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Baboki Kayawe
  • Teaching Council Bill goes to Parley

    The Ministry of Basic Education is expected to present a Bill that seeks to establish BOTECO, and at this stage it is still open for input from stakeholders towards the finalisation of the Bill, a communiqué from the ministry says. BOTECO will...

  • Unions Wanted Exemption From Salary Increment – Khama

    He said they (labour movements) went to court asking for an exemption from the latest four percent salary adjustment. Khama, who spoke at length on issues of labour at the occasion of the National Teachers Day celebration here, said it was not true...

  • Tobacco Double Burdens Strained Economies – Makgalemele

    The assistant minister of Health and Wellness Phillip Makgalemele said tobacco is extremely dangerous to human health and ‘highly damaging to national economies’. Addressing the gathering in Selebi-Phikwe, Makgalemele said the country has...

  • Lelatisitswe in another land brawl

    The latest appeal case, which was recently  heard, involves the sons of the late Tsietso Moitobi brawling for their father’s land, just a stone’s throw from Letlhakane village. When the Land Tribunal convened May, the matter was...

  • BOCODOL finally turns into a university

    BOCODOL will transform into the Botswana Open University, according to a bill gazetted last week. According to the recently published bill, to be presented in the July sitting of Parliament, the Botswana Open University’s primary function...

  • Education pitso in the offing

    A statement from the Ministry of Basic Education says the forum would discuss in-depth, issues negatively impacting the development and growth of basic education. Held under the theme, ‘Towards Building Strategic Partnerships to enhance...

  • Ombudsman feels worthless

    Appearing before the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) yesterday, Augustine Makgonatsotlhe said at the moment his office was overwhelmed by complaints from civil servants. “Sixty-percent (60%) of complaints are from the public service, but when...

  • WUC still battling with supply challenges

    According to WUC chief executive officer, Mmetla Masire limited recharge rates over the years have exacerbated the situation, further aggravated by the deficient boreholes operational system. Masire, who was addressing the press recently added,...

  • Parliament poorly resourced

    Boko, together with other legislators who on Tuesday attended a workshop on strengthening the role of Parliament in the promotion and protection of social and economic and cultural rights, bemoaned the limited capacity of Parliament in the form of...

  • Gweta water safe for consumption-WUC

    The contamination and its daring effects left villagers in the lurch. Chairperson of Gweta Disaster Committee Ledule Baraki explained that though the WUC provided water through bowsers, it was not enough as some villagers could go up to two days...

  • SRC drags UB leadership to court

    In their filling notice at the High Court on Tuesday, the applicants want an order declaring that the disciplinary proceedings instituted against UB students pursuant to the ‘revised and simplified University of Botswana Student Code of...

  • Unions want Morupisi, Molale’s heads

    The call comes in the wake of yet another embarrassing judgement against the government in relation to increment of salaries for civil servants, which the Government announced last week. Secretary general of the federation, Tobokani Rari said this...

  • Botswana education, the best of the worst in Africa

    While he says national examinations results are not the only yardstick to measure the state of the education system relative to the rest of the African continent, the country continues to do well in terms of education budgetary, resources and...

  • Five years later, BDF nurses await their fate

    In 2012, 60 BDF nurses took the former Minister of Defence, Justice and Security, Ramadeluka Seretse and the then BDF Commander, Lt. Gen. Gaolathe Galebotswe to Court, demanding  to know why they should not be entitled to overtime allowances...

  • BPC, BR also made losses in Fengyue glass project

    The Botswana Power Corporation (BPC) had invested P24.9 million in the construction of the sub-station at the defunct Fengyue Glass Manufacturing plant, Parliament heard on Tuesday. Specially elected Parliamentarian, Mephato Reatile had inquired...

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