The problmatique called youth unemployment

The recent announcement by the Ministry of Youth Sport and Culture to introduce the Graduate Volunteer Scheme has brought to the fore raw emotions that have been bubbling beneath the skin of many people, particularly, unemployed graduates.

In the consequent, some social commentators, yours truly to be specific, have been guillotined, vilified etc on social media such as Facebook.

The guillotining, lynching and vilification has been taken beyond the social media as amply instanced by an opinion piece by Kago Mokotedi on Mmegi and The Botswana Gazette newspapers [Graduate Volunteer Scheme – mediocrity at its best] on 14 April, 2015. This piece is actuated by Mokotedi’s opinion letter and past Facebook posts and, primarily, seeks to address the principles of the debate on youth unemployment.

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Bravo police for prompt action

It is also hurting that whilst we all know that the Botswana Police Service (BPS) is charged functionally with the duties to investigate all forms of crime, some locals have resorted to taking the law into their own hands. It is very wrong to do that. There is also a possibility that one may wrongfully take the life of a person in the process, unless it is a justifiable case of self-defence. Recently, in the city of Francistown, some locals found...

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