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The Frank Lyn show is calling on aspiring gospel singers to audition for a talk show, to be published on DVDs, and through YouTube, Sound Cloud and Reverb Nation.
Thu 30 Oct 2014, 17:13 pm
The High Court has postponed to November 6 an urgent application in which the Attorney General wants amendments to parliamentary Standing Orders that allow for secret bal...
Thu 30 Oct 2014, 16:18 pm
Turnstar Holdings, which owns the popular Game City Mall, has announced that the long-awaited expansion project of the mall is in the offing.
Thu 30 Oct 2014, 16:10 pm
South African house group Mi Casa is set to return to Gaborone next week Friday at the fourth installment of this year’s Mascom Live sessions to be held at Botswana Craft...
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Thu 30 Oct 2014, 17:13 pm
The High Court has postponed to November 6 an urgent application in which the Attorney General wants amendments to parliamentary Standing Orders that allow for secret bal...
Thu 30 Oct 2014, 15:56 pm
FRANCISTOWN: The Botswana Integrated Sports Association (BISA) will this weekend award those who excelled in various competitions this year.
Thu 30 Oct 2014, 16:46 pm
Following his election victory former army general Pius Mokgware says his first priority will be to address the land shortage problem in the area.
Thu 30 Oct 2014, 16:56 pm
FRANCISTOWN: Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) spokesperson, Moeti Mohwasa said this week that the tri-party organisation would not collapse and form one party soon.
Business
Thu 30 Oct 2014, 16:18 pm
Turnstar Holdings, which owns the popular Game City Mall, has announced that the long-awaited expansion project of the mall is in the offing.
Thu 30 Oct 2014, 16:14 pm
Local company, E-tourism, has launched an electronic guide (e-guide) tool that will offer Small and Micro Medium Enterprises (SMMEs) a free platform to market their produ...
Thu 30 Oct 2014, 16:10 pm
The Botswana Innovation Hub (BIH) has urged young entrepreneurs to devise innovations that can pit them as competitive forces to be reckoned with in the global market.
Wed 29 Oct 2014, 17:10 pm
Botswana Fibre Networks (BoFiNet) has rolled out the FTTx (Fibre To The X) project which will replace the current copper cables and wireless internet connections to offer...
Sport
Thu 30 Oct 2014, 15:59 pm
Platinum Stars coach, Allan Freese has decried the poor form of Botswana international goalkeeper, Kabelo Dambe for the club.
Wed 29 Oct 2014, 16:38 pm
Midfielder, Ofentse Nato’s Zebras days under coach Peter Butler appear to be over after the coach said he will not consider the Atletico Kolkata player for national team ...
Wed 29 Oct 2014, 16:37 pm
Rolling Boys’ chairman, Lenamile Letsogile has denied allegations that club officials interfered with the job of departed coach, Wire Kaelo.
Wed 29 Oct 2014, 16:38 pm
The Botswana Darts Association (BDA) is keen to shed the bar sport image as it embarks on a development drive targeting young players from schools.
Lifestyle
Thu 30 Oct 2014, 16:07 pm
The Frank Lyn show is calling on aspiring gospel singers to audition for a talk show, to be published on DVDs, and through YouTube, Sound Cloud and Reverb Nation.
Thu 30 Oct 2014, 16:10 pm
South African house group Mi Casa is set to return to Gaborone next week Friday at the fourth installment of this year’s Mascom Live sessions to be held at Botswana Craft...
Thu 30 Oct 2014, 15:48 pm
The Japan International Corporation Agency (JICA) has promised to continue supporting judo in Botswana despite the death of coach Sensei Kesuike Itsubo.
Wed 29 Oct 2014, 16:56 pm
Zimbabwean maestro Alic Macheso, South Africa’s queen of township disco Patricia Majalisa and Botswana’s kwaito kingpin Vee will perform at different venues in and around...
Blogs
  • Sebofo Motshwane
    Thu 30 Oct 2014, 07:00 am
    Modumo o ne o sale o tsogile ka nako ele ya Bulela Ditswe. Ka nako eo, phathi nngwe le nngwe e ne e batla ba ba tlaa e emelang mo ditlhophong tsa sets...
    Micheal Dingake
    Wed 29 Oct 2014, 07:00 am
    The 2014 general elections were the most fiercely contested by any standard since the advent of Botswana’s independence.
    George Chingarande
    Tue 28 Oct 2014, 07:00 am
    If it were possible for you to swap your life with someone else’s who would you choose? If you had an opportun...
  • Tumie Modise
    Tue 28 Oct 2014, 07:00 am
    Finally the day we all have been waiting for is here! The Monday after the election is the day I have been looking forward to, if not for my own sanit...
    Sandy Grant
    Tue 28 Oct 2014, 07:00 am
    It’s extraordinarily hard to write a column when the results of the election – the one and only topic of interest this week – are yet to be known.
    Dennis Keagile
    Fri 24 Oct 2014, 07:00 am
    During his campaign for the Botswana Football Association (BFA) presidency, Tebogo Sebego spoke eloquently how he wanted to transform the fortunes of ...
  • Sebofo Motshwane
    Thu 23 Oct 2014, 07:00 am
    Re setse re kile ra bua gore phoso e gantsi e drafalang fa go kwalwa Setswana, ke go kwala mafoko mangwe a tshwaraganngwa mme one a sa tshwanela go ts...
    Thuso Palai
    Wed 22 Oct 2014, 19:39 pm
    It has been a very bad few weeks for the Botswana Football Association and throughout all this tumultuous period, the President of the Association Teb...
    Keletso Thobega
    Wed 22 Oct 2014, 19:37 pm
    On Monday The Monitor carried a shocking story, of a young pregnant woman who was shot by police, and later dumped at Good Hope hospital after a futil...
Opinion & Analysis
Wed 29 Oct 2014, 17:10 pm
Last week I wrote about how codependency can play a role in hindering self-care. This week we are going to look at how Dependent Personality Disorder can hinder self-care...
Tue 28 Oct 2014, 16:56 pm
The Umbrella For Democratic Change (UDC) would like to thank all those voters who placed a mark against its symbol in the General Elections.
Thu 23 Oct 2014, 16:33 pm
This week we see exactly why James the Just and John [of Pathmos] were definite Gnostics.
Thu 23 Oct 2014, 16:29 pm
Yesterday, like most of my fellow countrymen in the diaspora I selfishly embraced my opportunity to vote—to my enduring shame, it was a first for an ageing me, having ign...
Features
Wed 29 Oct 2014, 17:25 pm
There will have been some people who wondered about the unfamiliar term, nolle prosequi, which was used by the Public Prosecutor when announcing his recent decision to dr...
Wed 29 Oct 2014, 17:16 pm
I have the honour and privilege of taking this solemn Presidential Oath of Office. In doing so, I am once more humbled by the trust and confidence and great responsibili...
Thu 23 Oct 2014, 16:48 pm
As the country goes to the ballot tomorrow, Mmegi Staff Writer, MBONGENI MGUNI, uses the opportunity to trace the economy’s progress in the years since the last election
Fri 17 Oct 2014, 15:13 pm
As one drives through the pristine roads of Gaborone, modern malls and complexes flash by on each side, a testament to the Diamond Miracle the country has enjoyed since t...
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.
Wed 17 Sep 2014, 10:23 am
South African President Jacob Zuma announced Tuesday that 67 South Africans died in a building collapse in Nigeria's financial capital Lagos.
Exchange Rates
FOREIGN EXCHANGE: Friday, 31 Oct 2014
FOREIGN / PULA
PULA / FOREIGN
1 USD = Pula   9.1075
1 GBP = Pula   14.5560
1 EUR = Pula   11.4548
1 YEN = Pula   0.0822
1 ZAR = Pula   0.8368
1 Pula = USD   0.1098
1 Pula = GBP   0.0687
1 Pula = EUR   0.0873
1 Pula = YEN   12.17
1 Pula = ZAR   1.1951
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STOCK EXCHANGE: Friday, 31 Oct 2014
DOMESTIC STOCKS
ABCH
714
BARCLAYS
355
BIHL
1140
CHOBE
421
CHOPPIES
410
CRESTA
89
ENGEN
1000
FNBB
360
FSG
235
FURNMART
230
G4S
375
LETLOLE
215
LETSHEGO
273
NAP
217
OLYMPIA
20
PRIMETIME
249
RDCP
203
SECHABA
2800
SEFALANA
920
STANCHART
1249
TURNSTAR
200
WIL
305
IMARA
210
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