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  • Implement the recommendations Mr. President

    The nation is eagerly awaiting this report to have a glimpse of what the recommendations are like, possibly for further debate. Mr. President, it’s our ardent hope that true to your promises, the public will have an opportunity to peruse the report...

  • State media should serve the nation equitably

    It would seem like President Masisi would turn a deaf ear on the warning. Instead, the current President and his party made many promises to the media industry and Batswana at large about improved relations with the private press.However, it seems...

  • Why so many press secretaries Mr President?

    It was also evident that he enjoyed support of other government journalists, photographers and videographers. As if this was not enough, wherever the President is, State media in Btv, RB1 and the Daily News are always there to give coverage.It is...

  • More convictions will send the message

    Masisi has now been at the wheel for four years now, but without too much success in his fight against corruption.While government has pursued top officials in the fight against corruption, the public has waited with bated breath to see whether one...

  • Lets unite against crime

    It is common knowledge that as the festive season approaches, thieves become hungrier for other people’s belongings.We would like to urge the Botswana Police Service and other stakeholders to continue with their efforts to curb the growing trend of...

  • A paralysis of ideas

    Indeed, idioms such as mafoko a kgotla a mantle otlhe and mmualebe o bua la gagwe, underline the importance our founding fathers placed on dialogue and consultation in the decision-making process.However, beyond dialogue and consultation, is the need...

  • Let there be peace

    Though it was bought for a measly 3,000 Sterling Pounds back in 1925, the farm which is in the outskirts of Gaborone, is well positioned to become an instant economic hub for various uses including accommodation, shopping, recreation and many...

  • Where is civil society?

    Justice Ketlogetswe accused both the CJ and Morwaeng of trying to influence his decision in a case that involved Member of Parliament for Lobatse, Dr Thapelo Matsheka.Similarly, Balete Chief, Kgosi Mosadi Seboko revealed details of a meeting between...

  • Shame on BotswanaPost, like-minded employers

    Just recently, the Manual Workers Union successfully interdicted BotswanaPost from implementing new terms and conditions of employment for its members without the union’s knowledge.The union then took the BotswanaPost to court seeking to stop the...

  • How can a discredited Judiciary be trusted?

    Justice Ketlogetswe accused both the CJ and Morwaeng of trying to influence his decision in a case that involved Member of Parliament for Lobatse, Dr Thapelo Matsheka.As if that was not enough, the CJ and Ketlogetswe went on a spat, involving...

  • Let’s fight FMD as a collective

    FMD outbreaks have in the past had negative impact on the beef industry in Botswana as they continue to prevent the country from gaining access to the lucrative beef markets such as the European Union (EU) and others.As a bovine disease, FMD is...

  • Where is judicial independence?

    Of recent, judicial independence and its ability to administer justice independently without any form of interference from third forces is under the spotlight.This was after claims were made by one of the judges, Justice Gaolapelwe Ketlogetswe that...

  • BDP elective congress: Unite or perish

    This is an exciting trice that brings together party operatives from the length and breadth of the country under one roof, especially after a long pause precipitated by the advent of the outbreak of the ravaging COVID-19.Meetings like the Tsabong...

  • Govt must bail out BR

    This week we continue the editorial to highlight the importance of the passenger train to the transport system of this country.The issue is escalated to the government level because we believe it cannot just be business as usual on this one. BR...

  • BR must find ways to make Blue Train profitable

    The story talks about how the ‘Blue Train’, as locals have often called it, has vanished just three years after returning on the rail line.The train stopped operation in January 2020.According to the story, this time the train could be gone for...

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