In-Depth

11 Aug 2019

BY JOSEPH BALISE

Succinctly put, the intentions are, to a great extent, ill-advised and still born, unless proved otherwise once the wheels begin rolling out for all to see and gauge for themselves their success. If ever there will be any.

29 Jul 2019

When the Botswana Unified Revenue Services (BURS) seized four luxury cars from a Phakalane home, there should have been mention of the National Petroleum Fund (NPF) but there wasn’t. Not that the cars were bought with money looted from the NPF as has been alleged with regard to some suspects who have already been charged in the case.

21 Jul 2019

BY MPHO KUHLMANN

The headlines are sadly, maddeningly familiar.

The Mmegi headline states: “Letlhakane teen (18) rapes granny (80)”.

21 Jul 2019

Being old-school and pragmatic about problem-solving, the late president Sir Quett Ketumile Joni Masire would never have been hoodwinked into walking barefoot over a bed of red-hot embers by any new-age motivational speaker.

15 Jul 2019

With “almost everybody” on the list of people whom an upcoming law requires to declare their assets and liabilities, some voices are questioning the exclusion of private-sector journalists.

15 Jul 2019

KITSO KEMOENG’s face to face with  the man who during his days played football like Piano the way Dollar Brand would do his piano

07 Jul 2019

The man who trashed reportage about plans to assassinate President Mokgweetsi Masisi has himself a track record of personally making similar claims that he wants the public to take seriously.

07 Jul 2019

As it tries to rally its troops, the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) is also facing the difficulty of telling friend from foe, largely on account of an unusual situation that it has never ever had to deal with before.

01 Jul 2019

BY MPHO KUHLMANN

To Selibe Phikwe West Member of Parliament and Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) Chief Whip Dithapelo Koorapetse and scores of trolls who share his morbid sense of humour, former journalist, Tirelo Ditshipi is nothing but the butt of an amusing black joke.

01 Jul 2019

BY MPHO KUHLMANN

Former journalist Tirelo Ditshipi spent most of her adult life writing news. Last week she was the news, and “reading so much filth about me on social media” has turned her world on its head.