Thursday, September 23, 2021

Opinions

Ombudsman hopelessly disempowered to protect human rights violations under current legal framework

I could not restrain myself from laughing when Members of Parliament (MPs) passed the Ombudsman Bill No 19 of 2021 in the just ended...

People cannot eat GDP: A rejoinder to Stephanus Gentium

In this edition our resident ‘Indefence of free markets’ columnist – Stephanus Gentium opines on inequality and its context to Botswana under the heading,...

Those who fret about Botswana’s income inequality, miss the forest for the trees

Much is made of Botswana’s income inequality as if it is the biggest problem facing the country. Those who endlessly beat the drum of...

A worthy legacy awaits Masisi if he restores Botswana’s glory on the international stage

A few years ago I had an encounter with a senior American diplomat who was at the time based at the United States embassy...

The dilemma of opposition leaders: to oppose for the sake of it or not?

Knives were recently out for the Leader of the Opposition, Honorable Saleshando who is also the Vice President of the Umbrella for Democratic Change...

The Resurgence of Armed Robberies in Botswana

Armed robberies occur daily in this country and yet they are not publicised by the media because of their insignificance. Anyone in this country...

Botswana faces mounting challenges

Botswana faces persistent challenges of inequality, unemployment and poverty. These challenges have overtime been worsened by sustained low levels of investment and growth. The...

Justice Motlhabi’s alleged judicial misconduct akin to that of confirmed Justice Hlophe’s

When all else fails, the judiciary becomes the next and final point of call where disputes of whatever nature are resolved. As expected, this...

Bravo to the Australian Minister for standing up to United Nation’s environmental bullies

United Nations bureaucrats are much like our local civil servants. They are allowed to create all kinds of goofy policies including climate change, hoist...

Opposition refusing to seize the opportunity

Leader of Opposition, Dumelang Saleshando says he intends to bring a motion of no confidence in the October sitting of parliament. He should not expect...