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17 Jun 2019

Forget about the noisy armchair conservationists who are threatening to boycott Botswana’s tourism and diamonds. It is in their nature to always declare their whiteness.  Their incoherent nose is part of their usual declaration about whose words should matter most in the sphere of public policy around the globe.

17 Jun 2019

There is a common phrase at the government enclave – “System e down” (The computer system is not operational or is offline).

This is a popular, yet not so sweet response usually uttered by front desk officers at government departments and some state-owned agencies when giving feedback to customers, mostly members of the public

17 Jun 2019

BY RICHARD MOLEOFE

10 Jun 2019

The rot in Zimbabwe has just got to be stopped one way or other.                                                           

The country cannot continue on this path when it is evident that innocent people are suffering and are at the mercy of an abusive, cruel, uncaring leadership with no idea what to do.

10 Jun 2019

With the economy literally down on its knees characterized by massive job losses on the back of the closure of a number of mining houses especially in the northern part of the country, beneficiation and down-stream processing should be brought back to top economic diversification agenda.

10 Jun 2019

“I am really shocked o dira motho President and he turns against you”

“O bata go re twaela,” said Khama accusing President Mokgweetsi Masisi of sabotage at one of the recent political rallies he addressed in Serowe to Bangwato and BaGaMmangwato

10 Jun 2019

By Cosmos Moenga

What Duma Boko and Ian Khama are doing is wrong.  Theologically speaking what they are doing is evil to say the least.  Boko and Khama are not ordinary citizens, they are leaders, whatever they say or do people listen.

10 Jun 2019

By Richard Moleofe

Entering the main hall of the museum in Mafikeng the provincial capital of the North West in South Africa, you would be ushered in by the largest elephant tusks one can ever wish to see.  These were donated as a gift by Khama III of the Bangwato, an influential tribal grouping in Botswana.

07 Jun 2019

Once upon a time, a German town was invaded by infectious rats that caused panic and anxiety within the community. In the ensuing panic, a Good Samaritan in colourful attire or clown costume [pied in ancient lingo] offered to rid the town of these rats for a reasonable fee that was not specified.

07 Jun 2019

On the 21st October 1949, Robert Sobukwe delivered a powerful and riveting speech at the Fort Hare University completers’ social which was spoken about for a long time in and outside the university in which he addressed topical issues of the day. Sobukwe made that speech seven decades ago but it is still as relevant today as it was when he delivered it.

07 Jun 2019

Some months back, Standard Chartered closed hundreds of banks accounts across the country.

The reason given was that the accounts were not able to derive P500 000 a month.

That, according to Standard Chartered made these accounts too costly to operate.

Whatever moneys were left were issued out for cashing or transferring to another bank.

This was a scandal.

07 Jun 2019

By Richard Moleofe

Issues surrounding the lifting of game hunting and particularly that of elephants have an international effect on us. It seems elephants are top on the list of the hunted game. But the lifting of the ban affects all other large game such as buffalo, zebra and giraffe.

26 May 2019

In a very curious way, the outcome of 2019 General elections is busy shaping up.

There has been talk of a hung parliament and talk of a possible UDC take over.

But, for now everything is still out in the air and if anyone says they know what will happen they will be lying.

Based on paper, the Alliance for Progressives would win an outright victory.

26 May 2019

The political spectacle that started with Donald Trump’s unexpected attainment of the presidency of the United States two and half years ago continues to steamroll the country, breaking hearts and careers and, at the same time, writing and introducing new bare-knuckle politicking never seen or practised in America.

26 May 2019

Since last year – 2018, Botswana has witnessed rising impunity and lawlessness within the political arena which led to social media going into overdrive. Clearly what is happening in Botswana is very unfortunate, so many mind-boggling and bizarre things are happening within the country which demand a pause and reflection as the nation traverses the crossroads.

26 May 2019

By Richard Moleofe

The Government of Botswana has taken an active and controversial decision to lift the ban on elephant hunting. The ban was put in place about five years ago by the Minister of Tourism with the blessing of the then President Ian Khama.

26 May 2019

It is now official; we are fully in a drought year.

The long awaited Government assessment has come to that conclusion.

They have also come up with array of counter measures.

According to press release from the Botswana Government, government will subsidise livestock feed and medicine by a further 10 percent to 35 percent.

26 May 2019

By Kwapeng Modikwe

20 May 2019

Over the years, Batswana have been left flustered and bewildered by the train of newspaper reports about high levels of corruption in the economy. Surprisingly, incidences of corruption run parallel to government efforts to combat the same implying that corruption threatens to destroy the Botswana economy, sooner than later.    

20 May 2019

By Kwapeng Modikwe

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