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Joris Voorhoeve
  • Hooliganism Uncool!

    It was not only hazardous to others but also embarrassing and shocking. The outbreak of COVID-19 forced governments to impose restrictions to curb the spread of the potentially fatal virus, and one of them was a temporary ban on festivals and music...

  • Isn’t There A Better Way?

    Issues of land have always been complicated, and have presented headaches for land overseers. Hence, there have to be ways the Land Boards can address issues of land disputes that will not leave citizens homeless, stranded, humiliated or stripped of...

  • Go Vote Your Reps!

    The seats have been vacant for sometime following the deaths of the respective councillors. Restrictions brought about by the outbreak of COVID-19 prevented the vacant posts from being filled within the prescribed period. This left a considerable...

  • Stiffer Penalties For Child Molesters

    Hardly a week passes without reports of some monster having defiled an innocent girl, or some irresponsible stepfather having poisoned their children because they do not want to pay child support. What is happening in our communities and where are we...

  • One Match Stick Can Torch A Nation

    It is a feud that refuses to die, and unfortunately a whole nation remains transfixed on this saga. Only last week, reports emerged, the state apparatus were ready to pounce and arrest Khama. Under normal circumstances an arrest is carried out...

  • Should COVID-19 Vaccination Be Compulsory?

    This is after the easing of several restrictions when Botswana emerged from a State of Emergency at the end of September. The embargoes that were lifted included numbers of attendees at public gatherings.The move to ease restrictions revived the...

  • Where Are The Vaccines?

    The government has without a doubt come up with good initiatives such as partnering with private medical practitioners in the vaccine roll-out. This was indeed a welcome development that reduced congestions at government vaccination centres.Well,...

  • Let's Get Serious With BMC

    We have heard of so many disturbing stories about the commission. How do some of its leaders put their interests before those of the organisation? How broke is the BMC? We have now reached an all-time low. How does a whole BMC run for five months...

  • Let's Enjoy Responsibly

    The rate of infection and the death toll might have gone down, but the threat is still there. According to statistics released on September 20, 2021, a total of 229,563 people have been fully vaccinated. While there is some progress, we still have a...

  • A Call For Government To Save Jobs

    The minister further shared that from the 320 businesses that notified the Commissioner of Labour about their plans to retrench, 20 were acceded to, which resulted in 204 workers being retrenched during April 2020 and July 2021.The retrenchments were...

  • Seamless Business Environment Needed Post-COVID

    The country was also classified as the least corrupt in the world with strong anti-graft checks and balances. With these assurances, investors were guaranteed safety on their investments and returns. That is no longer the case. Several countries like...

  • End Of SoE May Spell Beginning Of Sleepless Nights

    While the announcement by President Mokgweetsi Masisi during the National Address on COVID-19 on Friday clearly stated that the nation will be exiting the SoE, at the end of September 2021, it has been great and welcome news.However, many companies...

  • Impose Stricter Regulations, Lift Alcohol Ban

    While the current ban is strictly on the sale of alcohol locally, many people were not aware that one is not restricted from crossing into the country with the allowed quantities of alcoholic beverages from their trips to neighbouring countries.Those...

  • Sports Excellence Needs To Be Rewarded

    We will be looking forward to seeing you, your coaches and indeed colleagues you travelled with to Kenya, be rewarded by the government and the private sector.After sending Batswana to the Olympics for the last 40 years, it was only in 2012 that we...

  • Schools Closure Extension Welcome, But....

    Fast forward! August 17 has arrived, but there still does not seem to be a plan in place that the government is sharing of how it intends to deal with the long-awaited vaccination of teachers. If anything else, the government seems a bit evasive on...

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