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Mompati Tlhankane
  • Four of expelled quintet at odds with Kapinga

    The four Members of Parliament (MP) are the Leader of Opposition (LOO) and Selebi-Phikwe West MP Dithapelo Keorapetse, MP for Palapye Onneetse Ramogapi, MP for Nkange Never Tshabang, and MP for Mahalapye West David Tshere.The BCP national conference...

  • Kapinga seeks political 'back love'

    Kapinga was expelled alongside Leader of Opposition (LoO) Dithapelo Keorapetse, MP for Palapye Onneetse Ramogapi, MP for Nkange Never Tshabang, and MP for Mahalapye West David Tshere.In a press statement issued today, BCP spokesperson Mpho Pheko...

  • Makhadzi’s late arrival almost dampens GIMC

    Makhadzi was one of the main headliners for this year’s GIMC music festival, which capped a week-long schedule of arts events.The South African hitmaker was scheduled to perform at 2am but she could not make it on time as the border closed at...

  • ‘BDP doesn’t have resources to unmask Museveni’

    Leading up to the BDP elective congress held this past weekend in Tsabong, chairperson and deputy secretary-general aspirants, Nonofo Molefhi and Unity Dow respectively singled out France Museveni as the main architect of pre-election intimidation...

  • Women representation: A serious democratic deficit

    TSABONG: Results of the just ended elective congress in Tsabong show that the under-representation of women in the BDP central committee (CC) constitutes a serious democratic deficit, something Masisi himself admitted.The winning lobby led by Vice...

  • Tsogwane eyes presidency

    Masisi will obviously seek re-election for his second and last term in 2024, but at the moment Tsogwane is the heir apparent set to take over when Masisi relinquishes his duties in 2028.If he manages to retain his VP and BDP chairmanship until 2028,...

  • Myriad of factors cost Team Equity

    Vice President Slumber Tsowane’s team took all the key positions in what was a landslide victory.Team Equity included former Cabinet minister Molefhi as the candidate for the chairperson position, former Bobonong legislator Shaw Khathi for...

  • Masisi hints at Bulela Ditswe restrictions

    Speaking at the closing ceremony of the party's Tsabong congress yesterday, Masisi said the newly elected central committee (CC) of the BDP and some members in the regions and braches should not use their positions to uplift their statuses ahead...

  • Local farmers meet 70% demand for potatoes, tomatoes

    In January, the Government of Botswana through the Ministry of Agriculture imposed an import ban on certain vegetables. The ban which came into effect on January 1 targeted 16 vegetables such as onions, butternut, tomatoes, watermelons, carrots,...

  • UDC attitude forced us to seek alternative – BCP

    This revelation follows the start of talks between the Alliance for Progressives (AP) and the BCP on Sunday on a possible new coalition.The BCP is a member of the UDC alongside the Botswana National Front (BNF), the Botswana People's Party (BPP)...

  • Gov’t funded Sir Ketumile hospital to charge for services

    Clients will have to pay from their pockets, medical aid or on certain instances paid for by the government. Licensed as a private hospital to offer health care services, SKMTH will give access primarily through referrals from both private and public...

  • Takeaways as Sir Ketumile Hospital charters beyond COVID-19

    It is now clear that COVID cases have become very sporadic and as such SKMTH sees the need to shift from having a separate COVID-19 project and integrate it into the normal operations of hospitals.SKMTH was mandated by the then Ministry of Health and...

  • Party on Wheels, a mobile nightclub

    The main music festival was held at Tashy’s Royal Gardens but it was the party bus, which gave revelers a memorable experience. Bush Train BW hosted the party bus in order to make up for an event that was cancelled in 2019.The Bush Train fiesta was...

  • The BCP hardly learns

    This was a second defeat for the BCP after losing Bophirima ward by-election in the Gaborone Bonnington South constituency in April.Many were shocked by the party’s decision to go at it alone again in Moselewapula subsequent to the results from...

  • Many Top Achievers unemployed

    The Top Achievers Programme aims to motivate young people to excel in their studies, gain recognition and learn at prestigious institutions locally and abroad.It gives students access to higher education so they can help contribute to the economic...

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