Thursday, October 28, 2021

Analysis

More questions than answers in BTCL listing

The delay by Botswana Telecommunications Corporation Limited (BTCL) to release its share sale prospectus and financial results for the financial year 2014/15 has caused...

Has the Competition Authority ignored the foul play in the fowl industry?

In 2014, a research programme on competition dynamics and regional trade flows conducted under the African Competition Forum (ACF) and targeted at the poultry...

Africa must locate itself beyond political independence

There is no doubt that the potential of our African continent is enormous. For Africa, this has been the same old song and the same old...

BCP blames lack of resources for dismal performance

Following a dismal showing at the just ended Goodhope/Mabule by-election, the Botswana Congress Party (BCP) has said lack of resources is to blame for...

There is more to language development than mother tongue instruction

While the mother tongue education has attracted much attention, in particular amongst language activists, opposition politicians and certain academics, I believe it is not...

How much Setswana is on the internet?

The question posed above is a difficult one to answer. Well, in part because we face challenges of determining what Setswana words are. For...

When men become dogs

It is probably one of the worst insults that one man can lay upon another. It is to call them a dog; ntša in...

No honour in not knowing your language

It still gets to me. Yes, it still shocks me terribly that there are still intelligent people in our society who think it is...

How much will it cost if we guaranteed teaching in minority languages?

In last week's column I demonstrated that the government of Botswana has never recommended the teaching of minority languages in schools. My position was...

Masisi- A man without a shadow

It was a defining moment in the history of Botswana Democratic Party (BDP). Party factions were using youth league leaders as pawns in...