Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Opinions

The second coming of Ian Khama

Ian Khama has for some reason lived a superhero life since the days of his youth. It is a picture that young and old...

Constitutions are political economy settlements and that handicaps the commission of inquiry

I have read the views of some of our prominent lawyers, and some political parties, on the Presidential Commission of Inquiry on the review...

There are no short cuts to state power: opposition politicians must just keep working on improving their public image

Some of us have the good fortune of having been in the trenches of opposition politics from our formative years and our being in...

2021, yet another annus horribilis

The coronavirus pandemic continued to take a serious toll on both human life and the economy during the course of this year. Because of...

The holiday season should provide a much needed respite for all those involved in politics

There is palpable impatience on the part of key players to get both the ruling party and its government on track. The two sides are...

President Masisi is a regionalist

It’s time we confront a glaring, reality. This statement will not endear me to the system, and may, in fact, attract reprisals, but I...

Reflections on Impact of COVID 19 on Local Oil Industry

As we close the year and reflect on what has influenced the local oil industry, 2021 was a continuation of 2020 as the developments...

Ian Khama: A Man of Change Who Resists Change

In 1989 when Lieutenant General Merafhe retired from military service at the position of Commander of the Defence Force (CDF), his deputy, Major General...

It is not too late for Botswana to apologise to the people and government of South Africa

Botswana should wake up to the realities of its own survival and confront strategic realism. It really is time for a rethink. We can no...

A contest between a rogue ruling party and stray opposition is like a tournament in hell!

Our daily lives have turned upside down and have become dysfunctional. The present moment is marked by a steep slide in all areas of...