Analysis

Done and dusted: The Bakgatla Ba Kgafela Commission

27 Aug 2018

Mahatma Ghandi once said “First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win”.

Even in exile, Kgosi Kgolo Kgafela Kgafela II, must be having the last laugh at Tshetlha ya Dikgwa, who is now in a confused and desperate state. A spoilt megalomaniac who just can’t let go and can’t live without power.

Strong economic growth a prerequisite for poverty reduction, improved quality of life

23 Aug 2018

According to Department for International Development (DFID) policy paper on “Building Jobs and Prosperity in Developing Countries”, growth can generate virtuous circles of prosperity and opportunity. Strong growth and employment opportunities improve incentives for parents to invest in their children’s education by sending them to school.

Agriculture holds potential to reduce economic dependence on Government

23 Aug 2018

The thinking among our economists, too often is to run to make calls for diversification of economy away from minerals.

There is nothing wrong with that. But such calls, when they are not accompanied by related calls to reduce excessive dependence on Government do not mean much.

Minerals, especially diamonds have for Botswana been both a boon and a burden.

A Muddy, Mucky and Murky political terrain to 2019

23 Aug 2018

Never before has the road to a General Election been as muddy, mucky and murky as one leading to 2019.

What a rich language Setswana is!

23 Aug 2018

We still need to dig the roots of the Setswana language some more. We know that maize has its roots in the Americas and came into Africa by Portuguese traders in the 1500s to the 1600s through Mozambique into South Africa. Linguistic evidence demonstrates that maize is not indigenous to Africa. All this is reflected in the name for maize in many African languages.

Future Bangwato kgosikgolo is no fan of Black Lives Matter

20 Aug 2018

With Ian Khama, having near announced that he is abdicating the Bangwato bogosi in favour of his younger brother, Tshekedi, someone who has all along been a private citizen no longer is.

Combustion and other problems stall refurbishment at Morupule A

20 Aug 2018

A project that has defied a series of ever-changing completion dates announced by a president, two ministers and the Botswana Power Corporation remains stubbornly so.

Where to now, Zimbabwe?

20 Aug 2018

For the last couple of weeks, I have been wondering if all that I get from my rich faith can make a difference by lightening my burdens, enlightening my views, lighting my path and dimming my sadness.

The weight I feel on both my mind and shoulders is unnecessary yet it is an essential reminder to me that, somehow, fortune always seems to prefer bad guys.

Will the sky really fall if Isaac Kgosi is charged?

20 Aug 2018

An attempt to make sense of what Botswana opposition leaders really stand for these days is like a wild-goose-chase; no sooner have you got it in your finger tips than it is already flying high inviting you for further chase.

The more one tries to give them benefit of doubt by taking them seriously, the more they behave like winged creatures. They are sly, dishonest and manipulative.

“Motswaledi was Jesus incarnate”

20 Aug 2018

He is the epitome of love, peace, justice and the truth. 

Having read the Bible and having listened to a many men and women of God spreading the holly gospel I have come to the conclusion that amongst us mere mortals there are those of us who are a reincarnation of the many men and women the Bible speaks about. 

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