Ian Khama

Khama’s hand still rocks Botswana

Shift in alliances, a new party and an unhappy ex-president may affect the outcome of next week’s election

Botswana ex-president backs opposition ahead of poll

Ian Khama threw his weight behind the opposition in order to oust his handpicked successor

Botswana allegations are ‘crazy’

Mining mogul Bridgette Radebe denies meddling in the neighbouring country’s politics

Ian Khama and the post-presidential blues

Ian Khama thought he had executed the perfect transition from power. He was wrong. Now his hand-picked successor is tearing up his legacy

Botswana’s governing party braces for high-stakes congress

For the first time in the history of one of Africa's most stable democracies, the ruling BDP will see a genuine fight for the top job

Botswana arrests ex-spy boss

High-profile arrest comes against the backdrop of a struggle between the president and his predecessor

Botswana’s big men battle it out

Current President Masisi is unpicking former president Khama’s legacy

Botswana hangs on to the death penalty

Most of Africa is abandoning the death penalty but Botswana — an affluent, landlocked, diamond-exporting state — is among the leading exceptions

Who is Botswana’s new spy chief?

Peter Magosi joined the army at the age of 22 and progressed through the ranks to become a brigadier

Botswana’s electoral disconnect ― and how it keeps the ruling party in power

By disconnecting presidential terms from electoral cycles, ruling parties in Botswana and South Africa preserve the ‘incumbency effect’

Who is Botswana’s new President Mokgweetsi Masisi?

He could reverse many of Ian Khama’s controversial policies, but is incoming President Mokgweetsi Masisi politically strong enough to do so?

Botswana president’s bittersweet farewell

Khama instituted populist programmes but he was also seen as authoritarian

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If you received admission to an IIE Higher Certificate qualification, once you have graduated, you can articulate to an IIE Diploma and then IIE Bachelor's degree at IIE Rosebank College.

South Africans unsure of what to expect in 2020

Almost half (49%) of South Africans, 15 years and older, agree or strongly agree that they view 2020 with optimism.

KZN teacher educators jet off to Columbia University

A group of academics were selected as participants of the programme focused on PhD completion, mobility, supervision capacity development and the generation of high-impact research.

New-style star accretion bursts dazzle astronomers

Associate Professor James O Chibueze and Dr SP van den Heever are part of an international team of astronomers studying the G358-MM1 high-mass protostar.

2020 risk outlook: Use GRC to build resilience

GRC activities can be used profitably to develop an integrated risk picture and response, says ContinuitySA.

MTN voted best mobile network

An independent report found MTN to be the best mobile network in SA in the fourth quarter of 2019.