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Mon 23 Oct 2017, 18:00 pm
Stanbic Bank Botswana, in partnership with ‘Lioness of Africa’, has launched a platform that is meant to assist women in business who have been financially struggling and...
Mon 23 Oct 2017, 18:00 pm
FRANCISTOWN: The head of the Greater Francistown District Health Management Team Dr Gobezie Solomon has said thousands of HIV positive people in the area are defaulting o...
Mon 23 Oct 2017, 18:00 pm
With his song ‘Khiring Khiring Khorong Khorong’ topping the charts, rapper ATI has signed a one year deal with Botswana Telecommunications (BTC).
Mon 23 Oct 2017, 15:28 pm
Batswana have over the years decried lack of consultation by government on issues that affect them. The issues have been raised by both government employees and the civil...
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FRANCISTOWN: The head of the Greater Francistown District He...
20 October 2017
The Directorate of Intelligence and Security (DIS) and the A...
20 October 2017
The most famous cop at the moment is a dog – a black Labrado...
23 October 2017
President Ian Khama has stepped in to halt the much-anticipa...
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Mon 23 Oct 2017, 18:00 pm
FRANCISTOWN: The head of the Greater Francistown District Health Management Team Dr Gobezie Solomon has said thousands of HIV positive people in the area are defaulting o...
Mon 23 Oct 2017, 15:06 pm
President Ian Khama has stepped in to halt the much-anticipated P100 million Gaborone Golf Club (GGC) revamping project. Khama made the announcement during the reopening ...
Mon 23 Oct 2017, 15:04 pm
A University of Botswana student is currently fighting for her life at Princess Marina Hospital (PMH) after she allegedly tried to commit suicide by jumping from the scho...
Mon 23 Oct 2017, 15:02 pm
While the Alliance for Progressives (AP) claims to have invited other opposition parties to their international launch happening next week, only the Botswana Peoples Part...
Business
Mon 23 Oct 2017, 18:00 pm
Stanbic Bank Botswana, in partnership with ‘Lioness of Africa’, has launched a platform that is meant to assist women in business who have been financially struggling and...
Mon 23 Oct 2017, 14:45 pm
Masa Square Hotel on Friday held a fashion mentorship programme, part of a talk shop series where captains of industries and their programme mentors and mentees participa...
Mon 23 Oct 2017, 14:44 pm
Accounting students in the country have been urged to keep updating their skills through training in order to understand the developments going on in the world of account...
Mon 16 Oct 2017, 18:00 pm
Determination drove 28-year-old Goemeone Thoje to start his own company, Unique Cleaning that manufactures cleaning products with the money he saved while working as a se...
Sport
Mon 23 Oct 2017, 14:44 pm
Black Forest’s striker, Molaodi Tlhalefang scored three goals as Mochudi Centre Chiefs suffered a second 3-1 defeat inside four days, in an exciting BTC Premiership match...
Mon 23 Oct 2017, 14:29 pm
Defending champions, Township Rollers opened a five point lead after a 2-0 win over rookies Sharps Shooting Stars in a BTC Premiership game played at the UB Stadium on Su...
Mon 23 Oct 2017, 14:25 pm
The Botswana National Olympic Committee (BNOC) has cancelled the karate national team’s trip to Spain at the 11th hour, due to lack of funds.
Mon 23 Oct 2017, 14:25 pm
FRANCISTOWN: TAFIC’s bright start to the season saw them claim Gilport Lions scalp, as they won 2-1 over their new neighbours at the Francistown Stadium.
Lifestyle
Mon 23 Oct 2017, 18:00 pm
With his song ‘Khiring Khiring Khorong Khorong’ topping the charts, rapper ATI has signed a one year deal with Botswana Telecommunications (BTC).
Mon 16 Oct 2017, 18:00 pm
Keitumetse Motlhasedi proved to her fellow contestants that she was the fairest of them all when she scooped the married women beauty pageant in Botswana on Saturday.
Mon 16 Oct 2017, 15:40 pm
With a few days to go preparations for the first ever VIB Good Radio Awards have intensified with the organisers announcing a number of developments.
Mon 09 Oct 2017, 18:00 pm
Despite the heavy down pours, the Botswana Mascom Live Sessions audience danced the night out with Dr Oliver ‘Tuku’ Mtukudzi and Franco on Friday at Botswanacraft.
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Opinion & Analysis
Mon 16 Oct 2017, 16:05 pm
E-waste (electronic waste) is a name given to electronical products nearing the end of their use life and gadgets that no longer serve any purpose to the original purchas...
Mon 16 Oct 2017, 16:02 pm
The recent edition of The Monitor sounded the alarm with a story headlined: “Rape Of Imbiciles [sic] Spirals Out Of Control- Police Boss”. The story reports on the rising...
Mon 09 Oct 2017, 16:49 pm
The Botswana National Front Youth League (BNFYL) wishes to rebut and respond to the irresponsible and reactionary statements which appeared on the Sunday Standard attribu...
Tue 03 Oct 2017, 14:15 pm
With all that we are reading in the papers regarding political developments in our country, one does wonder how all these affect us as ordinary Batswana.
Features
Tue 04 Jul 2017, 16:13 pm
Two University of Botswana (UB) academics have argued that the controversial ‘shoot-to-kill’ policy is a legitimate conservation strategy.
Mon 12 Jun 2017, 15:55 pm
FRANCISTOWN: For many years, the governments of Botswana and Zimbabwe and even their people post-independence for both countries, have enjoyed cordial relationships.
Mon 29 May 2017, 16:16 pm
The late Patrick van Rensburg was one of the founders of modern Botswana, a hero in the struggle against Apartheid, and through the work of his Foundation for Education w...
Mon 14 Mar 2016, 14:53 pm
The tiny village of Gulubane is situated about 10 kilometres off the A3 road. From Francistown, pass Mathangwane until a board signalling a right turn appears. The road a...
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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...
Fri 06 Oct 2017, 12:18 pm
Black Owned Civil Engineering giants, Khato Civils and South Zambezi are officially among the few black owned construction companies to achieve the maximum Construction ...
Mon 11 Sep 2017, 23:16 pm
For South African businessman, Simbi Phiri, dignity and reputation are worth than all the gold a man can have.
Fri 30 Jun 2017, 20:08 pm
Renowned as a master farmer in his home village of Kanye and beyond, Sir Ketumile Masire met his march in Vlado Rubezic, somewhere around 1993 when he walked into Feed Ce...
World
Mon 16 Oct 2017, 17:13 pm
The Egyptian capital Cairo has been described as the "most dangerous" megacity for women.
Tue 04 Jul 2017, 13:15 pm
North Korea says it has successfully tested its first "intercontinental ballistic missile" (ICBM).
Tue 30 May 2017, 14:59 pm
Golfer Tiger Woods says alcohol was "not involved" in his arrest while driving in Florida early on Monday.
Tue 09 May 2017, 09:36 am
"Brigitte! Brigitte! Brigitte!" chanted the crowd as she took the stage with her husband, newly elected President Emmanuel Macron. Who is she?
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Wed 18 Oct 2017, 13:34 pm
Ngwao ya Setswana, e seng fela mo merafeng yotlhe ya lefatshe leno, e supa fa gona le nyalo ya lefufa, seemo se monna a kgonang go nyala basadi ba babedi kana go feta.
Wed 18 Oct 2017, 13:34 pm
Motse wa Molepolole o itsege ka dithole mo batho bangwe ba bileng ba o bitsa Phualorole. Go lebega dithole tse di tshwenya thata mo e leng gore basadi bangwe, ba Bakwena,...
Wed 18 Oct 2017, 13:32 pm
Ke ka goreng makalana a metshameko mo Botswana a tshabelelwa ke maraganateng bogolosegolo a maloko a a iphitlhelang a lwela maemo a dikomiti tsa makgotla a?
Wed 11 Oct 2017, 15:24 pm
Makgolokgolo a banana a ne a thologetse mogwanto o oneng o rulagantswe go tsibosa sechaba ka botlhokwa jwa go sireletsa diphologolo tsa naga eleng ditlou, ditau, ditshuku...
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MRS Botswana beauty pageant
Keitumetse Motlhasedi was crowned the winner of the beauty pageant for married women dubbed MRS Botswana, which was held on Saturday at Boipuso Hall in Gaborone.
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Mapantsula Parade at Ramotswa
Mapantsula from across the country came together in Ramotswa last weekend. They paraded on the streets and entertained crowds with their dances.
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