Analysis

Thuzosky - A martyr of conscience

24 Jun 2019

BY MPHO KUHLMANN

A martyr of conscience: That seems like some heavy words to describe a hedonic persona that lived life to the hilt. The phrase however perfectly answers the riddle that is Thuso Letlhoma as he stands at a life and death cross-roads and has to make a decision for or against his conscience.

Botswana for sale!

24 Jun 2019

Our political leaders are too far taken in by the spell-binding fantasies of a little, make-belief world that they live in.

And at least for now, they are not ready to face up to the real world.

Judgement hour is coming - fairly soon. And big decisions need to be taken, pretty fast!

Absence of trust will hamper a Zimbabwe currency

24 Jun 2019

Zimbabwe’s political woes and economic problems will not end until or unless the power elite recognizes the difference between public service and being employed.

The rot will not end until politicians and civil servants stop pretending that there are shortcuts to economic recovery and that political tranquility can be achieved in a politically and economically divided state.

Men Who have Sex with Men: Health & Human Rights

24 Jun 2019

Globally Men, who have sex with Men (MSM), continue to bear a high burden of HIV infection. In Africa, same sex behaviors have been largely neglected by HIV research, but the results from recent studies indicate the widespread existence of MSM groups across Africa and high rates of infection with Botswana not being an exception.

Gov’t must expedite land allocation to applicants on the waiting list

24 Jun 2019

The inordinate allocation of land to applicants for various uses ranging from  residential, commercial, industrial to other uses is a serious blight to Botswana's economic development agenda. The delay of allocation is a ticking time bomb that should be diffused without any further delay.

Day of the African Child Heroes

24 Jun 2019

By Richard Moleofe

It’s an elephant’s life

19 Jun 2019

BY CALISTUS BOSALETSWE

orget stingy conservationists and Afrophobes, Botswana’s biggest challenge is the enemy within!

17 Jun 2019

Forget about the noisy armchair conservationists who are threatening to boycott Botswana’s tourism and diamonds. It is in their nature to always declare their whiteness.  Their incoherent nose is part of their usual declaration about whose words should matter most in the sphere of public policy around the globe.

Congratulations on OBRS CIPA …. But, please do not join the “System e down” cohort

17 Jun 2019

There is a common phrase at the government enclave – “System e down” (The computer system is not operational or is offline).

This is a popular, yet not so sweet response usually uttered by front desk officers at government departments and some state-owned agencies when giving feedback to customers, mostly members of the public

MATSIENG AIR SHOW

17 Jun 2019

BY RICHARD MOLEOFE

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