Monday, January 20, 2020

In-Depth

In memory of Oom Ray, his hunting rifle, 3rd Schedule and  desperate measures on presidential nomination day!

Aspiring politicians have cottoned on what to do to rise to remunerative office. Generally the rules are unambiguous and even if not...

Does KPMG have questions to answer over Choppies?

Troubled local mass grocery retailer - Choppies Enterprises Limited’s prolonged financial saga is on each passing moment proving to be Botswana’s definitive case study in...

Agric ministry employees win class suit against unfair discrimination

Scores of employees in the C Band grade at the Ministry of Agricultural Development and Food Security recently won a class suit in which their...

Legally the 2019 general elections are not yet over

Section 65A(12)c of our constitution enjoins the Independent Electoral Commission to ensure that elections are conducted efficiently, properly, freely and fairly. We have of course...

Contrary to what UDC expert says, Botswana stopped using election ink 15 years ago

In declaring the outcome of Botswana general election false because it was “rigged”, a British-South African man called Paul O’Sullivan has himself offered a false...

Warning: Don’t surcharge government departments for late payment

Those who do business with the government may, on the basis of what the Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Dr. Thapelo...

‘There has always been a Masisi in parliament since 1965’

At first blush, one supposes that it would be easy to find common ground on common English words like “unfair”, “executive” and “domination.” However,...

Non-GDP economic measure shows Batswana are really struggling

Botswana is supposed to be one of Africa’s “richest” countries but a non-GDP economic measure, the Social Progress Index, shows just how poorly the...

Advocacy for citizen-owned hotels, lodges makes perfect sense but …

Every day, public officials who left behind overflowing in-trays back in their offices are lodging at some hotel for a conference, workshop, symposium or...

The amazing resurrection of Kabo Morwaeng!

Run up to the 1994  general election stood out for frenetic  campaigning   never before seen  in  the country’s  electoral   history as  the...