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Botho University hosts leadership seminar

Botho University recently hosted a seminar under the topic; Leadership, Talent and Botswana: a Global Perspective for Botswana which designed for Chief Executive Officers and Human Resource Directors.

The seminar was facilitated by Professor Paul Evans Paul who has for the last two years been a member of Botho University’s Advisory Council, who has worked with De Beers and with the Botswana government around the country’s talent competitiveness. Evans shared with the audience how the world of work and careers is changing rapidly and also gave insights on how leadership and talent keep on changing.

Evans said statistics show that careers and life are changing as a result of 4th industrialisation.  “Statistics show that hollowing out of the job market started twenty years ago as middle level jobs in professional service firms and banks started to be taken over by machines.  University graduates all over the world, including in Botswana, started to find it more and more difficult to find jobs,” he shared.

Evans shared that each and every year more than young people graduate from the university and from that number; only 10 percent of them gets employed. He further stated that Botswana is ranked 76 out of 126 countries on finding skilled employees. He further said Botswana is ranked position 1 in Sub-Saharan Africa and also in the middle of Bricks pack of emerging markets.

“While Botswana remains Africa’s top country on talent competitiveness, its capabilities have in fact weakened over the last six years – though not as much as South Africa.  This reflects a widening and worrying gap between the prosperous and middle-income countries of the world,” he shared.

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BDP decides Balopi’s fate

22nd November 2021
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The Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) Central Committee (CC) meeting, chaired by President Dr Mokgweetsi Masisi late last month, resolved that the party’s next Secretary-General (SG) should be a full-time employee based at Tsholetsa House and not active in politics.

The resolution by the CC, which Masisi proposed, is viewed as a ploy to deflate the incumbent, Mpho Balopi’s political ambitions and send him into political obscurity. The two have not been on good terms since the 2019 elections, and the fallout has been widening despite attempts to reconcile them. In essence, the BDP says that Balopi, who is currently a Member of Parliament, Minister of Employment, Labour Productivity and Skills Development, and a businessman, is overwhelmed by the role.

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BDF-Namibians shootings autopsy report revealed

22nd November 2021
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The Botswana Defence Force (BDF)-Namibians fatal shooting tragedy Inquest has revealed through autopsy report that the BDF carried over 800 bullets for the mission, 32 of which were discharged towards the targets, and 19 of which hit the targets.

This would mean that 13 bullets missed the targets-in what would be a 60 percent precision rate for the BDF operation target shooting. The Autopsy report shows that Martin Nchindo was shot with five (4) bullets, Ernst Nchindo five (5) bullets, Tommy Nchindo five (5) bullets and Sinvula Munyeme five (5) bullets. From the seven (7) BDF soldiers that left the BDF camp in two boats, four (4) fired the shots that killed the Namibians.

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Gov’t confused over Moitoi’s UN job application

22nd November 2021
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The former Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Pelonomi Venson-Moitoi’s decision to apply for the positions of United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) and their deputies (DSRSG), has left the government confused over whether to lend her support or not, WeekendPost has established.

Moitoi’s application follows the Secretary-General’s launch of the third edition of the Global Call for Heads and Deputy Heads of United Nations Field Missions, which aims to expand the pool of candidates for the positions of SRSG) and their deputies to advance gender parity and geographical diversity at the most senior leadership level in the field. These mission leadership positions are graded at the Under-Secretary-General and Assistant Secretary-General levels.

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