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Fri 29 Jul 2016, 15:35 pm
The fracas between the Botswana Premier League (BPL) board and the mother body, Botswana Football Association (BFA) has taken another twist with the former insisting it i...
Fri 29 Jul 2016, 15:23 pm
Mochudi Centre Chiefs were left seething after the Botswana Premier League prosecutors demanded the club to show cause why it should not be slapped with a misconduct char...
Fri 29 Jul 2016, 12:59 pm
FRANCISTOWN: Sinking Satmos have turned to former director, Mooketsi ‘China’ Mading for help as the club struggles to stay afloat with the players still to report for dut...
Fri 29 Jul 2016, 12:57 pm
The hosting of the ongoing Netball World Youth qualifiers will serve as a learning curve, Botswana Netball Association (BONA) president, Tebogo Sebego-Lebotse said.
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Mochudi Centre Chiefs were left seething after the Botswana ...
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Thu 28 Jul 2016, 18:00 pm
FRANCISTOWN: A leaked taped conversation has laid bare the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) bare-knuckled fights in the Fancistown-West constituency allegedly targe...
Thu 28 Jul 2016, 14:25 pm
FRANCISTOWN: The Botswana Congress Party (BCP) will honour one of its key founders, former Okavango Member of Parliament (MP), the late Joseph Kavindama during the party’...
Thu 28 Jul 2016, 14:22 pm
Following President Ian Khama’s declaration of the 2015-2016-drought year, the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) has proposed a P25 million budget towards drought relief proj...
Thu 28 Jul 2016, 14:20 pm
Botswana University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (BUAN) has engaged a consultancy to develop an organisational and remuneration structure for the newly transforme...
Business
Thu 28 Jul 2016, 18:00 pm
The department of legal and enforcement at the Competition Authority (CA) is pushing for the amendment of the competition law in order to criminalise bid-rigging in the c...
Thu 28 Jul 2016, 11:57 am
FRANCISTOWN: As preparations for the fourth northern women’s exposition and business forum intensify, the show is expected to be bigger and better this year. The forum wi...
Wed 27 Jul 2016, 18:00 pm
Bid-rigging is a problem that plagues government procurement and can cost billions of money, the minister of Investment, Trade and Industry, Vincent Seretse has said. Off...
Wed 27 Jul 2016, 11:45 am
Sechaba Brewery Holdings and government through the Ministry of Investment, Trade and Industry are in negotiations over the alcohol levy, which has been a bane to the gro...
Sport
Fri 29 Jul 2016, 15:35 pm
The fracas between the Botswana Premier League (BPL) board and the mother body, Botswana Football Association (BFA) has taken another twist with the former insisting it i...
Fri 29 Jul 2016, 15:23 pm
Mochudi Centre Chiefs were left seething after the Botswana Premier League prosecutors demanded the club to show cause why it should not be slapped with a misconduct char...
Fri 29 Jul 2016, 12:59 pm
FRANCISTOWN: Sinking Satmos have turned to former director, Mooketsi ‘China’ Mading for help as the club struggles to stay afloat with the players still to report for dut...
Fri 29 Jul 2016, 12:57 pm
The hosting of the ongoing Netball World Youth qualifiers will serve as a learning curve, Botswana Netball Association (BONA) president, Tebogo Sebego-Lebotse said.
Lifestyle
Fri 29 Jul 2016, 12:45 pm
In a country like Botswana where the arts are slowly gaining recognition, there are huge benefits to be gained from cultural exports and exchanges. The Japan Foundation c...
Fri 29 Jul 2016, 12:45 pm
Never have I thought in a million years there would be a romantic film that can share similar emotional affectionate significance to the 1997 mega blockbuster Titanic. Em...
Fri 29 Jul 2016, 12:45 pm
PALAPYE: A 65-year-old grandmother, a retired primary school teacher, Orele Ibineng is proof that age does not stop anyone from living their dream with her artistic touch...
Thu 28 Jul 2016, 18:00 pm
While she has been trending with her newly released single Black Mampatile, Amantle Brown will get her first real test when she shares the stage with Ringo Madlingozi.
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Opinion & Analysis
Thu 28 Jul 2016, 14:28 pm
The Botswana Civil Society Solidarity Coalition for Zimbabwe (BOCISCOZ) facilitated by Botswana Council of Churches (BCC), Botswana Council of NGOs (BOCONGO), Botswana Se...
Tue 26 Jul 2016, 15:56 pm
Public service employees in various ministries and departments are complaining of non-training and non- promotion to higher positions, this has affected mostly officers i...
Fri 22 Jul 2016, 12:53 pm
Local poet, novelist, historian, short story writer, biographer and human rights advocate, TEEDZANI THAPELO*, argues that the excise of intellectual life from the polity ...
Fri 15 Jul 2016, 11:24 am
Botswana poet, novelist, historian, short story writer, biographer and human rights advocate, TEEDZANI THAPELO*, argues that the exercise of intellectual life from the po...
Features
Fri 22 Jul 2016, 13:17 pm
FRANCISTOWN: Main opposition Botswana National Front (BNF) under the stewardship of the politician-cum-human rights lawyer, Duma Boko seems set to greater heights.
Fri 22 Jul 2016, 13:16 pm
The El Niño climate phenomenon struck in 2014 and 2015, triggering the worst drought in 34 years, which decimated local and regional agricultural production while deepeni...
Fri 22 Jul 2016, 13:15 pm
Surrogacy, or the practice of a woman carrying a baby on behalf of a couple, is an internationally established even though it remains controversial in some cultures. The...
Fri 22 Jul 2016, 12:46 pm
The unexpected outcome of last month’s referendum for Britain to leave the European Union (EU), the abrupt resignation of former British Prime Minister, David Cameron, as...
World
Thu 28 Jul 2016, 09:13 am
Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has threatened to punish those war veterans who last week said they were withdrawing their backing for him.
Fri 22 Jul 2016, 08:51 am
Zimbabwe's war veterans association, which has played a key and sometimes violent role in supporting President Robert Mugabe, has released a statement withdrawing its bac...
Thu 14 Jul 2016, 16:07 pm
A Zimbabwean pastor who was briefly detained after organising a nationwide strike last week has called on people to keep protesting.
Mon 11 Jul 2016, 17:15 pm
Renewed fighting has broken out in South Sudan between forces loyal to the president and vice-president.
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Wed 27 Jul 2016, 14:29 pm
Liki e kgolwane ya motshameko wa kgwele ya dinao ya beMOBILE ya ngwaga ya 2015/16 e fedile. Mme gape ga e ise e fele ka go ise go nne le mofenyi wa yone yo o belaelwang m...
Wed 27 Jul 2016, 14:28 pm
Palamente e satswa go bolelelwa fa dipego tsa gore matlwana a borutelo a dikole dingwe bogolosegolo sa Tewane, a na le bommamanthwane, ele boammaaruri.
Wed 27 Jul 2016, 14:14 pm
Mo maitekong a lone a go tsibosa setshaba ka pelegi e e sa rulaganngwang le go amiwa ke megare ya thakanelo dikobo e e farologaneng, Lephata la Botsogo le simolodisitse t...
Wed 27 Jul 2016, 14:14 pm
Mmino wa Setswana(ngwao) ka go farologana ga mefuta ya one o tsweletse ka go gola ka lebelo le le hakgamatsang. Go tlhagoga ditlhopha tsa one tse di tlang di le bogale m...
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