A paralysis of ideas

One of the country’s foundational tenets, one steeped in Setswana culture, is consultation and free speech, the bedrock upon which the kgotla system and democracy have thrived and the modern republic built.

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 to act and it is herein, that for some time, Botswana has fallen short.

Editor's Comment
Happy Independence Day!

Independence Day holds immense significance for Batswana as a whole. It offers a moment for reflection and celebration of the country's achievements, while also prompting introspection.We must honestly assess whether the number of years of independence aligns with the progress we have made. While there is certainly much to celebrate, there are also pressing issues that require the attention of relevant stakeholders. Many Batswana are facing...

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