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24 Feb 2017

The African Union adopted the Continental Education Strategy for Africa (CESA 2016-2025) as the framework for transformative education and training system in Africa. The strategy has so much relevance than ever to the development of Botswana.

24 Feb 2017

Sometime in 1995 at Gabane Community Junior Secondary School, a Science teacher paid an unexpected visit to a class which was out of control. As expected, upon entering the classroom, there was a deafening silence from students behind the commotion.

20 Feb 2017

For over 120 years, Standard Chartered Bank has been a part of Botswana’s political economy.

The bank’ tagline, “Here for Good” is perhaps the most enduring testimony of the titan’s dedication and longevity in the country.

20 Feb 2017

On a day (Thursday) when it looked like the strike by University of Botswana students was getting out of hand, the university’s own security is said to have raised a red flag. For days, students had been protesting delayed payment of their allowances and at this point there was every indication that the situation was getting out of hand.

17 Feb 2017

With Khama throwing his support behind vice president for the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) chairmanship in the upcoming elective national congress slated for July this year, Masisi could rest be assured that he is the undoubted heir apparent after Khama’s departure from the state house.

17 Feb 2017

Following Trump’s ascendency to the Presidency there is uncertainty over Trump’s position on global climate change. During the presidential campaign last year, Trump said global climate change is a hoax fuelling suspicion among countries that the USA could withdraw from global climate change commitment. 

13 Feb 2017

In the lead-up to a do-or-die general election during which the opposition has won virtually all bye-elections, during which opposition parties are banding together, during which the portrait of the opposition leader has featured below a “Your Next President” banner headline in a newspaper and during which a parade of evangelical prophets have predicted an imminent opposition take-over, the gov

13 Feb 2017

The memory is still very fresh and will forever remain vivid in the minds of most. For the first time in its history, Jwaneng diamond mine (which is Botswana’s real cash cow) stopped production because of severe depression in the market. Then followed the bleakest phase in the economic history of modern Botswana.

05 Feb 2017

The usual “we will refer your queries to the relevant authourities” and “your concerns have been duly noted” official shilly-shallying and floridly apologetic tone -vanished the instant the microphone was turned over to President Lt Gen Ian Khama.

05 Feb 2017

All things being equal, Maruping Dibotelo will, at the close of business on October 13 this year (a Friday), step down as Chief Justice and Judge of the Botswana High Court.

29 Jan 2017

For some time now, Botswana Power Corporation has been swimming against the tide.

A recent decision by Government allowing the corporation to sell some of its assets, lay off staff and share some of its generation mandate with Independent Power Producers has meant that one of the country’s most important companies will also have to fight headwinds before it reaches safe shores.

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.

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