“The Richest Dust Bin in the Land”: Emancipatory Dialogue on Institutionalized Corruption (IC): A Case of Botswana.

  • Moji Ruele University of Botswana
Keywords: Contextual Public Theology of Liberation, Institutionalized Corruption (IC), The Richest Dust Bin, Contextual Public Theology.


Moral degeneration in Botswana and the region has coincided with rapid socio-economic and political developments. In this context, it is all too easy to suggest a simple cause and effect relationship between the socio-economic and political difficulties and Institutionalized Corruption (IC). In Botswana today, Institutionalized Corruption (IC) occurs within a complex reality that involves historical processes, and the erosion of moral fibre.  This paper attempts to show that Institutionalized Corruption (IC) cannot only be addressed through political and constitutional means, but also through social, moral ad theological ways.  The paper argues that contextual public theological approaches shed a better light onto issues relating to institutional corruption because, Botswana is predominantly a Christian country.

Author Biography

Moji Ruele, University of Botswana