Sunday, January 17, 2021

Opinions

What are the origins of the word “Dumela!” ?

The setting is the pitch black that was Bechuanaland; perhaps it was a couple of centuries before the name was coined. I have heard...

This is how you can help your child set financial goals

We can all agree that 2020 has been anything but an ordinary year. We have navigated through 2020 with many of us feeling exhausted...

Lockdown czars don’t bear economic costs, workers do

The year has barely begun and ordinary people have already been slapped with yet another set of measures restricting their ability to fend for...

UDC was created as a broad church; now the pope has gone atheist!

The article, published on social media caught everyone by surprise. Perhaps as intended it horrified the Botswana Congress Party the most. Quite predictably, they interpreted it...

Sections 57 and 63 of our constitution undo the floor crossing law

There are two provisions of our constitution that link the candidacy of an elected member of the National Assembly to a voting colour and...

Is the extension of the curfew a good decision?

It is sometimes a good thing to trace back the origin of the word in order to achieve a broader understanding and meaning of...

In politics, losers never lose hope even when they are hopeless!

When in 2010 scores of Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) members led by 4 Members of Parliament established a breakaway movement – the Botswana Movement...

We should honour those of our countrymen who died of the pandemic!

As the year goes to bed, it is totally in order that we look back and try to figure out exactly how some of...

Satire at the End of the Year

It is important that the last piece on this column before the close of the year becomes a much lighter side of life. This...

Constitutional Coups and Crimes against Democracy, is Africa the sole culprit?

This is a rejoinder of sorts to events currently unfolding in the Unites States following the elections in that country. For the past few...