Tuesday, January 25, 2022

In-Depth

Mogae changes tact

IT'S DECEMBER 3, 2002, a pivotal moment in the Survival International campaign to malign Botswana diamonds as “conflict diamonds.” It's the first day of...

De Beers, Debswana in cloak and dagger intrigues

Sheila Khama makes no secret that her diary has a lot of entries that say, “date with journalists.” Beaming at a spread of journalists...

Sexual abuse lurks behind the Lobatse

The first thing that strikes you about Lobatse Mental Hospital is how difficult it is to see inside from outside. That is the point....

Independence Day Message

Theme: National unity and Self Reliance - 30th September, 2006 I greet you all my Fellow Citizens.   Forty years ago, we took charge of our destiny...

Botswana’s privatization on a tailspin

Botswana's privatization process will be lost and won in the privatization of Air Botswana which will pave the way for the privatization of other...

On a wing and a prayer

Problems plaguing the privatization of Air Botswana indicate that privatization has become the first casualty in the running battle between PEEPA Chief Executive Officer,...

Mountain of court papers keeps Basarwa hope alive

Gordon Bennet must have spent many nights burning the midnight oil. The crack lawyer representing Basarwa in their case against eviction from the Central...

Better view of Botswana politics through the meniscus of a beer mug

Botswana's opposition parties stand a better chance of winning elections through the current first past the post system as opposed to proportional representation Writes...

The real crime is being poor

There is no line between justice and injustice in Botswana's Customary Courts, and the poor are having the worst of it. The young lady sitting...

Debswana’s charm offensive hits a snag!

Undoubtedly one of the country‘s foremost publicity strategists and the past master of spin, it will be interesting to see how Jacob Sesinyi will...