Governance Issues in Health Financing: Implications for Botswana

04 Nov 2018

This piece dear reader  provides an overview of the different definitions of governance in health, with a special focus on financing and related issues - ranging from the concepts of good governance in health to global-health governance.

President Dr Masisi must defend our country and not make deals with the devil!

04 Nov 2018

For some time now the fall out between His Excellency President Dr Masisi and immediate past former President Dr Khama seems to be causing a lot of anxiety for many people across the political divide.

Why allow civil servants to engage in private business?

01 Nov 2018


The nation deserves to know the back-to-back deals entered into by Masisi & Khama

28 Oct 2018

As a nation Botswana stands on the cusp of self-destruction.

A true Armageddon is upon us. Unless of course the evil forces among the people we call leaders can change course.

Unless someone can call time on him, the opposition UDC will continue look at Ian Khama and see in him a godsend.

Otsweletse Moupo and Jamal Khashoggi walked into their countries’ Embassies

28 Oct 2018

There is a time when I envied foreign nationals in Zimbabwe, not for what they had or for what they were doing then but for what their embassies were doing for them.

One of Botswana’s biggest companies, Choppies Limited is facing an existential crisis

25 Oct 2018

Choppies has been a victim of own success.

For over two months now Choppies has failed to release its financials.

A behemoth by Botswana standards, it was always clear that Choppies had feet of clay.

It was a one man show – with the CEO running the chain store by a hand set – from suppliers all the way down to the cleaner.

The UDC reponds

25 Oct 2018

The Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) has noted reports in the media linking President Duma Boko with the following;

1.being driven to Mosu by Mr Mabaila and receiving P 800 000 from the former President, Ian Khama

Landau’s translation headaches: Part 2

25 Oct 2018

I return with more comments on Paul Landau’s Chapter three of Popular Politics in the History of South Africa, 1400-1948 entitled Translations (Missionaries and the invention of Christianity) where he explores the struggles faced by missionaries in attempting to translate the biblical text into Setswana.

A schoolteacher strips Masisi bare naked at Serowe

21 Oct 2018

Sometime in 2008 as the Americans were preparing for their presidential elections, a working class stranger boldly confronted the then little known candidate Barack Obama and accused the Senator of socialism – a kind of political blasphemy in America’s realm of politics.

Our Wealth or Their Lives? The Patenting of HIV/AIDS Drugs

21 Oct 2018

When Jonas Salk, who developed the polio vaccine was asked who owned the patent, he replied, “Well, the people, I would say. There is no patent. Could you patent the sun?”

Do the rich world’s patents abandon the poor to die.?