Analysis

Khoemacau copper project gets a shot in the arm

05 Mar 2019

When it comes to mining sustainably, Johan Ferreira says nothing beats getting it correct right at the beginning. “Timing is king,” he says as a matter of fact.

Knowledge of the ore, he says is also equally important as is having sufficient capital to get that ore off the ground.

Cava underplaying its strong points in battle for BDP presidency

05 Mar 2019

We shouldn’t have to use a foreign Bantu language to describe an electoral contest between a Mokgatla and a Mongwato but the choice of a foreign Bantu name by the former’s faction necessarily forces us to: “iCava kayisebenzisi amathuba ayo.”

Tribal jingoism is well and alive among us; and the meeting in Serowe was sufficient evidence

05 Mar 2019

The meeting called in Serowe last weekend, purportedly by so-called ruling party elders felt, looked and sounded like a summons from the royal court.

There was a lot of tribal breast-beating, a lot of tribal bigotry all of it mixed with unhidden tribal nostalgia about an era gone by.

From Khama The Great to Khama The Robber:   Executive Corruption in Botswana

05 Mar 2019

Reference is made to the P250 million saga, referred to as Botswana’s biggest financial scandal, the revelations of which have captured the imagination of the nation, and struck a dearth blow to Transparency International nonsensical characterization of Botswana as Africa’s least corrupt country!

The Church Created a One Party State in Botswana

05 Mar 2019

By Richard Moleofe

The church remains to be one of the strongest institutions in Botswana and it will be a grave mistake by anyone to overlook it. It holds so much power in its hands but the problem is that they are not aware they do.

Jewels, Pearls and Warm Hearts cannot save Africa

05 Mar 2019

We do not have to start by saying, “In the beginning was Zimbabwe…”                                                                   

But, all the same, in the beginning, Zimbabwe was there with all the rest.                                                 

Molale’s last ditch to turn Botswana into a multi-resource global mining player

24 Feb 2019

Botswana’s mining industry is still in with a bump.

According to Eric Molale, Botswana’s mining sector has not seen its best days yet.

Those are still to come.

BDP elders regain their voice, prominence in party affairs

24 Feb 2019

After 10 years in the political wilderness, elders in the Botswana Democratic Party are back in the fold and able to offer counsel previously shunned by the party leadership.

Every President needs a Slumber

24 Feb 2019

The legendary British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher famously once said that “every Prime Minister needs a Willie.”

She was referring to her immensely loyal deputy, Willie Whitelaw.

Willie was to Thatcher what in street lingo might today be be referred to as makay – or an errand boy, so to speak.

Crooked characters may use haritable Foundations and Trusts as political slush funds!

24 Feb 2019

In the run up to the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) primary elections, former Assistant Minister of Education Patrick Masimolole complained to the Office of the President alleging that Mr Tshephang Mabaila was using his Mabaila Foundation to engage in illegal campaigns for Mogoditshane constituency.

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