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25 Feb 2018

Form five school leaving results are now out.

As has been the case for the last decade, once again what emerges from the latest results calls for a hard reckoning.

Since an industrial relations fallout between Government and the Public Servants, our education system has been on a tailspin.

25 Feb 2018

On Feb 5, the Minister of Finance rose from his bench to perform, in accordance to the mandate assigned to him by our constitution, the tabling of our national cake from which he announced the size of slices allocated to various ministries, departments and other institutions for the purpose of sustaining and developing the welfare of our people.

18 Feb 2018

Just when do Batswana start to believe that they have been hoodwinked for far too long?

Given what is happening at the once promising Umbrella for Democratic Change, this is by no stretch an idle question.

As the party prepares for its inaugural congress next week, that event is overly sidestepped by internal fights of just how the organization should look like.

18 Feb 2018

The honey moon and joyous celebrations that erupted in Zimbabwe after the ousting of Africa’s last standing dictator, RG Mugabe who ruled Zimbabwe with an iron fist for 37 years are not yet over. However, after the celebrations the real work must begin. The new government must build a new democratic dispensation and ensure economic recovery.

18 Feb 2018

Life is cruel; it is not user friendly.

We spend our lives preparing for it after our parents spend more than half their youthful days preparing us to face life yet life laughs in their faces and ours as it takes our loved ones away from us for no reason; as it makes us homeless; as it makes us collateral damage in someone else’s war.

11 Feb 2018

Many Batswana even those with no keen interest in the American rap music culture would still find resonance in a video recently released by that country’s superstar rapper, Jay-Z.
Family Feud is a captivating bare-it-all confessional by the internationally acclaimed Jay-Z.
In it he admits infidelity to his wife, Beyonce.

11 Feb 2018

The day of the Lord; 20th January, 2017! Never, for the remainder of your life, shall you ever forget this date. Never! Not once! Not ever! It was the day the world awakened from its slumber. It began well, with everybody all over the world getting by as usual.

11 Feb 2018

As his Honour Vice President Mr Mokgweetsi Masisi morphs from second in command to commander-in-chief, he needs to start walking like a president, talking like a statesman and acting like a legitimate leader who accepts that he is accountable to the people.

11 Feb 2018

The too often exalted miracle that is Botswana’s economy has a soft underbelly that many of us like to conveniently overlook.

For all the successes, Botswana’s economy remains fragile, un-diversified and exclusive.

Too much of it is in the hands of too few.

It will not take a lot of shaking for the whole edifice to collapse.

04 Feb 2018

A lot has been read into somewhat casual talk by President Ian Khama that he will continue to play big-impact roles in the country’s affairs after he retires next month.

Many commentators have struggled in vain to come up with just what the man really means.

04 Feb 2018

There is a time when I actually looked up at the heavens and thanked God for seeing Robert Mugabe’s back.

Having gone through more than 37 years of the man negatively dominating my daily life, I was thankful for the change…any change.

There is no change.

There never was a change.

04 Feb 2018

I have just finished reading the book “President’s keepers; Those Keeping Zuma in power and out of prison”, by Jacques Pauw. Jacques dear reader is a journalist of great repute, a founding member of the anti apartheid Afrikaans news paper Vrye Weekblad in the late 1980s, where he exposed the Vlakplass police death squads.

04 Feb 2018

As a policy, Economic Diversification Drive had the greatest potential.

But it was not backed neither by political will nor any seriousness on the implementation side.

EDD was created as a citizen economic empowerment vehicle.

04 Feb 2018

Your Lordships, Friends, Comrades and Compatriots, good evening and welcome to this great farewell party to one of the most eminent sons of the soil!

28 Jan 2018

For all their claim to being each other’s nemesis, Ian Khama and Robert Mugabe are in many respects like identical twins.

28 Jan 2018

This letter addresses allegations made in both the Sunday Standard Newspaper (21/01/2018) and The Telegraph (17/01/2018), editorials addressing perceived threats to the existence of Botswana International University of Science and Technology (BIUST) and University of Botswana (UB).

28 Jan 2018

The creation of regulatory frameworks, especially those that oversee natural monopolies are a long overdue process, Government argues, the establishment of which was called for even by opposition in parliament.

That indeed is true, but only up to a point.

28 Jan 2018

Contrary to misinformed perceptions that the Ndaba Gaolathe led Alliance for Progressives is hostile to opposition unity, the truth is that at AP we eagerly await the arrival of the three opposition parties into the Alliance.

28 Jan 2018

It is natural that when a new person takes over as state president the hopeless have their hopes raised.

21 Jan 2018

In just a little over two months the Umbrella for Democratic Change will lose its greatest electoral asset – Ian Khama.

He is retiring after ten years as State President. During that time he set on motion a string of policy pronouncements that while costing his party badly rewarded the opposition handsomely.

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