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Baboki Kayawe
  • Molutsi hails new research ministry

    In an interview, Molutsi told Mmegi that policies, work and practice in general, should be research based as that approach provides a formula to measure progress and failure. “Investing in that particular process is critical as we are living...

  • Non-compliant liquor traders warned ahead of Bot50

    A press release from the Ministry of Investment, Trade and Industry states that restaurants selling liquor are only permitted to sell to bona fide diners at between 12 noon and 2:30pm in the afternoon as well as between 6:30pm and 10:30pm on a daily...

  • Local AIDS ‘cure’ to test on Batswana

    The herbal concoction manufactured by Palapye herbalist, Gladys Malebo made headlines more than two years ago due to its claimed anti-HIV properties. Marobela’s research team is now documenting patients’ experiences with the...

  • Tshotlego Morama, now legally Paul Morama

    Paul says last February the High Court ruled that he could officially transition into a man, putting to rest a lifelong struggle with his gender expression.“I am currently in the process of changing all my identity documents. People used to...

  • Inside the agony of gender variance in Botswana

    From a high profile career as an Olympic paralympian, Tshotlego Morama’s career went down spectacularly following allegations in 2007 that “she” fathered a child. The Botswana National Sports Council (BNSC) pulled her out of active...

  • Cabinet reshuffle looms as two new ministers arrive

    Effective from yesterday President Khama may any time appoint two more ministers. According to Government Gazette dated September 16, 2016, the Ministerial Offices Bill enacted by Parliament on August 12, (now law), will see an increase in the...

  • BOSETU blasts ministry over in-service training

    The union’s secretary general, Tobokani Rari said in an interview that their position is that the education system of any country is as good as its teachers and as such teachers should be up-skilled, re-tooled and upgraded for the country to...

  • Main Mall gets facelift

    Pop up retailing is a non-traditional trade, also known as pop-up shop—whereby short-term and temporary retail and other events are hosted, according to project manager, Kago Monageng from the company at the forefront of the...

  • Childhood Cancer Awareness Campaign On Track

    The campaign is meant to emphasise the importance of blood in cancer treatment. September has been set aside to honour Childhood Cancer Awareness. At the event that was preceded by an awareness walk in the capital on Friday, Kebaabetswe Setlhong,...

  • Organic fertiliser manufacturing plant opens

    The company, registered in 2011 and has been operational on a small scale, utilises animal waste products mainly in the beef and poultry industries; deviating from the commonly used agro-chemicals fertilisers. Now boasting state-of-the-art machinery...

  • Dingake encourages gender responsive budgeting

    Officiating at a SADC roundtable discussion on the linkages between Gender-Based Violence (GBV), Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in the region, Dingake said resource inadequacy was one of the greatest challenges in this regard. Dingake...

  • New national cancer cases top 1,000 annually

    Ministry of Health permanent secretary, Shenaaz El-Halabi said the “sobering reality” was accentuated by limited awareness among patients on cancer and cancer risk factors, weakened social structures and individual empowerment, limited...

  • No agreement on invigilation rates yet

    The two parties met sometimes in winter at the sectoral bargaining forum to discuss this year’s payment structure for the two key components of the national examinations. However, to date no conclusive agreement was made, union representatives...

  • Education ministry broke

    Assistant minister Fidelis Molao, who met with teachers from Molepolole sub-region on Tuesday, to discuss a wide range of issues in the profession, said the ministry was running at a budget deficit of P1billion.  He explained that this financial...

  • Employees decry secrecy in transformation of vocational institutions

    Already, the process has seen closure of Francistown College of Education, which has since transitioned to serve double purposes of in-service training centre and as well as being the northern campus for Open Distance Learning University...

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