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Mon 29 Aug 2016, 10:29 am
Tomorrow (August 30) is the commemoration of the 1852 Battle of Dimawe between Batswana and the Boers. Below we republish two articles from historians Sandy Grant and Jef...
Fri 26 Aug 2016, 18:00 pm
The recent decision to build units 7 and 8 at Morupule B and directly award the tender to a South Korea-based consortium flies in the face of local coal beneficiation eff...
Fri 26 Aug 2016, 18:00 pm
The Botswana Council of Non-Governmental Organisations (BOCONGO) topmost leadership fights, most of which may end in court, have brought the umbrella organisation of the ...
Fri 26 Aug 2016, 15:44 pm
Police in Zimbabwe have fired tear gas and water cannon at opposition supporters who had gathered for a protest march in the capital, Harare.
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26 August 2016
Property company, PrimeTime Holdings is expecting profitabil...
26 August 2016
As Botswana hands over the Southern African Development Comm...
26 August 2016
The Botswana Council of Non-Governmental Organisations (BOCO...
26 August 2016
The Ministry of Youth, Sport and Culture is busy preparing f...
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26 August 2016
A year ago we wrote on this space that it is high time local...

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Fri 26 Aug 2016, 18:00 pm
The Botswana Council of Non-Governmental Organisations (BOCONGO) topmost leadership fights, most of which may end in court, have brought the umbrella organisation of the ...
Fri 26 Aug 2016, 15:31 pm
PALAPYE: Councillors here have expressed worry over payments delays for constituency tournaments by the Ministry of Youth, Sport and Culture (MYSC) saying this leads to l...
Fri 26 Aug 2016, 15:30 pm
PALAPYE: Councillors have decried lack of cooperation between themselves and the police officers in the area. When responding to the Palapye Sub Council chairman Lesedi P...
Fri 26 Aug 2016, 15:29 pm
A series of leaked emails in possession of this publication amongst BOCONGO members confirm that the organisation is embroiled in governance and leadership feud.
Business
Fri 26 Aug 2016, 18:00 pm
The recent decision to build units 7 and 8 at Morupule B and directly award the tender to a South Korea-based consortium flies in the face of local coal beneficiation eff...
Fri 26 Aug 2016, 15:08 pm
FRANCISTOWN: Management of Tati Nickel Mining Company (TNMC), a 100% subsidiary of BCL Mine this week revealed that operations at Selkirk Mine will start early next year.
Fri 26 Aug 2016, 15:06 pm
Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have been advised to embrace cashless transactions as a means of enhancing productivity while reducing the risks of losing their...
Fri 26 Aug 2016, 15:06 pm
Property company, PrimeTime Holdings is expecting profitability at its soon-to-be opened Pilane Mall in Mochudi to be dented following government’s refusal to climb down ...
Sport
Fri 26 Aug 2016, 14:48 pm
Team Botswana physiotherapist, Clement Gaothuse yesterday made a startling revelation that Baboloki Thebe has been injured for more than a year.
Fri 26 Aug 2016, 14:44 pm
The 2016-2017 season kicks off on September 9 following a dubious end to the last campaign. In this three-part series, Mmegi Sport Staff Writer, BOITUMELO KHUTSAFALO take...
Fri 26 Aug 2016, 14:42 pm
The Minister of Youth, Sport and Culture, Thapelo Olopeng has condemned those who had criticised the performance of the Botswana team at the Rio Olympics after returning ...
Fri 26 Aug 2016, 14:38 pm
Botswana’s best two runs in Rio were insufficient to land the country’s second Olympic medal after Karabo Sibanda and the 4x400m relay team could only finish fifth in the...
Lifestyle
Fri 26 Aug 2016, 14:55 pm
The Ministry of Youth, Sport and Culture is busy preparing for the biggest party of Botswana’s lifetime to celebrate 50 years of independence. The festivities are coordin...
Fri 26 Aug 2016, 14:53 pm
Vincent van Gogh, a famous Dutch post-impressionist painter once said, “Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together”. This rema...
Fri 26 Aug 2016, 14:53 pm
Dithubaruba Cultural Festival in collaboration with Y Care Charitable Trust will embark on a Fun Walk this Saturday in Molepolole. The Fun Walk is one of the build-up act...
Thu 25 Aug 2016, 14:43 pm
The sixth installment of the Christianity inspired beauty contest Queen Esther Beauty pageant will be held at Maitisong Theatre this Saturday.
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Thu 25 Aug 2016, 14:49 pm
It is now 36 years and 24 years, respectively, since the establishment of the Southern African Development Coordination Conference (SADCC) and its successor, the Southern...
Thu 25 Aug 2016, 14:49 pm
The formation of the new union, Botswana Progressive Union hereinafter referred to as BOPU has come at a time when workers in the entire public service have lost confide...
Wed 24 Aug 2016, 14:49 pm
On the 8th August 2016, a group of young Batswana assembled at the foyer of the National Assembly of the Republic of Botswana. About three weeks earlier, a Motswana male ...
Tue 16 Aug 2016, 15:44 pm
The University of Botswana (UB), Faculty of Business will this Thursday hold a Press Conference at the President Hotel from 2pm-4pm. The main objective of the conference...
Features
Mon 29 Aug 2016, 10:29 am
Tomorrow (August 30) is the commemoration of the 1852 Battle of Dimawe between Batswana and the Boers. Below we republish two articles from historians Sandy Grant and Jef...
Fri 26 Aug 2016, 15:13 pm
Even though government says the move will solve unemployment, the shock introduction of quotas for tertiary education sponsorship continues to reverberate, while the revo...
Fri 26 Aug 2016, 15:12 pm
In June, before the eyes of the whole world, Lucara Diamond Corp’s 1,109-carat Lesedi la Rona, the largest diamond recovered in a century and Botswana’s pride, failed to ...
Fri 26 Aug 2016, 15:10 pm
The 12-year legal battle between the owners of Molapo Crossing and government over road access to the shopping complex, heads to the Court of Appeal, the final frontier. ...
World
Fri 26 Aug 2016, 15:44 pm
Police in Zimbabwe have fired tear gas and water cannon at opposition supporters who had gathered for a protest march in the capital, Harare.
Fri 26 Aug 2016, 09:33 am
A Nigerian man who named his dog after President Muhammadu Buhari and painted the name on both sides of the dog was arrested for breach of the peace.
Mon 22 Aug 2016, 13:21 pm
An Islamist militant has admitted destroying cultural sites in Timbuktu, Mali, in the first trial of its kind at the International Criminal Court.
Thu 11 Aug 2016, 18:50 pm
Zambians have been voting in presidential and parliamentary elections following campaigning marred by clashes between rival supporters.
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Wed 24 Aug 2016, 17:27 pm
Lebutswapele la dipolotiki tsa Botswana la phathi ya Domkraga(BDP), Patrick Balopi, a re maloko a yone ba tshwanetse go tsaya maikarabelo a go e nonotsha le go ema boetel...
Wed 24 Aug 2016, 15:30 pm
Dikgang tsa tshimolodiso ya madirelo a koloi ya HINO kwa Maun di monate ele ruri. Tshimolodiso ya madirelo a e raya di le mmalwa jaaka go direla Batawana le Batswana ka k...
Wed 24 Aug 2016, 15:29 pm
O na le leruo ka ntlha ya lentswe le le monate. O kile a opelela dikgosi tsa Gammangwato mme a lebogwa ka go tshwara ka diatla tsa segosi
Wed 24 Aug 2016, 15:28 pm
MAUN: E ne e re bogologolo fa basimane ba tshameka ka dikolotsana tsa diwaere le maotwana a dikoloi, ba bale mefuta ya tsone le go di boka bare bo J5, Land Cruiser, Chevr...
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