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It is my pleasure to once more address you on this special day when our nation marks another milestone in its nearly half century journey of peaceful progress.
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Controversial former journalist, Daniel Kenosi may face a charge of Causing Death by Dangerous Driving, amongst other charges. Station commander at the Naledi Police Stat...
Fri 26 Sep 2014, 17:17 pm
Colonel Galebotswe walks into a sand model room full of officers in the rank of captain and major to take up his slot for instructing these officers.
Fri 26 Sep 2014, 14:39 pm
SELEBI-PHIKWE: The marathon wage negotiation dispute between Botswana Mine Workers Union and BCL mine that started in April 14, 2014 was finally settled on September 15.
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Mon 29 Sep 2014, 13:00 pm
Controversial former journalist, Daniel Kenosi may face a charge of Causing Death by Dangerous Driving, amongst other charges. Station commander at the Naledi Police Stat...
Fri 26 Sep 2014, 14:39 pm
SELEBI-PHIKWE: The marathon wage negotiation dispute between Botswana Mine Workers Union and BCL mine that started in April 14, 2014 was finally settled on September 15.
Fri 26 Sep 2014, 14:41 pm
SELEBI-PHIKWE: Despite finally reaching an agreement with BCL mine on wages and accommodation, Botswana Mine Workers Union (BMWU) believes next year might see them at eac...
Fri 26 Sep 2014, 14:45 pm
FRANCISTOWN: Central Police Station Commander, Superintendent Lebalang Maniki has asked the public to cooperate with the police during the holidays.
Business
Fri 26 Sep 2014, 15:02 pm
MOZAMBIQUE: Mozambique is willing to benchmark on Botswana in a bid to harness the potential in its tourism sector.
Fri 26 Sep 2014, 15:28 pm
Morupule Coal Mine (MCM) has started preparatory work towards establishment of a new one million tonnes per annum open cast coal mine.
Fri 26 Sep 2014, 15:19 pm
The Competition Commission has lifted its suspension of a multi-million Pula tender, which had been awarded by Hukuntsi Sub district council. The council had to be suppl...
Fri 26 Sep 2014, 15:11 pm
Letshego Holdings’ loan book jumped 31 percent to breach the P5 billion mark in the six months period ended 31 July 2014 on the back strong advances growth in three of th...
Sport
Fri 26 Sep 2014, 14:07 pm
International track stars Nigel Amos and Isaac Makwala will grace this year’s FNB Nswazi marathon races to be held across three villages in the North East this weekend.
Fri 26 Sep 2014, 14:34 pm
A reported deal between the Botswana Football Association (BFA) and their Zimbabwean counterparts on the joint bid for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) finals may b...
Fri 26 Sep 2014, 14:03 pm
Botswana’s only internationally licensed basketball referee, Dorothy ‘Dot’ Okatch has been called “the future of basketball officiating in Africa” after some excellent of...
Fri 26 Sep 2014, 14:10 pm
Undisputed sprint king, Isaac Makwala re-wrote history books when he smashed three records within a year. Makwala, who burst into prominence in the twilight of his career...
Lifestyle
Fri 26 Sep 2014, 16:29 pm
After shooting to international fame for his portrayal of Sir Seretse Khama in Blue, Black And White, actor Donald Molosi, narrates to Mmegi staffer THALEFANG CHARLES his...
Fri 26 Sep 2014, 16:24 pm
The Giver, Reviewed by BAKANG ISRAEL
Fri 26 Sep 2014, 16:24 pm
Muscular cultural music star Shumba Ratshega’s popular song Leso la monnamogolo may have been one of his biggest hits, but it certainly was not a money-spinner.
Thu 25 Sep 2014, 17:10 pm
He has wooed audiences all over the world with his acoustic guitar skills, creating some magical moments for those who see him in action. Now there is a chance for Batsw...
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    Tue 30 Sep 2014, 11:19 am
    Janet, as many will know, died in California on September 18, September and was buried on the 20th. She had left here earlier in the month in order ...
    Tumie Modise
    Tue 30 Sep 2014, 11:17 am
    Only two topics dominate discussions lately: politics and religion. I happen to be passionate about both. Most people often say that politics and reli...
    George Chingarande
    Tue 30 Sep 2014, 11:09 am
    What is common about Serena and Venus Williams, Bobby Fischer and Mary Lou Retton? If you are an ardent tennis fan, you are probably familiar with the...
  • Dumi Mmualefe
    Tue 30 Sep 2014, 09:28 am
    The time has come to remember where we come from. The humble beginnings are always the perfect place to start. Botswana day has once more arrived and ...
    Barolong Seboni
    Mon 29 Sep 2014, 07:00 am
    The Nitty Gritty shebeen has been on and off for a little more than ten years now. Many patrons have come and gone, and others have been faithful for ...
    Bame Piet
    Fri 26 Sep 2014, 07:00 am
    The latest developments could be a signal that the world is coming to an end. When I was growing up, and even recently, the pastor at my church used t...
  • Lawrence Ookeditse
    Thu 25 Sep 2014, 14:52 pm
    A central question over the past couple of weeks has been whether the Independent Electoral Commission can be trusted to deliver a credible election. ...
    Sebofo Motshwane
    Thu 25 Sep 2014, 07:00 am
    Puso e tsweletse ka go thusa batho ba ba itlhaelang ka ditsela tse di farologanyeng. Batho bangwe ba agelwa matlo a mo nakong eno go bolelwang a setse...
    Micheal Dingake
    Wed 24 Sep 2014, 07:00 am
    There has been a standing consensus in Botswana that the general elections may not be fair, but are relatively free. BDP has been winning elections in...
Opinion & Analysis
Fri 26 Sep 2014, 17:17 pm
Colonel Galebotswe walks into a sand model room full of officers in the rank of captain and major to take up his slot for instructing these officers.
Fri 26 Sep 2014, 17:17 pm
In typical fashion, I begin my story by tracing the etymology of this week’s key word: ‘master’ – thereby also showing off how it can be understood through Setswana, an u...
Fri 19 Sep 2014, 14:24 pm
With effect from 1 July 2011, payers of commission or brokerage fees ‘for, or in connection with the procurement of any goods or services’ have been required to deduct a ...
Fri 19 Sep 2014, 14:28 pm
The setting is Borakalalo ward in Molepolole North constituency where Comrade Arafat Khan has just been launched in what I can confidently call the most anticipated UDC l...
Features
Tue 30 Sep 2014, 08:00 am
It is my pleasure to once more address you on this special day when our nation marks another milestone in its nearly half century journey of peaceful progress.
Fri 26 Sep 2014, 16:32 pm
MAPUTO/MOZAMBIQUE: Sometimes they say looks can be deceiving and this adage fits the city of Maputo perfectly. Maputo is the capital of Mozambique and currently houses ov...
Fri 26 Sep 2014, 17:02 pm
Unless you have gone through a rough patch and reached the lowest point in life, one would easily assume that suicidal people are senseless and selfish. We might judge an...
Fri 26 Sep 2014, 17:00 pm
I woke up sweating at what the Europeans know as the ‘devil’s hour’ - 3am. The previous evening I had just finished reading a taxation report.
World
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.
Sat 13 Sep 2014, 14:11 pm
The parents of Reeva Steenkamp say "justice was not served" after South African athlete Oscar Pistorius was acquitted of murdering their daughter.
Mon 01 Sep 2014, 17:00 pm
Lesotho's exiled Prime Minister Thomas Thabane has called on regional leaders to deploy troops to his country to help restore order, his aide says.
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1 USD = Pula   9.2336
1 GBP = Pula   14.9701
1 EUR = Pula   11.6686
1 YEN = Pula   0.0849
1 ZAR = Pula   0.8239
1 Pula = USD   0.1083
1 Pula = GBP   0.0668
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1 Pula = YEN   11.78
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