Columnists

Former President Dr Khama’s tribal politics poses a real and imminent threat to national cohesion

03 Dec 2018

When the fall out between His Excellency President Dr Masisi and immediate past former President Dr Khama became public, many people were made to believe that Dr Khama’s intransigent behaviour owes its origin to the government’s unlawful decision to withhold some of his benefits as spelt out in the President’s (Pensions and Retirements) Benefits Act.

Anglicising Setswana names

30 Nov 2018

One of the finest statistical linguists and philologists was George Kingsley Zipf. He was a Harvard based linguist whose major interest was statistical linguistic distributions. He developed what has now become known as Zipf’s law. Its claim is that while only a few words are used very often, many or most are used rarely.

Apathy in voter registration; a disturbing trend

30 Nov 2018

BY DAN MOLAODI

Whose story between Masisi and Khama to their stand-off is convincing and believable?

30 Nov 2018

BY ADAM PHETLHE

Somebody has to stand up to the Khamas

27 Nov 2018

As a country we are engaged in a totally weird and wrongful conversation.

And more than anybody else, the media is to blame for it.

Batswana are hurting, economically.

They are interested in seeing their economy get back on track.

They are interested in seeing that same economy creating jobs for them.

State sponsored violence against elected officials must be removed from Zimbabwe’s politics

27 Nov 2018

We used to believe that wars were, and are, fought on large swaths of land against unwelcome neighbours. Thousands of horsemen or tanks, standing ready to charge against the enemy who advances with equal determination. But it seems like Taiwan started it all…against itself. This island nation has been well ahead in staging the most notorious parliamentary brawls than any other parliament.

Fighting for Britain: African soldiers in World Wars

27 Nov 2018

By Richard Moleofe

The 55TH Anniversary of the assassination of John Fitzgerald Kennedy

27 Nov 2018

Sam Ditshego

Today marks the fifty fifth anniversary of the assassination of US President, John Fitzgerald Kennedy. Who killed Kennedy and why? When are the JFK classified documents going to be declassified?

TRANSFER DUTY AMENDMENT ACT: THERE IS A NEED TO DEFINE A PERSON

27 Nov 2018

Tax Acts are normally drafted in such a way that they are efficient and able to cover a wide range of taxpayers. Case law teaches us that there are ordinary and legal meanings of almost every word. Words such as ‘person’ and ‘charity’ may not necessarily mean the same thing to the ordinary man on the street and a judge at courts of law.

IEC has a duty to civic and voter education

23 Nov 2018

Voter registration has come and gone with disappointingly low numbers recorded by the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) for the 2019 general election.

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