Saturday, August 15, 2020

Opinions

Our Constitution: an enemy or friend to democracy?

Understanding democracy as a system that affords the people an opportunity to choose their leaders directly, we have to accept that ours is, at...

Why we do not need automatic succession

One searches in vain to see anything that resembles Botswana's automatic succession arrangement in the western democracies, including in the countries that we like...

An ailing BNF is a blessing in disguise

Conventional political thinking amongst proponents of a multi-party framework is that the system accommodates and promotes the expression of divergent political interests, especially on...

Roy!

Today, there is only one main man in the entire world. Love him or loathe him Roy Sesana is the biggest piece of news...

A rejoinder to BOB Report on Performance of Policy Framework

In the Bank of Botswana Annual Report 2006, the Bank of Botswana, while discussing the “Performance of the Policy Framework”, under the subheading “Financial...

Allegations of economic crime at BPOPF should be investigated thoroughly

The goings on at the Botswana Public Pensions Officers Fund (BPOPF) should not be allowed to die quietly. There is all likelihood that, with a...

Beware the dictatorship of the parliamentarians

In this essay, I ask the reader to allow me to show how parliaments can represent both the apotheosis and negation of democracy. I...

Appalling contradictions in the new diamond policy

After being deceived for decades that no profitable diamond manufacturing can take place in Botswana, the authorities here have finally awakened to the folly...

How to get a winter woman!

It has been so cold it is not funny. I just wonder how inhabitants of the Polar Regions survive their winters. I guess there...

Corruption in engineering and construction sectors

Corruption is a global problem; no country is totally free from it. This also applies to Africa which has developed a particularly bad reputation...