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Baboki Kayawe
  • GCC mayor saves impoverished vendors

    Facing the leading global industrial company, Thomas Sekole, 54 and his partner Matshidiso Ditshwele 76, who reside in Old Naledi where they have rented out a shack for P100 per month, eke out a living from selling an assortment of ready-made...

  • National blood bank still failing to meet demand

    With increased road carnage, the demand for blood transfusion is escalating among accidents and emergency victims. To augment collections at the Gaborone National Blood Transfusion Centre and the Frrancistown Regional Blood Transfusion Centre, blood...

  • Battle to enforce children’s rights continues

    Thousands of high school children were against a decree, which forced all black schools to use Afrikaans and English in a proportional mix as languages of instruction. Years later the battle continues from living through the barrel of a gun, to no...

  • Gender movement hopes Botswana signs protocol

    Gender activists and affiliated civil society groups met to draw recommendations for the forthcoming ministers’ forum meant to review the protocol. As Botswana vacates the leadership of the regional body August, lobby groups have reiterated...

  • Oodi College students report ‘course mismanagement’

    In a letter addressed to the education permanent secretary, Theophilus Mooko as well as a complaint filed with the Office of the Ombudsman, the learners contend that their Multimedia Studies programme has not equipped them with the needed skills to...

  • GBV is an expensive phenomenon

    By virtue of being duty bearers – in a position to push for reforms, promote adherence to laws as well as shape public opinion through availing information for debate - the media was implored to help combat this economic and social ill. ...

  • DTEF U-turns on recalling students

    Earlier this week, it is understood DTEF issued communication recalling all learners attached to organisations outside the city owing to inadequate funds. The decision reportedly affected 3,000 of the estimated total of 5,000 students currently out...

  • Cassava production favourable for northern Botswana

    The secretariat last month asked the region to consider scaling up cassava value chain development, commercialisation and access to high growth markets for high quality cassava flour value chain, amidst low maize production due to prevailing dry...

  • P100 million Bot50 joke

    The extra-financing has not been specified yet. According to organisers, budget supplementation will be considered only in need to raise public morale. With just a little over two months left to the major celebration, the coordinating committee was...

  • Underperforming school heads face the axe

    Though the goal was to re-tool those whose performance was found wanting, assistant minister of education and skills development, Moiseraela Goya said dismal performers will be laid off.  This week the state media reported that Goya told...

  • Plain, standardised tobacco packaging in the offing

    Health minister Dorcas Makgato took to Gantsi yesterday to launch plain packaging, which is a WHO initiative aimed at reducing the attractiveness of tobacco packaging. “The new packaging will see all the attractive features of the old...

  • Diplomat denies Botswana -China sour relations

    Deputy permanent secretary in the foreign affairs ministry, responsible for International Relations, Thuso Ramodimoosi said that some Chinese contractors performing poorly must not result in generalisation of Sino contractors.  He said painting...

  • Special education needs not fully satisfied

    A psychiatric and mental health nurse based at Kasane Primary Hospital, Tshepiso Lekoma, remarked at the second annual Botswana Society for Human Development (BSHD) mental workshop at the University of Botswana.  “All the educational...

  • Climate change: Will Cassava be the new pap?

    In fact, for decades, experts watching subtle changes in the region climate have warned that southern Africans need to let go of their traditional and cultural ‘obsession’ with maize. This year, as has happened nearly every five years...

  • UB teaching hospital opens this financial year

    This is subsequent to two task teams commissioned by health minister, Dorcas Makgato to set-up referral guidelines while a third looked at the process of decongesting Princess Marina Referral Hospital.  Permanent secretary in the Ministry of...

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