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Baboki Kayawe
  • Villagers threaten court action over fencing in Boteti

    Old wounds were opened this week when Khama told Parliament a fair number of the community was addressed on the issue.  The crux of the long-standing issue between villagers in the periphery of the park and government is that consultations...

  • Man sues for recognition as woman

    However, by yesterday evening, lawyers representing Kgositau were fighting to have the case heard tomorrow as Judge Leatile Dambe, who was initially assigned to hear the matter, was said to be out of the country. Consequently, the applicant’s...

  • Ministry of Health concerned by misconceptions

    These misconstrued views were very pronounced in a recent snap survey Mmegi conducted recently on the declining rate of condom use in the country. Since the inception of the SMC campaign, this belief has been popularly held. The World Health...

  • Teachers propose three-year course work, invigilation fees structure

    Currently, the rates are negotiated yearly between the two parties - a culture that has led to disagreements and in extreme instances, teachers withholding course work marks due to lack of consent of payment rates. Botswana Teachers Union (BTU)...

  • Stats Botswana reports declining newspaper sales

    “Sales started to decrease in 2011 until they reached P26 million in 2015,” says the report.  The report notes wide usage of computers, intranet, and internet among private newspaper employees during 2015. Among the employees of...

  • The search for answers behind falling condom use

    Everyone remembers the ABCs of the HIV prevention: Abstain, Be Faithful and Condomise. When the pandemic struck in the mid-1980s, those were the little weapons local public health authorities had to use in the fight against a seemingly unstoppable...

  • Gov't to introduce A-Levels

    Chief education officer in the Ministry of Basic Education (MoBE), Moses Mengwe told the ongoing National Primary School Heads convention yesterday that the bridging programme would be introduced in “the near future” without divulging any...

  • Flavoured public condoms to hit bedrooms soon

    Chief health officer in the Ministry of Health and Wellness, Elizabeth Koko said during an HIV/AIDS briefing that in 2008 studies revealed condom usage among the above mentioned age bracket stood at 78.4%, and the number dropped to 65.2% five years...

  • Horror as abused, famished donkeys turn cannibals

    Police in the area have charged a Chinese national in connection with the abuse though there are still more investigations on the incident. Thus far, the man is reportedly facing a single charge of cruelty to animals, which under the law carries a...

  • Albinism Society fights stigma, dehumanisation

    The petition, read by the National Assembly Deputy Speaker, Kagiso Molatlhegi and signed by 54 members of the Society, asks that Botswana incorporates the Convention into the Botswana Disability Policy in order to end the violation of the rights of...

  • The billions reasons behind Botswana’s defiance

    Any day now, the Ministry of Mineral Resources, Green Technology and Energy Security will send a Request for Tender exclusively to China Machinery Engineering Corporation (CMEC), laying out terms and conditions for the purchase of the Morupule B...

  • WUC owed P800m, goes after defaulters

    Acting corporate communications manager, Khumo Mogibelo said Gaborone leads the pack, followed by Molepolole, Francistown, Maun, Selebi-Phikwe, Lobatse, Kanye, Mahalapye, Masunga and Mochudi.  “We are owed by a combination of all customer...

  • Teachers welcome probe into exam failures

    Gaborone Central legislator, Phenyo Butale successfully moved the motion, which Parliament passed by consensus on Friday. Yesterday, Botswana Sectors of Educators Trade Union (BOSETU) spokesperson, Edwin Maitshoko said teacher movements had always...

  • Buddha stolen ahead of ‘Dalai Lama’s visit’

    According to the Botswana Buddhist Association, Darshini De Silva, thieves broke into the premises of the Botswana Buddhist Association and drove away with the statue of the Buddha, which weighs over 500 kilogrammes. The statue is said to be massive...

  • Young Banyaditswe Attends Women Leadership Programme

    The 25-year-old Tonota born Goabaone Banyaditswe says the opportunity comes at a crucial time in her career life as she is interning with De Beers as a community development personnel under the beneficiation desk.  The Botswana Accountancy...

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