Opinions

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.

Dineo Serame wins the world’s most prestigious scholarship to Oxford

23 Nov 2018

A twenty three year old University of Botswana graduate in Mechanical Engineering, Dineo Serame, has clinched the world’s most prestigious scholarship, The Rhodes Scholarship, valued at about three million pula, to study at the University of Oxford in October 2019.

For Masisi the biggest problem is NOT Khama, but pervasive unhappiness inside the BDP

20 Nov 2018

President Mokgweetsi Masisi must look his party in the face.

If he is not in denial he will see an unhappy party that is also teetering on the brink of falling into disarray.

Memories of my grandfather in World War One

20 Nov 2018

By Richard Moleofe

Former President Dr Khama is a textbook example of a schoolyard bully with an impeccable track record!

20 Nov 2018

In my teenage years there was nothing that made me angrier than a bully, be they schoolyard bully or staff bully. I still recall the day I refused to take punishment from a male teacher that students feared more than the venomous reptiles that inhabited the hills surrounding Moeng College.

Tribal bargaining chips

20 Nov 2018

By Kwapeng Modikwe

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