Saturday, July 30, 2016
Authors Posts by BEATA KASALE

BEATA KASALE

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After Khama, What?

 Batswana, wake up and smell the coffee WE HAVEN'T written this column because of the government's ban on advertising. Sounds so perfect but that is...

Mogae’s plan has backfired

  What makes Ian Khama tick When former President Festus Mogae chose our current head of state to succeed him, it was to close the rift...

Mogae’s plan has backfired

  What makes Ian Khama tick When former President Festus Mogae chose our current head of state to succeed him, it was to close the rift within...

Are you for Real Mr. President

BOTSWANA IS IN CHAOS... WHERE ARE YOU? BOTSWANA IS in a state of anarchy! The Rule of Law is out of control, ignored by both...

Telling it like it is

This drawing was done by a 14-year-old. A picture says a thousand words, they say but in this piece of art the woman tells the man that his wife will...

Where do we go from here

Botswana politics will never be the same ever again With our looming elections one would have thought the hype would be on party manifestos. But not in our...

Clara Olsen, the icon

Dynamite comes in small packages Mme Mma Olsen has paved the way for future generations of women in the media. Not to mention the numerous publishers and editors...

THE LAST CALL

WE ARE LIKE A PEBBLE OF SAND I ANSWERED his call, in the middle of a meeting and whispered... I will call you back, I am...

UNDER SIEGE

NO POWER, NO WATER TODAY IS my birthday. Never in these over five decades have i seen so much despondency in this country. Just when I...

LET THEM TALK

Ruffling feathers is good for democracy For a very long time Batswana mastered the art to suffer in silence. For ages they adopted apathy as their...

NOT AMUSED

I am not amused by the chaotic state our country is currently in. Most readers think the absence of my column lately is because of...

CRYING SHAME

I had the most traumatic trip to Zimbabwe recently, where the high level of corruption in that country shocked me. It is pathetic. I hate...

OUR TAX

How supriced I was to see a five star place when I was looking for a typical Botswa­na hospital. The friendly nurses, signs of...

TO PLOUGH OR NOT TO PLOUGH

The seed to become a farmer came was first planted in 2007 when we ploughed a small garden in Marokolwane. We decided to plough two...

VERY UPSET

 Alternative governance a dream  How can ‘opposition’ hang their linen in public  BDP laughing all the way to an election Victory My hopes for an alternative government...

NO MONEY, NO HOPE

  What a life! I have resorted to walk with my eyes down if I happen to visit a mall. I don’t want to see the desolation...

WE LIVE IN INTERESTING TIMES

It is so surreal. Everything is happening so fast. We embrace the gift of life  but most of all to be part of these interesting...

AT THE DEEP END

How easy it is to analyse the general political climate in Africa. Our African politics are a case of a one shoe size fits...

LIFE BEGINS AT 50

Ten years ago when I filled my tub with foamy water, I absolutely  had no regard to water wastage. Let alone the thought that someone,...

WHO BUILT THIS?

Who else? The Chinese. ON WEDNESDAY, we went to Electrical Distribution, who have opened an exclusive lights shop in Broadhurst Industrial. While in the shop,...

WHO’S FOOLING WHO?

Matome is just a scapegoat WE HAVE written this before and we repeat it again — for as long as Botswana continues to catch Big...

NO TO SHEBEENS

I GIVE MINISTER of Trade, Dorcas Makgato-Malesu, a big thumbs up for endorsing the ban on home based shebeens. Kgosikgolo Kgafela Kgafela took a...

OUR POLITICS, A JOKE

How can someone not be opposition enough? Batswana need leaders not dummies! Even before the dust has settled, the newly formed Umbrella is causing more...

YOU ARE FIRED

I thought a chief was born... not elected, but I was wrong! I am taken aback by the recent “de-recognition” of Kgosi-Kgolo Kgafela II of...

It’s time for a real change…

Choose your President These four women have one thing in common. They share one attribute... They are powerful leaders. Now that the opposition is just...

Africa loves conflict …

Botswana, new kid on the block I NEVER thought Botswana would join the African love-for-conflict saga in my lifetime. Our country is joining the rest of...

Give us Khan not Malema

These days Botswana is a skipping rope. Even Julius Malema has grabbed his piece of the rope and is smiling all the way into...

Hospitals are NOW MORGUES

Two Sundays ago our uncle fell sick. At 70 he had the energy 30-year-olds of today can only dream of.  Staying alone at the...

DIRTY SICK MEN DEFENDED

Young girls definitely not innocent This is a big problem, involving two indi- viduals. Young girls who bed older men are not innocent. Not by...

TO GIVE is not a crime

But it’s a crime to ignore poverty. Adopt an elder and give them love MY BLOOD ran cold when I saw children fight over an...

Dirty Sick Men

And they point a finger at others HOW DISGUSTED I was when I heard snide comments regarding the maintenance story, The Voice carried about...

Giving back to the community

Rasesa gets warm this chilly winter Over the years we have seen companies reach out to the communities, build houses, provide food baskets and...

Half of a Century

Over 300 elders and children will receive warm clothes, blankets, food and treats on Saturday donated by caring and loving businesses, colleagues and friends....

War IS No Joke

Be careful of what you ask for As our country goes up in smoke, and songs of a revolution fill the air, we ask...

Show us the money

We dont want empty promises It is a pity that the Unions and the government have failed to resolve the strike amicably. During my...

Game over

“A hungry man is  an angry man” THOSE OF us who doubted that the strike will happen are eating humble pie. Batswana are sick and...

Where are the women?

  Why is women representation in our parliament so appalling? How in God’s name is it possible for a country with an estimated population of 1...

Back from the Ghetto

We spent an amazing time in the place where The Voice and this column were born, none other than the Ghetto. What an awesome...

Let the children go

A FEW years ago, a friend bought me a book, The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran. I loved this quote from the book: “Your children are...

LET THE CHILDREN GO

A few years ago, a friend bought me a book, The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran.  I loved this quote from the book: “Your children are...