Thursday, January 21, 2021

In-Depth

Poachers initiated ‘shoot-to-kill’ policy against BDF

“Shoot-to-kill policy” is a term that should never have entered public lexicon because it seems to confer official sanction on what is essentially criminal....

The toxic relationship between the media and politics

On the back of its unique features, African countries have responded to external pressures to democratize and establish ‘free media’ in a unique manner that differs significantly from other...

Curbing illicit flows could bridge half of Botswana’s SDG financing gap

The large financing gap for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) cannot be closed solely through government revenues but tackling illicit financial flows as well. Currently...

Khama alleges DIS plot to kill him, Kgosi and Motsepe

An affidavit deposed to by a Botswana Police Service Computer Forensic Examiner reveals unusually shocking statements that former president, Ian Khama, made about his...

At last Botswana Christian Council finds its voice

For the first time since he was born in Moshupa in 1961, Peter Sethibe has never seen what he is seeing unfold in his...

Basic services shouldn’t be sacrificed on the altar of NPM

A 2019 article: “New Public Management in Botswana: Contemporary Issues and Lessons” proposes that such initiatives in public administration should be initiated from a technical...

Land restoration key to curtailing the budding threats of land degradation

Land degradation is increasingly becoming a major problem which could result in ripple effects being felt across various sectors in Botswana. Land degradation -...

Is the Kebonang judgment opening a pandora’s box?

The High Court’s decision that reviewed and set aside the Director of Public Prosecutions’ decision to institute criminal proceedings against the two applicants raises...

Education system faces historic transition problem nobody is planning for

A full-blown crisis in tertiary education that the government has not planned for and is sleeping on is taking shape as Form 5 students...

The dearth of citizen engagement in policy formulation

The answers to the above nagging questions are best captured in a 2018 research study by T. Malokwane and M. T. Lukamba titled: “Citizen...