At the Molepolole kgotla, the first stop of President Festus Mogae’s national farewell tour in 2007, a speaker from the floor told the outgoing president that his legacy would, in part, be defined by how his successor, Vice President Ian Khama, ruled for the next 10 years.
A Botswana Institute for Development Policy Analysis (BIDPA) study that considers both entrepreneur and firm characteristics in reviewing the literature on small and medium enterprises’ access to credit has found Botswana’s financial institutions differ with much of the world in a way that most would approve.
UDC’s major contracting partners, Botswana National Front (BNF) and Botswana Congress Party (BCP) have just emerged out of their conferences determined to kick out Botswana Movement for Democracy (BMD) out of the opposition umbrella coalition dubbed the ‘peoples project’.
The head of the Botswana Nurses Union (BONU) secretariat, Keoopetse Paphane, dramatically lost her job with all its trappings on Thursday night during an extraordinary general conference that was purposefully designed to achieve such outcome.
When former President Dr Seretse Khama Ian Khama was elected into office in 2008, only a few people questioned whether he would put the values of the country before his interests. Perhaps the reason why a lot of people gave him the benefit of the doubt was because no one predicted what would be coming in the next 8 years of his presidency.
As multitudes gathered in Molepolole yesterday to bury GUS, the observation was inescapable that he was many things to many people and a somewhat complex personality in the political tapestry of this country.
In the myriad of legendary stories, Keith Richards, lead guitarist of the iconic rock and roll band the Rolling Stones fell of a tree while goofing about on holiday in Fiji. A portion of the world that listens to the sort of music played by the group held its collective breath in anxiety, and fear. His injuries were deemed serious and in some reports he was in
The statistics are quite astounding. For one poisoned elephant carcass, five hundred vultures perish. For years now, Birdlife Botswana, an NGO that deals with protection of birds in order to prevent any extinction of bird species in the wild has been using different means to sensitise the government and other stakeholders on the issue.
Instead of enjoying watching the ongoing Russia 2018 World Cup, the folks at my rural village of Moroka in the North East District over the weekend bombarded me with the difficult yet interesting questions of whether after more than 50 years of independence Botswana has done enough in terms of citizen economic empowerment, especially indigenous citizen economic empowerment.
Name African Presidents who are trying to grow their tourism sector and chances are more than half have Keith Vincent’s business card.
Botswana’s obesity crisis appears more unstoppable than ever. According to Cardiovascular Journal of Africa, Botswana is struggling with an obesity problem and the trend has been progressively increasing in both children and adults.
Memories of my first World Cup are from Phikwe and revolve around a small black and white television set owned by a local mentor called Tom who allowed his favourite boys in the neighborhood to come over and watch. Viewing games as a guest was solemn business. No noise making, kids pranks or even cheering of the teams on the pitch.
The laws criminalising same sex relationships continue to haunt the Lesbian Gays Bisexual Transgender Intersex (LGBTI) community in Botswana. LEGABIBO, an organisation which advocates for the rights of the LGBTI fears that laws that criminalise same sex relationships is whipping up public hysteria against the marginalised LGBTI community.
On the face of it, there was absolutely nothing wrong with the Botswana Democratic Party Secretary General, Mpho Balopi, revealing a private arrangement between President Mokgweetsi Masisi and his predecessor, Lieutenant General Ian Khama, but there really is.
It’s one of the recurring topics in which there is consensus amongst employers – the job unpreparedness of many new graduates who enter the job market. So how real and/or widespread is it?
Section 12 of the Botswana Energy Regulatory Authority (BERA) Act is very clear on what should happen when a board member is the subject of a criminal offence: “The Minister may, in writing, suspend from office a member against whom criminal proceedings are instituted for an offence in respect of which a sentence of imprisonment may be imposed, and whilst that member is so suspended, he or she
On the second day of his second month as president, Mokgweetsi Masisi embarked on the second phase of his redesign of the civil service.
In a tell it all interview with The Telegraph, Kenny Kapinga who is a devout member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church and private practicing lawyer in Shakawe sternly warned Batswana against voting the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) into government in the upcoming 2019 general election because the party which has been in power since 1966 at independence has absolutely nothing new to o
While they admit that the salaries they offer are not good, Chinese shopowners ‘continuously stress that the salaries are in line with government regulations’, ‘do not think the shop assistants deserve better pay’ and believe assistants are poor because they are ‘lazy and wasteful’
There was only ever one D in President Ian Khama’s 5Ds roadmap and the personality of one individual came to define the institutional character of that D.