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Mon 15 Oct 2018, 15:57 pm
FRANCISTOWN: Despite mounting pressure, Zebras coach David Bright has made it clear that he will not step down from his role.
Mon 15 Oct 2018, 15:45 pm
PALAPYE: Over 300 cyclists are expected to take part in the ninth edition of the Morupule Coal Mine General Manager’s Cycling Challenge on Sunday.
Fri 12 Oct 2018, 18:00 pm
Inflows of mineral revenues to the national purse slowed to P4.9 billion in the first six months of the year, compared to P7.2 billion last year, figures in a Finance Min...
Fri 12 Oct 2018, 18:00 pm
As President Mokgweetsi Masisi prepares to receive an honorary doctorate from the University of Botswana (UB) tomorrow, it has emerged that the procedure may not have bee...
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A Kenyan doctor, who was working at Sbrana Psychiatric Hospi...
12 October 2018
As President Mokgweetsi Masisi prepares to receive an honora...
12 October 2018
Commissioner of Police through the Attorney General (AG) has...
12 October 2018
Former principal magistrate for Gantsi, who was fired by for...
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Fri 12 Oct 2018, 18:00 pm
As President Mokgweetsi Masisi prepares to receive an honorary doctorate from the University of Botswana (UB) tomorrow, it has emerged that the procedure may not have bee...
Fri 12 Oct 2018, 14:04 pm
In an exclusive interview with President Mokgweetsi Masisi, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) came with a clear agenda: expose the gaps exploited by elephant poa...
Fri 12 Oct 2018, 14:04 pm
A half-hour before the lecture started, the auditorium on the campus of the Ivy League University of Oxford was spilling over in anticipation of President Mokgweetsi Masi...
Fri 12 Oct 2018, 14:01 pm
President Mokgweetsi Masisi has spoken out for the first time on his axing of former Director General of Directorate of Intelligence and Security, Colonel Isaac Kgosi.
Business
Fri 12 Oct 2018, 18:00 pm
Inflows of mineral revenues to the national purse slowed to P4.9 billion in the first six months of the year, compared to P7.2 billion last year, figures in a Finance Min...
Fri 12 Oct 2018, 13:03 pm
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) expects Botswana’s economy to grow by 3.6 percent next year, a significant reduction from its initial projection of 4.5 percent.
Fri 12 Oct 2018, 12:58 pm
Trade and technology present an opportunity when they are able to leverage existing capabilities, and thereby provide a more direct and reliable path to development. When...
Fri 12 Oct 2018, 12:58 pm
Botswana Development Corporation (BDC) has taken up a 20% stake in the transport and logistics giant, Transport Holdings (TH), after successfully buying out Imperial Hold...
Sport
Mon 15 Oct 2018, 15:57 pm
FRANCISTOWN: Despite mounting pressure, Zebras coach David Bright has made it clear that he will not step down from his role.
Mon 15 Oct 2018, 15:45 pm
PALAPYE: Over 300 cyclists are expected to take part in the ninth edition of the Morupule Coal Mine General Manager’s Cycling Challenge on Sunday.
Fri 12 Oct 2018, 12:46 pm
The Zebras touched down in Ouagadougou, the Burkina Faso capital, on Wednesday night, looking to craft a perfect response after a deflating week.
Fri 12 Oct 2018, 12:44 pm
Beleaguered Premier League giants, Gaborone United (GU) have been ordered to pay yet another former player, Moemedi ‘Jomo’ Moatlhaping. GU released Moatlhaping four s...
Lifestyle
Fri 12 Oct 2018, 13:26 pm
In 2014, a celebrated media personality Laona Segaetsho sadly lost his life together with two others on a mokoro accident in Lake Ngami. After the tragic accident, the du...
Fri 12 Oct 2018, 13:22 pm
In August this year, actress Loretta Keabetswe Mekgwe was amongst the unfortunate staff members that did not survive the dreaded axe of retrenchment at the struggling Gab...
Fri 12 Oct 2018, 13:21 pm
Most arts projects, which were to be taken up by government under the National Development Plan (NDP) 11, have been deferred as the country struggles to attain energy and...
Fri 12 Oct 2018, 13:16 pm
After successfully fulfilling his dream of filling up the National Stadium last year, Kast of Tlatsa Lebala is optimistic of the event’s success next week Saturday desp...
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Fri 12 Oct 2018, 12:54 pm
At the end of a dusty road in the southern African hinterland sits a small concrete building with an orange door. It is a structure so modest and remote that it is hard t...
Wed 10 Oct 2018, 14:47 pm
Australia, Norway, Switzerland and the European Union Member States issue the following statement on 10 October to commemorate World day Against the Death Penalty.
Fri 05 Oct 2018, 15:03 pm
Following the recent high-spirited reactions to the legalisation of private cultivation, possession and use of Cannabis in South Africa, it is apparent that we need to we...
Fri 05 Oct 2018, 14:56 pm
The burning issue of youth unemployment across the world has been debated at length. Over the past decade, unemployment amongst the youth has continued to rise.
Features
Fri 12 Oct 2018, 13:28 pm
The Ministry of Agriculture is seeking P100 million in supplementary funding to restock the strategic grain reserves this year, after yet another poor national harvest. A...
Fri 12 Oct 2018, 13:26 pm
The release this week of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) special report on global warming of 1.5 above pre-industrial levels marks a critical poi...
Fri 05 Oct 2018, 15:13 pm
There is more than meets the eye in the recent abrupt firing of permanent secretary in the Ministry of Basic Education (MoBE), Dr. Collie Monkge. Whilst the appointing au...
Fri 05 Oct 2018, 15:03 pm
The alcohol industry this week raised their collective glasses in delight when the tortuous alcohol levy was slashed for the first time in the 10 years since its introduc...
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Fri 17 Aug 2018, 13:12 pm
The High Court heard yesterday that Andrew Motsamai authorised a P2 million liability contract that bound Babereki Investments, the Botswana Public Employees’ Union (BO...
Fri 17 Aug 2018, 13:10 pm
Botswana Public Employees’ Union (BOPEU) was successful on Tuesday before Justice Abednico Tafa in Lobatse in their bid to recover some P381, 144.11 with interest from ...
Mon 06 Aug 2018, 13:40 pm
The urgent Court case involving BOPEU’s two warring parties which was scheduled for the High Court in Lobatse on Friday last week has been moved to August 9, after ...
Mon 06 Aug 2018, 13:40 pm
A court application by renegade BOPEU NEC members seeking a Court order to confirm the toppling of president Masego Mogwera and her National Office Bearers is in shaky gr...
World
Thu 11 Oct 2018, 14:40 pm
The man said to be Africa's youngest billionaire has been kidnapped by masked gunmen in Tanzania's main city Dar es Salaam, police say.
Tue 09 Oct 2018, 18:24 pm
South Africa's finance minister Nhlanhla Nene has quit after admitting meeting members of the Gupta family, who have been accused of corruption.
Tue 25 Sep 2018, 17:16 pm
A son of Angola's long-serving former president Jose Eduardo dos Santos has been remanded in custody in connection with a $1.5bn (£1.1bn) embezzlement case.
Tue 25 Sep 2018, 11:43 am
A life-size statue of former South African president and anti-apartheid activist Nelson Mandela has been unveiled at the UN's headquarters in New York.
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Nkashi Classic
Botswana Wild Bird Trust in partnership with the Botswana Tourism Organisation held the inaugural mokoro race dubbed Nkashi Classic along the Thamalakane River in Maun on Saturday. The race was won by Nkeletsang 'Ralph' Moshupa from Jao Flats in the Okavango Delta.
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Ronald 'Ronnie' Moipolai - he is Botswana's most famous guitarist on Youtube and Facebook video.
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