Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Opinions

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...

The BDP still hurting from a split that sired BMD

People often get perplexed at the dearth of quality and also absence of coordination we are seeing play out in parliament among ruling party...

Truth and Trust: Vaccines an Important Part of the Solution to Covid-19 in Botswana

As a nation, Batswana, like the French, are hard to please; in fact, they seem to thrive on unhappiness, this is a statistical fact....

Open Letter to the Commander, BDF

Having served the country’s military for twenty years and being the recipient of the Distinguished Service Medal (DSM), I am at a vantage position...

What is Masisi’s immediate priority: A SADC position or the ravaging Covid-19 pandemic?

President M.E.K. Masisi is on full throttle in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region selling his Permanent Secretary Rre Elias Magosi to the Heads...

Corporate Governance and Risk Management (8)

Responsibility over risk is one of the key functions of a Board of Directors. It is so critical that most corporate governance codes recommend...