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22 Jan 2017

The 2007 collective labour agreement (CLA) between Limkokwing University of Creative Technology (TAWU) and the Trainers and Allied Workers Union (TAWU) expressly states that “The Institute agrees that it will negotiate with the Union before embarking on a retrenchment exercise, which would include discussions on exploring alternatives to retrenchment.” This is actually a restatement of the retr

15 Jan 2017

The vine from which the Gaborone Bonnington South MP, Ndaba Gaolathe, picks his grapes has made so startling a revelation that he has decided to share such revelation in a paper that he has just authored.

15 Jan 2017

If he cares enough about being monarch of all that he surveys on a 40-year old empire that now stretches from the city limits of Village to the edges of the Maruapula residential district, Vice Chancellor Professor Thabo Fako will forever rue the day that he got a little too loose-tongued when he appeared before a now famous parliamentary committee.

03 Jan 2017

Given what they suffered in 2016, Botswana hills and trees will be bracing themselves for another round of assault in 2066 when the country celebrates its centenary of independence. Some hills were spared but virtually all within walking distance of human settlements were defaced with celebratory messages written with stones painted blue, white and black.

03 Jan 2017

If there is such a thing as a human right to hunt, contemporary hunter-gatherers must surely possess it. Although many hunter-gatherers now also cultivate crops or keep livestock, hunting remains a vital means of subsistence and is central to their identity.

15 Dec 2016

He is well known for the positive contribution to his home village of Ramokgwebana through his participation in various community projects. However, the moment you enquire about Vangeli Tshibogo from the residents, they ask back: ‘’O raya wa Railways?’’ (Do you mean the one from Railways?) There is an explanation to why Ramokgwebana residents associate and identify him with Botswana Railways.

11 Dec 2016

Lift pole. Cross hands. Dunk. Push. It is just another day at the office for polers (Mokoro guides).

11 Dec 2016

In the most egregious breach of corporate governance, the Board of Directors of Botswana Railways (BR) has controversially appointed one of its own as a P66 000-a-month head of a subsidiary on a three-year contract with a 24 months extension option.

04 Dec 2016

Sometime in 1995 cabinet asked the then minister of minerals to find the best way to close down the BCL Mine in Selibe Phikwe which owing to a commodity price crunch of the time was draining government coffers.

04 Dec 2016

Perhaps the toughest standard in Roman-Dutch law is one that requires people to obey laws that they don’t even know and is expressed as “ignorance of the law is no excuse.”

01 Dec 2016

It is constitutionally undesirable and morally wrong for Botswana government to seek application for recognition from so-called minority tribes.

29 Nov 2016

For the third time in less than a year, President Lieutenant General Ian Khama has taken pot shots at the United States’ Republican presidential candidate, Donald Trump.

29 Nov 2016

Working around the rules and without making any impact on the total development budget, the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) plans to table a motion to amend the National Development Plan 11.

20 Nov 2016

The housing allowance saga involving High Court judges gets more intriguing by the day and in the latest twist, a judge is locked in a stalemate with the Administration of Justice (AoJ) over allowance he was erroneously paid.

10 Nov 2016

Opposition political activists are already toying around with the idea of dissolution of their individual parties in favour of a united coalition with sufficient financial and human resources to compete against the BDP. 

10 Nov 2016

Across Africa, several nations are moving aggressively to develop their solar and wind capacity. The momentum has some experts wondering whether large parts of the continent can vault into a clean future, bypassing some of the environmentally destructive practices that have plagued other countries such as China and Europe.

06 Nov 2016

Making a general point that a national vision should “jump” out of a national development plan document, the Bonnington South Gaborone MP, Ndaba Gaolathe, has expressed grave concern that the National Development Plan 11 does not make explicit reference to Vision 2036.

06 Nov 2016

Gabz FM suspends “Breakfast with Reg” host Reginald Richardson and his producer Keikantse Shumba as escalating complaints filed against the radio station by the Botswana Democratic Party take their toll on the management of the Station.

03 Nov 2016

Hi Bots, as you settle down to read your copy of the Telegraph, I am chilling on the balcony of my hotel room reading the Washington Post. No Bots, I am not reading the online edition of the Washington Post. I am reading a hard copy fresh from the shelves.  I am in Washington DC my friend. I am in America.

30 Oct 2016

Meet unemployment in BCL, not the thing but the people 

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