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Spira Tlhankane
  • I pressurised government to restock in Bobirwa – Lucas

    Responding to the Budget Speech in Parliament, Lucas claimed to have put President Mokgweetsi Masisi and his government under pressure to act. He pointed out that for 58 years, people in their region were under attack until he pressurised the...

  • BDP’s quench to flip ‘ripe’ Ngami constituency

    This past weekend in Gumare, the BDP Ngami constituency branch elected committee members who will take the party towards the primary election slated for next month. Simon Meti was voted in as chairperson, Letshabamang Morulaganyi was elected as...

  • Masisi warns against Zim ‘xenophobic’ comments

    Speaking in Parliament, where he was responding to the Budget Speech, Masisi told MPs to be careful not to discriminate against Zimbabweans. “You didn’t say anything when we did this arrangement with Namibia, but just because it is Zimbabweans...

  • Security, retail companies leading labour violations

    A month ago on social media, there was a trending post regarding an incident involving a security guard who reportedly locked up his workplace due to unpaid salaries highlighting the challenges faced by workers in this sector.Minister of Labour and...

  • Zim benchmarking fuels rigging fears

    The Court of Appeal’s (CoA) judgment to prevent the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) from observing and monitoring the voters’ registration period raised eyebrows but rigging fears have gained momentum since 2019 with some sections of the...

  • Tsogwane, BDP MPs defend IEC, Zim benchmarking

    Zimbabwe’s disputed elections in August last year were widely viewed as fraudulent. But in a shocking turn of events this week, the IEC was in the neighbouring country supposedly learn about the management of electoral activities and the conduct of...

  • Pay ‘robbing’ DIS agents—Reatile

    “You were here in December asking government to approve funds which you said was among others meant to pay outstanding debts. Look at the situation today, the country is being shamed because the police are no longer chasing thieves but they are now...

  • Half-billion pula to facilitate elections

    The TNDP's fiscal years span from April 2023 to the upcoming financial year ending in March 2025. According to the 2024-2025 draft estimates of expenditure from the consolidated and development funds, the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC),...

  • Gov’t increases Khama, Mogae budget

    While former president Festus Moage’s budget will increase as well, Khama’s budget has been a talking point in the past because of the rivalry with his successor. Khama’s budget will see an increase of P837, 580. In the 2023-24 financial year,...

  • Botswana’s high earners get P22,000 on average

    Statistics Botswana’s quarterly Labour Force Module which shows results for data collected in the third quarter of 2023 (July to September 2023) reveals the monthly average cash earning by occupation for wage earners amongst many others. According...

  • BDF’s half a billion pula rescues broke DIS

    Speaking of needs, the 2024/2025 draft estimates of expenditure from the consolidated and development funds now shows that the DIS has found a way around its sorry financial state. DIS’ sister organ, the BDF, has rescued the day with the Total...

  • Vee Mampeezy's 'campaign-style' drive catches political heat

    The Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) is yet to announce dates for its party primaries, commonly known as Bulela-Ditswe. Until then, no members are allowed to openly campaign.In an unusual move for a musician, Vee Mampeezy, running under his birth...

  • Life doesn’t end when one is not a president - Hichilema

    KAZUNGULA: Despite the recent withdrawal of retirement benefits and privileges previously extended to former Zambian President, Edgar Lungu still fresh in the neighbouring country, current president Hakainde Hichilema says former presidents should...

  • Botswana halfhearted about the KAZA UNIVISA

    The KAZA UNIVISA is aimed at facilitating easy movement of tourists between Kavango Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area (KAZA TFCA). KAZA TFCA is a conservation area, spanning five Southern African countries; Angola, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and...

  • Masisi non-committal on Zambian Omang crossing

    A gentlemen’s agreement between Masisi and Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa caused confusion last year. So the former decided to tread carefully on border crossing when he revealed outcomes from his talks with Zambian President Hakainde...

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