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  • BPF goes digital

    The BPF secretary-general, Tshekedi Khama said communication is demographic and as such, they will be able to reach their members through WhatsApp and Facebook. “One of the reasons why we have launched this digital platform is for us to stop...

  • Political Parties Ready Up For By-Elections

    The country has 11 vacant council seats that could have long been filled but were not due to the restrictive protocols induced by the COVID-19 pandemic. The majority of the council seats have been vacant for more than three months, which state of...

  • Convenors divide opposition parties

    On the other hand, others believe that the convenors will ensure that talks go smoothly without any bias. Some opposition parties that will engage in talks include UDC, Alliance for Progressives (AP) and Botswana Patriotic Front (BPF). Other parties,...

  • New election date irks some BCP members

    The concerned members believe that the party took the decision to postpone and reschedule the conference without their consent which is an inconvenience for them. The members, who are aspiring for different party positions, also believe that the new...

  • MPs call for more constituencies

    The 2011 census counted a total population of 2,024,787, which was a 20.5% increase from the 2001 one.Some members say there is a need to increase the number of constituencies in order for service delivery to be improved. On the other hand, they...

  • ‘I will not challenge Masisi’

    The party did not hold its elective congress, which is supposed to be held after every two years, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Recently, there have been rumours that Balopi will challenge Masisi at the coming elections during the party national...

  • Balopi weighing options to defend SG position

    Already, businessman Lesang Magang has indicated that he will contest the seat and has a blessing from some of the party leaders. On the other hand, Balopi said it is up to the members to evaluate if they still need him or not.The BDP last held its...

  • Ngwaketse Land Board Ignores Court Orders

    The Ngwaketse Land Board had two court orders from the Land Tribunal, which instructed the Land Board to consult Motlhwase residents before they allocate plots in their area and stop the allocations to attend to the matter to solve it, but no orders...

  • Internal wrangles rock Red Cross

    In January 2021, Maipelo Mophuting and Nelson Rammala were granted an order to interdict the society’s election for the three positions on the Annual General Assembly (AGA) agenda until the matter was finalised.The society through secretary...

  • Kgatleng council in financial distress

    The situation has prompted the council to engage central government departments housed in the Rural Administration Centre (RAC) to share costs on utilities (water and electricity). Addressing councillors this week, Molokwe said the arrangement will...

  • BDP factions on spiral mode

    Since way back, the BDP has always had factions. The yesteryear factions that were common in the ruling party included the Barataphathi and A-team, which were strong during the Festus Mogae’s presidency. The factions would then spill over to former...

  • Balopi not consulted on BDP sub-committees

    Of recent, it is believed that some members who were selected for national strategy, communications and international relations sub-committee are anti-Mpho Balopi, who is the BDP’s SG.Masisi did not consult Balopi on the appointments contrary to...

  • First Lady's Strides In Gender Advocacy

    Masisi has never hidden her believes from the nation. Recently, her secretary indicated that the First Lady is a member of the Organisation of African First Ladies for Development (OAFLAD).OAFLAD is an advocacy organisation where First Ladies of...

  • Mokgethi Out Of Time

    The court order had given Mokgethi 30 days to account or answer to what happened to the late Abdul Joseph’s multimillion pula estate. The 30 working days elapsed last week Friday. “The attorney will advise me on the matter on whether to apply for...

  • Parties might not hold congresses

    Recently, the country has been recording high COVID-19 death tolls. This forced political parties to make changes to their calendars since their political events attract more than 50 people contrary to COVID-19 protocols. After postponing congresses...

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