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Tuesday 19 September 2017, 16:12 pm.
Tue 19 Sep 2017, 16:12 pm
In the play, A man of all seasons by Robert Bolt, (King) Henry (VIII), who is agitating for divorce with his wife Catherine, to marry Anne Bolyne, pleads with his Chancel...
Mon 18 Sep 2017, 16:25 pm
This week we finally conclude our coverage of the Batswana-Boer was of 1852-53 with some additional details of the peace process that ended the post-armistice cold war.
Mon 18 Sep 2017, 16:25 pm
Humans, according to research, are programmed to be selfish, maniacal being incapable of thinking of anyone but themselves. We may live in the 21st century, but as it tur...
Mon 18 Sep 2017, 16:25 pm
In the Guardian last week there appeared an article headed, ‘Cry Our Beloved Press Council’ by Sello Motseta who was identified as a member of this same Press Council.
Fri 15 Sep 2017, 13:24 pm
Angola has been ruled by one man since 1979. Just so you have it in perspective, the man has ruled that country longer than Robert Mugabe has ruled Zimbabwe. Until recent...
Fri 15 Sep 2017, 13:22 pm
Lately I think most people who have been paying attention to such things have been hearing a lot about the basic income grant. Around the world pilot programmes are being...
Thu 14 Sep 2017, 16:23 pm
The continued testing of ballistic missiles by North Korea has sparked a huge debate within global politics with a lot of people especially proponents of western media w...
Thu 14 Sep 2017, 16:23 pm
Why are they here?
Wed 13 Sep 2017, 16:54 pm
When diamond money arrived in the mid-1970s, the oxwaggon, was doomed. Its demise occurred almost overnight. Given its extraordinarily long life span and importance, it’s...
Wed 13 Sep 2017, 16:54 pm
I have always said and continue to emphasise that government, unlike you and I, cannot have emotions. Goromente ga a ngale gase ngwana. The converse holds in Botswana tho...
Tue 12 Sep 2017, 17:07 pm
For a moment, a fortnight back, I wondered whether the nuclear ding-dong between Donald Trump of the US and Kim Jong-un of the Democratic Peoples Republic of North Korea ...
Mon 11 Sep 2017, 16:54 pm
Over the past few months we have been indulging in an extended examination of the seminal event in Botswana’s ultimate emergence as a nation state, the Batswana-Boer War ...
Mon 11 Sep 2017, 16:54 pm
A week ago we received great news. The news was that about 25 boys had been arrested. This piece of news was celebrated especially in Gaborone.
Mon 11 Sep 2017, 16:54 pm
Hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, fires, floods, the melting ice caps, the rising sea level, tsunamis, drought, mud slides, unprecedented temperatures and mass migratio...
Fri 08 Sep 2017, 16:47 pm
A follower of this column sent me an email some time ago asking if I would comment on the localisation of the Court of Appeal (CoA) bench. He wanted to know, precisely, w...
Fri 08 Sep 2017, 16:22 pm
A group of academics in Gaborone have put together an exciting book, Women, Writing Botswana, an anthology covering the writing of women in Botswana.
Thu 07 Sep 2017, 13:43 pm
When discussing the state of world politics it is very common for people to dismiss the state of affairs in African politics. In fact, most people I have interacted with ...
Thu 07 Sep 2017, 13:39 pm
You want to be healthy. I want to be healthy. We both want our family members, our friends and the people we respect to be healthy, don’t we?
Wed 06 Sep 2017, 15:33 pm
Rre Magang in his recent, very interesting lecture at University of Botswana pointed out a number of peculiarities in what might be termed, our state of affairs. Because ...
Wed 06 Sep 2017, 15:33 pm
The President Ian Khama has finally made his telling call. He has reluctantly appointed Omphemetse Motumise as judge of the High Court of Botswana. We must commend him fo...
Tue 05 Sep 2017, 15:34 pm
Let Gwede Mantashe hobnob with ‘Domi ya rona le bana ba rona,’ Batswana masses have their own Ombudsman , Augustine Makgonatsotlhe rising from the ashes of his predecess...
Tue 05 Sep 2017, 12:00 pm
Since attaining independence in 1966, Botswana has made significant strides in increasing access to education and this is in tandem with both the Universal Declaration of...
Fri 01 Sep 2017, 14:25 pm
Governments have, in and of themselves, no redeemable constitutional right. Only constitutional authority and powers incidental to governance. A government without credib...
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