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  • IEC should do better

    One alarming observation is the apparent lack of readiness shown by the IEC. Despite the infrequent occurrence of general elections — once every five years — the Commission’s readiness appears questionable. The decision to employ civil servants...

  • Strengthen security measures for judicial officers

    The disturbing events of May 17, 2022, serve as a reminder of the risks faced by those who dedicate themselves to upholding justice.As Korae’s plea for continuity before a specific magistrate was denied, his reaction escalated from verbal...

  • The art of the deal

    According to the published plans, by September, the G7 expects to have established a certification system that will require the world’s polished diamonds to be sent through Antwerp, Belgium for certification first, before being allowed to trade...

  • Substitute egos with humility in BFL crisis

    The goals, saves and celebrations on the pitch have, for the past month, sadly been replaced by an ugly boardroom episode.The Botswana Football League (BFL) brawl has steadily spread like cancer and is now holding local football hostage. There are no...

  • Welcome to 2024

    South Africa, Mozambique, Rwanda and Ghana (further in West Africa) amongst others like Botswana, will at different periods hold national polls to usher in new governments.As we draw a set of our personal and professional goals, let us make a...

  • We heartily thank you!

    It may have not been easy battling with deadlines, but together as a team we have made it possible to ensure our readers enjoyed uninterrupted access to our conventional editions and online platforms which were always beaming to the seams with ‘The...

  • We are not safe

    Worse, even the presumably safest places like churches and hospitals amongst others are not safe anymore as criminals are not even ashamed to rob the places of worship, pastors, the sick, medical doctors and people living with disabilities.Depending...

  • Bravo police for prompt action

    It is also hurting that whilst we all know that the Botswana Police Service (BPS) is charged functionally with the duties to investigate all forms of crime, some locals have resorted to taking the law into their own hands. It is very wrong to do...

  • End the legal impasse

    Registration for elections is a crucial process that will ultimately help eligible Batswana to elect leaders of their choice for both the councils and Parliament.The winners will ultimately form a government. Initially, the registration exercise was...

  • Gov’t’s double standards exposed

    This is quite shameful really. What is even appalling is that Balete bought their land while the recently acquired 45, 000 hectares in the North East District was basically stolen from Batswana by one Cecil John Rhodes.In 1925, Balete bought their...

  • Enjoy your Suffrage

    The right to vote is a political right, enshrined in Section 11 of the Constitution of Botswana as a subset of a greater right deemed as the freedom to conscience.This allows the citizens of the country to freely deploy the faculties of their mind...

  • SONA: Masisi should avoid political expediency

    Masisi will update the nation on his government’s challenges and achievements as well as the promises to deliver in the next 12 months and/or beyond.While this SONA will not be different from the previous ones, it will be delivered against the...

  • Thumbs up to BDF leadership

    Since the beginning of 2022, the BDF has been hit by recurring incidents of homicide and suicide with some members killing their spouses or girlfriends, something that has even affected the institution’s image and reputation.Across the country, BDF...

  • MESD must crack the whip at BEC

    Already, there are allegations that some people were very reckless in handling the leaked examinations papers until they landed on wrong hands. There is a valid reason why after many years and months of studies, students do sit for examinations.It is...

  • Include the boy child in UN plans

    Every year, the world commemorates the Day of the Girl Child and speaks to pertinent issues in the lives of the Girl Child. The opportunity also offers the girls a platform to assert themselves in their journey to adulthood.This week’s...

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