Thursday, April 15, 2021

In-Depth

Investing in health research creates a buffer against emerging diseases

The government of Botswana has over the years received mixed performance reviews on health, especially from citizens who experienced problems in obtaining care or went...

Tsogwane oversimplifying hugely complex tourism issue

Contributing to the budget proposal from the Ministry of Environment, Tourism and Natural Resources Conservation, Vice President Slumber Tsogwane, lamented that big companies had...

Safe cities but are people (notably opposition politicians, journalists) safe?

There is no doubt that Chinese technology from Huawei Technologies has enhanced the efficacy of policing in Gaborone and Francistown.Under the Safe Cities Project,...

Botswana is sick with occupational health deficiencies

Inadequacies in human resource capital and expertise in occupational health and safety are noted as major constraints in the implementation and compliance to health...

Is Sugar Tax effective in the fight against NCDs?

Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs) are increasingly becoming the leading cause of deaths in Botswana. Recently, the minister of Health and Wellness, Dr Edwin Dikoloti...

Khama says Gcwihaba Caves project abandoned to spite him

The unmerciful view to take is that the people that President Ian Khama took down a flight of stairs into a cave said to...

Racism put on full display during 1947 royal visit to Lobatse

While we are on the subject of the racism by members of the British royal family, it is absolutely necessary to recall what happened...

Is Botswana neglecting its addiction problem?

Substance abuse and dependency amongst Botswana’s youth and adults in rural and urban areas no longer exists in the extreme end of the spectrum...

Pandemic profiteering: how criminals exploit the COVID-19 crisis

The true economic toll of all but locking down Botswana to stem the spread of coronavirus is now becoming clearer. Sudden stay-at-home orders in...

Botswana private estates developers’ big heist

Wresting a straight answer from Sito Nchindo to direct questions is like wringing water from a dirty wash cloth – something comes out, but...