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Friday 22 March 2019, 13:01 pm.
Fri 22 Mar 2019, 13:01 pm
Over the past week there was a row over the President’s use of the coinage, "Motswana wa Sekei". Some considered the coinage divisive. They argued, forcefully that it s...
Fri 15 Mar 2019, 13:46 pm
We have a very backward unwritten prosecutorial policy that clings to the false principle that the justice is only achieved when an offender is behind bars. We cannot dea...
Fri 08 Mar 2019, 13:04 pm
There is a great deal of discontent in our Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) dominated parliament. The cup of discontent is overflowing; there is mutiny in the ranks. The P...
Fri 01 Mar 2019, 12:07 pm
"Prophet" Lukau of Alleluia International Church claims to have resurrected a man from the dead. It is a load of nonsense. One gets the feeling that there is a race amon...
Fri 22 Feb 2019, 14:15 pm
Last week I was elated at the news that some refugee children had aced their Botswana General Certificate of Secondary Education (BGCSE). My excitement faded upon learnin...
Fri 15 Feb 2019, 12:03 pm
I agree with Dumelang Saleshando. What we need is an all out forensic audit on government procurement expenditure for the last 10 years at the very least.
Fri 08 Feb 2019, 12:37 pm
Well, a dear sister mentioned something about female genital mutilation today. Female genital mutilation is one of the most heinous crimes committed against the girl chil...
Fri 01 Feb 2019, 13:36 pm
To me, law is a religion. Two books are key in my life. The Bible first, the Constitution second. My vocation is not a job, it’s a calling. When my lecturer said that w...
Fri 25 Jan 2019, 12:13 pm
Over the last 10 years, glorified thugs walked the corridors of power with romp and pomp. They exuded impunity and arrogance, and rightfully so. They owned the earth bene...
Fri 18 Jan 2019, 12:49 pm
The degree of hypocrisy that pervades public discourse is astounding. In fact, it is shameful.
Fri 11 Jan 2019, 14:19 pm
The subject of rape is presently, the talk of town. It’s a subject that evokes tempestuous feeling of rage across the gender divide.
Fri 21 Dec 2018, 13:25 pm
I do not know where I will be at Christmas. I could be anywhere between the north and the south-pole. I wish I could be in Mahalapye though.
Fri 14 Dec 2018, 17:40 pm
It’s the crazy season, again. Our roads are going to be busy. Please take care. Every, “things fall apart”, will be smoking in some direction. Burglars and petty th...
Fri 07 Dec 2018, 14:23 pm
The constitutional edifice built by the colonial government was meant to sustain a democracy in its infancy. As a country we have grown out of it. The ultimate responsibi...
Fri 30 Nov 2018, 13:54 pm
An urgent application was made on the run up to the 1994 elections to the High Court seeking the nullification of the Electoral Roll. Parliament had been dissolved and a ...
Fri 23 Nov 2018, 12:50 pm
At every national elections, hard-earned reputations are put to the sword. Candidates are lied about in the headlong quest for electoral victory. Those with little conten...
Fri 16 Nov 2018, 13:42 pm
This week we study the case of Mbaakanyi vs The Independent Electoral Commission. It was a matter before the High Court where an unsuccessful candidate brought an electio...
Fri 02 Nov 2018, 15:09 pm
I spent the past weeks trying to share with you knowledge about our electoral laws. I did that to ensure that you had a better understanding of the system and how it wor...
Fri 26 Oct 2018, 12:54 pm
This week we wind up our discussion on election petitions. We start off with asking the question as to who bears the expenses of election petitions.
Fri 19 Oct 2018, 15:27 pm
This week we consider the manner as well as circumstances under which an election result may be challenged. As a point of departure, any election result may be challenged...
Fri 12 Oct 2018, 13:05 pm
This week we run through more offences found in the Electoral Act. A person who at an election applies for a ballot paper in the name of another person whether that be th...
Fri 28 Sep 2018, 13:27 pm
Under Section 10(6) of the Electoral Act, an individual seeking to register for elections may have their application for registration rejected. The use of the word applic...
Fri 21 Sep 2018, 15:09 pm
I made a promise last week that we will be starting on the subject of elections. This week we will be discussing the role of the Judiciary in the electoral process. We sh...
Fri 14 Sep 2018, 13:25 pm
We are approaching the national elections year. Of course the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) will win. Soon there will be rallies and motorcades everywhere. It’s the e...
Fri 07 Sep 2018, 12:08 pm
We value our wildlife and we have plenty of it. I have had occasion to see the best of my country and I know it is true. We carry ourselves with pride and dignity wherev...
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