Columnists

Putting the position of vice president into an honest perspective

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.

China should help Botswana achieve food security

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.

Caught in the frenzy of excitable journalism

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.

Refugees are caused by world’s inequalities

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.

Bogadi is not given to thank the bride’s family

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.

Is current leadership displaying inspiring values for the youth as future leaders?

09 Nov 2018

BY ADAM PHETLHE

Brace yourselves for catastrophically low voter turnout – UDC chaos are to blame

04 Nov 2018

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

Glenn Valley Barracks may decide Gaborone North vote

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.

Governance Issues in Health Financing: Implications for Botswana

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.

President Dr Masisi must defend our country and not make deals with the devil!

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.

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