Analysis

The nation needs to move past Kang; and fast

01 Apr 2019

It’s Kang or nothing, we are being told.

The question though is what’s next after Kang?

Kang, a tiny, dusty and sleepy village in the southern tip of the Kgalagadi has become synonymous to an albatross hanging around the neck of a nation.

In the overall scheme of things, except for its overly proud people, Kang as a place really has no claim to fame.

Surnames are personal; totems are national

01 Apr 2019

For Zimbabwe’s rulers, Tropical Cyclone Idai is the best thing that has yet happened to them since they wrestled power from Robert Mugabe.

The cyclone unwittingly directed international attention and sympathy on the devasted people of Zimbabwe whose leaders were only too glad to stand up in the glare of worldwide media in mock helplessness.

Ian Khama: The man, the myth and all the sacrifices

01 Apr 2019

The Voice newspaper of the 25th January 2019 carried an interview with former President Ian Khama in which he told its correspondent, one Sharon Mathala,  that politics was never his chosen career path, that he had chosen another life for himself after the BDF and that he had personally sacrificed a lot to rule this country.

There is need for new entrants in the country’s fibre network space

01 Apr 2019

Statistics show that Bofinet, the country’s leading fibre network provider and its existing competitors still have a lot of ground left to cover before the country can be anywhere near to being fully connected to internet.

And that is not all.

The Dawn of an Era in Botswana

01 Apr 2019

By Shirley Segokgo

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders.

And he will be called Mokgweetsi (Driver), Eric (Ruler), Keabetswe(it is given to me), Masisi (Meticulous, Circumspect).

Of the greatness his government and peace there will be no end.

Masisi should do more for ex-soldiers

01 Apr 2019

By Richard Moleofe

In the past years retired soldiers never looked with any anticipation toward the beginning of any financial year. But the current president has brought in some glimmer of hope into the dark pit where these men remain at the moment.

DCEC says it’s still focussing on corrupt small fish

25 Mar 2019

For the first time since its formation, nobody can credibly make the claim that the Directorate on Corruption and Economic Crime is not focussing on big fish.

Staring down the barrel; Why Botswana can’t afford two centres of power

25 Mar 2019

The law is an ass, so wrote Charles Dickens in his novel Oliver Twist.

But then so too is democracy, he should have added.

One of the main reasons why Botswana’s democracy has successfully endured has to do with the fact while allowing for multiple political parties, and a dejure independent parliament, in effect there has been only one centre of power – the presidency.

The 2019 BDP congress offers a choice between good and evil!

25 Mar 2019

They can yap, shout, scream, lie or hobnob with the powerful nations or showcase their connections with the underworld of organized criminality but surely the reasonable people of this gifted country are biding their time to take back their country from the jaws of pompous predators and take it on the right path towards justice and fair play.

Botswana's economy too weak to withstand new bouts of power outages

25 Mar 2019

As we speak South Africa's economy is being ravaged by extreme power outages.

That country's power utility Eskom is battered by a burden of debt and growing doubts by both the markets and the public over its long term sustainability.

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