Sunday, January 24, 2021

Opinions

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...

Burning of my bakkie brings old memories back

Until December 7th, I had a red Isuzu twin cab bearing registration plate numbers “B 851 AIA. That registration number had a special meaning...

How far have Trade Unions lobbied parliament to harmonise Employment and Trade Disputes Acts?

On 1st June 2019, the Sunday Standard ran with a report under the heading ‘Concurrent jurisdiction of Industrial Court and High Court problematic-COA.’ Therein,...

MITI can do much better to ready Batswana for Africa Free Trade agreement

At the time of writing this commentary almost all the African states including our own – Botswana had signed up for the African Continental...

Festive Shopping: Is buying in bulk really cheap?

Buying food and household items in bulk remains a commonly shared money-saving strategy, particularly this month of December. Is buying in bulk really a...

Let’s get over COVID-19 hysteria and focus on the economy and jobs

At this point it is patently clear that the restrictions that we have endured since April to fight the coronavirus have come at an...

Masisi’s election-winning coalition has irredeemably collapsed

The opposition Umbrella for Democratic Change has every reason to smile. In a different way, things are going well for them. They have their internal issues...