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BNF has to win back Gaborone South constituency to prove that the party is indeed back!

29-03-2015 - The Watchdog

Since the departure of Kenneth Koma, Gaborone South – or that part of Gaborone of which he was a Member of Parliament has slipped away from the Botswana National Front control. Winning the constituency back has consistently proved elusive. The importance of Gaborone South to BNF cannot be overemphasized. And many BNF members would readily agree that in many ways, this constituency really is the...


Give us Khama and UDC; we give you Mugabe and MDC

29-03-2015 - Tanonoka Joseph Whande

It is a fair trade, is it not, especially considering how some Batswana positively think of our president, Robert Mugabe? Recognising how much admiration Mugabe seems to have not only among Batswana but across SADC and Africa itself, it is fair enough to ask, is it not? So many times, we have heard that a prophet is without honour in his own land. True. The title of this offering of mine today...


Our commercial banks have had easy for far too long; and for that we blame the Bank of Botswana

29-03-2015 - Sunday Standard Commentary

Lackluster regulation by Bank of Botswana spanning almost two decades is behind undue panic blowing across commercial banks. Our banks are deliberately stirring public fears so that they can once again be allowed to do as the please, the same way that they used to do before Bank of Botswana shortened the leash and enhanced the regulatory framework. While problems of liquidity as briefed by the commercial...


The Societies Amendment Bill is satanically inspired


Wednesday 25th March 2015 will remain etched in our memories as a dark day for Botswana because parliament voted to approve in to law the Societies (Amendment) Bill, 2014 (no. 28 of 2014) with twenty-one ‘Yeses’, ten ‘Noes’ and one abstention. It is now upon President Lt. Gen. Khama to sign to make it operational. Whoever thought of the Societies (Amendment) Bill 2014 especially concerning raising...


The DCEC must be sued for being vindictive


Once more the Directorate of Public Prosecutions has withdrawn a so called “high profile corruption case”. This trend is disturbing to say the least. Directorate of Corruption and Economic Crime is itself guilty of abusing public funds and state coffers for victimising people unnecessarily, dragging them to courts and later DPP withdrawing cases against them. This trend cannot go unchallenged as it...


Public Service Values; Guides to Decision Making Based on Professional Advice

26-03-2015 - Dan Molaodi

Public services practices are guided by a set of values that help governments maintain good governance practices in serving a dynamic and often very diverse citizenry that often has interests that are not easily reconciled. It is the professional expertise of public servants that often helps reconcile and define the basis for government action in a manner that minimizes conflict and marginalization...


Productivity and education, not diamonds hold the key to Botswana’s economic future

26-03-2015 - The Telegraph Commentary

A lot has been said about missed opportunities to diversify the economy. A lot has also been said about how weak diamond sales on the back of a fragile world economic recovery continue to dog an already weak economy. While these arguments hold some force, it must be pointed out that they are by no measure the panacea to the ailments plaguing Botswana’s economy. Yet two other elements need to be...


A disempowered girl child is a threat to Africa’s progress

26-03-2015 - DON-MARTIN WHANDE

On March 8th, the world celebrated International Women’s day, a day dedicated to the celebration of women and their unequivocal position in society. Our adoration for women must not depreciate as we see in the world today, but only increase and accentuate with time. The general populace can no longer afford to be intimidated into silence with regards to the way women are treated.  The discussion on...


Vision 2016: National Vision or National nightmare

26-03-2015 - Moeti Mohwasa

In 1995 when the Botswana National Front (BNF) launched its Social Democratic Programme (SDP) , it created a lot of excitement particularly that it came a year after the party had done so well in the 1994 General Elections. The good performance by the party worried the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) and its handlers. Its legitimacy was battered and shaky. as we registered the highest number...


Modipane sex tape; I blame the woman and feel sad for the boy

26-03-2015 - Sonny Serite

Truth hurts but truth must just be said. I have been following the outrage that ensued after the leaking of that Modipane threesome sex tape. Normally I would never have written about the Modipane sex tape because, honestly, I have no business worrying about sex orgies that take place in Modipane where I have no relatives or friends. More so, the involved parties are not public figures to warrant public...



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