Sunday, March 3, 2024

Editorials

Foreign owned oil firms are right to feel aggrieved and slighted, BUT..…

It is never easy to convince people on the wisdom and utility of citizen economic empowerment when such people are themselves beneficiaries of exclusion. And...

The country’s crumbling leadership points to absence of mentoring

Across all levels, Botswana is facing a leadership crisis. There is a strong conversation to be had at national level about the importance of good...

Is Botswana education still really free?

Numbers no longer add up. Botswana’s education system is down on its knees. Saving it will require much more than just money. On Monday the minister of finance read...

Botswana needs more Maths literacy, not less

This week the Minister of education, Dr Douglas Letsholathebe announced that mathematics will henceforth be no longer compulsory across the education system. They are rolling...

BIUST should be investigated for acts that border on crime

On January 19, 2024 a bizarre official communication was dispatched from BIUST (Botswana International University of Science and Technology) to students and staff. Part of it...

Tertiary financing model has become unviable

Botswana needs to move fast to come up with a new model of finance to replace the current model of higher education financing which...

Geopolitics taking the cost of living crises  out of control

Botswana’s economy continues to rely heavily on government spending. That expenditure is itself fueled by diamonds. After a more recent  round of diamond rough sales, sight...

GBV can only be won with revival of a strong family institution

Gender Based Violence is ruining our communities. Almost on a daily basis GBV is getting more aggressive and more egregious. Most disheartening is seeing how helpless...

A code of conduct for the judiciary is long overdue

Just this week, the highest court in the United States of America, the Supreme Court adopted its first ever code of conduct. The code...

UDC court case against IEC raises interesting questions on the  basic tenets of Data Protection Act

Is Botswana fully compliant on the provisions and principles of Data Protection Laws? Is voter registration by the Independent electoral commission compliant with the with...