Conservationist on the frontline to reduce human-wildlife conflict

09 Nov 2018

By Arnold Letsholo

In Botswana Human-Wildlife Conflict (HWC) is growing to become a grave threat to the survival of many endangered species. This all emanates from the competition between rural communities and wild animals over natural resources.

Bogadi is not given to thank the bride’s family

09 Nov 2018

I write this column to clarify the misconception that seems to prevail more in the younger generation than the older one – the misconception is that bogadi is given to thank the bride’s family for raising their daughter. This is a weird supposition because nowhere in bogadi discussions or negotiations do you have anybody mentioning that they are delivering bogadi to thank the bride’s family.

Is current leadership displaying inspiring values for the youth as future leaders?

09 Nov 2018


Forward looking SONA gives Masisi political high ground

09 Nov 2018

On Monday President Mokgweetsi Masisi used his maiden state of the Nation Address to claim a political high ground that has up to now eluded him.

He used the speech to set a broad economic strategy for his presidency.

He made big and bold announcements, like setting an Investment Board that he will chair.

Corry provides pitch-perfect description of Okavango Delta

04 Nov 2018

Stephen Corry lives in London but can so accurately describe the Okavango Delta as if he lives in it.

Choppies, Payless told bare-faced lies in joint exemption application

04 Nov 2018

The full decision rendered by the Competition Authority reveals the extent to which Choppies Distribution Centre and Payless Supermarket lied to the Authority in order to be exempted from certain requirements of the Competition Act.

Brace yourselves for catastrophically low voter turnout – UDC chaos are to blame

04 Nov 2018

It is diffi cult to make sense of what to judge UDC on.

Glenn Valley Barracks may decide Gaborone North vote

04 Nov 2018

BY Richard Moleofe

Soldiers are not known to often be key players in deciding the way elections go. Botswana Defence Force is one such military organization that has often clearly asserted its position in as far as who goes to parliament. This is how soldiers have chosen to become players in our thriving democracy.

Governance Issues in Health Financing: Implications for Botswana

04 Nov 2018

This piece dear reader  provides an overview of the different definitions of governance in health, with a special focus on financing and related issues - ranging from the concepts of good governance in health to global-health governance.

President Dr Masisi must defend our country and not make deals with the devil!

04 Nov 2018

For some time now the fall out between His Excellency President Dr Masisi and immediate past former President Dr Khama seems to be causing a lot of anxiety for many people across the political divide.