Monday, February 6, 2023

Editorials

Food insecurity will further destabilise Africa

Peace is often an ingredient for progress. And when there is no peace, it hard for there to be progress. And food insecurity is often...

Food security remains fragile at best and illusory at worst

Ploughing started late this year across the country because government took long to disburse the seeds. And even then, there was an added problem that...

Gov’t should come clean on the true sustainability of free healthcare and free education

Botswana government likes to pride itself on the fact that public healthcare in the country is free as is education. But upon scrutiny, it immediately...

More details needed on e-learning

As the president Mokgweetsi Masisi recently said, government is continuing at full speed to hand out gadgets that include tablets and laptops to schools...

Botswana Police efforts in fighting violence against children is highly commendable

This week, the staff of UNICEF, led by the head of UNICEF in Botswana briefed newsroom editors on the state of violence against children...

Debswana’s is not citizen economic empowerment; if anything it is employee empowerment scheme

Nobody should ever doubt the importance of Debswana Diamond Company to Botswana. It is easily the most important company for Botswana. That is so,...

Just how sustainable are our universities?

We need to keep examining the nature of our education system – its models, and the various facets that make up its financing it. In...

We need to overhaul the national curriculum

We are approaching that time of the year when there will be an expression of collective revolt and disgust at the quality of results...

University of Botswana professors should take themselves more seriously

University of Botswana sits at the centre of transforming this country into a knowledge based economy all of us believe we need. Botswana as a...

Taking power from PPADB and giving it to Permanent Secretaries was a big mistake

Public procurement is a complex matter. It is about fairness. But also about getting value for money. The process should be handled by people who have...