Analysis

Botswana politics is a competition of crooks and General Elections are grand finals

11 Aug 2019

Most Batswana acknowledge that the late Dr Kenneth Koma, founder and leader of the Botswana National Front (BNF) for many years, was one of the finest politicians this country ever produced. He was indeed the doyen of Botswana’s opposition politics.

Why and How Foreign Party Funding is a Matter of National

11 Aug 2019

By Richard Moleofe

Public expenditure can no longer be the driver of economic growth

11 Aug 2019

A way has to be found to wean Botswana away from public sector inspired growth.

That means growing the private sector and also reducing the wage bill of government.

The current budget deficit, unless our economic priorities change is set to grow.

And that is not in our best interests as a country.

Molefi Secondary - A school with a tricky history

11 Aug 2019

By Kwapengng Modikwe

Understanding China better!

05 Aug 2019

Critics of China like to selectively highlight a series of imperfections about the country and say those are sufficient proof why the rise of China has been bad for the world.

Homosexuality and the Military: A Rejoinder to Richard Moleofe

05 Aug 2019

By Thabo Shatho Nlebgwa

The proposed P3000 minimum wage suggested by UDC warrants a through public scrutiny and debate

05 Aug 2019

The Umbrella for Democratic Change manifesto has come up with a key suggestion that needs isolating for further diagnosis and scrutiny.

That proposal is an introduction of P3000 minimum wage.

At face value it might sound like an innocuous proposal made in the heat of heightened political theatrics.

But that is not so.

It is time for Chamisa to work with Mnangagwa

05 Aug 2019

There is no doubt that Zimbabwe has gone through extremely difficult decades of mindless abuse caused by bad governance, corruption, ineptitude and downright inability to govern.

The mediocrity of Zimbabwean politicians, in and outside of government, has been on public display for decades.

“HOMOSEXUALITY AND THE MILITARY DEBATE PART II,” – Rebuttal

05 Aug 2019

By Tebo Kacho Dikole

The Botswana Defence Force is compelled to respond to a misleading article which appeared in the Sunday Standard newspaper of 28 July - 03 August 2019 titled “Homosexuality and the Military Debate-Part II” authored by retired Captain Richard Moleofe.

Our politics resemble a house of cards!

29 Jul 2019

Botswana’s electoral campaigns are no doubt providing a political theatre to all the players.

At face value, almost all political parties are in turmoil.

Stagnation, paralysis and confusion run deep.

The ruling Botswana Democratic Party is fighting to find traction.

The creation of a new party, Botswana Patriotic Front has totally disemboweled the BDP.

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