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Baboki Kayawe
  • Qi flows from Beijing to Gaborone (Part 4)

    There are significant strides on research in collaboration with the Centre for Scientific Research Indigenous Knowledge and Innovation (CECERC), which is responsible for documentation and promotion of indigenous knowledge. The health ministry...

  • Qi flows from Beijing to Gaborone (Part 3)

    Commenting on the status of indigenous medicine in the country, University of Botswana’s microbiologist Professor Kerstin Andrea-Marobela says traditional medical systems do form a vital part of primary healthcare, which is used by all sections...

  • Qi flows from Beijing to Gaborone (Part 2)

    She studied the level of harmony between modern and traditional health practices in Africa, lessons for Botswana and what particularly the country can learn as it develops its own Traditional Medicine Practice Bill. Beijing University of Chinese...

  • Form four admissions out a week before classes

    A total 41,938 students sat for the 2015 Junior Certificate Examinations but only 26,600 have been admitted. This means only 2,044 of the 28,044 learners who obtained Merit to Grade D failed to transit to senior secondary school education. Among...

  • Qi flows from Beijing to Gaborone

    Both African Traditional Medicine (ATM) and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) have been used since medieval times and are premised on the concept of wholism, which places emphasis on the interrelation of human body and exogenous factors. However,...

  • Drought assessment on-going

    Though this is an annual exercise carried after the cropping season, the call was made much earlier than usual this year, the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development (MLGRD) has explained. Drought assessments are carried at local...

  • Funding fails poor, costly education: UDCís Boko

    Leader of Opposition, who is also UDC president, Duma Boko told Parliament this week that under his regime, education would be restored to its liberation role and regain utility. Boko was responding to Minister of Finance and Development Planning,...

  • Boko slams Ďpopulistí policies

    Responding to the budget speech in Parliament yesterday, Boko said this state of affairs was manifested in greater unaccountability of resources, heightened corruption, impunity of those involved, as well as deterioration in government efficiency and...

  • Employers claim from training levy for wrong reasons

    Mmegi has learned that employers are not optimally using the fund.  It emerged this week that companies eligible for the levy introduced by the then Botswana Training Authority (BOTA) in 2009, are in the habit of training employees with the...

  • UNESCO urges Africa to own Climate Change war

    UNESCO senior programmes specialist, Peggy Oti-Boateng told a regional workshop on ‘biosphere reserves’ yesterday that Africa should look within for climate change solutions, instead of always looking elsewhere. Oti-Boateng said this...

  • Education maintains budget dominance

    Presenting the budget yesterday, Minister of Finance and Development Planning, Kenneth Matambo stated the bulk of this budget would go towards the implementation of the Education and Training Sector Strategic Plan (ETSSP) launched last...

  • Govt loses millions to illegal tobacco trade

    The Ministry of Health (MoH) and the World Bank said this at a workshop meant to discuss initiatives to eliminate all forms of illicit trade in tobacco products.    In 2013, the Botswana Unified Revenue Service (BURS) reported smuggling...

  • Agriculture: The future is smart and innovative

    As the ugly effects of global warming continue to wreck havoc in semi-arid Botswana, government is pinning its hopes on the climate deal that emerged from the recently ended Paris Conference of the Parties 21 (COP21) global climate change...

  • BTU unimpressed with PSLE results

    The results, released on Friday, indicate a marginal increased compared to last year. “These results are a manifestation of conditions in which learners are being taught as well as the overflowing classes where the teacher/students ratio is...

  • BEC withholds results for 200 pupils

    Three schools are at the centre of this inquiry. Announcing the release of results for the 829 other centres excluded from the probe Friday, BEC management said standard seven results for Mulambakwena Primary School in the North East District, St...

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