On the cusp of a crisis

The ticking of the time bomb first heard in 2008 with the emergence of load shedding, is growing louder.

In that year, former Energy Minister, Ponatshego Kedikilwe urged Batswana not to witch-hunt blame for the load-shedding, despite mounting evidence pointing to the myopia of policymakers in years preceding the crisis. Rather, Kedikilwe galvanised Batswana and investors around the promise of a shiny, new 600 MW power station which would not only resolve the country’s immediate power shortages, but guarantee its future as well.

Alas, the hope induced by Kedikilwe’s soothing words, did not spring eternal.

Editor's Comment
CoA brings sanity to DIS/DCEC long-standing feud

This decision follows the raiding of the office of the former Director General of the DCEC, Tymon Katlholo early 2022 and his staff officer by the DIS operatives who reportedly took files that they had targeted.After all back and forth arguments, the CoA has set the record straight giving an invaluable lesson to the DIS that it was no super security organ and it does not have any powers to cogently supervise other security organs including the...

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