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  • Masisi did well on women empowerment – Dube

    Tomorrow he (Masisi) turns five years at the helm and he has so far done well in that regard. For the first time, in the history of the country, it has women appointed Minister of Finance, and the Court of Appeal (CoA) president as amongst others.In...

  • BDP popular vote high under Masisi

    Despite all his differences with his former boss, Ian Khama, Masisi managed to win the 2019 General Election with a high popular vote after 10 years of popular vote decline in his party, the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP).All was not easy in the...

  • UDC's Maplanka wins Bosele

    Maplanka said it was not an easy feat, but hope prevailed as he won the by-election due to residents understanding his messaging. He managed to defeat four other candidates with 340 votes.He beat the Botswana Democratic Party's (BDP) Isaac Moseki...

  • BDP retains Grootlaagte ward

    The ward fell vacant after the death of the area councillor. The area had four candidates, which include theBDP's Petro Moretlwa, who garnered 346 votes against the Umbrella for Democratic Change's (UDC) Tjitemisa Sehakgamaleng who got 162,...

  • Council erects Pilane landfill fence

    Speaking at the full council meeting on Monday, council chairperson, Daniel Molokwe said the fencing of the landfill site has improved the security of goods and personnel working at the site.He said entry or exit from the site is only through the...

  • Kgatleng council in financial distress

    He revealed that the financial expenditures of the council as of February 28, 2023, stood at P165.2 million against its budget of P156.8 million, which reflects an over-expenditure of P26.7 million as it includes other expenditures not listed...

  • Dow takes bold stance

    The week her political home, Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) gave her 14 days to show cause why action cannot be taken against her. This came after she turned down her party’s nomination to replace Kgosi Mosadi Seboko as the new member of the Pan...

  • Moalosi’s courage keeps her in politics

    Moalosi says she was motivated by her own circumstances as a young woman to join politics. She joined opposition politics in 2010 and became very active ever since. For her, she joined politics so that she could be a vessel for what is good for the...

  • Voter turnout impressive—Maroba on Bosele, Grootlaagte

    Speaking to Osupile Maroba this morning, the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) spokesperson said: “We have received reports that the turnout at Bosele Primary School is good and people had started to queue up to cast their votes at around past...

  • Bosele ward up for grabs

    So far, there is no obvious winner and it seems the electorate is going to be very strict with the parties vying for the vacant ward. The vacancy for Bosele ward council opened up after the death of a councillor. Five candidates running for the seat...

  • Drug abuse rampant in Kgatleng schools

    He said significant numbers were registered at secondary schools over the last three years. “In 2021, during stop and search exercises, 57 boys and 11 girls were found in possession of dagga/marijuana/matekwane/cigarettes/alcohol.In 2022, 103 boys...

  • Financial constraints fail KDC plans

    Molokwe said most government departments including the council had very limited funds to carry out their day-to-day duties. He said the financial challenges not only impacted the quality of services offered to the public but also affected the...

  • Mokgethi takes heed of immigration call

    This comes after Ngami Member of Parliament, Kainangura Hikuama on Friday asked the minister to appraise Parliament on the rate at which foreign nationals seek both economic and political refuge in the country for 15 years.He also wanted her to state...

  • Lack of housing, operational space plagues IEC

    He, however, said some of the problems remain unresolved to this day. “Just as an example, the offices in Bobonong, Gaborone, and Mogoditshane operate from small porta cabins while offices in Kasane, Gumare, Letlhakane, Letlhakeng, and Serowe...

  • Seretse rejoins BDP

    Seretse was welcomed back into the party yesterday at the launch of party candidate for vacant Bosele ward, Isaac Moseki. Seretse is the cousin to former president Ian Khama.When welcoming Seretse back to the party, Vice President Slumber Tsogwane...

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