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Fri 20 Apr 2018, 18:00 pm
Government geoscientists have kickstarted an ambitious three-year project to take a detailed look beneath the Kalahari sands, under which at least 70% of the country’s ...
Fri 20 Apr 2018, 18:00 pm
It has since emerged that Gaborone Bonnington South MP, Ndaba Gaolathe is on the payroll of Tim Marsland, who is one of the key players involved in the country’s highes...
Fri 20 Apr 2018, 14:04 pm
The European Union (EU) and OKACOM have signed a €1.65 million grant that will facilitate cooperation on transboundary water management in the Cubango-Okavango river ba...
Fri 20 Apr 2018, 14:03 pm
SELEBI-PHIKWE: The Botswana Congress Party (BCP) vice president, Kesitegile Gobotswang has said the way the BCL Mine shutdown was conducted was akin to a crime against hu...
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Following the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) February ...
20 April 2018
PALAPYE: Newly-serviced Palapye areas are facing a serious c...
20 April 2018
The Botswana Congress Party (BCP) has approached court in an...
20 April 2018
He left the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) years ago as an ...
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Fri 20 Apr 2018, 18:00 pm
It has since emerged that Gaborone Bonnington South MP, Ndaba Gaolathe is on the payroll of Tim Marsland, who is one of the key players involved in the country’s highes...
Fri 20 Apr 2018, 14:04 pm
The European Union (EU) and OKACOM have signed a €1.65 million grant that will facilitate cooperation on transboundary water management in the Cubango-Okavango river ba...
Fri 20 Apr 2018, 14:03 pm
SELEBI-PHIKWE: The Botswana Congress Party (BCP) vice president, Kesitegile Gobotswang has said the way the BCL Mine shutdown was conducted was akin to a crime against hu...
Fri 20 Apr 2018, 14:02 pm
The Botswana Congress Party (BCP) has approached court in an urgent application seeking an interim interdict to block what they called Mokgweetsi Masisi's unconstitutiona...
Business
Fri 20 Apr 2018, 18:00 pm
Government geoscientists have kickstarted an ambitious three-year project to take a detailed look beneath the Kalahari sands, under which at least 70% of the country’s ...
Fri 20 Apr 2018, 13:29 pm
PALAPYE: Morupule South Resources (MSR), a subsidiary of listed junior miner, Shumba Energy, is rapidly advancing a P400 million coal project, with construction due to be...
Fri 20 Apr 2018, 13:27 pm
The Court of Appeal is set to hear an urgent appeal by the former Tati Nickel liquidator to return the mothballed mine back into liquidation, BusinessWeek has established...
Fri 13 Apr 2018, 18:00 pm
The High Court on Tuesday broke new legal ground by ordering Tati Nickel Mining Company out of liquidation, in a move that its liquidator says is "unprecedented, incompre...
Sport
Fri 20 Apr 2018, 13:15 pm
After persistent sowing, Team Botswana’s senior citizens, Isaac Makwala and Amantle Montsho will take home a combined P480,000 after leading the way at the Gold Coast C...
Fri 20 Apr 2018, 13:12 pm
PALAPYE: Sua Flamingoes are 270 minutes of football away from achieving the ever-elusive dream of playing top-flight football. Flamingoes are favourites to secure a playo...
Fri 20 Apr 2018, 13:10 pm
They have won every title on offer on the domestic front, but former Premier League giants, Gaborone United (GU) have slid into an unenviable situation as they have liter...
Fri 20 Apr 2018, 13:10 pm
Gaborone United (GU) has become the highest profile side to suffer financial humiliation, but evidence indicates that as few as six of the 16 teams are better off.
Lifestyle
Fri 20 Apr 2018, 13:22 pm
He burst into scene with that catchy Sedi Laaka song by Chrispin The Drummer and Team Distant. With an incredible feminine voice, his lyrics went on to capture hearts not...
Fri 20 Apr 2018, 13:21 pm
"Ke mala maleele ke lala ke ikhunne, ke runne matsetse mo pelong." He is already making waves with his hit song, Mmamotse and fans cannot help but shout the praises of 24...
Fri 20 Apr 2018, 13:18 pm
"Ke mokgampa wa tshukudu o eme tsatsing, moriti one ke ditsebe." That is an introductory line from a young poet, Edwin Moroka from Goo Ranato ward in Kanye who usually se...
Fri 20 Apr 2018, 13:16 pm
Mmegi Staffers, PAULINE DIKUELO and TSAONE BASIMANEBOTLHE, recently went to Zambia as part of the Win-Ifra's Women In News (WIN) exchange programme where they were attach...
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    Mon 23 Apr 2018, 14:56 pm
    Our last episode concluded with Kgosi-kgolo Makaba II's victory at Matlhabanelo, over combined might of the Bahurutshe, Balete, Bakgatla bagaKgafela, ...
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    Mon 23 Apr 2018, 14:56 pm
    The question may seem ridiculous. But consider. Dikgosi are civil servants paid by central government as are D...
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    Fri 20 Apr 2018, 13:36 pm
    Once upon a time, our Court of Appeal (CoA) had to decide an appeal whereof a practising attorney, Maame Baffour-Awuah agreed to be interviewed by a n...
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    Fri 20 Apr 2018, 13:36 pm
    Keletso ya motsadi mongwe le mongwe ke gore, ngwana a tsene sekole, mme a se tsena gaufi, a sa gabalale, go se latela gope kgakala. Mo mafelong mangwe...
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    Fri 20 Apr 2018, 13:36 pm
    There is no such thing as a good war, especially not in 2018. History, both recent and otherwise, has proven this statement. No war in the past 70 yea...
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    Fri 20 Apr 2018, 13:30 pm
    This is an exciting year for authors in Botswana. We have two literary events to look forward to. The first will be a celebration of World Book Day th...
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    Mon 16 Apr 2018, 13:17 pm
    Our last episode concluded in about 1790, if not somewhat earlier, with Kgosi Moleta being succeeded on the Bangwaketse throne by his son, Kgosi Makab...
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    Mon 16 Apr 2018, 13:16 pm
    Even a single word can be of major interest. Take the caption to the Guardian’s front page photo of I. Kgosi together with ex-President, Khama which...
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    Fri 13 Apr 2018, 13:20 pm
    No. It is not all about Sadique Kebonang and the ministry he used to head. Let no one lie to you. I make no comment on whether anyone did anything wro...
Opinion & Analysis
Tue 17 Apr 2018, 13:38 pm
Botswana National Front (BNF) congratulates the Botswana athletics team that participated at the recent 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth games in Australia.
Mon 16 Apr 2018, 12:00 pm
It is with deepest sorrow that we inform party members and Batswana of the passing of our beloved comrade and BCP founder Cde Gibson Nshimwe on Sunday the 15th April 2018...
Fri 13 Apr 2018, 13:52 pm
BOSETU would like to join the nation in congratulating His Excellency the President Mokgweetsi Eric Masisi as the 5th President of the Republic of Botswana having taken t...
Fri 13 Apr 2018, 13:50 pm
It is once again my pleasure to address you at this occasion of the Mascom Top 8 Season 7 Awards.
Features
Fri 20 Apr 2018, 13:59 pm
There are many indications that President Mokgweetsi Masisi is going to deviate from the hard stance adopted by former president Ian Khama. He does not seem content with ...
Fri 20 Apr 2018, 13:35 pm
Anil Agarwal, an Indian industrialist who owns 21% of Anglo American and boasts a net wealth of US$4 billion (P39 billion) is apparently cosying up to new president, Mokg...
Fri 20 Apr 2018, 13:32 pm
Lawyers representing the Botswana government and Russian metals giant, Norilsk Nickel, returned to the High Court this week, to continue their two-year battle over a US$2...
Fri 20 Apr 2018, 13:31 pm
Each morning, hundreds of ex-BCL Mine workers trudge to the Selebi-Phikwe Labour office where they join their fellow former co-workers and other jobless citizens, sitting...
Sponsored
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 weekends 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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DIS boss Isaac Kgosi faces the Public Accounts Committee to answer for his role in the P230 million National Petroleum Fund (NPF) scandal
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