Friday, July 30, 2021

In-Depth

The year that wasn’t

When Friends and relatives wish them compliments of the new season, Minister of Finance and Development Planning, Baledzi Gaolathe, and his assistant, Duncan Mlazie,...

An officer and a gentleman

OUTSA MOKONE and SPENCER MOGAPI take you inside how Lt Gen Mompati Merafhe is turning Botswana from a reluctant international player into a global...

MFA out on a limb

Olifant Mfa is making friends in factory floors and enemies in boardrooms. The gamble is likely to keep him in parliament but may force...

Dingake, Koosaletse- Pawns in the diamond power game

For years, tourists visiting Robben Island saw nothing wrong with the numbers on the prison cells. The concrete walls, steel bars and the history...

In the midst of the madding crowd

RAMPHOLO MOLEFHE's crazy bus ride to Selibe-Phikwe gives him a peek into the lives of commuters, miners, revellers and men in uniform Sixty-three passengers seated...

FPK website has a number of discrepancies

British NGO Survival International is still looking for a knockout punch in its battles against Botswana's economy and diamond industry. So far, SI...

Magang comes in from the cold

For years, David Magang, Botswana's pioneering champion of diamond beneficiation has known the torment of being associated with a campaign lampooned as ridiculous. The...

Neighbours from hell

Customary court presiding officers, government officers and the rest of Batswana may not agree on much, but their joint operating ethos too often boils...

Will Batshu sink or swim?

Commissioner of Police, Edwin Batshu must deal with everything from the growing crime rate, to the growing pile of iddle police badges ÔÇô which...

Botswana faces a BDF takeover

A few months ago Tlokweng police officers found themselves saddled with a very difficult case. Two villagers walked into the charge office and filed...