What lies behind the sick note

The country is wrestling with a problem very few are even aware of A problem that is difficult to see at ground level and is better observed from a more elevated position, where patterns and impacts are clearer.

As detailed in an article in last Friday’s edition, mental health in the workplace is an emerging crisis in the country, one that is ignored, overlooked or dismissed by those in a position to do something.

Everyday, thousands of employees turn in sick notes or make other excuses to avoid work due to any of one of the numerous manifestations of poor mental health. Absenteeism in the workplace and poor productivity are the impact at ground level, but climb higher in your observation deck and you may see the impact at national economy level.

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Are police trigger-happy?

Unfortunately, that day turned sour for those who were shopping at Sefalana Cash and Carry in Gaborone West Industrial.The exchange of fire that ensued between members of the Botswana Police Service (BPS) and robbers who had allegedly robbed a G4S cash-in-transit vehicle left two civilians dead, three robbers struck down, and an undisclosed number of citizens wounded.One deceased civilian is reportedly an employee of the Citizen Entrepreneurial...

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