There is a fixation at the Botswana National Front, but more prevalently at the Botswana Congress Party, which wants to blame the failure of the opposition unity talks – and indeed the opposition failure to take power in the past 40 years – on Marxists in the Front.
As adolescent boys growing up, we were fascinated by the catalogue. Back then, there were few clothing shops. As a result, many people bought their clothes from the catalogue. Essentially, the catalogue was a full colour brochure displaying clothes of all kinds for all sexes and ages.
Bifm Capital (Pty) Ltd, a subsidiary of Botswana’s biggest fund management company, Bifm, is to launch a new mining fund aimed at investing in mining companies the majority of whose assets are based in Africa.
Recent reports on statements attributed to Ian Khama during his trip to Nata in the Sebina/Gweta constituency go a long way to prove that almost ten years into politics, the man is still miles off before he fully grasps even the most elementary principles of the craft.
But time is not on his side.
In just over twelve months, he will be a head of state.
As the saying goes, for the Botswana National Front it never rains, it pours. It’s now a forgone conclusion that for the country’s official opposition, the year is ending just as it started - with no discernible seriousness on the part of their leadership.
Most of those faces milling around the art exhibition room are more interested in the food than on the wall painting and sculptors – Writes BASHI LETSIDIDI
How Heath Minister Sheila Tlou juggles her official speeches with her acting scripts - TEFO BAOLEKI reports
If, God willing, Botswana Television commissions a sequel to horror serial Thokolosi, and “auditions: actors wanted!” posters fight for space in the MPs’ parliamentary bar, blame it on the minister of health, Professor Sheila Tlou.
School yobs have become a symbol of Botswana’s juvenile delinquency, and Education Minister, Jacob Nkate, is rolling up his sleeves – Writes SUNDAY STANDARD REPORTER
In his state of the nation address this past Monday, President Festus Mogae reaffirmed his government’s commitment to media freedom, freedom of expression and emphasized his continued personal faith in the separation of powers of all the three major branches of government.
I write this article with trepidation. My trepidation comes not from the fact that this essay is an insight into the relationship between politics and economics, nor that I am commenting on a subject regarding which the system is generally not “transparent”, in the sense of making information available to the public.