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Spira Tlhankane
  • Asset declaration failers to be named and shamed

    Presenting the Directorate’s 2024–2025 Budget Estimates to Parliament recently, Assistant Minister for State President, Boitumelo Gofhamodimo announced that EID is currently digitising its Asset Declaration System through the SMART Botswana...

  • Masisi, Geingob dreamt of a borderless society

    Speaking during the late Namibian President Hage Geingob’s memorial service this week, Masisi declared Namibia as a true friend of Botswana and a good neighbour. Masisi and Geingob, who died last month, formalised the use of ID (Omang) as a travel...

  • Bluetown’s Plot 7440 hailed as safe haven

    The White House in Francistown of the Kaoyaos, is said to have provided refuge to all four Namibian Presidents including Geingob at various times.Mary Kaoyao of Namibian origin, accommodated former presidents including Dr Sam Nujoma.As people paid...

  • More Batswana venture into tourism

    “As of the end of January 2024, the Ministry licensed 3,236 100% citizen-owned operators, 286 joint ventures, and 296 non-citizen-owned enterprises compared to a target of 250 per year," he said.The minister highlighted that this surge in...

  • O tla bona—Bangwato royal uncles warn Serogola

    "Modisa ga a kake a talela mong wa leruo (a shepherd can never belittle the owner of the flock)," they stated.The uncles emphasised the importance of putting Serogola in line. "Bogosi jwa Gammangwato ga bo lekwe gase bojalwa jwa...

  • Karis courts Masisi on Russian-Ukraine war

    Russia began its invasion of Ukraine two years ago and the latter continues to fight for freedom against the former’s brutal aggression.Karis told the media during his State visit this week that he made a strong appeal to Masisi to participate at...

  • Another supplementary registration to gobble P65m

    The first supplementary voters’ registration is currently underway and will end on March 15, and there were already fears for high incidence of voter apathy looking at the low turnout in the first voters’ registration.The supplementary...

  • Molebatsi in fight for survival

    His plea to set aside the decision to co-opt new office bearers in the constituency was rejected by the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP). Molebatsi's plea faced a setback over the weekend as the party renewed its structures, incorporating new...

  • PUSO not a new party – Modubule

    The agenda of the day, as State President Minister Kabo Morwaeng convened the meeting, was political party funding, with parties set to share P34 million. PUSO, an old party founded by Modubule himself, aims to capitalise on this new development as...

  • Parties demand swift access to P34m

    All parties were vocal about their immediate need for the funds as campaigns intensified ahead of the general election in October.Currently, no established model is guiding the distribution of these funds amongst parties. Representatives of different...

  • Battle for lion’s share of political party funding

    After 'uniting' against rigging, opposition political parties enter today’s meeting with one voice as they aim to get a better share from the funds.The P34.6 million according to Fnance Minister Peggy Serame will “enhance the country’s...

  • Divided opposition unite,not for regime change

    For many years, the opposition has failed to fully cooperate and form a strong alliance that could effectively help them remove the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) from power since independence. Main opposition coalition, the Umbrella for...

  • 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...

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