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Wednesday 16 April 2014 | 07:25 PM    
 
 

Is Margaret Nasha's new book going to have an impact on the outcome of the General Elections?






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1041
No
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Khama has reneged on everything he once promised upon taking office

13-04-2014 - The Watchdog

However charitable one tries, the good times of the eighties and nineties, when Botswana was a paid up member of the international community, respected, revered and even idolized by more sophisticated countries of the developed world are gone. For many of us those years are now a distant memory, unlikely to be repeated under President Ian Khama’s ten year tenure that is now slowly, but thankfully...


 

When two cowards fight, the truth suffers

13-04-2014 - Lediretse Molake

A few years ago whilst attending a funeral at Bonwapitse one of my uncles looked at me and asked me if I knew who Molake was. I replied that I did, that he was my grandfather. He then said that if it was not for Molake the celebrated Seretse Khama would not have lived. Apparently there were some in GaMmangwato who wanted the young Seretse dead, and it fell upon Molake to protect the young man. Very...


 

The ongoing standoff between Office of the President on one hand and Parliament on the other should be seen for what it is. It is a naked and bullying

13-04-2014 - Laurie Pieters-James

The killing of Reeva Steenkamp by Oscar Pistorius is generating worldwide interest at present and has brought the issue of abusive relationships to the fore once again. In South Africa approximately half of all women murdered, are killed by intimate partners. This trend extends throughout Africa and indeed the world. For this reason, it is important, to notice patterns of abusive behaviour if they...


 

Parliament should not be reduced to tokenism

13-04-2014 - Sunday Standard Commentary

The ongoing standoff between Office of the President on one hand and Parliament on the other should be seen for what it is. It is a naked and bullying attempt by cabinet to mollify parliament and along the process belittle and humiliate the Speaker, Margaret Nasha, a former cabinet Minister, who since becoming Speaker has been adamant in her drive to assert the independence of Parliament and wean the...


 

Khama’s Cabinet Reshuffle: Glaring and Dramatic Leadership Failure

13-04-2014 - Taolo Lucas

President Khama has announced some Cabinet reshuffle with bizarre dimensions. Five months before the elections Pelonomi Moitoi has been removed as Minister of Education to serve as some sort of consultant in the same ministry. This is a strange development and one that clearly demonstrates the failure of leadership on the part of President Khana. He does not have the courage to dismiss a non-performing...


 

Is Christianity backpedalling?

13-04-2014 - Tanonoka Joseph Whande

From throughout history to the present day, Christians have always carried the burden on behalf of mankindand this includes people of other religions. I resent it when we are made to retreat from positions that have always been part of pillars of our beliefs and religion. The essence of Christianity, the heart and soul of this religion of mine, is based on a couple of powerful,poignant and strong...


 

Piecemeal designs to turn education around will not bring results

07-04-2014 - Sunday Standard Commentary

A temporary, improperly planned and quick fix solution for Botswana’s deteriorating education system is not helpful. A holistic approach to the country’s education crisis is proving more compelling than ever. The future of the next generations is quite bleak. Quality education should be the starting point in preparation for future economic challenges that include uncertainties coming as part of such...


 

There is all probability that Venson has been stealthily promoted

07-04-2014 - The Watchdog

This week’s cabinet reshuffle has sent shockwaves throughout the country’s entire landscape. Nobody knows what to make of it all. The business and the public service bureaucracies are for once united on one thing – confusion. For all the uncertainty, two things are however beyond doubt. The first one is that President Ian Khama has once again confirmed his commitment to remaining as the sole arbiter...


 

“Polygamy might just be the solution we are looking for”

07-04-2014 - Molefe Seitei

Part one of this discussion ended with an interrogatory as to why Batswana shun the practice of polygamy against all the factual circumstances that support its existence and need within our society. I proceed to share my views on the possible answers. Firstly I must make my opinion clear upfront as to what I think of polygamy and here I make two points. The first point is that I think the practice...


 

THE FEAR OF PRESIDENT KHAMA AND THE RISE OF DICTATORSHIP IN BOTSWANA: THE COMPLETE STORY

07-04-2014 - Kenneth Dipholo

When we were young, many of us had an entrenched fear of successful people especially those who owned vehicles and shops. Apparently it was commonly believed that such people used muti concocted from human body parts to grow and fortify their businesses. These fears were so deep-seated that that it was a taboo to ask for a ride from strangers. The fear of ritual murderers has gripped many people well...


 

 

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