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Mon 23 Apr 2018, 18:00 pm
A couple has embraced the abundant opportunities in the leather industry and would re-launch their leather products manufacturing factory under the brand ‘The Guest’ ...
Mon 23 Apr 2018, 18:00 pm
Kgatleng just like Gaborone has always been dominated by the opposition. With the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) joining forces with the Botswana Congress Party (BC...
Mon 23 Apr 2018, 18:00 pm
Local funny men and their South African counterparts gave Maitisong Festival attendants a night to remember last Friday with endless jokes, leaving the audience in stitch...
Mon 23 Apr 2018, 15:11 pm
In 2014 he garnered a paltry 157 votes when Isaac Davids won the constituency with over 6,000 votes. He registered his name as an independent candidate for the Mochudi Ea...
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20 April 2018
FRANCISTOWN: A man accused of having committed a litany of c...
23 April 2018
Kgatleng just like Gaborone has always been dominated by the...
20 April 2018
It has since emerged that Gaborone Bonnington South MP, Ndab...
23 April 2018
In 2014 he garnered a paltry 157 votes when Isaac Davids won...
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23 April 2018
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Mon 23 Apr 2018, 18:00 pm
Kgatleng just like Gaborone has always been dominated by the opposition. With the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) joining forces with the Botswana Congress Party (BC...
Mon 23 Apr 2018, 15:11 pm
In 2014 he garnered a paltry 157 votes when Isaac Davids won the constituency with over 6,000 votes. He registered his name as an independent candidate for the Mochudi Ea...
Mon 23 Apr 2018, 15:08 pm
FRANCISTOWN: Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) Bulela Ditswe primary election weekend losers at Moselewapula ward have alleged that the winner had trafficked people from ne...
Mon 23 Apr 2018, 15:08 pm
Pelotshweu boela mannong, mmatla sa gagwe o se bone. This Setswana saying, meaning one has to be happy when one finally gets what they always wanted, could best describe ...
Business
Mon 23 Apr 2018, 18:00 pm
A couple has embraced the abundant opportunities in the leather industry and would re-launch their leather products manufacturing factory under the brand ‘The Guest’ ...
Mon 23 Apr 2018, 14:43 pm
Liberty Life has introduced a ‘Living Annuity’ product, which allows for individuals to reinvest their retirement savings to grow, and accords one to get income when ...
Mon 23 Apr 2018, 14:43 pm
Primetime Property’s Pilane Crossing Mall has slowly been gaining momentum after several significant tenants opened shop at their complex. Commenting on the group finan...
Mon 16 Apr 2018, 18:00 pm
Growing up in a family of farmers motivated Motheo Monthe to go into commercial farming and make a living out of it.
Sport
Mon 23 Apr 2018, 14:36 pm
SOWA TOWN: Sua Flamingoes produced incomparable moments of brilliance on Saturday in their First Division North league clash against a visiting Great North Tigers (GNT).
Mon 23 Apr 2018, 14:36 pm
Gaborone United (GU) played their BTC Premiership match against Township Rollers without their head coach, Rodolfo Zapata who has since relocated to east Africa. The two ...
Mon 23 Apr 2018, 14:36 pm
Local players were booted out of the International Tennis Federation (ITF) Under-18 Grade V tournament in the semi-finals stage. The week-long tournament came to an end o...
Mon 23 Apr 2018, 14:31 pm
Log leaders, Township Rollers thrashed Gaborone United (GU) 3-1 to claim the city's bragging rights in a BTC Premiership encounter played at the National Stadium on Satur...
Lifestyle
Mon 23 Apr 2018, 18:00 pm
Local funny men and their South African counterparts gave Maitisong Festival attendants a night to remember last Friday with endless jokes, leaving the audience in stitch...
Mon 23 Apr 2018, 14:40 pm
Popular Hip Hop DJs Major League will perform at the 2018 Jameson Connects as the headline act billed for Saturday at Wharic Park.
Mon 23 Apr 2018, 14:38 pm
After performing the previous day, renowned OYO dance troupe from Namibia concluded their triple-bill on Saturday taking the audience through a journey in dance.
Mon 16 Apr 2018, 18:00 pm
Some can remember her face from the posters that were all over the city two years ago when she vowed to fill up the National Stadium alone. She became a subject of mocker...
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    Mon 23 Apr 2018, 14:56 pm
    Our last episode concluded with Kgosi-kgolo Makaba II's victory at Matlhabanelo, over combined might of the Bahurutshe, Balete, Bakgatla bagaKgafela, ...
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    Mon 23 Apr 2018, 14:56 pm
    The question may seem ridiculous. But consider. Dikgosi are civil servants paid by central government as are D...
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    Fri 20 Apr 2018, 13:36 pm
    Once upon a time, our Court of Appeal (CoA) had to decide an appeal whereof a practising attorney, Maame Baffour-Awuah agreed to be interviewed by a n...
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    Fri 20 Apr 2018, 13:36 pm
    Keletso ya motsadi mongwe le mongwe ke gore, ngwana a tsene sekole, mme a se tsena gaufi, a sa gabalale, go se latela gope kgakala. Mo mafelong mangwe...
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    Fri 20 Apr 2018, 13:36 pm
    There is no such thing as a good war, especially not in 2018. History, both recent and otherwise, has proven this statement. No war in the past 70 yea...
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    Fri 20 Apr 2018, 13:30 pm
    This is an exciting year for authors in Botswana. We have two literary events to look forward to. The first will be a celebration of World Book Day th...
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    Mon 16 Apr 2018, 13:17 pm
    Our last episode concluded in about 1790, if not somewhat earlier, with Kgosi Moleta being succeeded on the Bangwaketse throne by his son, Kgosi Makab...
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    Mon 16 Apr 2018, 13:16 pm
    Even a single word can be of major interest. Take the caption to the Guardian’s front page photo of I. Kgosi together with ex-President, Khama which...
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    Fri 13 Apr 2018, 13:20 pm
    No. It is not all about Sadique Kebonang and the ministry he used to head. Let no one lie to you. I make no comment on whether anyone did anything wro...
Opinion & Analysis
Mon 23 Apr 2018, 14:51 pm
At the end of the day we all have to agree that the ongoing enquiry by the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has been helpful in many ways.
Mon 23 Apr 2018, 14:47 pm
On Wednesday 18th April morning, the nation awaited the arrival of the victorious Botswana contingent from the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.
Mon 23 Apr 2018, 14:47 pm
Thank you all for being here to celebrate Earth Day and the U.S. Embassy Gaborone joining the League of Green American Embassies. We are honoured by the presence of forme...
Mon 16 Apr 2018, 15:00 pm
The Directorate of Public Prosecutions (DPP) on Thursday morning indicated that it would press sedition charges against Sunday Standard editor, Outsa Mokone. State prosec...
Features
Mon 09 Apr 2018, 17:26 pm
FRANCISTOWN: In Botswana, as is the case with most African countries, people who live in rural settlements tend to stick together unlike their kith and kin in urban areas...
Mon 12 Mar 2018, 18:35 pm
Once an island of peace, Tlokweng, located a a short distance east of Gaborone has turned into a haven for criminals. The Monitor Staff Writer, PINI BOTHOKO observes that...
Mon 05 Mar 2018, 18:08 pm
FRANCISTOWN: Those who have been thinking that the council is the dumping site for the uneducated or school dropouts will have to think again. Nshakazhogwe councillor Ant...
Mon 19 Feb 2018, 16:11 pm
Of recent, some members of the public have been threatening to take the law into their own hands as an aversive response to the courts granting bailouts to murder accused...
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Mon 18 Dec 2017, 22:41 pm
Ambitious Pan African construction and engineering juggernauts, Khato Civils and South Zambezi put on an expo of their own to selected stakeholders and potential clients...
Fri 15 Dec 2017, 15:53 pm
It has not always been rosy for multi billion construction and engineering trailblazers, Khato Civils and South Zambezi.
Fri 01 Dec 2017, 16:07 pm
Seven thousand fresh oysters from Eastern Cape, South Africa and more than 10 wine estates will be the toast of this weekends two days of oysters and wine pairing and fo...
Mon 23 Oct 2017, 15:22 pm
Hot on the heels of their recent famous victory in Botswana courts that released all Khato Civils frozen millions of Pula and cleared the company's executive chairman Sim...
World
Tue 17 Apr 2018, 06:00 am
Chemical weapons inspectors in Syria will be permitted to visit the site of an alleged chemical attack on Wednesday, Russia has said.
Mon 26 Feb 2018, 15:02 pm
A Tanzanian opposition MP has been handed a five-month prison sentence after being found guilty of defaming President John Magufuli, The Citizen news site reports.
Mon 19 Feb 2018, 11:48 am
Popular Nigerian child comedienne, Emmanuella Samuel, has announced she is going to work for Disney.
Tue 13 Feb 2018, 09:28 am
South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) will formally ask for President Jacob Zuma to resign after he refused to do so earlier, reports say.
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Wed 13 Dec 2017, 17:27 pm
Mothusa mookamela Sepodise sa Botswana, e bile ele mookamela lephata la kanamiso mafoko la Sepodisi sa Botswana, Dipheko Motube a re fela jaaka setshidi se gotweng Selant...
Wed 13 Dec 2017, 17:12 pm
Re ikgata motlhala re re, maloba re ne ra bua ka lefoko metlhale.
Wed 13 Dec 2017, 16:10 pm
Re dumalana le mookamela lekalana la kanamaiso mafoko la sepodisi sa Botswana go re, Batswana ba setse ba anyile thuto e ntsi ka melao le kobamelo ya matshwao a tsela.
Wed 13 Dec 2017, 16:02 pm
Palamente ya lefatshe leno e satswa go bolelelwa gore sengwe sa dikole tsa Regent se ntse se thapile barutabana ba batswakwa bale bararo ba sena diteseletso tsa go bereka...
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Police harass private media journalists
Botswana police service this morning violently harassed and refused private media journalists to access into the welcome ceremony of the Gold Coast athletes at the SSKI Airport. The offensively impolite police officers told reporters that they had strict orders that only state media should be allowed in. Photojournalists from the private media were forcefully shoved back while trying to do their job. In the picture is one of the culprit officers aggressively pushing Weekend Post photojournalist ...
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Kgosi faces the PAC over NPF saga
DIS boss Isaac Kgosi faces the Public Accounts Committee to answer for his role in the P230 million National Petroleum Fund (NPF) scandal
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