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Township Rollers grossed P1.7 million from the sale of tickets for their CAF Champions League match against Kaizer Chiefs last Saturday.
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Gaborone International Jazz Festival will be a star-studded event fusing traditional jazz sounds, isicathamiya, deep house beats and urban sounds of Hip hop Pantsula(HHP)...
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The annual inflation rate could possibly breach the Bank of Botswana (BoB) three percent lower medium term objective as lower fuel prices coupled with weak domestic deman...
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Wed 04 Mar 2015, 18:00 pm
The Presidential Affairs and Public Administration minister Eric Molale, says they been inundated with reports and incidents to necessitate upping security in and around ...
Wed 04 Mar 2015, 12:16 pm
SELEBI-PHIKWE: A veteran labour activist, political icon, retired civil servant and headman for Palapye Tribal Authority, Klass Motshidisi has passed on.
Wed 04 Mar 2015, 12:14 pm
PALAPYE: A civic leader has said it is critical for the government to make sure it awards the Morupule C tender to the right Independent Power Producer (IPP).
Wed 04 Mar 2015, 12:09 pm
SHASHEMOOKE: Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) Francistown region members are alleged to be using the party name to solicit funds from donors for personal gain, a regional ...
Business
Wed 04 Mar 2015, 18:00 pm
The annual inflation rate could possibly breach the Bank of Botswana (BoB) three percent lower medium term objective as lower fuel prices coupled with weak domestic deman...
Wed 04 Mar 2015, 11:20 am
Letshego Holdings is hopeful that its financial literacy campaign that began towards the end of last year will help curb the spiralling household indebtedness.
Wed 04 Mar 2015, 11:19 am
Implementation of Doing Business Reforms are progressing slowly despite the granting of relevant approvals by various stakeholders, the Ministry of Trade and Industry chi...
Tue 03 Mar 2015, 18:00 pm
Botswana Insurance Holdings Limited (BIHL) is looking to diversify profit sources through new acquisitions in the financial services sector, following a 30 percent slash ...
Sport
Wed 04 Mar 2015, 18:00 pm
Township Rollers grossed P1.7 million from the sale of tickets for their CAF Champions League match against Kaizer Chiefs last Saturday.
Wed 04 Mar 2015, 14:00 pm
Defending champions, Woman International Master Onkemetse Francis and FIDE Master Phemelo Khetho join the second round qualifiers of the 2015 Metropolitan National Chess ...
Wed 04 Mar 2015, 10:37 am
Keith Masters’ was expected to clear his desk in exactly 12 months from now, but is already fast fading into distant memory at Lekidi Centre. On the surface, it was a sp...
Wed 04 Mar 2015, 10:37 am
Local and foreign strikers have over the last seasons, rotated the top goal scorer’s award with the latter scoring more since the inception of the Premier League.
Lifestyle
Wed 04 Mar 2015, 18:00 pm
Gaborone International Jazz Festival will be a star-studded event fusing traditional jazz sounds, isicathamiya, deep house beats and urban sounds of Hip hop Pantsula(HHP)...
Wed 04 Mar 2015, 10:56 am
Doing wedding decorations and events planning has always been Tebogo Moalosi’s childhood dream.
Wed 04 Mar 2015, 10:56 am
FRANCISTOWN: Assistant Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Botlogile Tshireletso, has said preservation of culture might be the answer to many issues surr...
Wed 04 Mar 2015, 10:55 am
House-kwasa star Slizer thrilled thousands who attended the 91st birthday party of Zimbabwean President, Robert Mugabe at an exclusive lodge in Victoria Falls over the we...
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    Several weeks ago, Monitor newspaper carried an article on sexual frustration, an extract from Kgosi Kgafela II’s book. The article set tongues waggin...
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    Wed 04 Mar 2015, 17:20 pm
    When Keith Masters was appointment, a lot was expected. He had been hyped as a saviour. He was hyped as a new broom to sweep clean. With his touted va...
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    Fri 27 Feb 2015, 09:20 am
    I got a phone call from and old friend, who also used to be my neighbour at Extension 27. “There is something I want to tell you,” he said at the end ...
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    Wed 25 Feb 2015, 13:56 pm
    Left-handed people are usually perceived as “the odd one out” or queer. Apparently left-handed people make up just ten percent of the global populatio...
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    Mon 23 Feb 2015, 16:08 pm
    Government’s attempt to curb the mushrooming of churches at the fast rate we are witnessing has brought about ...
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    Mon 23 Feb 2015, 16:01 pm
    SPEDU was back in the news recently with its full-page advert in the Sunday Standard (Feb 8-14) inviting applications for thirteen posts from the top ...
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    Mon 23 Feb 2015, 16:01 pm
    Oh well, the junior school results came out again two weeks ago and once more, they are nothing to write home about. In fact, most of the candidates h...
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    Fri 20 Feb 2015, 17:52 pm
    Major rip off? Great risk? Robbing supporters of their hard earned cash? Unfair? Ridiculous? Day-light robbery? These are just some of the words and p...
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    Wed 18 Feb 2015, 17:55 pm
    Le fa gone metlhala ya khumo e le mentsi mme e tlhoka balatedi, bangwe bone ba ntse ba leka go e latela. Re itse gore go tswa gole Motswana a leka go ...
Opinion & Analysis
Fri 27 Feb 2015, 14:08 pm
The Ministry of Health wishes to react to a news article that appeared in Mmegi Newspaper (20 February, 2015) captured as follows: Even before the Ministry of Health (MoH...
Wed 25 Feb 2015, 10:39 am
The Botswana National Front (BNF) through its Information and Publicity Secretariat and the Foreign Affairs Desk, will this year mark the the 11th Israeli Apartheid Week ...
Fri 20 Feb 2015, 18:00 pm
For the diamond-cutting industry in Botswana, the news last week could hardly have been much worse. In January, the press reported that diamond cutters MotiGanz and Leo S...
Fri 20 Feb 2015, 16:10 pm
The Botswana Congress Party demands that the Minister of Lands and Housing fully answers the question; “Who owns the diseta island and how it was allocated”?It is in the...
Features
Fri 27 Feb 2015, 17:12 pm
A liberal non-conformist and a firm defender of natural justice, Judge Key Dingake is among the luminaries of Botswana’s judicial system. Veteran journalist, METHAETSILE ...
Fri 27 Feb 2015, 15:02 pm
MASUNGA: North East District (NED) councillors are bemoaning a shortage of water in their area despite having a dam, which is currently 95 percent full, the highest level...
Fri 27 Feb 2015, 14:57 pm
Mmadinare is the home village of a 100 million cubic metre water body that is presently pumping 60 million litres a day to the Greater Gaborone area.
Fri 27 Feb 2015, 14:52 pm
For organisations such as Botswana Counselling Association that deal with offering counselling to people and doing referrals, issues of rape that go unreported are of gre...
World
Tue 24 Feb 2015, 18:00 pm
Documents show South African and Ethiopian agencies in crisis, suspected Sudan, amid reported 2012 plot to kill AU chief, reports by Al Jazeera
Mon 23 Feb 2015, 16:33 pm
Secret documents, leaked from numerous intelligence agencies, offer rare insights into the interactions between spies.
Sun 22 Feb 2015, 07:00 am
President Jacob Zuma's controversial wife Nompumelelo Ntuli-Zuma has been banned from his Nkandla home following sensational claims of a plot to poison the president, rep...
Fri 20 Feb 2015, 07:00 am
International row likely after revelations of breach that could have given NSA and GCHQ the power to monitor a large portion of world’s cellular communications.
Exchange Rates
FOREIGN EXCHANGE: Thursday, 05 Mar 2015
FOREIGN / PULA
PULA / FOREIGN
1 USD = Pula   9.7656
1 GBP = Pula   14.8810
1 EUR = Pula   10.7875
1 YEN = Pula   0.0815
1 ZAR = Pula   0.8259
1 Pula = USD   0.1024
1 Pula = GBP   0.0672
1 Pula = EUR   0.0927
1 Pula = YEN   12.27
1 Pula = ZAR   1.2108
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STOCK EXCHANGE: Thursday, 05 Mar 2015
DOMESTIC STOCKS
BARCLAYS
355
BIHL
1200
CHOBE
455
CHOPPIES
399
CRESTA
90
ENGEN
950
FNBB
380
FSG
237
FURNMART
208
G4S
335
LETLOLE
228
LETSHEGO
239
NAP
217
OLYMPIA
20
PRIMETIME
270
RDCP
213
SECHABA
2949
SEFALANA
1020
STANCHART
1254
TURNSTAR
215
WIL
320
IMARA
247
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