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Monday 19 February 2018, 17:00 pm.
Mon 19 Feb 2018, 14:50 pm
Has the nation given up on the education system so much so that when the Botswana General Certificate Secondary Education (BGCSE) show a pass rate of 24.05%, there is ind...
Mon 12 Feb 2018, 11:52 am
Many communities around the world tend to shun counselling, and worse, tend to be verbally abusive towards individuals who seek counselling services.
Mon 05 Feb 2018, 11:36 am
It has been the norm for a sitting president to go around the country bidding the nation farewell, when his term comes to an end.
Mon 29 Jan 2018, 06:27 am
News that Mogobane Junior Secondary School is counted amongst top five schools countrywide in terms of pass rate, is very welcome. This piece of good news is one that can...
Mon 22 Jan 2018, 16:42 pm
The spate of murder cases around the country is worrisome. Where are we going as a society?
Mon 15 Jan 2018, 17:09 pm
Statistics released by the Botswana Police Serves (BPS) on the number of rape cases recorded over Christmas and New Year’s holidays are appallingly shocking.
Mon 18 Dec 2017, 15:23 pm
There are a number of holidays throughout the year, but these particular holidays, which include Christmas Day and New Year, seem to bring a lot of excitement to both the...
Mon 11 Dec 2017, 16:15 pm
A number of people have now become accustomed to the annual commemoration of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence (GBV).
Mon 04 Dec 2017, 16:25 pm
A number of Batswana have embarked on initiatives that seek to improve or promote the welfare of other members of the society who are less privileged.
Mon 20 Nov 2017, 17:55 pm
Zimbabweans seem skepitcal with the ‘sudden’ interest of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) in the unfolding political situation in their country.
Mon 13 Nov 2017, 15:49 pm
Of late, we have seen a number brawls on the political front, which seem to get attention in the media, and social media.
Mon 06 Nov 2017, 10:09 am
Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) finally decided to call on the Botswana Movement for Democracy (BMD) to hold a fresh congress in January. UDC leadership had always h...
Mon 30 Oct 2017, 11:01 am
Drugs are infiltrating the country at the speed of lighting and painfully seem to be predominant in the ages, which constitute our future leaders. Substance abuse is cont...
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...
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...
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