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Kevin Mokento
  • Frequent power outages - A curse for Africa!

    This applies even to inhabitants of continental economic powerhouses like Nigeria and South Africa. Just last week, my daughter, a fresher at the University of Botswana, was in the process of taking her first ever online examination when her computer...

  • Assertive leadership – A must for women!

    Do you tend to shy away from voicing your opinion? Driven by fear of offending others, do you gleefully forfeit opportunities for giving unsolicited feedback particularly to people occupying positions senior to yours? Do you have the tendency to beat...

  • Menschkeit vs Compulsive Megalomania

    On the flipside, if you are immature, and prone to passing superficial value judgements about other people, these words are likely to send you on a self-glorifying pious spree of identifying friends, family, acquaintances and authorities who have...

  • Do not toy with tribalism

    What happened in a movie set in the US last week patently demonstrates the wisdom of this lesson and the folly of choosing to ignore it. A seasoned award-winning actor pulled the trigger of a .45 long colt revolver and fatally shot a cinematographer....

  • Beware of FWB relationships

    The rules of intimacy, or, to be more precise, sexual intercourse, have always evolved throughout the centuries, and each generation tends to boast of a more liberal, genuinely inclusive and non-judgmental culture. Over the years, this has fed to...

  • You can write a novel

    The biggest factor that accounts for this fear is lack of confidence. Dan Poynter, an American author, rightly observed, “If you wait for inspiration to write, you’re not a writer, you’re a waiter.” How can you let go of fear and reverse the...

  • The law and justice: Complementary or contradictory?

    Wrought with frustration, he came up with this classic response, perhaps in reference to the unyielding nature of the law. This reminds me of the “Dura lex, sed lex” principle, Latin for “the law is harsh, but it is the law.”Several decades...

  • The media - The crisis of subjective objectivity

    However, we need an objective-centric press that subscribes to the abiding norms of accountability, accuracy, impartiality and autonomy.On average, we are spoiled to more than one local weekly newspaper each day. We have a wide pool of journalists....

  • Teachers deserve to be celebrated

    Particularly the few whose benevolence was unparalleled. The one or two who, despite all your puerile shenanigans, never gave up on you, lovingly treated you like their own offspring and played a pivotal part in transforming you from an ignoble...

  • Life is a tale told by an idiot – Really?

    Motivated by three witches and egged on by his wife, the former army general allowed his ambition to ascend to the throne, and his obsession to cling on to power as if for dear life, to turn him into a bloodthirsty monster.Not only did Macbeth...

  • Homage to Reginald Tebogo Selelo

    One is compelled to use these fitting but seemingly contradictory adjectives to describe the great personality that was exuded by the iconic giant. I had the privilege to work with Reginald at BEDIA, BITC’s forerunner, where he had come on board as...

  • Embrace the Altruistic Selfish Virtue

    A study conducted by the University of British Columbia confirmed that acts of kindness lifted the moods of the giver and reduced anxiety levels. Kindness is known to generate increased levels of happy and love hormones. With these facts in mind, you...

  • Resist Kakistocracy and Embrace Meritocracy

    At the helm of all kakistocracies is an unnerving and cringeworthy leadership by the least principled, least qualified, and least competent individuals. A privileged and pretentious elite bent on driving its own self-focused agenda! No wonder...

  • Epistemic modesty vs epistemic trespassing

    This is a two-dimensional issue, that encompasses moral decadence and an unfortunate dive in trust. Epistemic trespassers have flooded the social media space, riding the crest of faux authority, ignoring professional centreline rumble strips, and...

  • Depolarising a nation on pins and needles

    Last week, excitement levels swirled, thanks to the much-anticipated roof-raising announcement that invited the 45 to 54 age-bracket for COVID-19 vaccine inoculation. The flaring positive storm quickly fizzled into a feeble damp squib when a...

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