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Tue 27 Jun 2017, 18:00 pm
Shareholders of the troubled Pula Steel have been asked to inject P28 million into the company to restart operations as well as pay off a portion of the creditors.
Tue 27 Jun 2017, 18:00 pm
A bench of five acting Court of Appeal (CoA) judges has ruled that Justice Abednego Tafa misdirected himself in concluding that President Ian Khama “has the discretionar...
Tue 27 Jun 2017, 18:00 pm
Botswana Communications Regulatory Authority (BOCRA) on Friday licenced four TV stations. The four are Ovy Networ, Alfaview, Deep Vibe productions T/A Clouds TV and Econe...
Tue 27 Jun 2017, 17:13 pm
FRANCISTOWN: Residents of the second city are in deep sorrow over the passing of the former President Sir Ketumile Masire.
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SEROWE: Former President, Festus Mogae has revealed the main...
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LOBATSE: An attempt to disrupt a meeting addressed by suspen...
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In the midst of mourning former President Sir Ketumile Masir...
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A bench of five acting Court of Appeal (CoA) judges has rul...
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Tue 27 Jun 2017, 18:00 pm
A bench of five acting Court of Appeal (CoA) judges has ruled that Justice Abednego Tafa misdirected himself in concluding that President Ian Khama “has the discretionar...
Tue 27 Jun 2017, 17:13 pm
FRANCISTOWN: Residents of the second city are in deep sorrow over the passing of the former President Sir Ketumile Masire.
Tue 27 Jun 2017, 17:11 pm
The 2016 Auditor General’s (AG) report has revealed that it is a common occurance to find idle funds totalling to hundreds of millions of pula. At some point a total of P...
Tue 27 Jun 2017, 17:03 pm
Lack of experts in the area of special needs has led to prolonged assessments of learners, as well as backlogs dating back three years ago at the country’s premier specia...
Business
Tue 27 Jun 2017, 18:00 pm
Shareholders of the troubled Pula Steel have been asked to inject P28 million into the company to restart operations as well as pay off a portion of the creditors.
Tue 27 Jun 2017, 16:03 pm
Government says it has put in place strategies to re-direct traffic from Durban port to its under-utilised P40 million Walvis Bay port in Namibia.
Tue 27 Jun 2017, 16:00 pm
BotswanaPost has been ranked among the top 10 best performing postal operators in issues of carbon emission analysis by the recently released Universal Postal Union’s (UP...
Tue 27 Jun 2017, 15:59 pm
Diamond explorer and project developer Botswana Diamonds (BOD)is weighing its options in resolving the corporate governance issues relating to its Maibwe joint venture (J...
Sport
Tue 27 Jun 2017, 15:45 pm
Zebras coach, Boyo ‘Oris’ Radipotsane has said there will be no immediate tactical approach, after he was thrust into the hot seat following the immediate departure of Pe...
Tue 27 Jun 2017, 15:40 pm
FRANCISTOWN: Matjimenyenga will move on after Draglo ‘Drago’ Stanojlovic dumped the Francistown side over contractual disagreements.
Tue 27 Jun 2017, 15:40 pm
Debutant, Osadi Matong of Glen Valley Boxing Club shone during the fifth Botswana Boxing Association (BoBA) Inter-Club tournament held at the Sir Seretse Khama Barracks o...
Tue 27 Jun 2017, 15:40 pm
The Botswana boxing team that competed at the just ended Africa Championships in Congo-Brazzaville faced a torrid time, but there was a silver lining in the dark cloud w...
Lifestyle
Tue 27 Jun 2017, 18:00 pm
Botswana Communications Regulatory Authority (BOCRA) on Friday licenced four TV stations. The four are Ovy Networ, Alfaview, Deep Vibe productions T/A Clouds TV and Econe...
Tue 27 Jun 2017, 15:50 pm
The second installment of Miss Women Empowerment pageant will be held on October 28, 2017 at Avani Gaborone Resort and Casino.
Tue 27 Jun 2017, 15:47 pm
FRANCISTOWN: In this era of adverse unemployment, 34-year-old Obakeng Kagiso sacrificed his well paying job of nine years to feed his poetry hunger and foster the dreams ...
Tue 27 Jun 2017, 15:45 pm
A 24-year-old local model has made a mark in the international fashion industry. Kgosi Letebele has once again been invited to participate at one of the popular internati...
Tribute To Sir Ketumile Masire
Opinion & Analysis
Fri 23 Jun 2017, 14:53 pm
Spontaneous loss of pregnancy on two or more times, happening one after the other, before 24 weeks of pregnancy defines the medical condition known as recurrent miscarria...
Fri 16 Jun 2017, 17:51 pm
As President Ian Khama sets in motion a journey to vacate office next year April 1, and hands over the baton of power to Vice President Mokgweetsi Masisi, Mmegi Staff Wri...
Fri 09 Jun 2017, 16:01 pm
It is disturbing though not surprising to receive reports that Botswana has been blacklisted by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) as one of the worst labour cri...
Fri 09 Jun 2017, 16:00 pm
Today [June 7, 2017] the Commission launched a European Defence Fund to help Member States spend taxpayer money more efficiently, reduce duplications in spending, and get...
Features
Fri 23 Jun 2017, 15:19 pm
A lot has happened since the last Parliamentary sitting in which Leader of Opposition Duma likened President Ian Khama to a person possessed by demons and who derives joy...
Fri 23 Jun 2017, 15:06 pm
In the next five days, lawyers representing two Gantsi farm hands will have to make the arguments of their lives on why their clients should not face the death penalty in...
Fri 23 Jun 2017, 15:05 pm
In 1997, two Basarwa men narrowly escaped the death penalty, in fact, by hours, after being wrongfully convicted for murder, in a case that exposed the justice system’s i...
Fri 23 Jun 2017, 14:58 pm
Perhaps due to the despair left by the Mine’s collapse or as a result of the search for new revenue avenues by fly-by night prophets, the numbers of churches in Selebi-Ph...
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Fri 23 Jun 2017, 16:05 pm
Mmegi is introducing faster and superior quality printing solutions to the market with the unveiling of a new state-of-the-art fully automated commercial web printing pre...
Fri 23 Jun 2017, 16:02 pm
The Mmegi printing plant prides itself as a centre for excellence in the Southern Africa region. Media organizations from neighbouring countries send their employees here...
Fri 23 Jun 2017, 15:56 pm
CTP (Computer-to-Plate) is a technology of the prepress process in which a digital image is transmitted directly from a computer to a plate used on the printing press. It...
Tue 20 Jun 2017, 15:45 pm
On July 26, 2016 BOFEPUSU penned a complaint letter against the Government of Botswana to the International Labour Standars Department. The letter is reproduced here, f...
World
Fri 23 Jun 2017, 10:44 am
Four Arab states have sent Qatar a list of 13 demands it must meet if it wants them to lift their sanctions.
Fri 16 Jun 2017, 10:17 am
The estranged wife of incoming Lesotho Prime Minister Thomas Thabane has been shot dead two days before his inauguration.
Mon 05 Jun 2017, 11:34 am
Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Yemen have cut diplomatic ties with Qatar, accusing it of destabilising the region.
Fri 02 Jun 2017, 11:41 am
There has been widespread international condemnation of President Trump's announcement that the US is withdrawing from the 2015 Paris climate agreement.
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    Tue 27 Jun 2017, 17:23 pm
    The bleakest news about our country today is the P15 billion pula Gripen Fighter jets procurement. This, from ...
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    Mon 26 Jun 2017, 16:30 pm
    Months ago in some neighbouring country, a man caused a furore when he got hitched to a beautiful young lady, young enough to be his granddaughter. In...
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    Mon 26 Jun 2017, 16:30 pm
    As previously noted, after one or more failed frontal assault on Sechele’s battery atop Botswelakgosi hill, the Boer Commando at Dimawe fell back, wit...
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    Mon 26 Jun 2017, 15:42 pm
    It was the military historian, Corelli Barnett who got me thinking about the role and nature of armies. In his 1974 Penguin, Britain and Her Army, A M...
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    Fri 23 Jun 2017, 15:20 pm
    It is that day when you’ve been invited by the police, or the Directorate of Corruption and Economic Crime (DCEC), for an interview. No, not a job int...
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    Fri 23 Jun 2017, 14:47 pm
    Whether you like it or not, whether you’ve joined or not, whether you think it’s a good or a bad thing, Facebook is here to stay and you’d better get ...
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    Fri 23 Jun 2017, 14:43 pm
    Years ago, before internet, if you wanted to submit a story or a poem to a literary magazine or to a writing contest, you needed to print it out, put ...
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    Thu 22 Jun 2017, 18:23 pm
    In a context of almost total indifference, marked by outright hostility, representatives of over a hundred of the world’s least powerful countries are...
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    Wed 21 Jun 2017, 18:12 pm
    The President has gone to Sweden. It has now come to light that the President is on a window shopping exercise for fighter jets so as to augment our s...
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Wed 21 Jun 2017, 18:16 pm
Mopalamente wa kgaolo ya Gaborone Bonnington Bokone, Duma Boko a re otla netefatsa fa baithuti ba kgaolo ya gagwe ba bona thuto e tlhabolotsweng ya go dirisa maranyane a ...
Wed 21 Jun 2017, 18:14 pm
PALAPYE: Mopalamente wa Palapye, Moiseraela Goya o rotloeditse diphuthego tsa dikereke tsa morafe wa Bazezuru go aga dikereke tsa dikago tsa sennelaruri.
Wed 21 Jun 2017, 18:14 pm
Re dumela gore, mo phuthegong ya kgotla, baeng ba tshwanetse go fiwa tlotla e e lebanyeng, jaaka go ba fa bonno jo bo faphegileng.
Wed 21 Jun 2017, 18:11 pm
Go ntse go buiwa gore mananeo a puso a go leka go tlhatlosa Batswana a tsweletse sentle. Ga twe bangwe ba setse ba kgona go inosa metsi ka mananeo a. Go utlwala fa mongwe...
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1 USD = Pula   10.2354
1 GBP = Pula   13.1062
1 EUR = Pula   11.6279
1 YEN = Pula   0.0912
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1 Pula = ZAR   1.2709
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#IWEARWHATIWANT protest march in Gaborone. The march was in protest against the recent abuse and stripping of young woman who was accused of not 'dressed properly' by an unruly mob at Gaborone Station.
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Why does Botswana need expensive fighter jets? - Swedish media interrogate Khama
President Ian Khama defends govt's intension to purchase expensive fighter jets in Sweden. Khama is currently on a controversial state visit in Sweden where he trying to get a deal of procuring eight to 12 Gripen fighter jets for the BDF.
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