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Thursday 20 July 2017, 17:11 pm.
Fri 14 Jul 2017, 15:57 pm
In 2013, a local promoter Zenzele Hirschfield had a social responsibility initiative she called Ten Good Deeds. In one of the deeds, (I do not remember the other nine) sh...
Fri 14 Jul 2017, 15:48 pm
In a three and a half minute speech, that to many shocked listeners must have sounded much longer, French leader, Emmanuel Macron, this week stunned Africa with rehashed ...
Fri 14 Jul 2017, 15:36 pm
As China ramps up its threats against Botswana over the opening of doors to the Dalai Lama, a month-long study by Mmegi hints at the reasons a country of two million peop...
Fri 14 Jul 2017, 15:30 pm
In a sleepy village gripped by social ills such as poverty, diseases, shortage of classrooms at some Tonota schools with dilapidated and windowless classrooms, it is pain...
Fri 14 Jul 2017, 15:26 pm
There were many names of politicians that cropped up at the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) 37th elective congress as masterminders of the victorious team Vice Pre...
Fri 07 Jul 2017, 17:25 pm
Jesus walking on water is one of the famous miracles recounted in the New Testament. This past weekend tourists and aviation fanatics witnessed a real life Bible-esque mi...
Fri 07 Jul 2017, 17:25 pm
Before his sudden death last week, former President Quett Masire had a lot he wanted to say to the people of Botswana. Although he knew that he was in decline, he was det...
Thu 06 Jul 2017, 18:14 pm
FRANCISTOWN: Slowly but surely, President Ian Khama is firmly gaining ground in the art of cracking jokes that leave his audiences spellbound.
Mon 03 Jul 2017, 22:09 pm
We have gathered here in Kanye on a very sad day – a very sad day because we have come here to say a final farewell to a beautiful human being, a humble servant of the pe...
Fri 30 Jun 2017, 17:54 pm
Popularly known as Cde Moore, Dr Elmon Tafa cut a clear and distinguished figure as an accomplished Political guru, Marxist, Educationist, trade unionist, mentor, passion...
Fri 30 Jun 2017, 17:50 pm
Politicians love helicopters, quick-moving aircraft that don’t need a runway and can get you between meetings while others are stuck in traffic. But in Britain and Norway...
Fri 30 Jun 2017, 17:50 pm
Growing up I was born on 23rd July, 1925, the first child of Joni Masire and his wife, Gabaipone, who was of the Kgopo family.
Thu 29 Jun 2017, 16:33 pm
Sir Ketumile Masire’s tributes from our Facebook followers
Thu 29 Jun 2017, 14:15 pm
Thousands of mourners, including current and past African presidents, will join a global television and online audience today as the world bids farewell to former Preside...
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...
Fri 23 Jun 2017, 14:57 pm
A dichotomy exists in the country, where the wealth of the breathtaking flora and fauna is enjoyed by international visitors, while high prices keep Batswana standing on ...
Fri 23 Jun 2017, 11:24 am
Born in Durban, South Africa on the December 3, 1931, Patrick van Rensburg, spent much of his childhood in Pietermaritzburg in the care of his grandmother, Susanna Marie ...
Fri 23 Jun 2017, 06:45 am
When I first interacted with Patrick van Rensburg he was already suffering from dementia and his memory loss was getting worse. This was in 2009 at Mmegi’s old offices a...
Fri 23 Jun 2017, 06:00 am
Patrick van Rensburg was the man who first got me engaged in local media, beginning in 1985, by inviting me to become an occasional news and feature writer for Mmegi.
Fri 23 Jun 2017, 06:00 am
It was on a Tuesday evening when I received a text message from Methaetsile Leepile that Patrick van Rensburg had died. Although I knew that Pat had been sick, and Mothu...
Fri 23 Jun 2017, 06:00 am
While the fact that Patrick Van Rensburg came to Botswana as a South African political exile is generally well known, what is perhaps more obscure, is the circumstances t...
Fri 23 Jun 2017, 06:00 am
On the eve of a memorial service to be held in honour of the late Patrick van Rensburg, PvR to his admirers, a property developer with South African roots, SANDY KELLY ho...
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