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Onalenna Kelebeile
  • Gay men reluctant to come out of the closet

    The NGO, which began operation in January 2015, has identified over 50 men who have sex with men (MSM) in Selebi-Phikwe and surrounding areas. Speaking during the New Directions Global Health workshop held on Wednesday, SKSG coordinator, Dalton...

  • BCL, BMWU at loggerheads again

    This is despite the fact that the last wage negotiations dragged on for about six months – punctuated with threats of a strike by mine employees over the disputes. The mine and the union settled last year’s disputes on September 15 under...

  • Soldiersďż˝ children abuse drugs in barracks

    This emerged during an address by the 11 Artillery Brigade Commander Colonel Mokgweetsi Gaolatlhe during EMG’s wellness day this week. He strongly warned parents that the army would not hesitate to report such cases to the police. Furthermore,...

  • S/Phikwe DMSAC failing to spend funds

    “About 30 percent of unused funds are returned to government at the end of the financial year, while some projects are not implemented. We cannot achieve anything if we do not collaborate on these issues,” said District AIDS Coordinator...

  • CD4 500 count cut-off under consideration

    The current CD4 count cutoff in Botswana is 350.  Speaking during the New Directions in Global Health workshop on Monday in Selebi-Phikwe, US Ambassador to Botswana Earl Miller said the World Health Organisation has recommended that countries...

  • Shock as cattle die mysteriously in Zone Six

    A farmer who lost 15 of his herd in January Kobamelo Rantsudu said so far close to 50 cattle have died.  He said the most surprising thing is that the affected cattle do not show any signs or symptoms of any illness but they just die in a fresh...

  • Dikgatlhong Dam now available for Gaborone

    Speaking during the commissioning of the dam on Tuesday this week, Mokaila said during the recent 30-day reliance testing of the 400 million cubic metre dam, Letsibogo Dam had been closed off and supplies from Dikgatlhong sent to Gaborone to test the...

  • Sad farewell to the legendary ndorondoro

    The era of the ndorondoro has come to an end. The articulated buses – notable for their horse and uplifted trailer – were a daily sight on local roads here for decades and had become part of the town’s daily lifestyle. For many...

  • Klass Motshidisi passes on

    Kgosi Motshidisi passed away at Palapye Hospital after a brief admission following a short illness. According to Palapye Sub Tribal Authority Masego Olebile, Motshidisi suffered a short illness and was urgently taken to the local hospital where he...

  • Mashaba quits, then returns to BMD in a day

    Mashaba, one of the founding youths of the UDC member party, Botswana Movement for Democracy (BMD), lost the seat to cabinet minister Nonofo Molefhi. The outspoken leader caused commotion within the BMD circles when out of the blue he announced on...

  • BMWU lobbies for action after BCL deaths

    Two miners lost their lives while four were treated for minor injuries in an accident in which the BCL mine’s preliminary internal investigations point to an explosion during drilling last week Tuesday. The incident brought to four the number...

  • Phikweďż˝s heart beats again

    Albert Paki, Selebi Phikwe’s first mayor who served between 1981 and 1982, fondly remembers the early days of the Selebi Phikwe Cooperative Society’s establishment. As the town formed around the fairly new copper and nickel mining...

  • PS cracks the whip on lax senior officers

    Speaking during the employees’ general meeting with Minister Slumber Tsogwane this week, Khumomatlhare said the Ombudsman had powers to impose civil imprisonment on him for workers’ grievances that reach his office. “I cannot allow...

  • Autlwetse bemoans closure of diamond cutting plant

    The Botswana Democratic Party MP said it was disheartening that government could turn a blind eye to job losses, which would emanate from the plant’s closure. He said this was a major blow to the residents, as the company was the sole largest...

  • Phikwe Cooperative resurrects

    Key to the resurrection of the Cooperative was a decision taken in 2012 to enter into property development, the society’s chairman Tebogo Venson told Mmegi Business. The Cooperative society now generates about P155, 000 from rentals per month....

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