An ounce of prevention

Elsewhere in this edition, we carry the heart-rending stories of families in Serowe and Selebi Phikwe who were left homeless by heavy rains over the festive season.

The National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) has quickly stepped into the heart of the situation and is providing forms of relief, from shelter to the provision of food basket.

While the Office’s actions are commendable, it is necessary to also consider that with progressive planning or prudent interventions, these disasters are avoidable.

Editor's Comment
A woman’s right to choose: Or is it?

Here in Botswana, we have many single-parent households, mostly female-led, so what does that suggest? That some fathers choose to ditch the responsibility of caring for their children and leave them to the ones who carry them during pregnancy to do the heavy lifting.Of course, in other dynamics, there are instances where the father wants to keep the baby and the would-be mother does not want to, hence the saying ‘whose body is it anyway’.In...

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