Monday, April 12, 2021

In-Depth

Botswana grapples with endemic “problematic drinking”

Alcohol consumption in Botswana is generally perceived to be a “problem” although the social cultural contexts under which people drink alcohol are unknown.  Beer drinking...

Obeng the Ghananian lawyer who served Botswana with fervor

Seventy-eight-year-old Ghananian lawyer Kenneth Obeng was admitted into the bar in 1974 after completing his law degree from the University of Ghana.  Wet behind the...

Book by former UB lecturer calls Bakgatla ‘kaffers’ in order to sound historically authentic

‘With Kgamanyane’s large kaffer concentration at Saulspoort, farms in this remote area of the Rustenburg area in the late 1850s were catching on’ Maybe this...

BNF is in urgent need of a new leader to help rebuild it

Botswana’s descent into an abyss continues unabated. Corruption is at an all-time high. We have a president for rent who is in the back...

The struggle of Botswana’s invisible, disposable migrant workers

Imagine, for a moment, being a woman who comes to Botswana on the promise of having a job and starting a new life. Then...

Income generation opportunities in medicinal and edible fruit production

In essence, traditional medicine represents the dominant medical system for millions of people, showing a significant impact on health care systems. The importance of...

Seizure of white farms reduced Zim’s wealth and income inequality gap

Zimbabwe still has wealth and income inequality but the controversial land reform programmes that President Robert Mugabe embarked upon in 2002 helped reduce such...

The insecurities and obstacles of people with albinism in Botswana

Phenyo and Maatla walked down the street huddled under a single umbrella. These two boys are childhood friends who live next door to each...

National savings as a catalyst for economic growth

Experts in field of economics are generally agreed that the accumulation of fixed capital can only possible through sufficient savings. Developing countries are always...

Union leaders’ directorship in company controversially spotlighted

“The second and third respondents are partners in a business called Leiso Projects (Proprietary) Limited. They hold equal shares in the said company, and...