Thursday, December 5, 2019

In-Depth

‘There has always been a Masisi in parliament since 1965’

At first blush, one supposes that it would be easy to find common ground on common English words like “unfair”, “executive” and “domination.” However,...

Non-GDP economic measure shows Batswana are really struggling

Botswana is supposed to be one of Africa’s “richest” countries but a non-GDP economic measure, the Social Progress Index, shows just how poorly the...

Advocacy for citizen-owned hotels, lodges makes perfect sense but …

Every day, public officials who left behind overflowing in-trays back in their offices are lodging at some hotel for a conference, workshop, symposium or...

The amazing resurrection of Kabo Morwaeng!

Run up to the 1994  general election stood out for frenetic  campaigning   never before seen  in  the country’s  electoral   history as  the...

Botswana embracing insults as part of normal electoral politics

If you lack substance but can entertain a crowd at an open-air political rally (“freedom square”), then you are the real star...

Is there life for Choppies after Ram?

For most of the last two decades, dozens of shops bearing the red Choppies brand signs have been mushrooming all over Botswana,...

Who protects our constitution?

There have been calls for some time in this country for a review of our constitution with very little discussion about protection...

Gaborone Mayor illegally and mysteriously allocated billboard space

A Gaborone City Council investigation report shows that the Mayor, Kagiso Thutlwe, lied to internal auditors about unlawful billboard allocation that deprived the Council...

We have to postpone MPs elections

Section 67 of our constitution gives persons who are citizens of Botswana, and who have attained the age of 18 years, to make an...

CHILD MARRIAGES – BOTSWANA’S A PERFECT CRIME

When it comes to child marriages, Botswana presidents have been making all the right noises. Almost all of the country’s presidents have...