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Wed 24 May 2017, 14:42 pm
BTC Premiership rookies, Black Forest will play their most crucial clash since their promotion, as they will be battling for the valuable points against Gilport Lions tom...
Wed 24 May 2017, 11:33 am
The founder of Mmegi newspaper, Patrick Van Rensburg died yesterday morning in Serowe, the family has confirmed. He was 85 years old.
Tue 23 May 2017, 18:00 pm
Botswana Stock Exchange (BSE) listed Turnstar Holdings has extended its portfolio to the Middle East by acquiring a P85 million five-storey building at one of Dubai’s upc...
Tue 23 May 2017, 18:00 pm
Apparently Court of Appeal (CoA) Judge president Ian Kirby was furious that President Ian Khama appears to be wrongly advised in his refusal to appoint veteran attorney O...
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Apparently Court of Appeal (CoA) Judge president Ian Kirby w...
23 May 2017
FRANCISTOWN: The Botswana People’s Party (BPP) national exec...
23 May 2017
LOBATSE: The cost of the damage to government property which...
23 May 2017
Members of the Botswana Movement for Democracy (BMD) heard t...
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23 May 2017
Despite our national dams now sitting comfortable with adequ...

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Wed 24 May 2017, 11:33 am
The founder of Mmegi newspaper, Patrick Van Rensburg died yesterday morning in Serowe, the family has confirmed. He was 85 years old.
Tue 23 May 2017, 18:00 pm
Apparently Court of Appeal (CoA) Judge president Ian Kirby was furious that President Ian Khama appears to be wrongly advised in his refusal to appoint veteran attorney O...
Tue 23 May 2017, 17:20 pm
LOBATSE: The cost of the damage to government property which was allegedly destroyed by rioting Moeding College students on the last day of examinations last year is esti...
Tue 23 May 2017, 17:20 pm
FRANCISTOWN: The Botswana People’s Party (BPP) national executive committee (NEC) has resolved that its president Motlatsi Molapise should propose an urgent meeting with ...
Business
Tue 23 May 2017, 18:00 pm
Botswana Stock Exchange (BSE) listed Turnstar Holdings has extended its portfolio to the Middle East by acquiring a P85 million five-storey building at one of Dubai’s upc...
Tue 23 May 2017, 17:05 pm
Local cooperative societies have begun a process to build a centralised digital database of their operations to reduce setbacks and financial losses.
Tue 23 May 2017, 17:05 pm
De Beers says it has supported about 6,041 jobs in Botswana through partnership with Debswana, a decrease from the 6,812 that was recorded in the previous year, according...
Fri 19 May 2017, 18:00 pm
A second bidder for BCL Group’s assets has emerged to rival an impending proposal from the Emirates Investment House (EIH).
Sport
Tue 23 May 2017, 16:49 pm
Township Rollers coach, Teenage Mpote has written his name amongst the few local coaches who have managed to lead their sides to the league title.
Tue 23 May 2017, 16:49 pm
The Netball World Youth Cup (NWYC) 2017 mascot, ‘Naletsana’ was officially launched on Sunday. Botswana hosts the World Cup from July 8 to 16 with 20 teams from around th...
Tue 23 May 2017, 16:49 pm
Botswana National Olympic Committee (BNOC) president, Negroes Kgosietsile has called for calm ahead of executive committee elections to be held in September.
Tue 23 May 2017, 16:49 pm
Extension II magistrate, Ntombizodwa Ncube has granted bail to the four suspects accused of robbing Township Rollers P200,000 in gate takings.
Lifestyle
Tue 23 May 2017, 18:00 pm
Ministry of Youth Empowerment, Sport and Culture Development hosted the annual National Culture Day in Ramotswa over the weekend, but the event failed to live up to the h...
Tue 23 May 2017, 17:03 pm
FRANCISTOWN: The Francistown Jazz Festival that was initially billed for April 8, but later postponed to September 9, has replaced their lead act, Jonas Gwangwa with anot...
Tue 23 May 2017, 17:00 pm
The winners of the second Botswana Youth Awards (BYA) by Alpha Direct Insurance were awarded at a special event, which took place at Gaborone International Conference Cen...
Tue 23 May 2017, 16:59 pm
FRANCISTOWN: The fourth edition of the annual Boteti cultural festival will be held this weekend at a historical site known as the old Mosu village just three kilometres ...
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Fri 19 May 2017, 11:51 am
The Botswana National Front (BNF) would like to thank Batlokwa and the general Tlokweng residents who have shown their unending confidence in both the BNF and Umbrella fo...
Fri 19 May 2017, 11:50 am
Coming from the Botswana Congress Party (BCP) of UDC, a party that arguably had the most progressive political message going into 2014 elections (forget about the outcome...
Fri 12 May 2017, 12:05 pm
Recognising and extolling good character traits in others is an action we are naturally primed to do. We celebrate the Mother Teresas, the Desmond Tutus, and the Oprahs o...
Fri 12 May 2017, 12:00 pm
It is an honour and privilege to address you, on behalf of my colleagues – employees of the SADC Secretariat, on your visit to the Secretariat headquarters. My colleagues...
Features
Fri 19 May 2017, 12:09 pm
As President Ian Khama sets in motion a journey to vacate office next year April 1 and hands over the baton of power to Vice President Mokgweetsi Masisi, Mmegi Staff Writ...
Fri 19 May 2017, 12:05 pm
In January 2016, President Ian Khama engineered a last minute deal to save Lesotho from a SADC suspension, a lunchtime masterstroke crafted when some Heads of State had a...
Fri 19 May 2017, 12:05 pm
It is a period of opposites. The opposite of being dragged over the coals and the opposite of a baptism of fire. New Bank of Botswana (BoB ) governor, Moses Pelaelo has r...
Fri 19 May 2017, 12:04 pm
After a career spent in the trenches fighting the scourge of HIV/AIDS in Botswana and the continent as a whole, Professor Sheila Tlou recently announced her retirement. H...
World
Thu 18 May 2017, 09:44 am
A former FBI boss has been named special counsel to oversee an inquiry into Russia's alleged meddling in the election and any Trump campaign ties.
Wed 10 May 2017, 09:19 am
US President Donald Trump has fired the director of the FBI over his handling of the inquiry into Hillary Clinton's emails, the administration says.
Tue 09 May 2017, 10:09 am
Emmanuel Macron took his first steps as France's president-elect on Monday but faces a tough task establishing a team that can govern effectively.
Wed 26 Apr 2017, 14:59 pm
It's an improbable love story that, in some countries, would violate social norms. A teenage student falls in love with his high school teacher and vows to marry her. Eve...
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Thu 18 May 2017, 16:51 pm
Ditlhopho tsa poeletso tsa kgaolo ya botlhophi ya Tlokweng, tse di neng di tshwerwe ka Matlhatso, di tlogetse baela dilo tlhoko ba le bantsi ka dipotso tsa gore, a dikgan...
Thu 18 May 2017, 16:49 pm
Gongwe le gongwe fa motho a leng teng, ga go ke go tlhoka matlakala. Ka matlakala ke leswe, ga re a batle fa tlase ga rona. Re batla gore a latlhiwe ka jaana fa a leng te...
Thu 18 May 2017, 16:49 pm
Setlhopha sa Kgatleng sa Mochudi Centre Chiefs se itsege thata ka go tshabelelwa ke dihawa tse gangwe le gape di se tlogelang se le mo mathateng a se kana ka sepe, mo ka ...
Thu 18 May 2017, 16:49 pm
LEHUTUTU:Mowa wa bopelotlhomogi o sale o jwetse mo Batswaneng go tswa goo-lowe. Mongwe o ka re lebaka la teng ke gore, tumelo ya sekeresete ee renang mo Botswana, ke yone...
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UDC retains Tlokweng
Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) easily retained the Tlokweng constituency on Saturday with a convincing victory. Masego Segokgo beat the ruling BDP's Elijah Katse and independent candidate Shirley Segokgo by 4635, 2156 and 57 respectively. PICS: MORERI SEJAKGOMO
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Mapantsula parade at Thamaga
Mapantsula are back and they have started to hold monthly joint parades around the country. THALEFANG CHARLES followed their April parade that was staged at Thamaga last weekend
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