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Has it ever occurred to you that when you read, you are engaging in creative and participatory learning? I have in mind active learning, not passive learning. Isn’t it true that when you actively engage with a text, when you immerse yourself in it, you figuratively, as it were, also contribute to the creation of …

In her insightful and shocking article on the Sudan humanitarian crisis, Azhar Sholgami asks, “Why do certain lives hold more value in the world of humanitarianism than others?” Why is it that “the black man’s needs, regardless of how critical they may be in comparison to other emergencies, are always put last?”

A change of plan. This week I was going to start on a multi-part piece on my experiences in theatre (as an actor and producer), mostly focussing on blunders and bloopers, in an attempt to give my readers some harmless amusement. But three days ago I read a commentary article online which was so stunning …

This is an in-between week, as I’m giving myself a rest between two long pieces, my review of Dipo Faloyin’s Africa is Not a Country and a series of pieces I mean to write about theatre. So I’m going to talk about jokes once more (though there will be sparks of educational stuff here and …

The Minister of Home Affairs, Lebona Lephema, recently declared 12 voluntary associations subversive organizations. The decision is based on powers conferred to him under section 10 of the Internal Security Act, No. 24 of 1984.

GUN-RELATED violence is on the rise in Lesotho. The gruesome killings of five people in Fobane and the murder of a woman and her children in Matsieng are only but two cases that recently shook the nation. Several factors have been hypothesised as contributing to this situation. They include the rivalry between the various famo …

I was entertained after reading an interesting article by Professor Motlatsi Thabane on the subject-theme of the Ninth Amendment to the Constitution in last week’s issue of thepost. The article raised a series of questions and most importantly showcased an interesting outlook on the pending judgement of the Court of Appeal due by June 14, …

Dipo Faloyin’s account of African dictatorships in part four of his book is wide-ranging, to say the least. He covers specific points in their of history Somalia, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Rwanda, Algeria, Equatorial Guinea and Libya.

Have you ever wanted to convey information which would capture some concrete details, give directions or paint in detail a particular event or phenomena? In this installment we will focus on informative writing. You have to learn to inform your readers about places, events or other important details. Let’s start with an example.

Your Excellency, I am certain that you are wondering where and/or how I have the temerity to write to you directly, but a recent post you put on WhatsApp piqued my interest; your meeting with His Excellency the Prime Minister of Lesotho, and his delegation. The delegation came to introduce to you and your good …

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