Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Lifestyle

Botswana chocking behind the face mask

Listening to Orapeleng Phuswane-Katse, clinical physician with the Ministry of Health describe how something as seeming trivial as wearing a mask has...

A Woman’s Worth In Jazz

Let us not make a mistake of thinking that jazz is separate from the personal lives of women in jazz. It is...

The myth of the ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’ and Botswana’s embrace of it

Having been displaced by “COVID-19”, “extreme social distancing” and “lockdown”, “Fourth Industrial Revolution” is a term you haven’t heard in a while....

In defence of BPC for its choice of advert spokesperson

“I ring lockdown virus mo ngwanehng …”, says a South African comedian in a language similar to Setswana – which, in proper form,...

Self sabotage – is social media hurting people’s careers?

A few months ago, a De Beers Botswana and Diamond Trading Company Botswana recruitment process was plunged into a controversy by a...

Botswana HIV/Aids: then and now

Every December 1st is World AIDS Day. The global community uses the day to collectively remember lives cut short by HIV/AIDS and to...

Is no kids, a relationship dealbreaker?

Conventional wisdom casts women as baby-hungry against wary men, but these days the predicament is totally different. There are...

Now’s a good time to hold a Miss Botswana contest

If every cloud does indeed have a silver lining, is there any silver lining in COVID-19? There are a couple actually but...

Love in the time of COVID-19

Thousands of Batswana are currently cooped up at home with their partners, spending more time than they have ever spent together in years or ever. This should...

De- caffeinated Victor Baatweng’s soliloquy

I am writing this piece from my isolation room. It is an auberge at a government monitored coronavirus quarantine center in Gaborone. I am one of...