Question of the Century: The Future of work

On the cold Danish morning of December, 2, 2018, over 1200 trade unionists from 132 countries gathered in Copenhagen for the fourth ITUC World congress. In her address, Lizette Risgaard, President of host LO-Denmark, set the tone for the week ahead, reminding delegates, “We are – and always will be – the global trade union movement.... Continue Reading →

Ms Moitoi is Preaching to the Choir

On the afternoon of Monday, April 1, 2019, Ms Venson-Moitoi addressed a press conference at Travel lodge in the Gaborone suburb of Block 3. The first quarter of the year had drawn to a close and from the sound of her voice so was her enthusiasm. For her, the second quarter of the year which... Continue Reading →

Deinstitutionalise Tribalism

It has been eighteen years since the Balopi commission was sanctioned by the then President His Excellency Festus Mogae. For all his flaws, I still consider him a great statesman. The Presidential Commission was set up at the height of Tribal tensions as a result of the institutionalized tribalism which underpins our country. The fallacy... Continue Reading →

What’s in a Vote?

  For many, disillusionment in Botswana politics reigns. As the nation gears towards the 2019 elections many of us wonder why we should vote. The disillusionment is by all accounts understandable. The comedy of errors that has come to define our political landscape is enough to make even the most optimistic of optimists pessimistic. The... Continue Reading →

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