It is very important to note that contrary to many believes and perceptions that exists one of health promotion’s major contributions has been its discursive challenge to biomedical and even behavioural models of health and illness. The concept of social determinants of health is now widely accepted by health authorities in many parts of the world.
Anyone living in Gaborone can see that traffic congestion is a growing problem. Transport within Gaborone is a major issue and whether you are on the road or public transport, neither seems to be improving. Due to globalisation, traffic congestion has become a major source of frustration for road users in Botswana and is likely to worsen over time as towns become busier.
In my last instalment, I made a promise to desist from dwelling on negative issues, which have come to characterise modern day Botswana. I took this well-defined position on a realisation that focusing more on negatives was never going to help the situation that has come to define the lived experience of many of our people. That pronouncement was also self serving.
This column amongst many, that deals with the matter of bogosi in Botswana. In these columns I will attempt to contribute to the broader ongoing debate on the position of bogosi in the modern democratic dispensation. I would attempt to grapple with the question of whether the kgosi deserves greater powers than he already has.
Early last week, the Umbrella for Democratic Change announced that their candidate in a by-election in Goodhope/Mabule constituency would not participate in a debate that was hosted by Botswana Television.
UDC deputy leader, Ndaba Gaolathe catalogued a series of his party grievances against BTV.
The Trade Disputes Act (TDA) was formulated some years ago to promote good labour relations between employers and employees. It was meant to help resolve industrial disputes amicably and provides procedures in resolving the disputes.