Can Botswana’s Democracy carry Spirit of the Kalahari?

Can Botswana’s democracy carry spirit of the Kalahari?

By Delme Cupido

Botswana has long been hailed as a ‘miracle’ of democracy in sub-Saharan Africa. In the last ten years however, this gilded reputation earned during 1970’s and 1980’s which reflected high economic growth levels and political stability, has lost much of its lustre.

Tanzania 2015 Elections: Failure is not an Option

By Ozias Tungwarara

In many instances election management resembles crises management. This is simply because of the huge significance of elections as access to national resources and power; the personalization of state powers by elected officials and the reluctance of politicians to play by the rules.

Regional Conference on Building Democratic Developmental States for Economic Tra

Building Democratic Developmental States for Economic Transformation in Southern Africa

By Thabileng Mothabi

The conference brought together over 50 participants representing academia, civil society organisations, and representatives of regional economic communities. What emerged during the two-day discussions was that there is a huge leadership deficit in the region as a key enabler for a democratic developmental state.

Response to “I am not your daughter!”

Response to “I am not your daughter!”

By Thoko Chilenga

In this article, I agree with Nyanungo’s perspective by challenging cultural expectations and their sometimes contradictory actions; examining the imbalance between the disciplinarian and caring roles that cultural mothers have.

GDP is Macho and Keeps Women Poor

GDP is Macho and Keeps Women Poor

By Alice Kanengoni

GDP tool and model is macho and masks inequalities – especially gendered inequalities. 

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The video offers insight into the issues faced by the San in Botswana and introduces the Khwedom Council.

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Sur le chemin du plaidoyer pour la proposition de loi relative à l'Accès à l'Inf

Le plaidoyer pour la loi relative à l'accès à l'information en RDC qui a commencé depuis 2009 n'a vu ses premiers résultats qu'en Octobre 2015 avec le vote de cette loi à la chambre haute (Sénat) du Parlement. C'est fut un long combat des combattants.

Sign Language Clubs established by Deaf Zimbabwe Trust
Velaphi Mamba
The sign language clubs have served three main purposes; they have a created platform for Deaf children to interact with their hearing peers as they learn Sign Language.

Can Botswana’s Democracy carry Spirit of the Kalahari?
Delme Cupido
Botswana has long been hailed as a ‘miracle’ of democracy in sub-Saharan Africa. In the last ten years however, this gilded reputation earned during 1970’s and 1980’s which reflected high economic growth levels and political stability, has lost much of its lustre.
Namutoni Bushman with poison plant
Delme Cupido

The Hai//om have approached the Legal Assistance Centre (LAC) of Namibia, a public interest law centre and human rights organisation, to launch an aboriginal title claim for the area  today known as the Etosha National Park.

Itai Zimunya

The political elite have captured states and use their killing machinery to silence the people. Corruption, 3rd-termism, fraudulent elections, education, health and economic challenges are rising on the continent. 

Patricia Mwanyisa

I have learnt that stereotypes are a component of stigma. They assign negative attributes to socially salient differences forming what social identity theorists call in-group and out-group categorisation. People tend to stereotype as a means of screening people which in

Call to reinstate the SADC Tribunal
Editorial
On the eve of the SADC Heads of State Summit on Sunday 16th August the Coalition for an effective SADC Tribunal calls on heads of state to uphold the rule of law and human rights in the region by reinstating the SADC Tribunal.

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