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Mon 21 May 2018, 18:00 pm
Having been in the beauty industry for more than 20 years aroused Kefilwe April to pursue her passion of manufacturing beauty products. The products, under brand 'Sedi Sk...
Mon 21 May 2018, 18:00 pm
Retail giant Choppies may fire 15 more employees pending disciplinary hearings slated for tommorrow. The employees were part of a group that downed tools in March and 40...
Mon 21 May 2018, 15:16 pm
The Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) president, Mokgweetsi Masisi has urged the ruling party members to put differences aside and focus on the party to win election.
Mon 21 May 2018, 15:15 pm
Following his visit to eSwatini recently, Batlokwa's Kgosi Puso Gaborone spoke of his admiration of a royal palace.
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Uyapo Poloko convicted of killing Vijeyadeyi Kandavaranam on...
25 May 2018
Botswana is taking new steps to make tax evasion and avoidan...
23 May 2018
A Motswana man, Thato Gaopatwe is suspected to be one of the...
24 May 2018
Armed robbers broke into the Township Rollers office at CA S...
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21 May 2018
The nation was bubbling with excitement last week after a "f...

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Mon 21 May 2018, 18:00 pm
Retail giant Choppies may fire 15 more employees pending disciplinary hearings slated for tommorrow. The employees were part of a group that downed tools in March and 40...
Mon 21 May 2018, 15:16 pm
The Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) president, Mokgweetsi Masisi has urged the ruling party members to put differences aside and focus on the party to win election.
Mon 21 May 2018, 15:15 pm
Following his visit to eSwatini recently, Batlokwa's Kgosi Puso Gaborone spoke of his admiration of a royal palace.
Mon 21 May 2018, 15:09 pm
The document on new proposed liquor trading hours, which circulated widely on social media had tongues wagging, and created a lot of interest, especially from beer guzzle...
Business
Mon 21 May 2018, 18:00 pm
Having been in the beauty industry for more than 20 years aroused Kefilwe April to pursue her passion of manufacturing beauty products. The products, under brand 'Sedi Sk...
Mon 21 May 2018, 14:39 pm
About 18 young Batswana involved in business and entrepreneurship, civic leadership and public management have been selected for this year’s Mandela Washington Fellowsh...
Mon 21 May 2018, 14:36 pm
Botswana Medical Aid (BOMAID) has not been spared from the fraudulent activities as about 15% of its medical aid expenditure is a result of fraudulent activities.
Mon 21 May 2018, 14:33 pm
Stanbic Bank Botswana plans to launch more products that support the E-market trader and business online platforms as part of their strategy to become a digital leader in...
Sport
Mon 21 May 2018, 14:24 pm
Police XI secured their Premier League status with a 0-0 draw against Gaborone United (GU) in a BTC Premiership encounter played at the Molepolole Sports Complex on Frida...
Mon 21 May 2018, 14:22 pm
Gaborone Hogs' dream of winning the Botswana Rugby Union (BRU) Super Rugby league title came true over the weekend when they beat their cross-town rivals, BDF Cheetahs 20...
Mon 21 May 2018, 14:18 pm
The stand-off between Gaborone United (GU) and some of their players took a turn for the worst this past week when the players decided to terminate their contracts. The r...
Mon 21 May 2018, 14:17 pm
A Motorbike Club based in Gauteng, South Africa Tshwane Legends Bikers Club (TLB) was recently in Botswana to promote unity amongst members of the biking community in the...
Lifestyle
Mon 21 May 2018, 14:26 pm
South Africa's Kwaito legends will this Friday take to Botswanacraft to take their fans down memory lane to the 1990s.
Mon 14 May 2018, 18:00 pm
KHAWA: After the awards ceremony all roads led uphill where the Ministry of Youth Empowerment, Sport and Culture Development hosted the contemporary music festival.
Mon 14 May 2018, 13:55 pm
While some people who walk away with titles choose to hide from society and live extravagant lifestyles, Cavin Molatedi refuses to be caught up in it.
Mon 07 May 2018, 18:00 pm
It was a pleasing display of Setswana culture and a blend of cultural activities when the annual Orange Letlhafula returned to mark its 18th anniversary.
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    Fri 25 May 2018, 14:11 pm
    I was in the sleepy village of Mokobeng, the other day, doing charity work with the Madiba Class of '93 (M'93) alumni society. Oh, what a day it was! ...
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    Fri 25 May 2018, 14:10 pm
    A ntse a a atamela malatsi a dikgaisanyo tsa ga Tautona. Le tlaa goroga letsatsi la gore di thulane, mme bangwe re emele fale go bona gore, e e 'naka ...
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    Fri 25 May 2018, 14:10 pm
    Two weeks ago Palestinians commemorated the anniversary of the Nakba, or catastrophe. This marked their mass expulsion and dispossession 70 years ago ...
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    Mon 21 May 2018, 15:26 pm
    This week we continue with our account of the joint August 1824 mission by the Griqua Kaptyn Barend Barends and the Scottish Missionary Reverend Rober...
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    Mon 21 May 2018, 15:26 pm
    I think we are all past the idea reflected in an ancient Court of Apeal case, that Botswana's society is not ready for decriminalisation of provisions...
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    Mon 21 May 2018, 15:26 pm
    Some say that it was the man, some the law and others, the oversight bodies. Of course, no one can know what did happen in those Councils and Committe...
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    Fri 18 May 2018, 15:41 pm
    I think all of us can accept that the publishing industry in our country is weak, and at the moment, with few ...
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    Fri 18 May 2018, 15:33 pm
    Congratulations to Judge Dambe on being appointed the first female Judge of the Court of Appeal. Hopefully we ...
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    Fri 18 May 2018, 15:33 pm
    E a re se tswelela Setswana se re, 'Moroto wa e esi (kgomo e e esi/nosi,) ga o ele.' Se raya gore, tiro e kgonwa ka go pataganelwa. Ka e tshwaraganets...
Opinion & Analysis
Mon 21 May 2018, 14:40 pm
As the Ministry of Basic Education is undergoing a massive transformation through a government-approved plan known as 'Education and Training Sector Strategy Plan (ETSSP)...
Mon 21 May 2018, 14:40 pm
It is of fundamental importance to the COSBOTS team that we maintain regular and transparent engagement with all our relevant stakeholders in order to have a comprehensiv...
Mon 14 May 2018, 13:56 pm
We note the public narration, commentary, and even questions on the status of the membership of Mokaulengwe Phenyo Segokgo and we find it ideal that though we are not in ...
Mon 30 Apr 2018, 13:02 pm
I welcome all of you to the vast campus of BIUST, our nation's premier Specialist University.
Features
Mon 21 May 2018, 14:55 pm
LUANDA, ANGOLA: I have never been more confused by Jesus Christ until this day. We arrived late afternoon at the Museu Nacional da Escravatura I had no idea what this mea...
Mon 14 May 2018, 13:56 pm
A missive from the Angolan highlands by Staff Writer Thalefang Charles, who has spent days waiting for a helicopter on a National Geographic (NatGeo) expedition at the r...
Mon 09 Apr 2018, 17:26 pm
FRANCISTOWN: In Botswana, as is the case with most African countries, people who live in rural settlements tend to stick together unlike their kith and kin in urban areas...
Mon 12 Mar 2018, 18:35 pm
Once an island of peace, Tlokweng, located a a short distance east of Gaborone has turned into a haven for criminals. The Monitor Staff Writer, PINI BOTHOKO observes that...
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 weekend’s 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
Tue 17 Apr 2018, 06:00 am
Chemical weapons inspectors in Syria will be permitted to visit the site of an alleged chemical attack on Wednesday, Russia has said.
Mon 26 Feb 2018, 15:02 pm
A Tanzanian opposition MP has been handed a five-month prison sentence after being found guilty of defaming President John Magufuli, The Citizen news site reports.
Mon 19 Feb 2018, 11:48 am
Popular Nigerian child comedienne, Emmanuella Samuel, has announced she is going to work for Disney.
Tue 13 Feb 2018, 09:28 am
South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) will formally ask for President Jacob Zuma to resign after he refused to do so earlier, reports say.
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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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