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20 Aug 2018

An attempt to make sense of what Botswana opposition leaders really stand for these days is like a wild-goose-chase; no sooner have you got it in your finger tips than it is already flying high inviting you for further chase.

The more one tries to give them benefit of doubt by taking them seriously, the more they behave like winged creatures. They are sly, dishonest and manipulative.

20 Aug 2018

He is the epitome of love, peace, justice and the truth. 

Having read the Bible and having listened to a many men and women of God spreading the holly gospel I have come to the conclusion that amongst us mere mortals there are those of us who are a reincarnation of the many men and women the Bible speaks about. 

16 Aug 2018

What we currently know as the English language, which is developed in Britain, America, Australia, New Zealand and various parts of the world, is an immigrant language. English is rightly traced to Britain. But it did not begin there. It came into Britain through the invading Anglo-Saxons in the fifth century.

16 Aug 2018

Delivering a keynote address at the Serowe Agricultural Show last week, President Mokgweetsi unveiled his Government’s big and ambitious commitment to the Agriculture sector.

He started by spelling out reforms that Government feels are needed – not just in the sector itself but also in other related ones.

16 Aug 2018

Botswana Democratic Party is at a  9.5 Magnitude Political earth quake. This is a very serious shake up that this Party finds itself in our era.

12 Aug 2018

Shaw Kgathi relishes a political fight. And he has never shown any problems crossing streets just to pick a fight.

Experience shows that he is always too happy to draw blood first.

His primary fighting tactics involve shooting from the hip.

And there is quite a sizeable number of scalps under his belt

12 Aug 2018

Party politics in Botswana is like Wild West as it regularly showcases scenes of extreme confusion, chaos and discord. If you factor in the unruliness of party members including elders and office bearers, it is actually not far from Hell.

09 Aug 2018

The 2019 national elections are about 14 months away.

They were originally billed to be highly contested in the wake of the opposition gains in 2014 and the anticipated consolidation of opposition unity under the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC).

That fanfare however seems to be in danger of dissipating.

09 Aug 2018

The world over, Independence Day celebrations mean much to citizens.

This does not only apply to countries that had to wage a war for independence, but even for those countries that peacefully got their independence.

The same cannot be said about Botswana.

This was not always like this.

09 Aug 2018

Life is strange – strange indeed. Professor Desmond Cole is dead. I received the news on Monday August 6th, 2018 from a friend about his passing. A short one line note about his death appears on the University of the Witwatersrand alumni page. No he didn’t die recently. He died quietly on May 25th, 2018 away from the public eye and pomp.

05 Aug 2018

This past week, former president Ian Khama has been busy speaking on both sides of his mouth.

It is a carefully calculated ploy to get it both ways. He is playing victim.

For example he calls himself a private citizen. Yet he sees nothing wrong crying for access to state aircraft and helicopters.

This is a man who has access to millions of pula in state resources.

05 Aug 2018

I have a fervent recollection of the euphoria that beat at the chest of the country when UDC was conceived, the real ‘Peoples Project’ – a vehicle that carried the aspirations and interests of Batswana, a cornucopia of plenty.

05 Aug 2018

The process of creation of the value of products and its realisation are separated both temporally and spatially.  The former occurs during the production process while the latter is subsequently accomplished during the sale of the products in the market.  In reality the law of supply and demand only affects the prices of the products in the market, in so far as it determines their fluctuation

03 Aug 2018

It still gets to me. Yes, it still shocks me terribly that there are still intelligent people in our society who think it is a badge of honour not to know their language, or perhaps to feign ignorance of their tongue. The past few weeks have been most interesting and revealing. Perhaps I had thought wrong that we have moved forward.

03 Aug 2018

Just last week, Botswana Government announced that they have given Botswana Meat Commission just over P100 million to pay farmers.

We want to profusely thank Government for this gesture.

In the same vein it would be remiss or even irresponsible if we did not immediately highlight just how inadequate the money is.

30 Jul 2018

Introducing the Declaration of Assets Law has become a source of immense pride for President Mokgweetsi Masisi.

Apparently no guest leaves the president’s office without being treated to a long lecture on the impending law.

30 Jul 2018

For decades, Botswana has been heralded as a beacon of democracy in the African continent that is synonymous with the ideology of savage despotism. Consequent to this laudatory caption, Botswana has been, wittingly or unwittingly, promoting democracy as the best form of government. This is in spite that democracy imposes some difficult demands on society that seeks to abide by its norms.

26 Jul 2018

Quett Masire was born on July 23, 1925. If he were alive he would have turned 93 years of age on Monday. President Mokgweetsi Masisi was born in July too, July 21, 1961 to be exact. He turned 57 last Saturday. Though both presidents were born on the same month, if you believe in the stars, their birthdays make Masisi a Cancer and Masire a Leo.

26 Jul 2018

There is need for more policy clarity on energy supply, including and more especially on solar and renewable.

That can only be achieved through publishing a document plan that is made available to the public.

The plan once published should be comprehensive and realistic enough to be achieved.

It should set targets and time frames.

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