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Mompati Tlhankane
  • Commission targets Khama

    With the former Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) leader having quit his late father Sir Seretse Khama’s party on the eve of the 2019 General Election, the Commission has recommended that a retired president who has served an aggregate period of 10...

  • No more seats for political rejects

    In the current administration led by President Mokgweetsi Masisi, there are a lot of coucillors and some legislators who were rejected by voters only to bounce back into political office. The current Minister of Lands and Water Affairs Kefentse...

  • Direct election of president 'rejected'

    Instead, the Commission recommended that the current system of electing the President should be retained. The current system is that a person becomes President if supported by the majority of the elected members of the National Assembly. According to...

  • Grand Palm Gin Experience a spirited adventure

    The event offered a rare opportunity for gin enthusiasts to learn about the back-stories and meet the makers behind premium gin and tonic brands.The fantastic hosts on the day guided guests through gin tasting as they sampled different gin brands to...

  • No more fashion craze at SONA

    As they descend the red carpet in Parliament we want their snapshots to make noise on social media, some becoming subjects of memes, atleast that’s the lighter side of the SONA.At a time when so much information is received visually, their choice...

  • Over 10,000 Batswana snub Land Board interviews

    “Approximately, over ten thousand Batswana have failed to turn up for Land Board allocation interviews in Chobe, Tawana, Ghanzi, Kgalagadi.Furthermore, some Land Boards have readily available plots with no waiting lists and I urge those eligible...

  • Veggie ban makes up for huge import bill

    Delivering the State of the Nation Address (SONA) this week, Masisi highlighted that they need to make up for their huge vegetable, fruit import bill and mature to export to other countries.The ban had targeted 16 vegetables such as onions,...

  • Keorapetse exposes SONA shortcomings

    Responding to Masisi’s SONA on Wednesday, Keorapetse said Masisi had a chance to critically self-appraise the polity he is managing and apply insightful indices to measure the quality of its democracy, the health of its economy, the wellbeing of...

  • Masisi ignores elephant in the room

    It was his fifth SONA since he ascended to the presidency in 2018 but Masisi did not even dedicate one paragraph to address the country’s high unemployment rate in his long speech.The wide-ranging speech that lasted nearly two hours, examined many...

  • Youth employment not our sole responsibility – Mokgethi

    The minister was responding to a question from the Kanye North legislator Thapelo Letsholo who had asked the minister to appraise Parliament on youth unemployment in Botswana and government efforts towards reducing it. “The youth cohort contributes...

  • Former PEEPA CEO fights for reinstatement

    Now dissatisfied with the decision of the Industrial Court, which also granted him three months' salary compensation of P153,015, Moumakwa has appealed the decision at the Court of Appeal (CoA) on grounds that the lower court erred by not...

  • Oscar Mbo returns to headline Let’s Out Party

    This time around, Oscar Mbo will not be alone but he will be headlining the event alongside South African songwriter and singer Russell Zuma.Full name Oscar Mbongeni Ndlovu, the South African DJ creates and plays house music within its sub-genres of...

  • Pinny shares details of her prison ordeal

    Pinny is the spouse to former Permanent Secretary to the President (PSP), Carter Morupisi. The stars and sun shone brighter for her after she was acquitted and discharged by the Gaborone High Court last week.Through a statutory notice to sue issued...

  • State wins appeal against hemp farmer

    The farmer won the first round earlier this year following Justice Chris Gabanagae’s decision to review and set aside the decision of Permanent Secretary (PS) in the Ministry of Agricultural Development and Food Security to withdraw the exemption...

  • The disconnected opposition

    The Botswana National Front (BNF), the Botswana Congress Party (BCP), the Botswana People’s Party (BPP), the Alliance for Progressives (AP), the Botswana Patriotic Front (BPF), the Botswana Movement for Democracy (BMD), the Botswana Labour Party...

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