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Monday 16 October 2017, 17:13 pm.
Mon 09 Oct 2017, 11:26 am
Private medical practitioners must stop promoting elective caesarean sections (c-section) delivery as the rate at which the procedure is performed has reached alarming pr...
Mon 25 Sep 2017, 11:17 am
The importance of having a strong opposition in a democracy cannot be over emphasised. Members of Parliament from opposition parties are usually the ones who question and...
Mon 11 Sep 2017, 11:52 am
Private companies operating in Botswana assist communities in different ways, and that is very commendable.
Mon 04 Sep 2017, 11:41 am
There is no doubt that the recent dispute between Bahurutshe-boo-Manyana and Bangwaketse could have been handled well, without leaving doubts or any of the tribes angry a...
Mon 28 Aug 2017, 11:49 am
The recent announcement by the Basic Education minister, Unity Dow, for the introduction of communication gadgets in the class has received mixed reactions from the publi...
Mon 14 Aug 2017, 11:02 am
The newly-elected Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) secretary general, Mpho Balopi has surely started on a wrong footing with his first public comments on a sensitive natio...
Mon 07 Aug 2017, 10:37 am
It is the athletics championships once again, and our athletes are stradling the international stage alongside other giants of the tyrack and field events. Botswana’s nam...
Mon 31 Jul 2017, 11:20 am
The importance of the functionality of competitive party politics in a democracy cannot be overemphasised. We know that societies need to hold their government accountabl...
Mon 24 Jul 2017, 11:39 am
Last week social media was very busy, thanks to a Facebook post by a local journalist who promised readers dirt on opposition leaders. The post by the journalist read: “F...
Mon 10 Jul 2017, 11:19 am
Most developed countries have adopted a policy of registering sex offenders. The registry makes the information readily available and accessible to anyone who might doing...
Tue 04 Jul 2017, 16:07 pm
Cases of people being swindled seem to be on the increase. The Assistant Ministerof Local Government and Rural Development, Botlogile Tshireletso, has been inundated with...
Mon 26 Jun 2017, 11:29 am
The nation is mourning its second president, Sir Ketumile Masire, who died last Thursday evening. RraGaone served his country wholeheartedly, with a lot of success storie...
Mon 19 Jun 2017, 11:39 am
Botswana like other countries commemorated the Day of the African Child on Friday under the theme “The 2030 Agenda For Sustainable Development For Children In Africa: Acc...
Mon 12 Jun 2017, 15:23 pm
Activists and organisations have been at the forefront of sensitising communities around the world on issues of Gender Based Violence (GBV). GBV affects the girl child/wo...
Mon 05 Jun 2017, 17:05 pm
The role played by teachers in the community cannot be overemphasised. Teachers are the bedrock of each and every society’s success.
Mon 29 May 2017, 11:57 am
Religion is a touchy subject, and one should tread carefully when debating issues of religion. When news first broke out weeks back that Prophet Shepherd Bushiri of the E...
Mon 22 May 2017, 11:11 am
The Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) seem to be most topical at the moment given how hard at work the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) has been trying to convince B...
Mon 15 May 2017, 11:57 am
One of the basic rights is for citizens to choose their leaders in free, fair and regular elections. Botswana has always been hailed for giving its citizens the right to ...
Mon 08 May 2017, 11:38 am
The recent tragedy, which befell the tiny village of Malolwane is a wake up call for communities to come together and address the disturbing issue of suicide.
Tue 02 May 2017, 11:56 am
Over the last few days, Botswana has been plunged into mourning following the loss of young and influential lives.
Mon 24 Apr 2017, 11:07 am
A number of people in Botswana joined the bandwagon to distribute juice made from Mangosteen fruit, which goes by the name Xango. Most people who distribute the juice sin...
Mon 10 Apr 2017, 11:51 am
We have been made to believe that democracy is Government for the people by the people. We were fooled. It has since changed, especially in this beloved republic to mean ...
Mon 03 Apr 2017, 11:03 am
Recently in Parliament the Minister of Nationality, Immigration and Gender Affairs, Edwin Batshu revealed that over 100,000 women had approached his Ministry’s gender fin...
Mon 27 Mar 2017, 11:30 am
The recent good rains that left the Gaborone Dam full will remain in our memories for decades to come. The President has even declared a National Thanksgiving Day to be c...
Mon 20 Mar 2017, 11:43 am
Environment, Natural Resources Conservation and Tourism Minister, Tshekedi Khama has painted a gloomy image of his Ministry before Parliament as it battles financial stre...
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