … Continue reading

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