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Baboki Kayawe
  • Target 20 000 to enroll after budgetary mess

    This led to the suspension of intakes for sometime. The budget issue as admitted by assistant Minister of Tertiary Education, Research, Science and Technology, Fidelis Molao in Parliament recently was also a result of funds being overstretched, as...

  • Revealed: The dark world of male, female sex work

    Voices of experience argue for removing homosexuality and sex work from the shadows of criminality as a way of promoting the rights of these populations and de-stigmatising access to health care services. This, the voices say, is essential if...

  • Fresh push to decriminalise sex work

    In a meeting with religious leaders, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) people and their activists, the sex workers provided intimate details of their trials and tribulations, and made the case for the legalisation of their...

  • Housing auxiliary staff worsens teachers’ plight

    The union says this remains a challenge, as the situation was compounded by a provision in the current Public Service Act, which made support staff eligible for housing. This is one of the critical outstanding issues that the incoming union...

  • Botswana To Experience Good Rains

    While meteorological experts foresee a mixed rainfall forecast for the western half of Botswana; set to receive normal to below normal from October 2016 to January 2018, the situation is expected to change in the remaining months of the raining...

  • Morupule B aftertaste sours China’s new push into African energy (Pt II)

    Continued from last week… The path of Sino-African engagement going forward that McKinsey researchers suggest, opens the door to more Chinese firms taking up equity in sectors such as infrastructure, construction and others. McKinsey...

  • Early signs point to good rains

    Yesterday, former Meteorological Services director, Thabang Botshoma said there were indicators that all areas that experienced poor rains in the last season will have good rains. Botshoma was speaking at the ongoing 2017/2018 Southern Africa...

  • MPs audit social protection policies

    The 10-day mission will cover areas in Kgalagadi, Francistown, Selebi-Phikwe, Serowe, Molepolole, Francistown and Gaborone, committee leader and chairperson, Buti Billy has said. The Francistown East legislator told Mmegi in an interview that from...

  • Good times await scarce skilled teachers

    Last week, Justice Godfrey Nthomiwa of the Lobatse High Court ordered that BOSETU members offering the above-mentioned subjects are entitled to scarce skills allowances as they hold the needed qualifications. After a protracted legal tussle, the...

  • Baby Swap Investigated at Princess Marina Hospital

    On Thursday, sources closer to developments say eight-months-old babies born at PMH were brought to the facility for genetic testing upon the hospital’s request. This is subsequent to hospital management reaching out to numerous mothers...

  • Morupule B aftertaste sours China’s new push into African energy (Pt I)

    In recent weeks, the Botswana Power Corporation (BPC), the state-owned electricity utility, has been at the centre of activity in the procurement sector, with the release of two eagerly awaited Requests for Expressions of Interest (REOI). The first,...

  • BOSETU to offer 50 scholarships for members

    The sponsorship will cover labour and human resource related courses that will assist in labour education for members. “Already, government is sponsoring teachers to further studies in areas related to education, that is, subjects that they...

  • Ministry unaware of dropouts challenges

    Assistant Minister of Tertiary Education, Research Science and Technology Fidelis Molao made the utterances this week in Parliament after Francistown South legislator, Wynter Mmolotsi inquired about higher learners, who in the process of pursuing...

  • Tawana wants Land Boards to recognise old allocations

    When debating the Tribal Land Bill in Parliament on Tuesday, he said there are many cases in which Land Boards authorities have been extremely slow in registering old customary land grants, and threats of relocations have become the norm. ...

  • Tobacco Control Bill shelved

    The Minister of Health and Wellness, Dorcas Makgato, had promised the National Tobacco Control Conference when officially opening the event on July 10 that the Bill would be taken to Parliament during that week subsequent to Cabinet...

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