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Chakalisa Dube
  • Masisi urges Phikwe businesses to ‘think export’

    Masisi said this when officially opening the Selebi Phikwe Business Expo which attracted over 60 businesses on Wednesday. Half of the businesses were from Phikwe region.The Expo offered a great opportunity for Batswana to appreciate and explore...

  • AR5 Farm diversifies to animal feeds

    Operations manager at the farm Anne Schoeman revealed the diversification ideas in an interview during a recent media tour organised by the Botswana Investment and Trade Centre (BITC).AR5, founded in 1997, currently cultivates 240 hectares of...

  • Local farmers struggle with soaring temperatures

    The country has experienced recurring patterns of soaring temperatures in recent months. There are worries that the erratic weather patterns present difficulties across the agricultural sector, particularly for small-scale farmers who lack sufficient...

  • BPF allows Kehitile to contest Nata/Gweta primaries

    This development has set the stage for a face-off between Kehitile and party secretary-general Lawrence Ookeditse at the primaries scheduled for April 7, 2024.The primaries are meant to book candidacy for the 2024 General Election. Currently, no...

  • Shareholders renew calls for Zakhem to step down

    In a letter addressed to the Botswana Football Association (BFA), some BFL shareholders indicated that Zakhem should vacate office as he had failed to comply with legal obligations stemming from resolutions made during a meeting in Palapye on...

  • Mupane Gold grinds to a halt

    In a press release issued earlier today through the secretary general, Mbiganyi Gaekgotswe, the Union expressed grave concern over the potential shutdown of the Mine, which could lead to significant job losses. Reports of cash flow problems at Hawks...

  • Kwadiwa Citrus gears up for market debut

    Addressing the media during a tour organised by the Botswana Investment and Trade Centre (BITC), van Rooyen exuded confidence in the farm's readiness for both local consumption and international export markets. Situated in the fertile expanse of...

  • Gov’t approves mining restart at Lerala

    Maroon Capital, owned by Israeli investor Gilad Shabtai, will be required to recommence operations at the mine, potentially bolstering the local economy and employment opportunities. The mine, previously owned by various international firms, is...

  • UDC welcome Zim Sanctions Relief

    This week, the USA government announced the lifting of the sanctions, followed by the unveiling of fresh visa and economic restrictions targeting specific Zimbabwean officials among them President Emmerson Mnangagwa.The move comes after two decades...

  • BNSC appoints task force to probe BFL crisis

    The BFL is ensnared in a web of discord. At the heart of the turmoil is a clash of wills between the shareholders and the chairman, Nicholas Zakhem.“Yes, we have constituted a commission to work around the issues at the BFL and they have already...

  • BPF bars Kehitile from Nata-Gweta primaries

    Kehitile, who is currently a councillor in Dukwi, defected from the ruling Botswana Democratic Party to the BPF after the 2019 General Election.On Saturday, the BPF held an emergency meeting addressed by deputy secretary general Neo Oagile, focusing...

  • Billy stresses tailored HIV/AIDS youth interventions

    Despite prior praise for Botswana's comprehensive policies addressing the scourge, recent years have seen an increase in HIV/AIDS prevalence rates amongst adolescents, youth, and other key demographics. It's also evident that young people...

  • Prisons grapples with balancing rights, rehabilitation

    Critics argue that denying prisoners some basic rights perpetuates cycles of violence, habitual relapse into crime and impacts negatively on their overall rehabilitation. They advocate for a more progressive approach that prioritises robust...

  • Ramoreboli rues lack of luck against Wydad

    Galaxy had a couple of opportunities to draw level, but luck eluded them. Forward Thabang Sesinyi who scored a hat-trick in the league last weekend also missed a second half penalty.After the final whistle blew, Ramoreboli addressed the press with a...

  • UDC faces blow

    Bulawa is a member of the Botswana People’s Party (BPP), who are affiliates of the UDC. As a seasoned politician and former candidate for Tati West constituency, Bulawa's decision not to contest has possibly left a significant vacuum in the...

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