Opinions

“Motswaledi was Jesus incarnate”

20 Aug 2018

He is the epitome of love, peace, justice and the truth. 

Having read the Bible and having listened to a many men and women of God spreading the holly gospel I have come to the conclusion that amongst us mere mortals there are those of us who are a reincarnation of the many men and women the Bible speaks about. 

The BDP’s implosion risks the country’s security

16 Aug 2018

Dear Editor

The history of the English language

16 Aug 2018

What we currently know as the English language, which is developed in Britain, America, Australia, New Zealand and various parts of the world, is an immigrant language. English is rightly traced to Britain. But it did not begin there. It came into Britain through the invading Anglo-Saxons in the fifth century.

“BMC is too important to fail” – Masisi

16 Aug 2018

Delivering a keynote address at the Serowe Agricultural Show last week, President Mokgweetsi unveiled his Government’s big and ambitious commitment to the Agriculture sector.

He started by spelling out reforms that Government feels are needed – not just in the sector itself but also in other related ones.

Thunderstorms at the BDP

16 Aug 2018

Botswana Democratic Party is at a  9.5 Magnitude Political earth quake. This is a very serious shake up that this Party finds itself in our era.

Shaw Kgathi: An unlikely victim of a monster he built

12 Aug 2018

Shaw Kgathi relishes a political fight. And he has never shown any problems crossing streets just to pick a fight.

Experience shows that he is always too happy to draw blood first.

His primary fighting tactics involve shooting from the hip.

And there is quite a sizeable number of scalps under his belt

The state of our national politics tells a tale of a rapid decline of civilization!

12 Aug 2018

Party politics in Botswana is like Wild West as it regularly showcases scenes of extreme confusion, chaos and discord. If you factor in the unruliness of party members including elders and office bearers, it is actually not far from Hell.

Time running out for UDC Project

09 Aug 2018

The 2019 national elections are about 14 months away.

They were originally billed to be highly contested in the wake of the opposition gains in 2014 and the anticipated consolidation of opposition unity under the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC).

That fanfare however seems to be in danger of dissipating.

Something needs to be done to restore relevance of Independence Day

09 Aug 2018

The world over, Independence Day celebrations mean much to citizens.

This does not only apply to countries that had to wage a war for independence, but even for those countries that peacefully got their independence.

The same cannot be said about Botswana.

This was not always like this.

Professor D.T. Cole (1922 - 2018)

09 Aug 2018

Life is strange – strange indeed. Professor Desmond Cole is dead. I received the news on Monday August 6th, 2018 from a friend about his passing. A short one line note about his death appears on the University of the Witwatersrand alumni page. No he didn’t die recently. He died quietly on May 25th, 2018 away from the public eye and pomp.

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