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  • Let’s monitor our children

    Children drown every rainy season because they would sneak out and go swimming even those who are not familiar with the art of swimming.There has also been reports of children who drowned while swimming in the other parts of the country. Also, we had...

  • Maintain your cool, speak out Letshwiti!

    As it is normally the case, the media has been asking probing questions in search of answers from the association. But, BFA president, Letshwiti reportedly lost his cool when quizzed about burning issues at the controversy-ridden soccer body by Mmegi...

  • Let’s be responsible

    A good number of citizens have managed to get vaccinated but it does not mean we are out of the woods yet, especially with the new Omicron variant in our midst. Besides just taking the precautions, we should also watch our wallets as we do not know...

  • Unions must follow the law

    The alleged claims come on the back of a recent restructuring exercise that took place at the union. It is said that the aggrieved ex-employees want the Industrial Court to declare that their retrenchments were unlawful, as the union didn’t follow...

  • 'Equality more than passing laws'

    The courts have also made life easier for the LGBTQI by ensuring that there is equality and justice for all. It is the small victories that inspire the community or any supporter of the movement to walk with their heads held high.In a sane society it...

  • Everyone should be on high alert

    Close to half a million people in the country have been fully vaccinated while over 800,000 have received their first doses. Botswana has tackled tough hurdles, but the race is far from over.Batswana are gearing up for the holidays and there will be...

  • ‘A captured judiciary’

    These three key factors help in maintaining public trust in the judiciary, but if they are constantly questioned then trust and faith will eventually disappear subsequently threatening the confidence in the rule of law.The judiciary in Botswana has...

  • Francistown mayor admits FCC misled nation

    FRANCISTOWN: Francistown mayor Godisang Radisigo has admitted the Francistown City Council (FCC) misled the nation when denying some of the food items meant to cushion Batswana from the effects of the coronavirus-induced lockdown were rotten or...

  • SA voter apathy, a lesson for Botswana

    This was after that country’s apex court ordered the polls to go ahead after rejecting the Electoral Commission’s application to have them postponed due to COVID-19. As a result, what followed was voter apathy, which is an indictment on political...

  • Masisi, Khama feud must end

    Masisi and Khama who are protégé and mentor respectively, have not been in talking terms, which is bizarre considering that during the transfer of power, about three years ago, the process seemed seamless and very peaceful. Khama spoke well of his...

  • All should adhere to COVID-19 protocols

    Somehow we all knew that opening for live events after more than 18 months would come with behavioural risks and their mitigations. But that didn’t mean events promoters and their patrons should be casual and forget that we still need to control...

  • HIV stigma must fall

    She was speaking at Dramaboi’s memorial service held at Molapo Crossing in Gaborone and her words were met with mixed reactions.A large section of the community felt she was wrong to have disclosed the cause of her son’s death. She even got...

  • Let’s frustrate heists

    The situation, which seems to be made possible by well-planned efforts by a syndicate or syndicates, is instilling fear in the business community, the general public and indeed possible investors.Following the incidents, the Ministry of Defence,...

  • Go and vaccinate!

    At the time, many felt the government was not doing enough to source the much-needed vaccines especially during winter time when the country experienced a spike in both cases and the number of recorded deaths. This started a trend on social media...

  • No merrymaking just yet

    On the other hand, government has revealed that the country’s vaccination roll-out programme, which is currently in phase two, had moved to cover those aged 30 starting from Tuesday.All these developments are raising hopes that life is on the road...

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