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30 Nov 2018

Hints coming from the government side are that Botswana will soo introduce a visa on arrival policy.

If that becomes a policy this will mean that means that people visiting Botswana will not have to make applications before arriving, which is time consuming and terribly inconvenient.

30 Nov 2018

One of the finest statistical linguists and philologists was George Kingsley Zipf. He was a Harvard based linguist whose major interest was statistical linguistic distributions. He developed what has now become known as Zipf’s law. Its claim is that while only a few words are used very often, many or most are used rarely.

27 Nov 2018

As a country we are engaged in a totally weird and wrongful conversation.

And more than anybody else, the media is to blame for it.

Batswana are hurting, economically.

They are interested in seeing their economy get back on track.

They are interested in seeing that same economy creating jobs for them.

27 Nov 2018

We used to believe that wars were, and are, fought on large swaths of land against unwelcome neighbours. Thousands of horsemen or tanks, standing ready to charge against the enemy who advances with equal determination. But it seems like Taiwan started it all…against itself. This island nation has been well ahead in staging the most notorious parliamentary brawls than any other parliament.

27 Nov 2018

Sam Ditshego

Today marks the fifty fifth anniversary of the assassination of US President, John Fitzgerald Kennedy. Who killed Kennedy and why? When are the JFK classified documents going to be declassified?

27 Nov 2018

Tax Acts are normally drafted in such a way that they are efficient and able to cover a wide range of taxpayers. Case law teaches us that there are ordinary and legal meanings of almost every word. Words such as ‘person’ and ‘charity’ may not necessarily mean the same thing to the ordinary man on the street and a judge at courts of law.

23 Nov 2018

Voter registration has come and gone with disappointingly low numbers recorded by the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) for the 2019 general election.

23 Nov 2018

A twenty three year old University of Botswana graduate in Mechanical Engineering, Dineo Serame, has clinched the world’s most prestigious scholarship, The Rhodes Scholarship, valued at about three million pula, to study at the University of Oxford in October 2019.

20 Nov 2018

President Mokgweetsi Masisi must look his party in the face.

If he is not in denial he will see an unhappy party that is also teetering on the brink of falling into disarray.

20 Nov 2018

By Richard Moleofe

20 Nov 2018

In my teenage years there was nothing that made me angrier than a bully, be they schoolyard bully or staff bully. I still recall the day I refused to take punishment from a male teacher that students feared more than the venomous reptiles that inhabited the hills surrounding Moeng College.

20 Nov 2018

By Kwapeng Modikwe

18 Nov 2018

For a few months now, since his inauguration, President Masisi has been under sustained attack from all fronts. He has faced fierce attack from some in the BDP itself, some in the opposition block and most recently from a select brigade of journalists. I have been impressed by his fortitude of character and composure in the midst of such unwarranted assault on him.

18 Nov 2018

By Kaelo Molefhe

18 Nov 2018

Whichever way one looks at it, Botswana has one of the most unequal societies on earth.

Ordinarily this should be a concern for all of us, yet we live in a society where those glaring inequalities have now come to be accepted as normal.

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