Author

Siki Motshwari Johannes
  • Mnangagwa: A biblical Saul-turned-Paul?

    The Southern African Development Community (SADC) has hitherto been Africa’s beacon of hope, peace and tranquility. Military coups were unknown. Only Lesotho appeared to be the sick man of southern Africa. Zimbabwe has been on the news for all...

  • The principal architect of his own political demise

    It is a bloodless military coup. Zimbabwe is now under a military junta. The army claims that what it has done does not amount to a coup and they have chosen to play a semantics game and branded their action  ‘bloodless...

  • SONA : Where speech writers lost the plot

    When a sitting President’s speech fails to capture the mood and meet the expectations of the audience, questions are raised about the quality of the President’s speech writers.  President Ian Khama’s last State of the Nation...

  • Sphalabanyana The land of hope and opportunity

    Sphalabanyana, as Palapye is affectionately known, has become a huge construction site. 'Palapians' as villagers are known and outsiders alike have been taken aback by the phenomenal and unprecedented infrastructural developments that have...

  • Molale face-to-face with BOFEPUSU

    The 2019 general election promises to be the most gruesome the country has ever had. It is going to be a do-or-die for the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP). If for the past five elections the BDP could afford the luxury of taking the opposition...

  • The APs offerings

    The most pressing goal of seeking a new political home was to safeguard and secure Gaolathe Ndaba’s presidential powers and isolate Advocate Sidney Pilane’s Botswana Movement for Democracy (BMD) faction for good.   Amidst riots...

  • Opposition should learn from history

    Events that characterised the BMD in the last few months clearly prove that history is not always the best teacher. Recent events in the opposition bloc have raised many questions as to whether the opposition will ever learn from past experiences....

  • How BMD flattered to deceive (Part II)

    It takes two to tango. Gaolathe is as much  guilty as Pilane is for the disintergration of the BMD. Pilane‘s controversial and unexpected return to the BMD fold helped to expose the movement’s constitutional defects, its vulnerablity...

  • How BMD flattered to deceive-Part I

    They may choose to deny it but evidence on the ground suggests that the Botswana Movement for Democracy (BMD) has flattered to deceive. The hype and euphoria that greeted the arrival of the BMD on the political scene in 2010, seems to be evaporating....

  • Out of school education: The silent game changer

    The day marks the importance of education and highlight challenges associated with provision of teaching and learning across the globe. The event was held under the auspices of the Out of School Education and Training (OSET), an arm of the Basic...

  • Chieftainship succession feuds simmering in Chadibe

    Rabojang had presided over the affairs of the village for over three and half decades and it must be noted however, that during his long reign the village enjoyed relative peace and tranquility. Following Rabojang’s demise the village of...

  • BDP secretary general: Who is the best of them all?

    One can safely say the party is as good as its secretary general. Since inception, the BDP had been so lucky to have at the helm of its secretariat division men of exceptional abilities such as Sir Ketumile Masire and the controversial Daniel...

  • A cabinet of friends

    Since its first election victory, the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) has never faced the prospect of suffering an electoral defeat like in recent times  Now it appears a dark cloud is hovering over the BDP head and President Ian Khama-led party...

  • Masisi: The Jonah in the BDP storm

    When President Ian Khama named Mokgweetsi Masisi as his Vice President above his more accomplished and experienced competitors in both the country and the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP), apparatchiks were stunned.   On November 12, 2014,...

  • Khamas surprise appointment

    In politics everything is fluid. The system of permanent alliances or permanent adversaries has no place in the realm of politics. The relationship between President Ian Khama and Cabinet minister Pelonomi Venson-Motoi bears testimony to this. Ever...

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