Tag Archives: Maun Botswana

The Conception of DICE MODISE

I can’t really say exactly when Dice was conceived, but, whenever that was, he certainly wasn’t born nine months later. He and his world involved a lot of research, which eventually made a visit to Maun, Botswana, his home, mandatory. … Continue reading

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LEAVING BOTSWANA, almost.

From the start of the new Millennium to 2003, in Maun, Botswana, Bastion Construction grew from nothing to having 35 souls on the payroll, which might sound like nothing much, but more than enough for somebody who had previously had … Continue reading

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Malaria: P. falciparum and me.

Thanks, Wiki-p:  Plasmodium  falciparum – located worldwide in tropical and suburban areas, but predominately in Africa. An estimated 1 million people are killed by this strain every year. The strain can multiply rapidly and can adhere to blood vessel walls in … Continue reading

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By Accident

As Maun Senior Secondary School expanded, new access was needed to the new houses. New roads came into being. The MSSS Construction Unit kept pace with the interlocking paving of all the roads and car parks complete with kerbing. All … 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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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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New Horizons

My departure for Maun, Botswana was delayed by a couple of weeks due to finalising some exchange control problems to transfer payments to South Africa, but in the meanwhile I spent some time at Basil Read head-office in Boksburg. My … Continue reading

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