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Tuesday 17 October 2017, 13:02 pm.
Wed 11 Oct 2017, 15:31 pm
The President of Zimbabwe is reported to have made damning remarks about the extent of our foreign affairs and international relations. The elderly Zimbabwean statesman m...
Wed 27 Sep 2017, 15:02 pm
A new party has been born. This party, I gather goes by the name and style of Alliance of Progressives (AP) under the stewardship of Ndaba Gaolathe. It is a splinter grou...
Wed 20 Sep 2017, 13:13 pm
The media without a doubt plays a key role in the development and maintenance of any democracy. The media is a critical player as an oversight body into governance and in...
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...
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...
Wed 30 Aug 2017, 17:45 pm
Admitted, we have weak and not so caring pressure groups in Botswana. Granted, we have rather weak human rights oversight bodies. Accepted, our civil society is a very fe...
Wed 23 Aug 2017, 16:51 pm
Politics play the most pivotal role in any democracy. Politics determine the trajectory of any economy and captures the ideals, values and ethos of the citizenry. It is t...
Wed 16 Aug 2017, 16:47 pm
“Many of the underrepresented members of the society already feel disengaged from the political system, and skeptical of the importance and potential influence of their v...
Wed 09 Aug 2017, 17:12 pm
Politicians are by their nature self-serving, greedy and outright annoyingly manipulative to the unsuspecting. They connive and betray. They yield excessive power and con...
Wed 02 Aug 2017, 16:54 pm
May I extend a semblance of sympathy to the Directorate of Intelligence and Security Services (DIS) in Botswana. Of recent newspapers and commentators have been on a jovi...
Wed 26 Jul 2017, 12:40 pm
De javu. On May 24, 2017 and in a similar column and space to which the reader has set his eyes now, I wrote about how the Botswana Movement for Democracy (BMD) was in a ...
Wed 12 Jul 2017, 16:50 pm
“Vote buying and vote selling can be understood no longer as an economic transaction between those who sell their freedom and those who buy them in the hope of regaining ...
Wed 05 Jul 2017, 17:33 pm
“Neither a school governing body nor a public school may lawfully hold out that it subscribes to only a single particular religion to the exclusion of others.”
Wed 28 Jun 2017, 17:49 pm
The Botswana Police Service, the Directorate on Corruption and Economic Crime and the Directorate of Intelligence and Security under the watchful eye of Isaac Kgosi are t...
Wed 21 Jun 2017, 18:12 pm
The President has gone to Sweden. It has now come to light that the President is on a window shopping exercise for fighter jets so as to augment our security.
Wed 14 Jun 2017, 17:26 pm
“Air Botswana sold to Wilderness Safaris” so screamed newspaper headlines and social media commentary. At first it appeared as if it was a joke and right at its introduct...
Wed 07 Jun 2017, 18:10 pm
Many people are languishing in our jails not because they are guilty, but because the criminal justice system in Botswana can be so brutal, harsh and very uncompromising ...
Wed 31 May 2017, 16:30 pm
Scribes, voters, and surprisingly and peculiarly, hackers were invited over by the Independent Electoral Commision (IEC) to come and witness how the Electronic Voting Ma...
Wed 24 May 2017, 16:16 pm
The Botswana Movement for democracy (BMD) is in a constitutional turmoil and abyss.
Wed 10 May 2017, 15:46 pm
I have done several murder trials and have been fortunate enough not to have a client sentenced to hang by the neck until he or she dies. I am not looking forward to that...
Wed 03 May 2017, 16:50 pm
The Ministry of Health has issued a directive or savingram to the effect that those who have smoking-related illnesses or need medical assistance for an illness or incide...
Wed 05 Apr 2017, 17:08 pm
The four formerly suspended judges have tendered an apology. It is said that the review case that was filed against government shall subsequently be withdrawn and the jud...
Wed 29 Mar 2017, 15:47 pm
Parliament has, by the Constitution been empowered to make laws for the good governance and peace of Botswana. Law-making therefore, remains a select preserve of Parliame...
Wed 22 Mar 2017, 16:01 pm
The upgrades to the President’s residence at Mosu have received considerable public and media attention. The Mosu debacle has also subsequently spawned ancillary arrests ...
Wed 15 Mar 2017, 17:00 pm
Parliament is a creature of the constitution deriving its powers there from. Parliament shall have, in terms of the Constitution the power to make laws for the peace, ord...
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