The Khamas have dominated Botswana's politics since the 1870s, but they are now a discredited, spent force.
Serious challenges lie ahead for Botswana's governing party as it celebrates retaining power.
By placing less emphasis on public opinion, and questioning public morality as the basis of its decision, the latest High Court decision shows that times have indeed changed.
Too often developments in one country are seen in isolation. In southern Africa events in one affect others in the region.
For a global audience, the movie 'A United Kingdom' provides a topical account of race relations. The love story is likely to revitalize the popular viewpoint of Botswana as a national success story.