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Wed 23 May 2018, 14:10 pm
Two children aged five and three-years-old, were yesterday killed in a blaze that ripped through their family's home in Kang village.
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Wed 23 May 2018, 11:41 am
FRANCISTOWN: "There is no doubt you are an extremely dangerous person particularly to women and you also have total contempt to other people's rights. You deserve to be ...
Wed 23 May 2018, 09:37 am
Barely four months into the late Mochudi East legislator Isaac Davids' murder, the suspects are back in remand as the case heads to High Court for trial.
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23 May 2018
A Motswana man, Thato Gaopatwe is suspected to be one of the...
22 May 2018
Following his bundling of the Zimbabwe versus Madagascar enc...
23 May 2018
Barely four months into the late Mochudi East legislator Isa...
23 May 2018
FRANCISTOWN: "There is no doubt you are an extremely dangero...
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Wed 23 May 2018, 14:10 pm
Two children aged five and three-years-old, were yesterday killed in a blaze that ripped through their family's home in Kang village.
Wed 23 May 2018, 11:41 am
FRANCISTOWN: "There is no doubt you are an extremely dangerous person particularly to women and you also have total contempt to other people's rights. You deserve to be ...
Wed 23 May 2018, 09:37 am
Barely four months into the late Mochudi East legislator Isaac Davids' murder, the suspects are back in remand as the case heads to High Court for trial.
Wed 23 May 2018, 09:37 am
FRANCISTOWN: Botswana Congress Party (BCP) members who had expressed desire to contest the party's parliamentary primaries in Francistown West have been given an option t...
Business
Sat 19 May 2018, 10:00 am
Strong consumer confidence in the key markets of the US and China, saw global sales of diamond jewellery hit an all-time high of US$82 billion (P812 billion) last year, a...
Fri 18 May 2018, 18:00 pm
Lobatse Clay Works, one of the border town's economic mainstays, has suspended operations, with workers unpaid for April, as an expected P60 million equity injection cont...
Fri 18 May 2018, 15:28 pm
Local Enterprise Authority (LEA) could cut close to a third of its 378-strong staff, in a broad restructuring exercise led by a new CEO and made urgent by revelations of ...
Fri 18 May 2018, 15:27 pm
The trial of Alex Alexander, the principal player in the Lerala Diamond Mine saga, has kicked off in Sydney, Australia, with testimony from the main witness in a case in ...
Sport
Tue 22 May 2018, 18:22 pm
Following his bundling of the Zimbabwe versus Madagascar encounter at last year's COSAFA Cup edition, Joshua Bondo has been omitted from this year edition, which kicks of...
Tue 22 May 2018, 13:03 pm
The recent visit by International Olympic Committee (IOC) officials to check out the country as a possible host of the 2022 Youth Olympic Games should send a clear signal...
Tue 22 May 2018, 13:00 pm
The Botswana Premier League (BPL) says it was forced into a late programme change, which will see the nail-biting title and relegation battles decided midweek, rather tha...
Fri 18 May 2018, 15:15 pm
Businessman, Nicholas Zakhem has confirmed receiving a proposal from Mochudi Centre Chiefs regarding taking over the financially troubled club.
Lifestyle
Fri 18 May 2018, 15:21 pm
"This is going to be the biggest, the first of its kind in Botswana. We are going to break all the rules, and not be afraid of anything."
Fri 18 May 2018, 15:19 pm
Twenty beautiful girls will battle for the ultimate prize of being crowned the second Miss Botswana Bikini Model queen on September 1, 2018 at the River Ridge Guest House...
Fri 18 May 2018, 15:17 pm
For the township man on the street and the woman who sells drinks in a tavern, the sight of people sharing a quart of beer surely does not look surprising.
Fri 18 May 2018, 15:17 pm
The award-winning UK film, White Colour Black will premiere on May 26, 2018, at Mantlwaneng Theatre, Westwood International School. The event is scheduled to run from 6pm...
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    Mon 21 May 2018, 15:26 pm
    This week we continue with our account of the joint August 1824 mission by the Griqua Kaptyn Barend Barends and the Scottish Missionary Reverend Rober...
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    Mon 21 May 2018, 15:26 pm
    I think we are all past the idea reflected in an ancient Court of Apeal case, that Botswana's society is not ready for decriminalisation of provisions...
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    Mon 21 May 2018, 15:26 pm
    Some say that it was the man, some the law and others, the oversight bodies. Of course, no one can know what did happen in those Councils and Committe...
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    Fri 18 May 2018, 15:41 pm
    I think all of us can accept that the publishing industry in our country is weak, and at the moment, with few ...
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    Fri 18 May 2018, 15:33 pm
    Congratulations to Judge Dambe on being appointed the first female Judge of the Court of Appeal. Hopefully we ...
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    Fri 18 May 2018, 15:33 pm
    E a re se tswelela Setswana se re, 'Moroto wa e esi (kgomo e e esi/nosi,) ga o ele.' Se raya gore, tiro e kgonwa ka go pataganelwa. Ka e tshwaraganets...
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    Fri 18 May 2018, 15:33 pm
    US president Donald Trump has demonstrated yet again why he lacks the understanding, intelligence and temperament to be president of the United States...
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    Mon 14 May 2018, 14:16 pm
    That word 'euphoria' has come into unusual prominence in the last few weeks. We have been reminded that the Zims discovered that their euphoria at th...
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    Mon 14 May 2018, 14:13 pm
    "My masters, you see that the world is collapsing. We shall be eaten up one by one. Our fathers taught us peace means prosperity, but today there is n...
Opinion & Analysis
Fri 18 May 2018, 16:04 pm
When farmers in many parts of southern Africa decide to plant their crops each year, they rely on generations of learned knowledge about seasons and the weather. Or they'...
Fri 18 May 2018, 16:04 pm
I was six when Ian Khama entered politics as Vice President, and 16 years old when he ascended to the Botswana Presidency. The euphoria around Ian Khama's rise to the Pre...
Fri 18 May 2018, 15:35 pm
The predicament of unemployment is a critical part of any economy, but it becomes unacceptable when the crisis matures to graduate unemployment. Such crisis occupies the ...
Fri 11 May 2018, 15:09 pm
This paper argues that social media is important in any State that claims to be a democracy and that failure to have robust media involvement in the democratic process is...
Features
Fri 18 May 2018, 15:55 pm
I received the news of Gobe "GW" Matenge's passing from her daughter, Tsompie, on April 26, 2018 with great sadness and sorrow. Tsompie's message was brief: " Hi Boss, p...
Fri 18 May 2018, 15:26 pm
Nelson Mandela in 1991 said: "The decisive defeat of the racist army in Cuito Cuanavale was a victory for all Africa. This victory in Cuito Cuanavale is what made it poss...
Fri 11 May 2018, 15:12 pm
FRANCISTOWN: Over two decades ago, Isaac Kgosi became very popular as the then vice president Ian Khama’s senior private secretary.
Fri 04 May 2018, 13:49 pm
Former President Ian Khama's trusted confidante, the once untouchable spy chief with eyes everywhere, was this week unceremoniously fired by the new President, Mokgweetsi...
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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 weekend’s 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
Thu 19 Apr 2018, 05:25 am
Zimbabwe's government has sacked more than 10,000 nurses who went on strike on Monday, in an apparently hardline attempt to quell labour unrest.
Wed 11 Apr 2018, 18:03 pm
An Algerian military plane has crashed near the capital killing 257 people on board, officials say.
Tue 10 Apr 2018, 16:26 pm
A second attempt by the Home Office to deport a woman who came to the UK from Botswana when she was 13 years old has been thwarted.
Thu 05 Apr 2018, 15:30 pm
Sierra Leone's opposition candidate, Julius Maada Bio, has rushed to take his presidential oath in a hotel after winning the run-off election.
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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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