Latest events at BCL are bound to provoke mixed feelings of anger and anxiety. This is because at stake is not just the welfare of a township, but the lives of thousands of human being – those employed directly by BCL, but also those whose lives are indirectly linked to the mining house.
Over the past week, we witnessed a greatest show (Bot50), especially in Gaborone to mark the nation’s golden jubilee. Indeed, there were many reasons to celebrate such a landmark event in our existence as an independent country. Prior to gaining self-rule we went through almost 80 years of British neglect, particularly in relation to infrastructural development.
Botswana is eons behind in the development of a true research philosophy. Although the challenge of turning research into commercial products is an arduous and multiplex road with many drawbacks, this is nonetheless a worthy priority of the Botswana Government's innovation agenda.
One of Botswana’s most capable and most experienced public servants is fighting a losing battle to become administrative head of the African Union.
Perhaps one must start by declaring upfront their personal fondness for Pelonomi Venson, as one of the very few politicians whose administrative capabilities are not only irrefutable but also beyond reproach.
I have an aversion to people who look down on others, believing that they are, in some way, superior to them.
While humble and genuine leaders are guided, praised or insulted by their citizens for their efforts, they consider it a success in that the people have the power and freedom to challenge their leader and correct him.
Let me take this opportunity to welcome you Honorable Minister and your esteemed staff. I am excited of the prospect of a new era, a new dawn and hope most sincerely that you come ready to etch your name in the history of tertiary education in this country. As Minister of Tertiary Education, Research, Science and Technology, Dr.