Opinions

01 Jul 2019

By Cosmos Moenga

June 25 to 26, 2019 will go down in history as the dates when some Batswana political leaders sold our country for a mere twenty million pula while Palestinians political leaders rejected to sell their country for fifty billion US dollars.

01 Jul 2019

By Richard Moleofe

In the midst of the elephant debate, what is China doing to participate fruitfully in wildlife conservation in Botswana? The Department of Wildlife and National Parks has for the last twenty-six years had an anti-poaching division. They were initially trained by Botswana Defence Force Commandos in 1990 in Pandamatenga.

01 Jul 2019

There is a need to break an economic gridlock consuming our country.

Once the economy part is resolved, politics and all it represent will with ease fall into line.

To do that we need to empower the presidency; not by making any more powerful than it already is, but rather by staffing it with more skills that are so clearly lacking at the moment.

24 Jun 2019

Our political leaders are too far taken in by the spell-binding fantasies of a little, make-belief world that they live in.

And at least for now, they are not ready to face up to the real world.

Judgement hour is coming - fairly soon. And big decisions need to be taken, pretty fast!

24 Jun 2019

Zimbabwe’s political woes and economic problems will not end until or unless the power elite recognizes the difference between public service and being employed.

The rot will not end until politicians and civil servants stop pretending that there are shortcuts to economic recovery and that political tranquility can be achieved in a politically and economically divided state.

24 Jun 2019

Globally Men, who have sex with Men (MSM), continue to bear a high burden of HIV infection. In Africa, same sex behaviors have been largely neglected by HIV research, but the results from recent studies indicate the widespread existence of MSM groups across Africa and high rates of infection with Botswana not being an exception.

24 Jun 2019

The inordinate allocation of land to applicants for various uses ranging from  residential, commercial, industrial to other uses is a serious blight to Botswana's economic development agenda. The delay of allocation is a ticking time bomb that should be diffused without any further delay.

17 Jun 2019

Forget about the noisy armchair conservationists who are threatening to boycott Botswana’s tourism and diamonds. It is in their nature to always declare their whiteness.  Their incoherent nose is part of their usual declaration about whose words should matter most in the sphere of public policy around the globe.

17 Jun 2019

There is a common phrase at the government enclave – “System e down” (The computer system is not operational or is offline).

This is a popular, yet not so sweet response usually uttered by front desk officers at government departments and some state-owned agencies when giving feedback to customers, mostly members of the public