European epistemology and an African philosophy of education

07 Jun 2019

On the 21st October 1949, Robert Sobukwe delivered a powerful and riveting speech at the Fort Hare University completers’ social which was spoken about for a long time in and outside the university in which he addressed topical issues of the day. Sobukwe made that speech seven decades ago but it is still as relevant today as it was when he delivered it.

Standard Chartered Bank is undermining Government policy of financial inclusion

07 Jun 2019

Some months back, Standard Chartered closed hundreds of banks accounts across the country.

The reason given was that the accounts were not able to derive P500 000 a month.

That, according to Standard Chartered made these accounts too costly to operate.

Whatever moneys were left were issued out for cashing or transferring to another bank.

This was a scandal.

What is China’s Role in the Elephant Wars?

07 Jun 2019

By Richard Moleofe

Issues surrounding the lifting of game hunting and particularly that of elephants have an international effect on us. It seems elephants are top on the list of the hunted game. But the lifting of the ban affects all other large game such as buffalo, zebra and giraffe.

The BDP, the UDC and the AP; an arduous fight for the crown begins!

26 May 2019

In a very curious way, the outcome of 2019 General elections is busy shaping up.

There has been talk of a hung parliament and talk of a possible UDC take over.

But, for now everything is still out in the air and if anyone says they know what will happen they will be lying.

Based on paper, the Alliance for Progressives would win an outright victory.

American politics ‘are such a damn mess’

26 May 2019

The political spectacle that started with Donald Trump’s unexpected attainment of the presidency of the United States two and half years ago continues to steamroll the country, breaking hearts and careers and, at the same time, writing and introducing new bare-knuckle politicking never seen or practised in America.

“Lehura La Bangwato”: The Political hit man’s agenda

26 May 2019

Since last year – 2018, Botswana has witnessed rising impunity and lawlessness within the political arena which led to social media going into overdrive. Clearly what is happening in Botswana is very unfortunate, so many mind-boggling and bizarre things are happening within the country which demand a pause and reflection as the nation traverses the crossroads.

Elephant Wars

26 May 2019

By Richard Moleofe

The Government of Botswana has taken an active and controversial decision to lift the ban on elephant hunting. The ban was put in place about five years ago by the Minister of Tourism with the blessing of the then President Ian Khama.

A call on Bakgatla to salute Masisi

26 May 2019

By Kwapeng Modikwe

Botswana marching to the beat of different drummers

26 May 2019


In Botswana’s lexical vogue-o-meter, the spiritual phrase “I receive” is up there jostling for the pride of place alongside political slogans like “Moono” and “A e Jeke.”

Khama too culturally western to be ‘tribalistic’

20 May 2019

As the battle for executive power between President Mokgweetsi Masisi and former President General Ian Khama escalates, the latter’s campaign has been cast in tribal terms. As the son of Founding President and abdicated Bangwato tribal leader, Sir Seretse Khama, Gen. Khama was installed as Paramount Chief in 1979 at a ceremony that the young Masisi says he attended.