Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Editorials

State Capture shenanigans in South Africa should ring alarm bells in Botswana

Two weeks ago, the South African deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo delivered his much awaited report on Sate Capture in that county. It makes for...

Remembering those of us that did not make it this far

For much of the world and indeed for Botswana, the year ends the same way it begun; with coronavirus still raging. It has been a...

Food insecurity remains Botswana’s big risk

The late president, QKJ Masire once said if Botswana could at the very least produce half of what the country imports from South Africa,...

More investments in broadband will unlock a lot of currently dormant economic value

Experience from the pandemic has shown us that Botswana is badly underinvested when it comes to the internet. The pandemic brought about phenomenal use of...

Corruption is single biggest threat to tourism after Covid-19

Corruption at various levels threatens to reverse all the progress and gains that tourism sector had made prior to Covid-19. We cannot overstate the importance...

Law Society, not the Judiciary is now the bulwark of our democracy

Botswana is fast becoming a victim of own success. Institutions that used to be star pupils are now becoming living shadows of its themselves. The judiciary...

Masisi speech at UNESCO was defective

President Mokgweetsi has every reason to worry about the quality of his top civil servant. This much was apparent from the speech that the president...

A big opportunity beckons for Botswana to wean itself from the shackles of coal-fired energy

Botswana imports well over 80 percent of its electricity needs from Eskom, South Africa’s power utility. All that electricity is generated using coal, which scientists...

Botswana government should embrace clean energy transitions

As the world irreversibly moves towards combating climate change,  a top priority for many governments has become how to optimally transition to low carbon...

Political parties have become breeding nests for abuse of women and girls

Being a woman in politics is not easy. This is because political parties in Botswana are still struggling and lagging behind in being more accommodative...