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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...
Fri 31 Aug 2018, 13:10 pm
There is pain and disappointment. There is crying and gnashing of teeth. Like death it was all undesired. Yet, it was all foreseeable. The four-year cyclic season of reje...
Fri 24 Aug 2018, 11:27 am
Botswana football is a fraternity into which millions, in taxpayer money, go annually but what does the nation get in return? International publicity? Of course no! We pl...
Fri 17 Aug 2018, 12:42 pm
The period between 2008 and 2018 is most notable for political and judicial controversy. It was in the same period that the subject of judicial appointments took centre s...
Fri 10 Aug 2018, 12:43 pm
Nobody should weep whether the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) rises or falls. The problem they have to deal with is of their own making. They deserve no sympathy.
Fri 03 Aug 2018, 13:19 pm
We lawyers belong to the only category of people for whom slavery is still legal. Not even CNN give a hoot about us. I mean literally. The Legal Practitioners Act says th...
Fri 27 Jul 2018, 13:48 pm
Somewhere between the Directorate on Commercial and Economic Crimes (DCEC) Director and Directorate of Public Prosecutions (DPP), there is an incorrigible liar.Now that...
Fri 20 Jul 2018, 15:59 pm
A dictator, approximately two metres tall, is leading an African country down the path of reconstruction and economic development. Don’t celebrate just as yet. He is ...
Fri 13 Jul 2018, 15:17 pm
So, one opposition leader is talking duels. If the learned friend had his way, we could wind back the clock to a time when disputes were settled rather fairly.
Fri 06 Jul 2018, 14:07 pm
This week I am ranting over dagga. Make no mistake about it I don't smoke that green stuff. Yes, sometimes I have wondered how it feels to smoke it but I will never smoke...
Fri 29 Jun 2018, 15:43 pm
Some time ago, I ranted, in this column, on the need to fix the defective boy child. Today's boy child, I repeat, is a defective being. Don't say that I am being negative...
Fri 22 Jun 2018, 13:55 pm
The other day, I asked my friends why the African child must struggle with a lingual code in order to access knowledge. At the risk of sounding like a pseudo Pan Africani...
Fri 15 Jun 2018, 12:36 pm
I have represented families in disputes over corpses. In one case, the corpse was still in the mortuary for more than a month because a delinquent husband, who had virtua...
Fri 01 Jun 2018, 13:29 pm
I hope you are doing well, Joao. Been thinking of you since I heard the news that you are no longer allowed to set foot in my country again.
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