The Botswana Federation of Trade Unions (BFTU) and Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) collaboratively organized a thought-provoking event, the “Mafoko a Kgotla Debate: 12 Months to Go – A New Social Contract for Decent Work Grounded on Workers’ Rights,” held at the UB Conference Centre on November 2, 2023. The objective was to spotlight critical issues surrounding workers’ rights, democracy, and the forthcoming 2024 elections. The distinguished panel, including Joachim Schuster, Member of European Parliament, Thusang Butale, BFTU Secretary General, Happy Siphambe, Professor of Economics at the University of Botswana Vanessa Nakedi, Youth Secretary of BFTU, engaged in discussions emphasizing the interconnectedness of democracy and decent work. The event successfully fostered awareness, encouraged policy discussions, and aimed to inform decision-making as Botswana approaches a pivotal moment in its democratic journey. The Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Botswana remains dedicated to promoting social and economic justice, contributing to a fairer and more equitable society based on democratic principles and decent work for all. The Mafoko a Kgotla Debate stands as a testament to the commitment of BFTU and FES to these ideals, shaping a brighter future for Botswana.