Inflation reaches 8-year high
Figures released by Statistics Botswana today show that inflation in A...
Emerging Motswana scholar in top academic competition
Tebogo Leepile, a final year PhD Candidate in Integrated Studies in La...
Khama demands Peloetletse pays P1.5m for defamation
Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) activist Macdonald Peloetletse could f...
Zim pushes to join Kazungula Bridge project
Senior officials from Botswana and Zambia are working with Zimbabwe on...
Where is the workers’ promise Mr President?
Friday, May 07, 2021
Unionists have expressed disappointment at the crop of legislators whom they say care less about the plight of the workers and the people who voted them into office.
A spotlight on governance
Friday, April 30, 2021
As messy as the Botswana Building Society (BBS) Limited saga has been, one positive that came out of it has been the critically needed spotlight being shone on the countr...
The worst crisis at the worst time
Friday, April 23, 2021
Reports of tensions in Cabinet and top level instability in the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) are disturbing.
The dilemma of sending troops to Mozambique
Friday, April 16, 2021
Botswana, like other countries is faced with a daunting task of fending off and protecting its citizens from the global COVID-19 pandemic.
Time to introduce wealth tax is now
Friday, April 09, 2021
For the past year, Batswana have endured the painful economic difficulties brought about the COVID-19 pandemic, but the year 2021 and beyond promise to be even tougher wi...
Between liquor and a hard place
Friday, April 02, 2021
Economic sectors in the country are trading war stories about the impact of COVID-19, while wrestling for the limited support various government arms are extending.
Arms ready, where are the jabs?
Friday, March 26, 2021
It is deeply disheartening and disconcerting that after the highly public launch of the COVID-19 communication strategy, a veil of silence has again fallen over the autho...
Stop vaccine conspiracy theories
Friday, March 19, 2021
Recently Botswana received 30, 000 doses of Covishield popularly known as AstraZeneca vaccine as a donation from India.
Get rid of Magosi
Friday, March 12, 2021
One despicable human being, Adolf Hitler is quoted as having said “If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed”.
Can pension funds come to the party?
Friday, March 05, 2021
It is no secret that public coffers are running threadbare.
Be realistic about alcohol ban
Friday, February 26, 2021
On Tuesday 23, 2021, social media was abuzz following a story of a 32-year-old woman of Goo-Kgano Ward in Kanye who died and the other two who survived after drinking som...
Budget inclusion: A key ‘shock’ absorber
Friday, February 19, 2021
Batswana are still reeling under a catalogue of shocks contained in Finance Minister, Thapelo Matsheka’s recent budget speech.
A case for political funding
Friday, February 12, 2021
Public financing of political parties in Botswana is always a topical issue.
A shared national urgency
Friday, February 05, 2021
In the weeks since we wrote an editorial urging government and other healthcare stakeholders to take the nation into their confidence about the plan for COVID-19 vaccines...
Suffer the little children
Friday, January 29, 2021
COVID-19 cases are rising at rates of about 300 per day, while deaths have shot up since January, topping 100 recently.
The hurry up and wait for vaccines
Friday, January 22, 2021
Botswana and other African countries are at the back of the line in the wait for COVID-19 vaccines, thanks effectively to the “global moral failure” described...
Resumption of football, a Pandora’s box
Friday, January 15, 2021
COVID-19 has sent a shockwave into the society and it looks like it is here to stay for a very long time.
Horses bolted, wrong stable doors closed
Friday, January 08, 2021
Government’s decision to extend the curfew to January 31 and suspend the sale of alcohol over that period, on the surface, may appear sound in light of rising COVID...
There is no need for another lockdown
Friday, December 25, 2020
Botswana like the rest of the world will be celebrating the festive season differently from the previous ones because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The art of the deal
Friday, December 18, 2020
The established story is that diamonds were discovered in Botswana sometime around Independence and what was once a small, agrarian “backwater” economy transf...
Jaw jaw not war war
Friday, December 11, 2020
The creative sector is up in arms over the prolonged reopening of their sector, taking to the streets in the most visible fashion and in the process stirring up national ...
One more push
Friday, December 04, 2020
Governance, in a democracy, is both a delicate balancing act and also a tightrope act, at the best of times.
Tendering sleaze goes unabated
Friday, November 27, 2020
This publication has been reporting extensively that a local contractor was stopped from conducting work in the Selebi-Phikwe infrastructure programme as per the advice f...
Swords into ploughshares
Friday, November 20, 2020
Subsistence farmers across the country are understandably frustrated and even angry.
COVID-19 breathes life into the digital kgotla
As COVID-19 has forced people apart, the fireside and kgotla...
COVID-19 Burial Stalemate Ends
FRANCISTOWN: The family of a prominent traditional doctor in...
Banks and sustainability in a post COVID-19-environment
Some banks across the globe have responded to the pandemic b...
Olympics team’s vaccine options open
With the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) still a raging mena...
COVID-19 funeral stalemate: Family dares gov’t to bury father
FRANCISTOWN: The Letlhakane Sub-Land Board is embroiled in a...
BFA embraces CAF’s decision on COVID tests
The Botswana Football Association (BFA) says continental bod...
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...
14 May 2021
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