Wednesday, February 19, 2020

In-Depth

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...

Botswana embracing insults as part of normal electoral politics

If you lack substance but can entertain a crowd at an open-air political rally (“freedom square”), then you are the real star...

Is there life for Choppies after Ram?

For most of the last two decades, dozens of shops bearing the red Choppies brand signs have been mushrooming all over Botswana,...