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Monday 19 February 2018, 18:00 pm.
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Mon 19 Feb 2018, 18:00 pm
The European Union Delegation issues the following statement in agreement with the EU Heads of Mission in Botswana
Mon 19 Feb 2018, 14:00 pm
PALAPYE: The village Local Organising Committee (LOC) that was tasked with preparing gifts for the outgoing President Ian Khama has denied allegations that Palapye commun...
Mon 19 Feb 2018, 12:00 pm
Chinese authorities have demanded "severe punishment" for a man who allegedly stole the thumb of a terracotta warrior statue on display in the US, Chinese state media rep...
Sat 17 Feb 2018, 10:00 am
Press Release: The Botswana Prison Service wishes to inform the public that the execution of the death penalty passed on Joseph Poni Tselayarona, 28 years, of Magokotswan...
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16 February 2018
Outgoing President Ian Khama has been allocated the sum of P...
16 February 2018
Trouble is mounting for Botswana Movement for Democracy (BMD...
19 February 2018
PALAPYE: The village Local Organising Committee (LOC) that w...
19 February 2018
The European Union Delegation issues the following statement...
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16 February 2018
When President Ian Khama took over the Republic 10 years ago...

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Mon 19 Feb 2018, 14:00 pm
PALAPYE: The village Local Organising Committee (LOC) that was tasked with preparing gifts for the outgoing President Ian Khama has denied allegations that Palapye commun...
Sat 17 Feb 2018, 10:00 am
Press Release: The Botswana Prison Service wishes to inform the public that the execution of the death penalty passed on Joseph Poni Tselayarona, 28 years, of Magokotswan...
Fri 16 Feb 2018, 19:00 pm
Following the Judicial Service Commission’s (JSC) recommendation of appointment of Justices Zibani Makhwade and Leatile Dambe as Judges of the Court of Appeal (CoA), obse...
Fri 16 Feb 2018, 15:54 pm
FRANCISTOWN: The Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) Francistown region wants councillors and Members of Parliament (MP) to account to their constituencies, Mmegi has learnt.
Business
Fri 16 Feb 2018, 15:11 pm
Parastatals are amongst the big winners of the 2018-2019 budget, with many receiving double figure increases in subventions, after years of belt-tightening by government,...
Fri 16 Feb 2018, 15:08 pm
The Public Procurement and Asset Disposal Board (PPADB) says the failure by some government entities to submit end of activity reports is hampering efforts to monitor per...
Fri 16 Feb 2018, 15:03 pm
The Botswana Meat Commission (BMC) is intensifying its search for supply contracts to the Middle East and Russia, as it seeks to expand its export base and shore up reven...
Tue 13 Feb 2018, 17:43 pm
The Bank of Botswana (BoB) this morning maintained the bank rate at five percent, citing subdued domestic demand.
Sport
Fri 16 Feb 2018, 17:00 pm
Gaborone United (GU) chairperson, Rapula Okaile dropped an unexpected bombshell midweek when he dumped the club, citing personal reasons, with a high profile legal showdo...
Fri 16 Feb 2018, 14:00 pm
Fans want to see a shift from the late evening Mascom Top 8 final kick-off to a much earlier start.
Fri 16 Feb 2018, 13:43 pm
Log leaders, BR Highlanders sent out a strong statement of intent after pummelling closest chasers, Motlakase Power Dynamos at the weekend.
Fri 16 Feb 2018, 13:41 pm
The Botswana Premier League (BPL) and the mother body, Botswana Football Association (BFA) continue to engage on the issue of autonomy, BPL chief executive officer, Thabo...
Lifestyle
Fri 16 Feb 2018, 14:57 pm
To Oupa Maforaga, 33, from Palapye, fine art is a God-given talent that is stuck with him despite numerous years of abandoning and sidelining it.
Fri 16 Feb 2018, 14:52 pm
With the advent of the Internet, many have done well to use their creative juices to come up with different platforms for their works to go commercial.
Fri 16 Feb 2018, 13:54 pm
THAMAGA: The Catch Your Dream Youth Organisation held its third Miss Valentine Thamaga beauty pageant here recently with Olorato Marotela emerging the winner.
Fri 16 Feb 2018, 13:45 pm
OP Advertising in collaboration with Edouard Miasnikov Agency is bringing the Royal Moscow Ballet back to Botswana for the third year in a row.
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Mon 19 Feb 2018, 18:00 pm
The European Union Delegation issues the following statement in agreement with the EU Heads of Mission in Botswana
Fri 16 Feb 2018, 15:46 pm
On Feb 5, the Minister of Finance rose from his bench to perform, in accordance to the mandate assigned to him by our constitution, the tabling of our national cake from ...
Fri 16 Feb 2018, 14:57 pm
Under the land that belongs to the Bakgatla Ba Kgafela lie the richest platinum deposits on Earth. But a toxic alliance between government, traditional chieftaincy and ma...
Fri 09 Feb 2018, 18:51 pm
As principal stakeholders in examinations and other matters thereto incidental, we feel duty bound to communicate our thought about these pertinent issues to the entire n...
Features
Fri 16 Feb 2018, 15:22 pm
Known to contain millions of tonnes of copper and silver resources, the 1,000-kilometre belt running south west to north east, thus far remains an untapped treasure, seal...
Fri 09 Feb 2018, 16:38 pm
Subsistence crop farmers countrywide will spend the month looking at the skies, as February represents the last reasonable hope for any type of yield from the fields. Mea...
Fri 09 Feb 2018, 12:15 pm
The Water Utilities Corporation (WUC) was forced to intervene recently after the contractors of the P1.7 billion Boatle-Gaborone dual carriageway project dammed off a key...
Fri 09 Feb 2018, 12:04 pm
The outgoing Chief Justice, Maruping Dibotelo*, this week aired his thoughts on the touchy topic of the granting of bail. Mmegi here reproduces his remarks as part of our...
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Wed 14 Feb 2018, 17:58 pm
GetBucks Botswana refer to its announcement, dated 29 December 2017, which announcement included its unaudited results and referred to the release of audited results by 3...
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 weekend’s two days of oysters and wine pairing and fo...
World
Mon 19 Feb 2018, 12:00 pm
Chinese authorities have demanded "severe punishment" for a man who allegedly stole the thumb of a terracotta warrior statue on display in the US, Chinese state media rep...
Fri 16 Feb 2018, 09:34 am
Worried about your bags being stolen at security? One Chinese woman joined her handbag through an X-ray machine to prevent just that.
Wed 14 Feb 2018, 23:25 pm
South Africa's embattled President Jacob Zuma has resigned his office with immediate effect.
Wed 14 Feb 2018, 21:42 pm
Zimbabwe's main opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai has died in South Africa, a senior official in his MDC party has said.
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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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