Author

Baboki Kayawe
  • Buddhists give up on lost statue

    The statue was stolen mid-July when thieves broke into the temple and somehow loaded and drove away with the statue valued at P250,000. The theft occurred at a sensitive time as Botswana and China were engaged in a heated diplomatic spat over...

  • Tension as teachers threaten to boycott marking

    This follows after teachers were asked to take care of their accommodation, meals and transport fares, as the council would only pay for such at the end of the marking exercise, under the new dispensation.   Consequently, marking did not...

  • Baha’is Celebrate Founder’s 200th Anniversary

    Baha’u’llah, an Arabic word meaning the Glory of God-as explained by followers, was born in the city of Tehran, Persia in 1817. His teachings are centred on oneness  of the human race and universal peace as contained in one of...

  • Thousands of teachers cry foul over salary

    The state of affairs is a manifestation of the protracted battle between the Botswana Federation of Public Private Parastatals Sector Union (BOFEPUSU) and government over the three percent salary hike for financial year 2016/17 and the subsequent...

  • Obesity study uncovers curious oddities

    The study, conducted by eight researchers, involved 1,178 participants aged over 15 years from across the country’s towns, cities and villages.  The study defined obesity as a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 30 or higher, while overweight was...

  • Donkey carts ‘drastically’ reduce school dropouts

    However, statistics were not readily made available to show the extent of the reduction brought upon by the initiative.  Specially nominated council member for Gantsi South, Thato Tshweneyagae revealed this at the United Nations Day where...

  • Madigele says UNESCO project, an ‘embarrassment’

    The programme called ‘Better Education for Africa’s Rise’ (BEAR) was launched in 2014 to focus on developing curriculum culinary arts, travel management and hospitality management and rolled out in institutions such as the Gaborone...

  • Local businesses, sitting ducks for cyber crime

    Local cyber security experts, IT academics, researchers and even a Federal Bureau of Investigations special agent were among technocrats speaking at the Third African Cyber Crime conference held yesterday. Most of the experts cautioned that cyber...

  • Botswana third worst performer in Science

    The study, by the International Standard Classification of Education, presented by the Botswana Examinations Council (BEC) yesterday, shows Botswana is the fifth lowest country in Mathematics achievement, while in Science performance, the country is...

  • What shortage, BEC says but unionists are unconvinced

    In fact, the national examinations body says it has been flooded with applications from teachers expressing willingness to mark Form 5 scripts. The letter, purportedly authored by one Reabetswe Koosenye from the BEC’s human resource department...

  • Botswana employs double standard in gay sex death penalty vote

    He added Botswana’s actions on this global platform should be treated as a cause for concern, as it would have been a perfect opportunity to reaffirm the human rights and dignity of homosexual persons internationally. Botswana is one of the 13...

  • World Bank urges in-service teacher training

    The recommendations are contained in a new report on critical education reforms in Botswana launched yesterday. The report, entitled ‘Job-ready Graduates of Secondary Education in Botswana, Lesotho and Zambia’, states that by shifting the...

  • SA minister calls for African geoscientists to be autonomous

    Moreover, the continent’s general underdevelopment is said to be correlated to lack of locally generated geological data, crucial for mineral exploration and investment, South African minister of Mineral Resources, Mosebenzi Zwane told throngs...

  • ‘Fashionable’ C-Section Deliveries Rising

    Dorcas Makgato said doctors, especially in private practice, tend to promote C-sections and the rates have become recklessly high. Though Makgato did not provide current statistics of surgical births in the country, she said, “C-sections must...

  • Goodhope SSS nearly burns

    The incident comes barely a fortnight after widely publicised acts of indiscipline at the school, which led to the institution’s temporary closure. Insiders say it appears the fire was started intentionally since a pile of partially burnt...

arrow up