Thursday, December 5, 2019

Editorials

End of diamonds era will bring political instability

Botswana has for over fifty years now relied on diamonds for economic growth. The days of diamonds are however coming to a close. It is political...

Botswana’s women empowerment gains have all been reversed

There is a clear sign that past achievements that Botswana had gained by putting more women at the top administrative and executive rungs have...

Africa has a bright future; but remains trapped in a labyrinth of war and disease

Estimates already put Africa’s population to over a billion, almost the equivalent of India. The demographic is set to...

Reforms should happen faster than is currently the case

Botswana’s economic model is due for reforms. That should happen chiefly by drafting an Industrial Policy that is rooted...

Gov’t must address citizen empowerment with the speed it deserves

The thorny issue of citizen economic empowerment must be addressed with utmost urgency. There is no justification why Botswana after more than...

Public expenditure can no longer be the driver of economic growth

A way has to be found to wean Botswana away from public sector inspired growth.That means growing the private sector and also reducing the...

The proposed P3000 minimum wage suggested by UDC warrants a through public scrutiny and debate

The Umbrella for Democratic Change manifesto has come up with a key suggestion that needs isolating for further diagnosis and scrutiny.That proposal is an...

There is need for clarity on Pemandu Report

Government and the ruling party under President Mokgweetsi Masisi do not have the luxury to campaign for elections without engaging the public sector Trade...

Decimated by Ebola, the DRC needs international assistance; but peace more

The DRC is in the clutches of a man made tragedy.War, poverty and disease are an Unholy Trinity eating away the DRC.Right from inception,...

Botswana tourism needs to invest in diversity

It is now abundantly that in Botswana, the tourism sector has continued to spurn diversity.If the industry is to continue being relevant and also...