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Wed 31 Aug 2016, 15:10 pm
The Botswana National Olympic Committee (BNOC) will spend P300,000 on post Rio Olympics tours to ‘celebrate’ the achievement of the team while it is unclear what the athl...
Wed 31 Aug 2016, 15:10 pm
Wits University midfielder, Mogakolodi ‘Tsotso’ Ngele is doubtful for the Zebras’ trip to Burkina Faso tomorrow.The Zebras fly out to West Africa to face Burkina Faso in ...
Tue 30 Aug 2016, 18:00 pm
With interest rates set to remain low or fall further, First National Bank of Botswana (FNBB) says it is now focusing on income diversification in order to weather the st...
Tue 30 Aug 2016, 18:00 pm
Three officers from the National Blood Transfusion Service (NBTS) are allegedly on suspension following yet another incident of contaminated blood. The contaminated bloo...
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I hope this finds you in good health Hon MP Kgosi Moremi aft...
30 August 2016
This morning in Mbabane, Swaziland, just after 11am, Preside...
30 August 2016
Three officers from the National Blood Transfusion Service (...
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Tue 30 Aug 2016, 18:00 pm
Three officers from the National Blood Transfusion Service (NBTS) are allegedly on suspension following yet another incident of contaminated blood. The contaminated bloo...
Tue 30 Aug 2016, 17:07 pm
MOREMI: Member of Parliament (MP) for Lerala-Maunatlala and Minister of Lands and Housing, Prince Maele has urged Batswapong to embrace their culture and be proud of who ...
Tue 30 Aug 2016, 17:06 pm
LOBATSE: The legal team representing Sunday Standard Editor Outsa Mokone on Friday revealed that they will appeal a judgement which ruled partly in favour of Mokone and ...
Tue 30 Aug 2016, 17:03 pm
University of Botswana (UB) will get a chance to defend an appeal brought against them by its former employee after the Court of Appeal (CoA) this week condoned their app...
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Tue 30 Aug 2016, 18:00 pm
With interest rates set to remain low or fall further, First National Bank of Botswana (FNBB) says it is now focusing on income diversification in order to weather the st...
Tue 30 Aug 2016, 15:20 pm
The Minister of Infrastructure, Science and Technology, Nonofo Molefhi says when he assumed office a few years ago the first assignment he embarked on was to establish an...
Tue 30 Aug 2016, 15:02 pm
FRANCISTOWN: Mupane Gold Mining is planning to resuscitate open cast mining within some of its mothballed pits if international gold prices continue to recover.
Fri 26 Aug 2016, 18:00 pm
The recent decision to build units 7 and 8 at Morupule B and directly award the tender to a South Korea-based consortium flies in the face of local coal beneficiation eff...
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Wed 31 Aug 2016, 15:10 pm
The Botswana National Olympic Committee (BNOC) will spend P300,000 on post Rio Olympics tours to ‘celebrate’ the achievement of the team while it is unclear what the athl...
Wed 31 Aug 2016, 15:10 pm
Wits University midfielder, Mogakolodi ‘Tsotso’ Ngele is doubtful for the Zebras’ trip to Burkina Faso tomorrow.The Zebras fly out to West Africa to face Burkina Faso in ...
Tue 30 Aug 2016, 15:02 pm
Battling off the field challenges, Gaborone United want to win the Mascom Top 8 cup and the beMOBILE Premiership title next season.
Tue 30 Aug 2016, 15:02 pm
SELEBI-PHIKWE: Several football coaches in the Selebi-Phikwe region have attributed the low quality football in their region to the constituency league. This emerged in a...
Lifestyle
Tue 30 Aug 2016, 18:00 pm
Miss Independence BOT50 beauty pageant has intensified as aspiring queens unleashed their talents at President Hotel on Saturday. The beautiful young women made it hard f...
Tue 30 Aug 2016, 17:09 pm
Botswana artists and promoters got an opportunity to engage with international music business experts at the KZN Music Imbizo in Durban, South Africa last week. The local...
Tue 30 Aug 2016, 17:08 pm
O Motho ka Batho (OMKB) appreciation party turned out to be a big disappointment to most of the revellers who thronged Molepolole Sports Complex on Saturday. After treati...
Fri 26 Aug 2016, 14:55 pm
The Ministry of Youth, Sport and Culture is busy preparing for the biggest party of Botswana’s lifetime to celebrate 50 years of independence. The festivities are coordin...
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Thu 25 Aug 2016, 14:49 pm
It is now 36 years and 24 years, respectively, since the establishment of the Southern African Development Coordination Conference (SADCC) and its successor, the Southern...
Thu 25 Aug 2016, 14:49 pm
The formation of the new union, Botswana Progressive Union hereinafter referred to as BOPU has come at a time when workers in the entire public service have lost confide...
Wed 24 Aug 2016, 14:49 pm
On the 8th August 2016, a group of young Batswana assembled at the foyer of the National Assembly of the Republic of Botswana. About three weeks earlier, a Motswana male ...
Tue 16 Aug 2016, 15:44 pm
The University of Botswana (UB), Faculty of Business will this Thursday hold a Press Conference at the President Hotel from 2pm-4pm. The main objective of the conference...
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Tue 30 Aug 2016, 16:03 pm
“Rramokonopi wabo Kgosidintsi (Kgosi Sechele I), otlhotse akonopano le Poulwe (Paul Kruger); erile motshegare Poulwe alapa, gasala gokonopa Rramokopi”.
Mon 29 Aug 2016, 10:29 am
Tomorrow (August 30) is the commemoration of the 1852 Battle of Dimawe between Batswana and the Boers. Below we republish two articles from historians Sandy Grant and Jef...
Fri 26 Aug 2016, 15:13 pm
Even though government says the move will solve unemployment, the shock introduction of quotas for tertiary education sponsorship continues to reverberate, while the revo...
Fri 26 Aug 2016, 15:12 pm
In June, before the eyes of the whole world, Lucara Diamond Corp’s 1,109-carat Lesedi la Rona, the largest diamond recovered in a century and Botswana’s pride, failed to ...
World
Fri 26 Aug 2016, 15:44 pm
Police in Zimbabwe have fired tear gas and water cannon at opposition supporters who had gathered for a protest march in the capital, Harare.
Fri 26 Aug 2016, 09:33 am
A Nigerian man who named his dog after President Muhammadu Buhari and painted the name on both sides of the dog was arrested for breach of the peace.
Mon 22 Aug 2016, 13:21 pm
An Islamist militant has admitted destroying cultural sites in Timbuktu, Mali, in the first trial of its kind at the International Criminal Court.
Thu 11 Aug 2016, 18:50 pm
Zambians have been voting in presidential and parliamentary elections following campaigning marred by clashes between rival supporters.
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Wed 24 Aug 2016, 17:27 pm
Lebutswapele la dipolotiki tsa Botswana la phathi ya Domkraga(BDP), Patrick Balopi, a re maloko a yone ba tshwanetse go tsaya maikarabelo a go e nonotsha le go ema boetel...
Wed 24 Aug 2016, 15:30 pm
Dikgang tsa tshimolodiso ya madirelo a koloi ya HINO kwa Maun di monate ele ruri. Tshimolodiso ya madirelo a e raya di le mmalwa jaaka go direla Batawana le Batswana ka k...
Wed 24 Aug 2016, 15:29 pm
O na le leruo ka ntlha ya lentswe le le monate. O kile a opelela dikgosi tsa Gammangwato mme a lebogwa ka go tshwara ka diatla tsa segosi
Wed 24 Aug 2016, 15:28 pm
MAUN: E ne e re bogologolo fa basimane ba tshameka ka dikolotsana tsa diwaere le maotwana a dikoloi, ba bale mefuta ya tsone le go di boka bare bo J5, Land Cruiser, Chevr...
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