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  • 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...

  • Why is gov’t quiet on Khumotaka parting shot?

    In her remarks the new PS told her management team that she was looking forward to working with them as a team that would support each other.She further encouraged them to be committed in serving Batswana with due diligence bearing in mind that the...

  • BDP should come out clean

    The BDP recently submitted to the Presidential Commission on Constitutional Review calling for inclusion of a clause that prohibits former presidents from political activism.In its submission before the Commission, the ruling party argued former...

  • Masisi, Khama should calm down

    It was the last one and Maharaj Conference Centre was packed to the brim. It was Ian Khama’s last he attended as president and he said all the sweetest things about his then successor to be, Mokgweetsi Masisi, promising that Masisi was the best...

  • Anti-doping: A battle the nation has to win

    It is altering the sporting landscape at a worrying rate. Doping is now deeply rooted in Botswana, a country with a relatively small population of athletes.Under the Athletics Integrity Unit, Botswana is classified under Category B and already shares...

  • More to the Karema case than meets the eye

    When Lobatse residents went on the rampage recently, people condemned them as they rioted demanding for answers to a confusing development as the police investigated the incident of the missing boy.This week, the matter took a new twist after the...

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