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  • What about employees in private sector?

    How can this be achieved when there already is little care about the working conditions of those within the private sector employ?For a long time, private sector employees have been neglected by their employers, not because they cannot do better to...

  • Escalating fuel prices cause panic

    Nowadays it is not uncommon to purchase an item for a certain commodity and return to the shops in a week, to find the same item has gone up by a significant amount of money.Botswana Energy Regulatory Authority (BERA) last week announced yet another...

  • What is the future for the girl child?

    On December 19, 2011, United Nations General Assembly adopted Resolution 66/170 to declare October 11 as the International Day of the Girl-Child, to recognise girls’ rights and the unique challenges girls face around the world. The International...

  • Well done Letsile Tebogo!

    Tebogo is not the first star athlete to emerge, but unfortunately, only a few go all the way and make a living out of their fast feet. As we celebrate Tebogo’s victory, let us look at the likes of Glody Dube, Gable Garenamotse, Amantle Montsho,...

  • Let this not be just new names

    Mr President, it is time to get this one thing right, please! As it is well-known, promises are as thin and fragile as piecrust; easily made, easily broken. Batswana are unhappy. Batswana are suffering. The cost of living keeps on increasing and...

  • Here we go again!

    Of late, the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) has been having its own share of bickering. Both have attracted the attention of many Batswana and aroused the people’s desire to actively participate in the debates around some of the issues....

  • Trust in law enforcement short commodity

    While some people seemed to believe that the law should take its course, there is another camp that seemed to feel that the arrests amounted to harassment of the former president’s twin brothers, and Tshekedi’s wife Thea, who was also detained...

  • Hats off to all women

    This day is used to celebrate women’s social, economic, cultural and political achievements and also to lobby for equal treatment and representation.Women are continuing to make a mark across the globe and our country is no different. While women...

  • Don’t expect loyalty without giving honesty

    Ensuring that as an entity you deal with your clientele honestly and transparently is a show of good business conduct. The organizers had promised music lovers that South African musician Zahara would serenade them with her music but failed to break...

  • Let's find solution as nation

    On Wednesday, law enforcement organs gunned down 10 robbery suspects following a cash-in-transit heist that occurred at the Bank of Baroda, Main Mall branch.The deadly incident was met with mixed reactions from members of the public, with some...

  • Shame on BPL, fanatics

    A choice of the venue was questioned as thousands of supporters thronged the 8,000-capacity venue just less than an hour before the kick-off time. The long queues formed outside the stadium as many supporters had opted to buy tickets on the match...

  • Here we are again!

    Just last week, several cases were reported, which included a soldier who murdered his wife and wounded his nephew, before taking his own life. Another incident involves a woman who is suspected to have killed her husband and one other incident in...

  • Say no to violence!

    The coalition has been sweeping vacant council seats like it’s a walk in the park. The ward had only two contenders, being Simon Moipolai of the UDC and the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) representative, Thato Kgwatalala. UDC’s Moipolai emerged...

  • BPS should take blame for Gantsi tragedy

    However, a trend has been developing, where some of these criminals outsmart the BPS and end up escaping from custody.Just this week, a local newspaper, The Midweek Sun carried a heartbreaking story of a young man who escaped from police custody with...

  • More resources needed to fight crime

    The Fight Crime Gaborone Facebook page is always filled with sad complaints of hard working Batswana who were robbed at knife point at some traffic lights or at their home gates when trying to get inside.These thugs have no mercy; they do not just...

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