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Spira Tlhankane
  • Three-horse race for BPF as Butale enters fray

    The NEC on Monday resolved that the elective congress, which was slated for the end of October, be postponed to February/March 2023 and a national conference be held on November 25–27.This decision has since been challenged by 'acting'...

  • Butale cracks whip upon return

    Butale, who was suspended by the party last year, has begun his second tenure at the BPF by making a lot of changes among others suspending BPF spokesperson Lawrence Ookeditse, presidential aspirant Samson Moyo Guma, and former Botswana Democratic...

  • SA national backtracks on COVID-19 lawsuit

    Around March, a SA national Bongani Mbongani was hospitalised in Botswana after reacting to a COVID-19 booster jab at one of the ports of entry.After taking the then compulsory vaccine, Mbongani complained of an intense headache when he fainted and...

  • Gov’t disapproves some vaccines' extensions

    The Ministry of Health has been under fire recently for allegedly using expired vaccines on people, something the ministry has dismissed as untrue.Although he declined to state the names of the rejected vaccines, BoMRA CEO Dr Stephen Ghanie said this...

  • ‘Use Whatsapp to give consent’

    Speaking during a media briefing this week, Smith-Lawrence said information was shared on the platform that children will be vaccinated and there shall be no written consent.This follows complaints from parents about lack of consent from the...

  • 'Saleshando was already failing as LoO'

    The LoO is the official spokesperson of the majority opposition party in Parliament. Selebi-Phikwe West legislator, Dithapelo Keorapetse replaced Saleshando when he was ousted as LoO in Parliament in July.Speaking during a UDC National Executive...

  • EOI letters flooding in—Boko

    Boko told UDC members in Mahalapye recently that their National Executive Committee (NEC), which now includes the newly welcomed Botswana Patriotic Front (BPF) had decided to give Members of Parliament (MP) and councillors up to September 26 to...

  • Boko, Masisi same

    Boko’s UDC lost to Masisi’s BDP at the 2019 General Election as voters chose their preferred candidates and party. In Botswana, there is no direct election of the president so voters never really had an opportunity to choose their preferred...

  • High non-revenue water worries WUC

    For many years, WUC has produced water that is lost through leaks, theft or metering inaccuracies. To this date, NRW remains one of the major issues affecting the corporation. On Tuesday this week, WUC Chief Executive Officer, Gaselemogwe Senai told...

  • High water bills to be a thing of the past

    For years, WUC’s customer service standard has been low due to complaints from clients about wrong billings among many others. WUC’s main excuse for estimated bills has been the fact that their employees are unable to access clients’ locked...

  • New SADC platform to boost agric potential

    The facility is set to enhance the development of data-driven national, regional and global agricultural policies. SADC AIMS is a web-based application that is used to maintain statistical data on agriculture.The SADC AIMS platform is a journey that...

  • High-consuming customers still owe millions—WUC

    “They owe more money than the government,” WUC CEO Gaselemogwe Senai told the media in a press conference earlier today at Gaborone Dam. He revealed that the overall customer debt including businesses stands at over P1 billion. Senai further...

  • Keorapetse declares: I have no fear

    Keorapetse, who says he stands right on top of the truth, was expelled from the BCP in July after replacing BCP president Dumelang Saleshando, a coalition vice president, as the new Leader of Opposition (LOO) in Parliament.On Saturday different...

  • Boko deceived me—Saleshando

    Speaking during a BCP rally in Selebi-Phikwe West on Saturday, Saleshando revealed that Boko deceived him before the 2019 General Election. “He took the UDC name, colours and logo and registered them as his private property.The UDC is officially...

  • UDC’s self destruction post 2019

    Licking woundsAfter losing the Gaborone Bonnington North constituency to Annah Mokgethi of the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) in the 2019 General Elections, the UDC president Duma Boko went underground while his deputy Dumelang Saleshando attended...

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