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Baboki Kayawe
  • Survey notes more births in institutions

    According to the study, 190 non-institutional births were recorded countrywide in 2015, or 0.3% of the total 57,480 live births, compared to 205 non-institutional births in 2014 or 0.4 % of the total 47,478 live births. Prior to the jump in 2014,...

  • Boteti floods displace, leave many hungry

    Floods wrecked havoc in the area from Makalamabedi to Mokubilo, with Mokobaxane being the hardest hit on Sunday. During the weekend, floods appeared to overun the village pouring in from a neighbouring pan, immersing structures and collapsing many...

  • Matambo rubbishes PSBC

    Calling the council’s existence “a problem”, he said its activities delayed the entire pay increase process and consequently no progress had been made to date. “It is a problem. Frankly, if there was no this bargaining...

  • UB academics want to appoint VC

    This is in the wake of Professor Thabo Fako resigning his vice-chancellorship seat last Sunday. The union expressed in a communiqué circulated to the permanent secretary in the Ministry of Tertiary Education, Science and Technology,...

  • Khama concedes defeat to Motshwarakgole

    In a landmark judgement, Justice Abednigo Tafa ordered that the appointment of Isaac Lesetedi, Monametsi Gaongalelwe, John Foxcroft, John Cameron, Arthur Hamilton and Craig Howie was invalid in that the President had no right to reappoint them to the...

  • Form 5 results show slight improvement

    A total 6,368 learners (25. 5%) candidates from both Government and Government aided schools were awarded grade C or better compared to 6,291 (24. 5%) in 2015. The Minister of Basic Education, Unity Dow who welcomed the improvement, presented the...

  • Chinese medicine soars donkey slaughter in Boteti

    A Chinese company, Y2K Holdings- trading in global skin is behind the mass slaughters. A middle-aged man of Mopipi village who witnessed the mass-killings described it as bizarre, as the lot is put in one area and then bullets are...

  • Approximately 10, 000 failed JC students make it to Form 4

    Of the 41, 938 who sat for the final 2016 Junior Certificate Examinations last year, only 13, 839 or 33% of them obtained grades C, B and A, while the remaining 67.56% obtained grades D, E with some ungraded. One student was admitted with an average...

  • UB to reopen on March 6

    UB students went on the rampage last week citing the non-payment of their allowances.  Government closed the University indefinitely, throwing hundreds of students into the streets from where some were rescued by well-wishers with shelter and...

  • Over 900 jobs vacant in councils

    The Kgalagadi District Council has 78 vacancies, Southern District 64, Kgatleng 59 posts, Francistown city Council and Selebi-Phikwe Town Council 58 each, Chobe District Council 53, and 52 at Lobatse Town Council. Responding to an enquiry by...

  • University- industry partnerships vital for economic growth

    Local universities, and other institutions of higher learning have therefore been encouraged to undertake action research, which is meant to improve the academia and consequently industries. A lecturer from Walter Sisulu University in South Africa,...

  • UB students charged with ‘blue overall’ theft

    Amantle Ofetotse, a first year student, and Kesaobaka Kemorate, a second year student, made their first appearance in Extension II magistrate court yesterday. They are accused of having committed the offence in the University premises last...

  • Joy returns after record drought

    The birds are chirping cheerfully. Butterflies flutter, their colourful wings adding to the reassuring greenery of healthy, growing crops and with the smell and sights, it is powerfully evident that life abounds here. The rain has fallen and life is...

  • Milestones achieved in malaria battle

    Since 2011, malaria-related deaths declined from eight to three by 2016.  Information released by the Ministry of Health and Wellness this week indicates that in 2014, slightly higher mortalities were recorded at 22.  Chief public...

  • Education gets largest chunk of budget

    The former has been allocated the largest amount of P6.80 billion or 17.2% of the total ministerial recurrent budget, while the latter got P4.25 billion or 10.7%, representing the fifth largest share. Presenting the 2017/2018 budget yesterday, the...

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