12-05-2013 - Keletso Thobega
A few weeks ago, the Minister of Labour and Home Affairs, Edwin Batshu, spoke of how his office is inundated by a bevy of frustrated and broken-hearted women seeking revenge for romances gone sour.
At the time, Batshu warned local women against falling for men who claim they love them while all they want is to acquire Botswana citizenship. Batshu confirmed that many Batswana women are flooding his...
09-05-2013 - Joseph Balise
The Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) is yet to hold primaries and approve its candidate. Therefore the conclusion is that the opposition will be represented by Botswana People’s Party’s Richard Gudu under the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) and Botswana Congress Party’s Dr Philip Bulawa.
After losing by 806 votes to Charles Tibone in 2004, Gudu vows to turn the tide this time around as he launches...
09-05-2013 - Mesh Moeti Interview
Like all good storytellers, Modiri Keseabetswe punctuates the conversation with anecdotes. One of these is about a stern-faced and much-feared head of the family who never laughed at home – not with the wife, and certainly not with the young son. He was watching a cartoons programme on TV one evening with his son when a funny scene unexpectedly threw him off-guard. No matter how hard he tried, he just...
05-05-2013 - Gomolemo Motswaledi
We believe in this nation and the dreams of our forefathers and foremothers. We believe in the rights and freedoms as well as the oasis and streams of justice intended for us by them, in their minds, as an enduring legacy.
We believe in the independence of judges. We believe that the constitution gave protection to the fundamental rights of the people and that the courts should be working for peace...
28-04-2013 - Mesh Moeti
My generation, take note. Our next health problem will be the result of our economic success. It will become more pronounced in 20 – 30 years (when we are in our 60s and 70s), and the scary part is that we are not prepared for it.
With improved income earnings leading to better healthcare, more people will live longer, giving way to a phenomenon that we currently associate only with the developed...
25-04-2013 - Keletso Thobega
Winter has come earlier than expected this year. I feel this as the blistering cold hits my face and I pull my scarf higher, my hands jammed into my coat pockets as I hurriedly walk across a Gaborone mall on my way to a pub where I am to meet a former drug addict.
I have been waiting 48 hours for confirmation and she has finally agreed to talk to me. I look around and see several people hurrying...
25-04-2013 - Mesh Moeti Interview
Dichaba Molobe, the Director for Policy Advocacy at BOCCIM, makes the argument that where corruption thrives, the poor pay the highest price.
He is explaining why BOCCIM is going on a drive to get its members to sign up to a voluntary code of conduct that his organisation formulated in collaboration with the Directorate on Corruption and Economic Crime (DCEC). The code is a set of principles that...
18-04-2013 - Kali Muluzi
Is Unity Dow ready for the rough and tumble of politics? It’s a question I ponder as I meet her for lunch at Café Portugalia, Game City.
Nearly two years prior when I had interviewed her at her home in Oodi, she had seemed a touch aloof.
“You’d better Google me so we don’t waste time on what’s in the public domain,” she had told me rather testily ahead of that first interview.
It’s a comment...
18-04-2013 - Keletso Thobega
Imagine this scenario. After a hectic work day of back-to-back meetings, trying to meet deadlines and lots of brainstorming, analyzing and all the dramatics that come with a work day, you leave the office exhausted and have to deal with rush hour traffic and bad drivers.
You swear under your breathe at the woman in front of you who has just swerved without indicating. Did she buy her driver’s license?...
14-04-2013 - BOITSHEPO BALOZWI
Bored, happy, sad? A glass of cold beer always does the trick. Beer is simply more sociable than other drinks. Heading to the bar, buying rounds and toasting each other are just some of the ways beer helps dissolve social barriers. So when you are having a bad day, there is no harm in having a cold one to cheer yourself up, right? Wrong.
From your bar stool, your next destination could be a shrink’s...
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