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Phatsimo Kapeng
  • Rain forecast boosts farmers’ optimism

    Ntiti Ratlapi(Tsorogwane Lands)I long started the preparations for this ploughing season because I heard on the radio that there will be enough rain for us to plough. I’m a regular farmer and I plant almost every year. I normally plant maize and...

  • We Are BQA Compliant – GUC

    Joseph said the Botswana Qualifications Authority (BQA) has a process of accepting applications, registration of courses as well as accreditation, which they operate in line with. ”It must be noted that unlike a belief amongst some members of...

  • Masisi gets first Pfizer shot

    Speaking briefly after he had just arrived from a state visit to Tanzania, Masisi said those running the vaccine campaign made arrangements of who will receive the jab and when hence he waited for his turn. He encouraged everyone to take the jab...

  • Voices on the streets

    Mpho Kebosietswe, 22 All I can say is that the situation is deteriorating further because there are no jobs and people are still losing their jobs. Government efforts are not visible in alleviating Batswana from this crisis. If I remember correctly,...

  • Retailers cash in on search for COVID-19 home remedies

    Under the State of Public Emergency, food price increases in supermarkets are regulated and only allowed when related to costs and not to inflate margins. The CCA also has legislation prohibiting cartel and collusive behaviour as well as...

  • Batswana want budget to focus on health sector

    Pearl Bante, 27, airtime stall owner The budget speech should be made in such a way that it addresses the issues affecting Batswana, looking at the fact that we are currently faced with the COVID-19 pandemic. The budget allocation should abandon the...

  • Can you get tired of being afraid?

    Some psychologists call it “disaster fatigue” or specifically in this case, “Covid fatigue,” a situation where the sheer volume of information about the ongoing pandemic, the constant stress, fear and helplessness began...

  • Counting losses

  • Relieved, cautious, Batswana emerge from lockdown

    Neo Steven Lehututu native, Steven applauded the government for all its efforts in making sure that citizens were given food hampers while on lockdown. She said the country is battling a virus that no one is sure will be conquered anytime soon and...

  • When death is a sneeze away

    Laone Dialwa I had wanted to purchase some things online from China and I have heard people say that their orders have not been delivered from China due to the Corona virus outbreak which is a setback on my part. Looking at this I think it will have...

  • Voices from the street

    Victoria Dipholo “Even though everyone makes their own decisions, I personally think the new law that favours the LGBT community is not right as it opposes nature and our beliefs as Batswana.”   Tomeletso Setlhora “This new...

  • KBL's Kick-start Bounces Back

    A total of 15 upcoming and existing entrepreneurs aged between 18 and 35 would get an opportunity to get a grant of up to P200, 000 each, including business coaching and monitoring. The programme was re-launched last week with KBL managing director,...

  • No gemologists yet in local diamond space

    This follows a question raised by MP Mephato Reatile on Monday asking the minister about how many Batswana gemologists and diamond trading specialists are employed at Diamond Trading Company Botswana (DTCB) and Okavango Diamond Company (ODC) and when...

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