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Fri 23 Jun 2017, 09:49 am
STATEMENT: It is my sad duty to formally inform the nation of the passing on of our Former President Sir Ketumile Masire.
Fri 23 Jun 2017, 09:25 am
The former President Sir Ketumile Masire has died at age 91.
Thu 22 Jun 2017, 19:00 pm
The Citizen Entrepreneurial Development Agency (CEDA) loan book seems to be getting cleaner with the agency managing a collection rate of above 90% of their targets in th...
Thu 22 Jun 2017, 19:00 pm
FRANCISTOWN: Armed prison guards watched in January as 18 prisoners, including hardened criminals, walked through a hole in the fence of the Francistown Centre for Illega...
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STATEMENT: It is my sad duty to formally inform the nation o...
22 June 2017
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21 June 2017
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22 June 2017
Every other 12 months, the National Assembly’s Public Accoun...

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Fri 23 Jun 2017, 09:49 am
STATEMENT: It is my sad duty to formally inform the nation of the passing on of our Former President Sir Ketumile Masire.
Fri 23 Jun 2017, 09:25 am
The former President Sir Ketumile Masire has died at age 91.
Thu 22 Jun 2017, 19:00 pm
FRANCISTOWN: Armed prison guards watched in January as 18 prisoners, including hardened criminals, walked through a hole in the fence of the Francistown Centre for Illega...
Thu 22 Jun 2017, 18:20 pm
LOBATSE: Two Gantsi men who robbed, murdered and burnt their former employer in a horror case that shook the region, today face the death penalty before High Court judge,...
Business
Thu 22 Jun 2017, 19:00 pm
The Citizen Entrepreneurial Development Agency (CEDA) loan book seems to be getting cleaner with the agency managing a collection rate of above 90% of their targets in th...
Thu 22 Jun 2017, 17:17 pm
Lending to businesses has rebounded, as economic sentiment appears to be recovering, the Bank of Botswana says.
Thu 22 Jun 2017, 16:58 pm
Audit and accountancy consulting firm, Mazars Botswana has expressed the need to create awareness amongst businesses about the envisaged transfer pricing legislation.
Wed 21 Jun 2017, 18:00 pm
The level of optimism amongst businesses seems to be increasing as economic growth continues on the recovery path, Bank of Botswana’s (BoB) latest Business Expectations S...
Sport
Thu 22 Jun 2017, 16:43 pm
A week after newly-promoted TAFIC announced the appointment of Dragojlo Stanojlovic as head coach, the Serbian has revealed that the deal has fallen through.
Thu 22 Jun 2017, 16:29 pm
The Botswana Integrated Sports Association (BISA) and Copa-Coca Cola have renewed their relationship and launched this year’s schools competition in Gaborone on Tuesday.
Thu 22 Jun 2017, 16:29 pm
SELEBI-PHIKWE: SPEDU has donated an undisclosed amount to the organising committee of this year’s Selebi-Phikwe Softball Extravaganza.
Thu 22 Jun 2017, 16:29 pm
Botswana has sent a strong team to the third edition of Africa Union Sports Council (AUSC) Region V and Confederation of Southern African National Olympic Committees (COS...
Lifestyle
Thu 22 Jun 2017, 16:56 pm
Controversial rappers ATI and Ozi F Teddy have squashed the hatred and beef that has been taking place between the two of them in the past year.
Thu 22 Jun 2017, 16:49 pm
It came as a surprise when Lizibo called out tv presenter Sadi Dikgaka on stage to sing with him one of his latest songs because many have only known the latter as a tv h...
Thu 22 Jun 2017, 16:47 pm
The young, vivacious and controversial hip-hop artist who has proved to be amongst the best female hip-hop artistes, has released a single titled, Side1, featuring Setswa...
Thu 22 Jun 2017, 16:40 pm
Tshegofatso Tlholwe of Wabie Blues has established a clothing brand ‘Glamlook’. Tlholwe is a fashion designer, visual artist and a dancer.
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Opinion & Analysis
Fri 16 Jun 2017, 17:51 pm
As President Ian Khama sets in motion a journey to vacate office next year April 1, and hands over the baton of power to Vice President Mokgweetsi Masisi, Mmegi Staff Wri...
Fri 09 Jun 2017, 16:01 pm
It is disturbing though not surprising to receive reports that Botswana has been blacklisted by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) as one of the worst labour cri...
Fri 09 Jun 2017, 16:00 pm
Today [June 7, 2017] the Commission launched a European Defence Fund to help Member States spend taxpayer money more efficiently, reduce duplications in spending, and get...
Thu 08 Jun 2017, 16:57 pm
We conclude from our observations both prior to, and on, voting day that these elections were competitive, and basic freedoms of association, assembly and movement were n...
Features
Fri 16 Jun 2017, 17:12 pm
When workers at Lerala Diamond Mine received an unexplained P1,000 advance recently, some of them may have thanked their lucky stars for the windfall. The very next day t...
Fri 16 Jun 2017, 17:08 pm
While the population of elephants is dwindling elsewhere in the forests of the world, Botswana, particularly the Chobe region, has seen an unprecedented explosion of thei...
Thu 15 Jun 2017, 15:58 pm
As we mark the Day of the African Child, SOS Children’s Villages urges decision-makers to guarantee a Zero-tolerance approach towards child rights violations. SOS Childre...
Tue 13 Jun 2017, 15:34 pm
The Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) joins the rest of the international community in mourning the death of one of our outstanding revolutionaries, and the co-founder...
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Tue 20 Jun 2017, 15:45 pm
On July 26, 2016 BOFEPUSU penned a complaint letter against the Government of Botswana to the International Labour Standars Department. The letter is reproduced here, f...
Mon 19 Jun 2017, 16:14 pm
Thank you, Mr/Mrs Chairperson. I am speaking on behalf of Education International in my capacity as General Secretary of the Botswana Sectors of Education Trade Unions (B...
Mon 19 Jun 2017, 16:11 pm
The Public Service Act was just gazetted, which will replace the Public Service Act of 2008. In our view, this new Act is not fully in line with ILO principles on freedom...
Mon 19 Jun 2017, 15:51 pm
Last year, 2016, a temporary arrangement of labour delegation to the ILC was made by the Ministry of Labour in view of the inability of the two federations to resolve the...
World
Fri 16 Jun 2017, 10:17 am
The estranged wife of incoming Lesotho Prime Minister Thomas Thabane has been shot dead two days before his inauguration.
Mon 05 Jun 2017, 11:34 am
Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Yemen have cut diplomatic ties with Qatar, accusing it of destabilising the region.
Fri 02 Jun 2017, 11:41 am
There has been widespread international condemnation of President Trump's announcement that the US is withdrawing from the 2015 Paris climate agreement.
Thu 18 May 2017, 09:44 am
A former FBI boss has been named special counsel to oversee an inquiry into Russia's alleged meddling in the election and any Trump campaign ties.
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Wed 21 Jun 2017, 18:16 pm
Mopalamente wa kgaolo ya Gaborone Bonnington Bokone, Duma Boko a re otla netefatsa fa baithuti ba kgaolo ya gagwe ba bona thuto e tlhabolotsweng ya go dirisa maranyane a ...
Wed 21 Jun 2017, 18:14 pm
PALAPYE: Mopalamente wa Palapye, Moiseraela Goya o rotloeditse diphuthego tsa dikereke tsa morafe wa Bazezuru go aga dikereke tsa dikago tsa sennelaruri.
Wed 21 Jun 2017, 18:14 pm
Re dumela gore, mo phuthegong ya kgotla, baeng ba tshwanetse go fiwa tlotla e e lebanyeng, jaaka go ba fa bonno jo bo faphegileng.
Wed 21 Jun 2017, 18:11 pm
Go ntse go buiwa gore mananeo a puso a go leka go tlhatlosa Batswana a tsweletse sentle. Ga twe bangwe ba setse ba kgona go inosa metsi ka mananeo a. Go utlwala fa mongwe...
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#IWEARWHATIWANT protest march in Gaborone. The march was in protest against the recent abuse and stripping of young woman who was accused of not 'dressed properly' by an unruly mob at Gaborone Station.
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