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Spira Tlhankane
  • 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...

  • BCP quintet reduces the gender gap

    While the BCP president Dumelang Saleshando admits that five out of 61 constituencies is not enough, energised by the fact that the BCP chief campaigner for the General Election is a woman, the five candidates are expected to inspire even more women...

  • UDC installs BCP reject in Gamalete

    He lost the BCP primaries to Boniface Mabeo after which he retraced his steps to the opposition coalition where he quickly secured parliamentary candidacy. He will now renew his rivalry with Mabeo in the October general election.When launching...

  • A new twist in Khama, Masisi feud

    In an interview with Mmegi yesterday, Khama challenged his successor to a boxing match indicating that he is prepared to meet him anywhere even in the boxing ring, or freedom square. Khama’s remarks follow the comments made by Masisi this week in...

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