The term ‘Resource curse’ refers to the failure that many countries that are resource-rich face. This means that these countries do not fully benefit from their natural resource wealth. In this article, we look at how Botswana, a natural resource-rich country is an exception to the resource curse.
Youth support for the democracy project has been waning over the years evidenced by voter apathy. It is therefore incumbent upon governments and other stakeholders to maximise civic tech tools to influence and attract this demography to vote or compete for political office, as part of the measures to strengthen democracy in the SADC region.
Cultural and liberal norms have a place in Botswana’s modern constitutional order. It is imperative for the country’s constitution to be drafted in such a way that these values and norms are reconciled in the interest of social cohesion. It is also worth noting that cultural underpinnings have always had a bearing on the country’s diplomacy.