Nursing student pursues art passion
When the going gets tough, many young people abandon their passion mor...
Réunion Island based Danielle Swagger releases new visuals
Réunion Island based Motswana female rapper, Danielle Swagger h...
Mareledi tackles uncertain music industry
After releasing her single dubbed Pilara upcoming Jazz artiste Mareled...
Pitse’s new foundation sets eyes on education
Local media personality, Loungo Andre Pitse has announced that his new...
Civil society could make joint responses a reality
Friday, October 16, 2020
Historically, civil society action has been key and central to crisis responses and post-crisis recovery.
Ian Khama’s 'activism' requires honesty about his presidential legacy
Friday, August 28, 2020
Ian Khama is one of the most important political figures of his generation.
'Greening Botswana’s post-COVID-19 economic recovery
Friday, August 21, 2020
Conventional economic growth models driven by the much revered globalisation and trade liberalisation era are slowly fading out.
On Gaborone's foreign policy during COVID-19 and beyond
Friday, August 07, 2020
The proactive Diplomat in Chief, President Mokgweetsi Masisi, has a few paramount questions to nibble on as the world shifts to a new order, both literally and metaphoric...
A greater pandemic: An (un)open government!
Thursday, April 09, 2020
The Botswana Parliament has moved to impose a six-month-long state of public emergency as a response to give adequate leeway to health officials to mitigate the spread of...
The economics of a pandemic vs. Matsheka's economics
Friday, April 03, 2020
A pandemic-induced health crisis is rapidly igniting an economic crisis with yet unknown consequences for financial stability, and all of this is playing out against the ...
Pandemics and crises demand decisive leadership
Friday, March 27, 2020
President Mokgweetsi Masisi may have just dealt the first blow to his credibility and possibly his legacy. How he handles the COVID-19 crisis will set the tone for his ad...
'The gown must go to town'
Friday, February 28, 2020
President Mokgweetsi Masisi’s recent appointment of three well-respected professors from the University of Botswana’s Faculty of Social Sciences, had me in ...
Masisi's 100 days: Great on diplomacy, worrying on domestic issues
Friday, February 21, 2020
President Mokgweetsi Masisi and his newly- elected Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) have clocked the first 100 days in office with a renewed mandate.
Trade policy holds and the 'economic transformation' question
Friday, February 07, 2020
One of the more repeated sound-bites and catchphrases from Minister Thapelo Matsheka’s budget speech this week was ‘transformation’ and the ‘trans...
Big corporations in the era of stakeholder capitalism
Friday, January 31, 2020
President Mokgweetsi Masisi and his team have just returned from the World Economic Forum in Davos where ‘stakeholder capitalism’ made its grand re-entrance i...
Re-imagining Parliament with multi-partisan consensus
Friday, January 24, 2020
The Botswana parliament has long been at a crossroads since the wheels of modern liberal democracy began shifting decades ago.
President Masisi’s Davos playbook
Friday, January 17, 2020
President Mokgweetsi Masisi is heading to the World Economic Forum once again for the second year running.
Some constitutional, democratic and other lessons of 2019
Friday, December 20, 2019
Politics this year has been notoriously brutal, filled with wildly ambitious characters and individuals jockeying for influence in Botswana's competitive political space....
Opposition parties must take their role more seriously
Friday, December 13, 2019
Botswana’s opposition bloc was thrown into a tight spot when its key leaders from the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) and the Alliance for Progressives lost th...
President Masisi’s top foreign & trade policy priorities in 2020
Friday, December 06, 2019
Botswana continues to enjoy a significant amount of international respect, goodwill and prominence in the global South for its economic and political stability and its su...
Can Masisi transform the party to save the country? (Part 2)
Friday, November 29, 2019
The Botswana Democratic Party’s (BDP) current model of electing leadership, or even grooming future leaders and subsequently, how they govern the country without ap...
Can Masisi transform ruling party and save the country? (Part 1)
Friday, November 22, 2019
The Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) survived Ian Khama by a stroke of luck. But in its current form, if another Ian Khama were to lead the party, with a more responsive e...
What of SONA, Mr President?
Friday, November 15, 2019
The outcome of the 2019 General Elections have renewed the mandate of the ruling party and given President Mokgweetsi Masisi a brand-new social contract.
The disruptive force of the 'Serowe Consensus' (Part 2)
Friday, November 08, 2019
The Serowe Consensus: A concerted, resourceful push marshalled by Ian Khama and company, and endorsed by a culturally and politically conservative section, initially to o...
The disruptive force of the ‘Serowe Consensus’ (Part 1)
Friday, November 01, 2019
The Botswana Patriotic Front (BPF) has successfully pushed the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) out of its historic stronghold in Serowe.
Masisi-Khama feud puts the presidency at a crossroads
Friday, November 01, 2019
Botswana has enjoyed peaceful transitions of power from one President to another for the past five decades.
The battle for the soul of the country
Monday, October 28, 2019
This has been a great battle, one of the most intense in fact.
The debate that was...
Friday, October 18, 2019
As elections draw closer, the nation has been gripped, week after week, by electoral constituency debates that revealed a very funny, entertaining yet sad state of affa...
Olympics team could receive COVID vaccine
Members of the Botswana Olympic Games team are likely to rec...
BMWU endorses BONU concerns over the Presidential Covid-19 Task Team and De Beers Front Liners Initiative
Botswana Mine Workers Union (BMWU) supports the sentiments e...
Football: To play or not play?
To play or not to play? That is football’s most pressi...
Fresh Zim lockdown stuns F/Town
FRANCISTOWN: A Zim lockdown has badly affected Francistown a...
Creatives fear for the worst in 2021
The COVID-19 global pandemic fuelled a massive industry disa...
Slow start to COVID-19 hit transfer window
Transfer business among clubs has been slow as the future re...
COVID could delay football return
Local fans’ hope of an early return of their favourite...
COVID-19 exacerbates media industry struggle
FRANCISTOWN: The story of how the media industry will look l...
A teary year for creatives
With art venues closing, concerts and festivals getting canc...
How pandemic triggered wedding explosion
Although the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a threat to the...
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