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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.

11 Nov 2018

In Botswana it is not inevitable that a vice president will have a significant say in the policy direction of government.

Unless a vice president ultimate rises to become a president, there is enough evidence in Botswana to show that every time epochal history is written of any presidency, a vice president of that epoch never goes beyond being anything other than a footnote.

11 Nov 2018

By Richard Moleofe

There was just one item I was looking for in the president’s speech on the State of the Nation Address, that is the issue of food security. That was the only single item I was searching for throughout the address. To many’s dismay the president has dedicated very little attention to the issue of food production.

11 Nov 2018

Check your facts. Read your story aloud. Pass it to a fellow colleague for feedback. If you ever sat in a journalism class, these instructions are too familiar. Or if you got introduced to report writing in your foundational English classes, there is no how you would not be taught to look out for these cardinal rules.

11 Nov 2018

Smoke still emits from the smoldering ashes of the elections held in America last Tuesday. There is still a long way to go before the results emerge and be officially certified.

America’s political casualties, like the regrettable and frequent batches of traffic fatalities on Zimbabwe’s roads, abound.

09 Nov 2018

I write this column to clarify the misconception that seems to prevail more in the younger generation than the older one – the misconception is that bogadi is given to thank the bride’s family for raising their daughter. This is a weird supposition because nowhere in bogadi discussions or negotiations do you have anybody mentioning that they are delivering bogadi to thank the bride’s family.

09 Nov 2018

On Monday President Mokgweetsi Masisi used his maiden state of the Nation Address to claim a political high ground that has up to now eluded him.

He used the speech to set a broad economic strategy for his presidency.

He made big and bold announcements, like setting an Investment Board that he will chair.

04 Nov 2018

It is diffi cult to make sense of what to judge UDC on.

04 Nov 2018

BY Richard Moleofe

Soldiers are not known to often be key players in deciding the way elections go. Botswana Defence Force is one such military organization that has often clearly asserted its position in as far as who goes to parliament. This is how soldiers have chosen to become players in our thriving democracy.

04 Nov 2018

This piece dear reader  provides an overview of the different definitions of governance in health, with a special focus on financing and related issues - ranging from the concepts of good governance in health to global-health governance.

04 Nov 2018

For some time now the fall out between His Excellency President Dr Masisi and immediate past former President Dr Khama seems to be causing a lot of anxiety for many people across the political divide.

01 Nov 2018

There is a court case that is ongoing pitting Botswana government and some public sector trade Unions, chiefly BOFEPUSO and BOPEU.

This follows a government decision to derecognize the unions on allegations of non-compliance with the Public Service Act of 2013.

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