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Fri 16 Mar 2018, 12:38 pm
How often have you heard party members lament the lack of internal party democracy? How often have you heard civil society lament that the voices of the people’s repres...
Fri 09 Mar 2018, 23:22 pm
I have been on Orange contract for quite a while. Save for occasional service disruptions, and a couple of service provision complaints I must state that I have always ha...
Fri 02 Mar 2018, 16:23 pm
We have a problem in our hands. A big one. The people must rise and claim their land back. We cannot continue to be willfully blind to the colonial injustice that is the ...
Fri 23 Feb 2018, 18:34 pm
Our friends can be funny. Very funny, if you ask me. I am talking about our uncles by the main mall. Well, to be fair it could be those by Botswana Unified Revenue Servic...
Fri 16 Feb 2018, 16:08 pm
A prime ministerial misadventure played into the hands of populists and nationalists shattering, perhaps irrevocably, an already imperiled dream of a European super-state...
Fri 09 Feb 2018, 19:33 pm
Two high profile public acts were staged this week; the budget speech and the opening of the legal year. The budget speech is all about how our national life will be fin...
Fri 02 Feb 2018, 19:03 pm
One of the biggest headaches pounding government would, of course, be employment creation, especially for graduates.
Fri 26 Jan 2018, 18:59 pm
Two topics are trending, presently. President Khama’s farewell gifts and sex dolls. Don’t worry, there’s no real relationship between them. Only at a legal, philosophical...
Fri 19 Jan 2018, 17:42 pm
I am really saddened by the passing away of Honourable Isaac Davids. My heartfelt condolences to his widow and family. Davids was my client.
Fri 12 Jan 2018, 17:42 pm
So Major 1 is in the news again. The government chose to ban him from the country and now they have de-registered the church he founded.
Fri 22 Dec 2017, 13:32 pm
The happy season is here. We can momentariy put politics behind us. From all corners of our glorious motherland, Batswana will be going home.
Fri 01 Dec 2017, 16:55 pm
We are into December. Most of us are looking forward to a merry festive season. It is a time for clan and family reunions.
Fri 24 Nov 2017, 17:21 pm
A presidential resignation, extracted when the incumbent is under house arrest, and forcefully denied all the tools necessary for the exercise of executive constitutional...
Fri 10 Nov 2017, 17:47 pm
Some foreign provincial head with the dignity of a District Council chairperson, stared down presidential security in the nation’s capital. Hip-Hop could never have inven...
Fri 03 Nov 2017, 11:18 am
Bill Cosby escaped the slammer by a whisker after a legion of women accused him of ancient crimes of sexual molestation. Then came a certain Harvey Weinstein, a celebrity...
Fri 27 Oct 2017, 13:09 pm
The notion of human equality, and the correlative notion of discrimination are amongst the most interesting subjects in the study of human rights law. There is no better ...
Fri 20 Oct 2017, 14:39 pm
In time, Parliament will be asked to pass a ridiculous amendment to the Stock Theft Act. The crime, we are told, will attract a minimum mandatory sentence of 14years impr...
Fri 13 Oct 2017, 12:49 pm
This week was an international commemoration week against the death penalty. I have never hidden my disdain for this useless and evil punishment. Make no mistake about it...
Fri 06 Oct 2017, 12:34 pm
I am reminded of one morning, in my civil service years. Sitting in my office, I got instant orders to board a car for Sejelo Police Station. It was at the height of the ...
Fri 29 Sep 2017, 10:35 am
Enough with opposition politicians. These guys have undeservedly dominated every newspaper publication for weeks, if not months. Every headline has been about their egos,...
Fri 22 Sep 2017, 15:45 pm
It never rains but pours in the opposition. Another party is in the offing, painting the political landscape with all the colours of the rainbow. Before long, we might mo...
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 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 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...
Fri 25 Aug 2017, 16:13 pm
The legal fraternity wails in grief. Grief so thick, it could snow. The “warp and woof of mystery, misery and death” holds siege every inch of legal thought and space. It...
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