Columnists

Intransigent cattle owners defy Kgatleng District Council

08 Oct 2019

By Kwapeng Modikwe

South Africa’s education system is a copy and paste of the UK education system

08 Oct 2019

I propose to begin by quoting the Pharaoh of African studies, Dr Cheikh Anta Diop when he wrote:

Creating unrealistic electoral expectations by politicians is irresponsible

30 Sep 2019

The best policy when going into any election is to always prepare for the worst, while of course hoping that in the end things will turn out alright.Perhaps far more than ever before, Botswana is going into an election with an opposition that is upbeat, brazenly defiant – even rude and buoyant.

Masisi deserves a fresh mandate

30 Sep 2019

The pathetic nature of politics can make you laugh through your tears.  Perhaps that is why I have always preferred to be a political commentator who just raves about politics rather than consider them.  Botswana is headed to the polls in just under a month, October 23 to be precise, and as observed by American provocative author P.J.

MEK Masisi’s new BDP commits to Media Freedom

30 Sep 2019

Kealeboga “Killer Mkhwanazi” Jameson

On 17th September, 06.59 to be precise, HE the President MEK Masisi posts as follows in his Facebook page: “A flourishing democracy like Botswana does not need to silence the media. I believe the media has a vital role to play in building our country to be a model nation, not only in Africa, but in the world”.

Reasserting the authority of the State

30 Sep 2019

By Richard Moleofe

Oh, no! How can Julius Malema be so right?

30 Sep 2019

It always amuses me when the American president, Mr. Donald Trump, repeatedly says that European countries should contribute much more towards their own security than they have been doing for decades.

Trump is saying that European countries cannot just sit there and wait to be protected by the US, without the Europeans themselves contributing a lot more to their own security.

Forget about electoral promises, it is our future that is at stake

23 Sep 2019

The reputation of a politician has never been lower as we go into the last few weeks before an election.

In pursuit of securing votes, the politician knows no limit.

In the politician’s untamed ambitions to get into that much prized office, everything goes.

The first victim in all these has been the truth, to paraphrase George Orwell.

The black lie, flip-flopping and damned choices: The agony of the rational voter!

23 Sep 2019

The general elections are like a rat race where meanness is the norm and no one comes out with their dignity intact. Botswana’s 2019 general election is not an exception and many will come out humiliated, their dignities bruised and careers destroyed beyond repair.

Forty Years since Alma-Ata: Do we need a new model for NCD? Implications for Botswana

23 Sep 2019

The year 2018, marked the 40th Anniversary of the Alma – Ata Declaration which stated that Primary Health Care (PHC) was essential health care based on practical, scientifically sound and socially acceptable methods and technology made universally acceptable to individuals and families in the community.

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