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Fri 28 Apr 2017, 14:58 pm
At the conclusion of the second meeting of the third session of the 11th Parliament, the following Private Member’s Bills were Presented and read a First time; Botswana D...
Fri 21 Apr 2017, 18:23 pm
Parliament has passed the Court of Appeal (Amendment) Bill, 2017 (Bill No. 3 of 2017). Following a judgement by Justice Abednego Tafa that Parliament had abdicated its ma...
Thu 13 Apr 2017, 15:30 pm
Last week Friday, the second meeting of the third session of the eleventh Parliament, what is often called the “budget session” was concluded.
Fri 07 Apr 2017, 17:07 pm
Parliament has passed the Emergency Water Security and Efficiency Project (International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD)) (Loan Authorisation) Bill, 2017,...
Fri 31 Mar 2017, 16:25 pm
This week the Minister of Finance and Economic Development was asked a question on the rate at which the economy has been bleeding jobs in the last two years.
Fri 24 Mar 2017, 15:39 pm
Parliament has started debating a motion calling for a review of the Constitution of the Republic. This is a timely debate. Most countries in Africa have reviewed their t...
Fri 17 Mar 2017, 16:36 pm
On Friday last week Parliament adopted a motion calling for the Government to consider relocating the Department of Mining and Geological Engineering of the College of En...
Fri 10 Mar 2017, 15:43 pm
The judicial in Botswana has lost integrity, it is not independent and public confidence in it has waned. It is in a state of crisis. Four judges have been suspended over...
Fri 03 Mar 2017, 15:53 pm
Over the past few weeks, pictures of wounded students of the University of Botswana and Botho University were shared on both the print and social media.
Fri 24 Feb 2017, 16:54 pm
Democracy is a continuum; from undemocratic system, a polity can democratise by passing through a transition, through to infancy stage and then ultimately a developed dem...
Fri 17 Feb 2017, 11:29 am
One aspect in which the developmental elites of Botswana, especially the economic high command at the now Ministry of Finance and Economic Development, have dismally fail...
Fri 10 Feb 2017, 11:23 am
On Monday when presenting the budget speech, the Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Kenneth Matambo sought to contend that it is not the primary responsibility...
Fri 03 Feb 2017, 17:01 pm
When Parliament convenes on Monday for the budget session, the expectation is that opposition political parties would have sealed their cooperation deal. Today, Friday Fe...
Fri 27 Jan 2017, 15:57 pm
The Junior Certificate results have been published and as it was expected, they are poor with many learners at public schools having failed Form Three. In contrast, resul...
Fri 20 Jan 2017, 14:28 pm
The government lied to the people Selebi-Phikwe and Botswana about the real reasons for the closure of the BCL mine. The mine is now under provisional liquidation and the...
Fri 13 Jan 2017, 15:27 pm
The year 2017 will be politically busy; there are elective congresses for the ruling party and one opposition party, opposition leaders are expected to announce their pre...
Fri 23 Dec 2016, 12:26 pm
The year 2016 has been a very busy one for Parliament. Policies and laws have passed through Parliament and not passed by the legislature.
Fri 16 Dec 2016, 16:48 pm
Harry S. Truman was right in observing that “once a government is committed to the principle of silencing the voice of opposition, it has only one way to go, and that is ...
Fri 09 Dec 2016, 15:05 pm
On Monday and after almost an hour of delay, the President of Botswana Ian Khama delivered his state of the Nation Address (SONA). The President looked and sounded like h...
Fri 02 Dec 2016, 15:49 pm
French historian Voltaire wisely reminded us “to the living we owe respect, but to the dead we owe only the truth”. It is with inmost anguish and sorrow that I have learn...
Fri 25 Nov 2016, 17:36 pm
On Friday the 18th, there was a minister’s question on BCL and it was clear that the minister responsible for mines had difficulties fully accounting to Parliament on the...
Fri 18 Nov 2016, 14:38 pm
State Owned Enterprises (SOEs) have been making headlines. Many jobs are either already lost or are going to be lost because of the mass sale of government assets at the ...
Fri 11 Nov 2016, 15:25 pm
The Constitution of the Republic of Botswana guarantees Freedom of Expression at Section 12. Implied in the provision of the freedom to hold opinions without encumbrance....
Fri 04 Nov 2016, 19:36 pm
President Ian Khama had assembled a team of few people to go around the country soliciting ideas on the kind of Botswana the citizens want by the year 2036. It is not the...
Fri 28 Oct 2016, 16:07 pm
President Ian Khama has called a special session of Parliament for National Development Plan (NDP) Number 11. The special session was preceded by a two-day workshop for M...
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