Khama Honours Opposition Stalwart


In a rare move President Ian Khama will bestow a medal of honour on one of the opposition stalwarts, James Olesitse during the 49th Independence celebrations. Olesitse, who recently quit active politics, was a staunch Botswana National Front for more than 30 years, before leaving with a break-away group to found the Botswana Congress Party in 1998. Olesitse has served in the cooperative sector for many years and held various positions of responsibility including that of president of the Cooperative Alliance - Africa Region and that of vice president of the International Cooperative Alliance. He previously served as the chief executive officer for Serowe Brigade.

Justice Gaolekwe bags Presidential Medal

Famous for his colourful Setswana phrases during the Radio Botswana news bulletins over the years Justice Gaolekwe is up for the Presidential medal of Honour. His powerful voice is back on the airwaves of Radio Botswana after retiring in 2009. He is also described as an artist, writer and translator.

Editor's Comment
A step in the right direction

That is indeed a welcome development, especially looking at the fact that the manual way of doing things is slowly disappearing and competency in the use of computers and other digital gadgets has become a must.The simple way of looking at it is just an example that almost all companies have gone completely digital and school leavers will be better placed after leaving school, because they will already be familiar with the use of computers.The...

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