Wednesday, October 28, 2020

In-Depth

The dearth of citizen engagement in policy formulation

The answers to the above nagging questions are best captured in a 2018 research study by T. Malokwane and M. T. Lukamba...

Botswana is struggling with a double burden of malnutrition extremes

“Botswana has been slow to acknowledge the dichotomy of undernutrition and obesity. We have taken these two types of malnutrition as detached...

Sunday Standard maverick opinion leader succumbs to Covid-19

“This germ theory is a red herring.”These were the last words Sunday Standard’s Afrocentric maverick opinion writer and Covid-19 denialist Sam Ditshego penned...

More training recommended for women entrepreneurs

According to an April 2020 research study: “Challenges and Opportunities for Women Entrepreneurs in Botswana: Revisiting the Role of Entrepreneurship Education” done...

Chronic diseases threaten growth and development

Although Botswana has to some extent reacted by pragmatic measures, there still seems to be inaction with regards to fully enforcing decisions...

Foundational BNF document explicitly rejects violence party leadership is embracing

After losing successively to the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) and with no hope of ever beating a well-oiled political machine that enjoyed...

Is UDC a Brewing Political Storm?

Insults. Molotov cocktails. Flying chairs. Broken limbs. Bloody floors. This is how Botswana National Front (BNF) came to ‘celebrate’ the Crucifixion and...

The media: A special conduit and medium for dissemination of court proceedings

According to a University of Botswana law professor, Badala Tachilisa Balule, the principle of open justice is a central tenet of the...

Covid-19 could deepen health inequalities

Experience over the last few decades has provided ample evidence that Botswana is regressing from achieving health equity and eliminating health disparities. Health inequalities have become a vital...

Land rights and what must be done

Land rights are the most fundamental rights to be given to any people. I argue that Land rights are human rights because...