Finance Ministry 'closely monitoring' BBS saga
The Ministry of Finance and Economic Development says it is closely mo...
BITC helps informal sector rebrand
The Botswana Investment and Trade Centre (BITC) is collaborating with ...
Morupisi, wife trial Day 2: Defence accuses state of witness intimidation
The defence team for the former permanent secretary to the President (...
Mares, Banyana clash in friendly tie
The Mares will return to the field for the first time this year with a...
Corona surge: Chickens come home to roost
Friday, March 05, 2021
Earlier this week, the Government Facebook page posted an SOS message by President Mokgweetsi Masisi to the effect that health facilities in the country are overwhelmed d...
The Power Chase: A novel by Paul Batshedi More
Friday, March 05, 2021
The Power Chase is a work of fiction. I must confess I have not read novels in a long while.
It is the lockdown stupid
Friday, August 14, 2020
Over the last eight months, lockdowns, occasioned by COVID-19, have ravaged the economies of many countries right across the globe.
Of lockdowns, extensions and phases
Thursday, April 30, 2020
Today, Thursday, April 30th, was supposed to mark the end of the four-week period of "extreme social distancing" declared by President Mokgweetsi Masisi at the end of Mar...
The political economy of Covid-19
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Last week the International Monetary Fund (IMF), which is usually measured in its pronouncements for fear of causing panic in world markets, said Covid-19 was the worst e...
Covid-19: Testing, testing and more testing
Wednesday, April 08, 2020
Over 50 percent of the globe is under lockdown as Covid-19 spreads like bush fire around the world leaving behind a trail of death and untold misery for those who are han...
BDP to win by outright majority
Friday, October 18, 2019
The eventuality of a hung Parliament in next week's general elections does not exist because the disunity of the opposition will deliver the BDP an outright majority to...
How opposition disunity helps BDP
Friday, October 18, 2019
Renowned scientist, Albert Einstein once said the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.
Remembering the Queen of Soul
Friday, August 24, 2018
On the 28th June 1990 a couple of South African students studying in Cleveland, Ohio and I, travelled to Detroit, Michigan to attend what was billed as a â€˜Freedom Rally...
Remembering soul sister, Beata Kasale
Friday, June 22, 2018
When I parted with Beata on the 10th of last month as we alighted the Air Botswana flight BP 222 in the evening, after a two-hour delay in Johannesburg due to a technical...
Remembering Dr Philip Nchipi Tabane
Friday, May 25, 2018
It was in 1996 when three of my friends and I, left Gaborone on a Friday, after work, and headed towards the Tlokweng border en route to the then sprawling dusty village ...
Remembering Bra Hugh Masekela
Friday, January 26, 2018
“Who is here? Hugh is here!” That is how Hugh Masekela was introduced to Botswana audiences for the first time. This was by none other than Dr Thabo Fako of the Sociology...
Ethics, whistleblowing and the fight against corruption in Botswana: A journalist’s perspective
Friday, December 15, 2017
Last Thursday, the University of Botswana in conjunction with the Directorate on Corruption and Economic Crime, held a symposium under the theme, ‘United against corrupti...
The PvR I know
Friday, June 23, 2017
It was on a Tuesday evening when I received a text message from Methaetsile Leepile that Patrick van Rensburg had died. Although I knew that Pat had been sick, and Mothu...
Remembering Al Jarreau
Thursday, February 16, 2017
Renowned jazz vocalist, Alwin Lopez Jarreau, died last Sunday in a Los Angeles hospital at the age of 76. A week earlier he had announced his retirement after cutting sh...
The decline and fall of higher education in Botswana: Quality assurance authorities complicit (Part II)
Friday, January 20, 2017
Quality assurance agencies should place the interests of students in tertiary institutions and those that are still coming front and centre of what they do. In this secon...
The decline and fall of higher education in Botswana: The curse of commercialisation (Part I)
Friday, January 13, 2017
Higher education is in a state of decay in Botswana with grave ramifications for the plight of young ones who should compete with their peers elsewhere in the global econ...
Media capture: slogan or reality?
Friday, July 15, 2016
In this second and final installment of a two-part series, Titus Mbuya dispels the myth of a media industry purportedly captured by corporate interests, and shows how int...
Sunday Standard printing press: The white elephant in the room
Friday, July 08, 2016
What conjoins INK at the hip with the local weekly newspaper, the Sunday Standard, is the duo’s association with George Soros money. The New York-based Media Development ...
INK Centre for Journalism: snout in CIA feeding trough
Friday, July 08, 2016
In this first installment of a two part series, Titus Mbuya* untangles the intricate web of relationships and deceit involved in the funding of the newly established Ink ...
Remembering Jacob Sello Selebi
Monday, February 02, 2015
Former South African National Police Commissioner, Jackie Sello Selebi was buried in Pretoria over the weekend. I first met Selebi in 1989. If you think about it, that wa...
Kgosi’s acquisition of shares is legit
Friday, January 09, 2015
The Isaac Kgosi story, which hogged newspaper headlines throughout 2014, is a textbook example of what happens when journalists bombard the reader with an avalanche of in...
Tomorrow’s election more of the same
Thursday, October 23, 2014
The outcome of the general elections to be held tomorrow will not be substantially different from that of the last three general elections, writes TITUS MBUYA, whoa has c...
Subjecting press freedom to the spook of national security
Friday, October 17, 2014
The conditions under which journalists work are becoming more dangerous as governments around the world clamp down on their freedom in the guise oaf safeguarding national...
COVID-19 Movement Permits Pit MPs Against One Another
The Speaker of the National Assembly, Phandu Skelemani was o...
COVID-19 scorpion contracts in limbo
The Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Eric...
Boarding students barred from going home
Some students who are in boarding schools will not be allowe...
COVID-19 disturbs courts' schedules again
FRANCISTOWN: Government’s recent ban on travel between...
Govt imposes Easter Holiday interzonal lockdown
The (coronavirus) COVID-19 Task Force has today announced an...
UNICEF Facilitates Covax Procurement
After a year of disruptions due to the coronavirus (COVID-19...
EU Ambassador Applauds Botswana
Ambassador of the European Union (EU), Jan Sadek has applaud...
Three Inmates Die From Covid-19
Three inmates and two Botswana Prison Service officers have ...
Nation Needs Clarity On Covid-19 â€“ Keorapetse
Member of Parliament (MP) for Selebi-Phikwe West, Dithapelo ...
Jabs start this week
The government is set to begin COVID-19 vaccinations this we...
15 Apr 2021
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