Opinions

Masisi should restore the dignity of the Rhodesian War veterans

29 Apr 2019

By Richard Moleofe

Pay day at Botswana Defence Force barracks was like a day of celebration. All officers and the non-commissioned cadres were in a jovial mood. April 26th was the day many were looking forward to as it was the official payday.

The Fourth Estate and the Sobukwe family

29 Apr 2019

There are young people who may not understand the phrase 'Fourth Estate' thereby missing the essence of this post or get confused when the phrase is used interchangeably with the word 'media'. The Fourth Estate is the media.

The Fourth Estate and the Sobukwe family

29 Apr 2019

There are young people who may not understand the phrase 'Fourth Estate' thereby missing the essence of this post or get confused when the phrase is used interchangeably with the word 'media'. The Fourth Estate is the media.

Strange things happening in Mochudi

29 Apr 2019

Two opinion articles by retired radio personality, Mogatusi Kwapa; one in The Telegraph (April 3rd) and another in the Sunday Standard (April 7th) provide a hint of the undercurrents which have been going on among royal uncles in Mochudi . The worst thing is that these undercurrents are beginning to play themselves out in the public space.

Kang has turned out to be a hoax equivalent of Y2K – but the real storm is on its way

22 Apr 2019

After Kang, the salvoes have silenced down – somewhat.

It’s important however to highlight that it will not be for long.

For now it seems like the much predicted and anticipated Armageddon was a wild exaggeration.

The ruling party went to Kang and came back from Kang in one piece.

No apocalypse happened.

The much predicted end of earth has not happened.

The art of deception

22 Apr 2019

There is an emerging pattern that defines MEKM; from deceiving SKIK, cajoling the opposition and trade unions in order to be seen to be an inclusive leader, impersonating Barack Obama, manipulating the media, elbowing Venson-Moitoi to embarking on Santa Claus politics of throwing money at problems in return for votes in October 2019 which smacks of deception, narcissism, ruthlessness and unbrid

There are gaps in Mathambo’s war cry

22 Apr 2019

By Richard Moleofe

The newly appointed Director General at the Directorate on Corruption and Economic Crime has promised the nation that he is going to work overtime to see convictions on those who have acted corruptly in the past. Is this empty rhetoric or are we going to see action from this fellow?

Synthetic diamonds spell difficult future for Botswana’s economy

22 Apr 2019

According to research statistics, lab manufactured diamonds account for only 2 percent of the global trade that stands at over $US 17billion.

Estimates are however that by 2023, jewellery from synthetic diamonds could reach USD 5 billion, which is 5 percent of global diamond jewellery.

Clearly this is an industry on an upswing trajectory, eating exactly on natural diamonds.

President Dr Masisi may have helped groom a dictator but he will never be a dictator himself!

22 Apr 2019

There are mounting concerns that the euphoria that has accompanied Dr Masisi’s presidency may inevitably create a dictator in him. The fears are anchored on the conjecture that when voters get to describe their leader as the best thing that ever happened to them, they are effectively creating a personality cult.

How to get UDC back on track

15 Apr 2019

"UDC victory is by no means inevitable." Almost like a mantra this is what Umbrella for Democratic Change leader Duma Boko needs to say every morning when he wakes up and every evening when he goes to bed.

The reason is simple.

BNF of which Boko is also the leader happens to be the linchpin of the UDC.

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