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Just as in the past, the year 2014 has been eventful in sports. Staff Writers BOITUMELO KHUTSAFALO and CALISTUS KOLANTSHO highlight some of the events and issues that aff...
Fri 19 Dec 2014, 09:33 am
As 2014 draws to an end, we take a look at prominent citizens who incurred huge losses during the year, the majority of whom are politicians and civil servants who ‘saw d...
Fri 19 Dec 2014, 09:16 am
Economic growth looks set to end the year in line with experts’ projections, in a humdrum year characterised by a tepid non-mining private sector and weaker real persona...
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As 2014 draws to an end, we take a look at prominent citizen...
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With the demand for blood supply going up during the festive...
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The Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) chief whip, Fidelis Mola...
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Fri 19 Dec 2014, 09:33 am
As 2014 draws to an end, we take a look at prominent citizens who incurred huge losses during the year, the majority of whom are politicians and civil servants who ‘saw d...
Thu 18 Dec 2014, 14:58 pm
With the demand for blood supply going up during the festive season and reservoirs running low, the National Blood Transfusion Centre (NBTC) is appealing for blood donati...
Thu 18 Dec 2014, 13:10 pm
The Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) chief whip, Fidelis Molao, says they plan on engaging opposition party legislators over the Parliamentary committees issue.
Thu 18 Dec 2014, 13:05 pm
A 64-year-old Norwegian pensioner is likely to spend the festive season behind bars after he failed to raise P65, 000 bail slapped on him by the Village Magistrate Court ...
Business
Fri 19 Dec 2014, 09:16 am
Economic growth looks set to end the year in line with experts’ projections, in a humdrum year characterised by a tepid non-mining private sector and weaker real persona...
Thu 18 Dec 2014, 11:53 am
Discovery Metals Ltd will early next year retrench 380 workers at its flagship Boseto mine before suspending mining and processing operations in July due to high mining c...
Thu 18 Dec 2014, 11:51 am
The Bank of Botswana (BoB) has once again left the benchmark bank rate unchanged allowing further room for productive lending to an economy faced with constrained growth...
Thu 18 Dec 2014, 11:03 am
Local coal mining company, Shumba Coal, has expressed interest in bidding for a South African tender to build a coal-fired power plant to supply electricity to Eskom.
Sport
Fri 19 Dec 2014, 09:45 am
Just as in the past, the year 2014 has been eventful in sports. Staff Writers BOITUMELO KHUTSAFALO and CALISTUS KOLANTSHO highlight some of the events and issues that aff...
Thu 18 Dec 2014, 11:39 am
The president of Botswana Boxing Association (BoBA) Thato Patlakwe has challenged his officials to walk the talk and help him improve the fortunes of the sport.
Thu 18 Dec 2014, 11:38 am
Mochudi Centre Chiefs have heartily welcomed the National Appeals Board (NAB) ruling over the status of the exciting winger, Galagwe Moyana.
Thu 18 Dec 2014, 11:28 am
Debutantes, Sankoyo Bush Bucks of Maun are poised to surpass their first round target as the be MOBILE Premier League reaches the halfway stage.
Lifestyle
Thu 18 Dec 2014, 12:27 pm
Showbiz in the country has seen many twists and turns this year. In short, 2014 was a mix of fortunes for industry players and a year to remember with all its ups and do...
Thu 18 Dec 2014, 11:48 am
Growing up in an environment that does not satisfactorily appreciate the fashion industry has not deterred young Thapelo Letsebe from living and breathing it.
Thu 18 Dec 2014, 11:46 am
Botswana’s award-winning gospel musician, Kabelo Eric, leaves for a promotional tour in Lesotho later this month. Eric told Showbiz that this follows after he sent his mu...
Thu 18 Dec 2014, 11:46 am
It is time to kill the curiosity. Botswana’s Big Brother Hotshots recent participants, Goitse and Sheilla, will answer all lingering questions during their welcome party ...
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Wed 17 Dec 2014, 20:08 pm
The UN climate talks crept into the early hours of Sunday morning this past weekend – more than 30 hours after the scheduled close – as Peruvian Environment Minister Pulg...
Fri 12 Dec 2014, 12:53 pm
The 2014 BOPEU Conference achieved one of the most progressive undertakings for a trade union to be relevant to its members, workers and society in general. For a trade u...
Fri 12 Dec 2014, 11:09 am
The Minister of Finance and Development Planning has presented for adoption by Parliament the Supplementary Estimates of Expenditure of the Consolidated and Development F...
Fri 12 Dec 2014, 11:00 am
If ever there is a misunderstood book of the bible, it is Revelation. Being the last book of the Canon (the recognised compilation making up the bible), it would have hel...
Features
Thu 18 Dec 2014, 12:44 pm
Revolutionary greetings to all here present at this auspicious occasion of the 4th national congress of the Young Communist League.
Tue 16 Dec 2014, 19:43 pm
As 2014 draws to a close, many people are re-looking at the personal goals they set at the start of the year, popularly callled ‘new year’s resolutions’, to see what they...
Fri 12 Dec 2014, 20:29 pm
River waters breached Notwane Dam and began flowing into Gaborone Dam on December 18, 2013. When the rains ended that season, Gaborone Dam had gained a paltry two percen...
Fri 12 Dec 2014, 13:37 pm
Gaborone residents are learning the true application of “every drop counts”. Just about every household, from poor to rich, now understand what it means to “save water”. ...
World
Fri 19 Dec 2014, 10:02 am
These are the stories that made international headlines across the world.
Wed 29 Oct 2014, 17:39 pm
Zambian Vice-President Guy Scott has been named acting leader following the death of President Michael Sata.
Mon 13 Oct 2014, 23:00 pm
The Ebola epidemic threatens the "very survival" of societies and could lead to failed states, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned.
Thu 25 Sep 2014, 09:00 am
The Ebola outbreak threatens to become a political crisis that could unravel years of effort to stabilise West Africa, a think tank has warned.
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