Wednesday, April 1, 2020

In-Depth

In life was the mighty baobab Mzee Moi a cruel dictator, and now in death a...

In elaborate rituals accompanying funeral activities for Mzee Moi, a few gestures stood out for their ...

Masisi’s threesome with Abe and Jinping is perfectly OK!

President Mokgweetsi Masisi is the unhappy split object in a traumatic love triangle with China’s Xi Jinping and Japan’s Shenzo Abe.

Cross Kgosidiile: A new broom at BDC?

The appointment of Cross kgosidiile as Managing Director at Botswana Development Corporation has been met with cautious optimism. Since Ken Matambo left...

Politics is a numbers game, but elections are a rules game

We have heard politicians say that politics is a numbers game. This statement can be misleading. Given the centrality of elections to our politics it...

How Mogae handled the coronavirus of his time

At the time that Festus Mogae became president on April 1, 1998, Botswana had the world’s highest HIV/AIDS prevalence rate in the world. AIDS deaths...

TI warns about the corrupting influence of ‘big money’ in politics

Transparency International (TI) has echoed a warning that was sounded three months ago by a SADC electoral observation mission to Botswana’s 2019...

Youth under-utilising immense collective power as voters and consumers

There is no way in the world that President Mokgweetsi Masisi takes any real interest in a gangland-origin sport called car-spinning. A...

Determination of 2019 election petitions is problematic

It is generally accepted that judges know the law, and that counsel appears in court to assist the court to come to...

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...