Thursday, January 28, 2021

Editorials

Policy clarity on climate change has never been more crucial

According to experts, one of the biggest security emergencies facing the world today is not the wars raging across the globe. It is not even...

Botswana’s agricultural sector showing signs of growth momentum

Botswana should not be left behind in the fast-moving African train to become a global player in agriculture. There are countries in Africa, led...

Botswana should show some respect to tourists and tourism

Every year, the tourism sector rakes in billions into Botswana’s GDP. The sector is actually the second biggest after mining, specifically after diamonds. Tourism is fast...

Botswana government increasingly transactional in its public policy decisions

It has been a week of real fiasco. In the end it was a real embarrassment for government. Botswana Government may not know it just yet,...

Community Radio Stations have a role to play in our society

It is high time Botswana Government allocated space to Community Radio stations. They have a big role to play. Inherently, Community Radio Stations serve...

Government not transparent enough on the scale of economic hemorrhage

Right from immediately after independence up until Festus Mogae’s administration which started in 1998 –at least up to the moment before he devalued the...

Botswana and Namibia float or sink together against organized poaching syndicates

A damaging rift it has developed between Botswana and Namibia; two neighboring countries that are also members of SADC in southern Africa. This happened...

Identity politics still rife in Botswana

President Mokgweetsi Masisi came into power promising Constitutional Review. In that he was absolutely right. And for a while was the most enduring evidence...

Botswana needs a rethink of its high value, low volumes tourism model

For Botswana, adopting the policy of high value, low volumes tourism was deliberate. It was predicated on preserving the pristine lands associated with tourism...

Batswana should be told implications of EU blacklisting – and more!

It is now official. Botswana has failed to beat the deadline to remedy the list that was issued by the European Commission, the executive...