chapter  12
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The development of English in Botswana: Language policy and education

ByBirgit Smieja, Joyce T. Mathangwane

Located in the southern part of Africa and landlocked between South Africa, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Angola, Botswana has developed into a strong democratically based nation surrounded by apartheid-stricken neighbours. Since its independence in 1966, after being a British protectorate for about eighty years and one of the poorest countries of the world, Botswana became a stable economic and political country remarkably quickly.1