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Mon 10 Apr 2017, 18:00 pm
FRANCISTOWN: The Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) officials here are squirming with embarrassment at an “eyesore” of a building at the industrial site, west of the CBD.
Mon 10 Apr 2017, 14:08 pm
He made headlines, a few years back when he was emblazoned in the front pages of newspapers with bandaged stumps where there were hands.
Mon 10 Apr 2017, 14:07 pm
The Department of National Museum and Monuments (DNMM) in collaboration with the Diamond Trust, a De Beers/Debswana Corporate Social Investment project funding entity, wi...
Mon 10 Apr 2017, 14:06 pm
FRANCISTOWN: Barely a few weeks after the heavy rains that ravaged Gweta and surrounding areas more evidence is surfacing that things are not getting any better.
Mon 10 Apr 2017, 14:03 pm
The Botswana Public Employees Union (BOPEU) is today engaged in two legal wrestling with the rival Botswana Federation of Public Private Parastatals Sector Unions (BOFEPU...
Mon 10 Apr 2017, 14:01 pm
MAUN: Councillors here have engaged in a tit-for-tat with Minister of Environment, Natural Resources, Conservation and Tourism, Tshekedi Khama’ who had earlier vowed to s...
Mon 10 Apr 2017, 14:00 pm
SOWA TOWN: The school head of Nxakato Junior Secondary School (JSS), Ruth Higgins said that their school faces a lot of challenges such as shortage of classroom, staff ac...
Mon 10 Apr 2017, 14:00 pm
A string of recent reported rape cases amongst villages surrounding Gaborone clearly demonstrate the vulnerability of women to rape especially when walking alone at night...
Mon 10 Apr 2017, 13:57 pm
The passing of the Presidents (Pension and Retirement Benefits Amendment Bill No 22 of 2016) on Thursday night has caused controversy, with opposition MPs questioning th...
Mon 10 Apr 2017, 13:54 pm
The Botswana Police Service has once again issued a call for road safety over the Easter holidays. The traffic officer of No 13 district, superintendent Boiki Mojalemotho...
Mon 10 Apr 2017, 13:53 pm
The Directorate on Corruption and Economic Crime (DCEC) has failed in a bid to have South African-based entrepreneur, Simbi Phiri who is also born of a Botswana mother, f...
Mon 10 Apr 2017, 13:53 pm
Contesting parties in the Tlokweng by-election have suspended their Saturday rallies to focus more on house-to-house campaigns.
Mon 10 Apr 2017, 13:47 pm
It is Friday lunchtime, and I got a phone call from Botlhale Makgekgenene, the deputy director general of the Directorate on Corruption and Economic Crime (DCEC) inviting...
Mon 10 Apr 2017, 13:44 pm
Some members of the public are calling on President Ian Khama to increase MPs salaries and constituency allowances.
Mon 03 Apr 2017, 18:00 pm
Police are not ruling out the possibility that four men suspected of assaulting a Mochudi pastor could be behind the murder of his wife.
Mon 03 Apr 2017, 15:46 pm
Farmers around Maitengwe and its surroundings had their hopes of a bumper harvest dashed following the invasion of hungry elephants on their fields.
Mon 03 Apr 2017, 15:44 pm
The High Court will on April 4, 2017 hear Botswana Federation For Public Sector Trade Unions (BOFEPUSU) challenge the recently awarded four percent increment to non-union...
Mon 03 Apr 2017, 15:42 pm
FRANCISTOWN: A 48-year-old Zimbabwean elephant tusk dealer was last week fined P8,500 for being found in unlawful possession of 19 pieces of an elephant tusk and three ot...
Mon 03 Apr 2017, 15:38 pm
PALAPYE: Three people died along the A1 road in the late hours of Wednesday after the Toyota Altezza they were travelling in veered off the road and tossed them outside t...
Mon 03 Apr 2017, 15:35 pm
Simbi Phiri, the executive chairman of Khato Civils has announced the construction of a P500 million, six-storey regional head office of public works machinery manufactur...
Mon 03 Apr 2017, 15:32 pm
A parent to a teen living with autism has shared the challenges of raising a child with the condition.
Mon 03 Apr 2017, 15:26 pm
FRANCISTOWN: Efforts to arrest the killers of pharmacist, Matshwenyego Wilson have failed to bear any fruit, according to authorities at Francistown Central Police Statio...
Mon 03 Apr 2017, 15:26 pm
Not only are women taking up more powerful positions in the corporate world, but they are also developing strong interest in running their own businesses.
Mon 03 Apr 2017, 15:23 pm
Limkokwing University Worldwide launched its first West African campus in Sierra Leone on March 18, 2017, after establishing three other campuses in the African countries...
Mon 03 Apr 2017, 15:21 pm
Pastor Thuso Tiego of the United Congregation Church of Southern Africa (UCCSA) yesterday (Sunday) bid farewell to the church he has been a member of since his birth.
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