Analysis

Reforms should happen faster than is currently the case

26 Aug 2019

Botswana’s economic model is due for reforms.

That should happen chiefly by drafting an Industrial Policy that is rooted on exports.

If that is to be, productivity issues need to be addressed.

As are inputs costs that include labour, power, electricity and indeed communication and or transport.

Botswana has had enough of politics of patronage and cronyism.

Masisi scoops oppositions

26 Aug 2019

By Kwapeng Modikwe

Is there life for Choppies after Ram?

19 Aug 2019

For most of the last two decades, dozens of shops bearing the red Choppies brand signs have been mushrooming all over Botswana, literally painting the country’s retail market red. And one word was arguably synonymous with the retail giant: Ram.

Who protects our constitution?

19 Aug 2019

There have been calls for some time in this country for a review of our constitution with very little discussion about protection of constitutional order. I will below demonstrate that there are instances in the past that show that there are real threats to constitutional order in this country that have manifested themselves without any of us taking notice.

Masisi’s week of high drama

19 Aug 2019

This past week has seen events that can only be characterized as a week of high drama inside government.

A group of ministers voted against government to defeat the president and the ruling party.

Addressing Corruption in the Health Sector: Lessons for Botswana

19 Aug 2019

Over the past decades, the honesty and integrity of healthcare systems across, low- and middle income countries has troubled citizens, external and internal observers, and governments alike as noted by Lewis M (2016), in her works, Economics, health systems, and corruption.

A combination of truth, fiction and contradictions

19 Aug 2019

By Kwapeng Modikwe

Botswana is reaping the rewards of Khama’s ‘sound economic management’ – BPF

11 Aug 2019

There are those who would strongly disagree but the Information and Publicity Secretary of the Botswana Patriotic Front, Justice Motlhabani, feels confident in asserting that today’s Botswana is “reaping the rewards” of “sound economic management” that former president, Ian Khama exercised.

Bail Act: How much will the Bail Act achieve?

11 Aug 2019

BY JOSEPH BALISE

Succinctly put, the intentions are, to a great extent, ill-advised and still born, unless proved otherwise once the wheels begin rolling out for all to see and gauge for themselves their success. If ever there will be any.

Privatising BMC is a gross mistake

11 Aug 2019

Batswana should stand up and speak against government’s decision to privatise Botswana Meat Commission.

BMC privatisation, if it happens will be a kind of shakedown that will by far affect subsistence farmers more than the elite cattle barons whose interests are already so well represented at parliamentary and cabinet levels.

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