As an Industrial Court judgement by Justice Dawie De Villiers shows, any other employee would lose their job if they “persistently” absented themselves from work. An MP is not any other employee and for that reason, Tati East MP, Guma Moyo, can still afford to absent himself from work for the remainder of his five-year term.
If the Democratic Republic of Congo has anything resembling peace and normalcy, then it is because a still sprightly, 98-year old Motswana man played a key role to bring about such outcome.
Anxiety and jittery persist as negotiations between the Southern African Customs Union (SACU) plus Mozambique and the United Kingdom stall for the new Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) as the United Kingdom (UK) prepares to leave the European Union.
This is due to demands by the UK for special treatment at variance with the benefits provided by the EU SACU EPAs.
By Joseph Balise
With the historic Botswana Democratic Party national congress that is bringing infamy to Kang only a few short days away, a curious class of members in either faction is planning to not only attend the congress but also vote. However, there is one little really big problem: not every card-carrying member of the party qualifies to vote.
For the first time since its formation, nobody can credibly make the claim that the Directorate on Corruption and Economic Crime is not focussing on big fish.
Saddled with a law that invades the privacy of consenting adults of a different sexual orientation, the Botswana government’s human rights record was tested last week in a landmark case before the High Court.
Speaking at a reception hosted at the Chinese Embassy almost a decade ago, then foreign affairs minister, Phandu Skelemani, recalled how as a young lawyer working for the Attorney General Chamber in 1975, he did the legal paperwork for the transfer of the chancery to the government of China. Given the occasion, there was a lot that the lawyer-turned-politician could have said but didn’t.
By Zeph Kajevu
Never in the history of the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) has a sitting president been challenged at an elective congress, especially in an election year.
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