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  • Happy Independence!

    We are 56 years old and what do we have to show for it? Looking at where Botswana started and where it is today, there are a lot of developments, but whether the developments match the number of years we have enjoyed as a country is a topic for...

  • Botswana deserves ideal political leaders

    This remains to be seen, particularly as opposite unity has been seeing its ups and downs. In 2012, three opposition parties namely the Botswana National Front (BNF), the Botswana Movement for Democracy (BMD), and the Botswana National Front (BNF)...

  • Fatal accidents still haunt the nation

    We have three reports of fatal accidents, which claimed four lives, all of which happened in a space of two days.These are just accidents that The Monitor reported on, as there could be more! The painful part is that most of those who perish in these...

  • Too high a price to pay

    Information presented at the symposium shows that MVA has a total database of 182 spinal cord injured claimants spread across the country, 133 being paraplegics while 50 are tetraplegics.MVA Fund Board Chairperson, Dr Boitumelo Mokgatla explained:...

  • Stiffer penalties for paedophiles

    The sad reality is that some of these incidents go unreported for a variety of reasons, either because the parents have been paid off or the family has chosen to protect the culprit at the expense of the child who was denied the right to innocence...

  • Mental health: End all discrimination

    While this may sound utopian, unfortunately, we all know that this is not the case with the world today.We have amongst us people who have mental illnesses and often we have come across someone or some people ridiculing such a person, and sadly most...

  • A step in the right direction

    That is indeed a welcome development, especially looking at the fact that the manual way of doing things is slowly disappearing and competency in the use of computers and other digital gadgets has become a must.The simple way of looking at it is just...

  • Let the law take its course

    When the news broke, a fierce debate ensued. While some members of the public believe that the law should take its cause, there is a section of the population that believes the move to detain the MP is politically motivated.Matsheka has been in the...

  • Parly's draconian policy taints BWSpeaks

    It is quite a commendable development on the part of Parliament because it brings together constituents from all corners of the country into one digital space. The aim of the platform is to leave no one behind in this democratic process as it embarks...

  • Stop with the killings!

    While in many of the cases the suspects are brought before the courts of law, many others walk free. Even those who are brought to court still enjoy freedom because of bail and in most cases continue to commit further crimes.As the Presidential...

  • UDC’s promised land near, yet so far

    Their woes are dimming the glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel to ending the Botswana Democratic Party’s (BDP) 50-plus years of rule.The BCP and BNF will be concluding their elective congresses on Tuesday. Members of the two parties, even...

  • 'Where was Tlotso murdered?'

    The stepfather appeared in court on July 7 according to a widely circulated press release by the Botswana Police Service (BPS) Public Relations Unit.While the police have clearly stated that investigations are still ongoing, information that has been...

  • A woman’s right to choose: Or is it?

    Here in Botswana, we have many single-parent households, mostly female-led, so what does that suggest? That some fathers choose to ditch the responsibility of caring for their children and leave them to the ones who carry them during pregnancy to do...

  • Child abduction cannot go unnoticed, unabated!

    This affects both children and adults, but of late there have been more cases of child abductions being reported. While challenges like this are not peculiar to Botswana, we as a nation seem not to be doing enough.By now, we could have ample...

  • Keep safe, protect yourself!

    The latest report released by government shows that statistics from May 29 to June 1 indicate the number of active cases during that period to be at 2,843, while new cases for the period mentioned stood at 1,627 and three deaths.These numbers are a...

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