Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Opinions

In defence of Satar Dada

In the past week, successful and rich local entrepreneur, Satar Dada was vilified by many for the mere sin of offering his home for...

Sandy Grant’s new book to help sell Botswana abroad

Sometime in the sixties and somewhere in England, there lived a man called Martin Ennals. He was the secretary general of an organization called...

President Dr Masisi’s scandalous public image requires urgent reconstruction!

By the time former President Dr Khama vacated the State House, many people were really fed up with his leadership style so much that...

The Killing of Reni Les

“In October near Pandamatenga a PMU patrol was investigating the activities of a Belgian National when he opened fire without warning, killing a sergeant...

Government COVID restrictions on employment decisions make no sense

Since the introduction of COVID 19 restrictions, including the hard lockdown that we had to endure at the beginning of April 2021, it is...

Chaos in Intelligent Driver Testing System (IDTS)

Since DRTS embarked on the Intelligent Driver Testing System (IDTS), there has been lot of anomalies and discrepancies that have led to inconvenience, confusion and increased costs to the learners. Driving...

Opening the Pandora’s Box: Lockdowns, Covid-19 Vaccine Hesitancy & Prospects for Herd Immunity

In early October 2020, three epidemiologists convened in Great Barrington, a small town in Massachusetts, USA. Jay Bhattacharya (Stanford University Medical School, Stanford, CA,...

Masisi can still redeem his presidency – but the window is closing down fast!

Botswana government is in trouble. A lot of things have been going terribly wrong. A lot of it can be blamed on inexperience among those in...

From PMU to BDF, The Genesis of an Army

On 27th April 1977 a law was passed by Parliament of Botswana allowing the creation of the country’s military. This date has remained so special...

BFTU and BOFEPUSU should challenge PSP Directive No. 1 of 2021

On 24th March 2021, the Permanent Secretary to the President Rre Elias Magosi issued a directive  marked ‘Secret’ with respect to ‘Flexible Working Arrangement In Response to Covid-19.’ Two topics namely ‘Working From Home’ and ‘Leave During...