#Pushabw v @bwslice: An Example of Everything Wrong With Our Government Apparatus

The Ministry of Investment, Trade and Industry announced through its apparatus Brand Botswana that it was launching a campaign under the hash tag #pushabw. The campaign is aimed to promote local produce and local companies. The ultimate goal of the campaign is to grow local industries, create jobs, help eradicate poverty and boost the economy. Commendable... 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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