Kalafhi Medical Centre

Breast cancer

In this article, we will discuss the causes, symptoms, risks, prevention, and screenings for breast cancer.Causes: The exact cause of breast cancer is not known, but certain risk factors increase the chances of developing it. These include age,...

Thulaganyo Jankey

De-cluttering My House and Life

Otherwise there’s a real possibility of folks wondering whether you don’t have the fare to get back or you are some kind of fugitive running away from the serious city law.City law is supposed to be more stringent and tougher than village law. So...

Mqondisi Dube

Time for all hands to the pump in AFCON bid

Namibia’s coitus interruptus at the very last minute left a sour after taste, but powers that be in Botswana felt a solo bid was worth a go. This despite lingering questions over the costs of a solo bid.The reason for a joint bid was to ease the...

Tshwarelo Hosia

How to manage a broken school

At the policy level the system of education requires a data-driven human resource deployment plan. This is the one key element missing link, which if well taken care of, can kick-start a sustainable school turnaround game plan. This is to underscore...

Solly Rakgomo

AU and 60 years of governance-development deficit

The commemorations come at a time when the continent is facing serious security challenges in almost all its sub-regions. There are arguments that insecurity in the continent can be traced to poor governance.The challenges of poor governance are not...

Dr Fahim Chand

A subtle alchemy

It was the first day of Ramadan, a month of fasting and spiritual reflection for Muslims around the world. And in the cocooned comfort of our home, nestled in the suburban sprawl of our city, Shabana, Azeem and I eagerly awaited the moment to break...

Michelle Phetlhe

Home. Perfect Pie.

It has such a nostalgic taste for me and reminds me of once in a while being treated to pies from the home of the perfect pies. Nxu stru, this recipe tastes equally wholesome.When I first discovered this recipe, I was very curious and equally...


Basics of Banking

Customers should make it a habit to scrutinise and understand their bank statements when they receive them on a monthly basis. Bank statements are usually sent at the end of the month outlining crucial information such as service fees, cash deposit...

Thulaganyo Jankey

Ascension Day

But the significance of this day seems to be lost to most as a good part of the population seems intent on sinning as much as possible away from heaven.And on this day, this very significant day in the Bible, most of us will patronise sin spots like...

Kealeboga Ngwigwa


The company has really made me to be what I am. Everything that I have accumulated and achieved was made possible by being part of the distinguished entity.I have learnt a lot from the positions that I occupied throughout my employment tenure. A...


The Imperative of Regular Health Checks: Blood Sugar, BMI, and Hypertension

These lifestyle diseases, linked intrinsically with our modern way of living, are often preventable with regular health checks and appropriate lifestyle modifications. In this article, we delve into the significance of monitoring three critical...

Mqondisi Dube

Cold derby exposes drop in standards

The intensity on the pitch was missing, leading to one fan quizzing, ‘ga e fele?’ as he yearned for the end of the prolonged torture which unfolded in painful slow motion right in front of his eyes.Was it really Gaborone United and Township...

Tshwarelo Hosia

Quality, commitment to teaching profession

And it is indeed a truism that the quality of the education a school is dispensing cannot exceed the quality of the teachers. That is to say what teachers say or do in the classroom shapes the destiny of students.If I were asked to say how can all...

Solly Rakgomo

Lessons from Africa

My observation and subsequent commentary have covered politically fragile states such as the Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda, Cameroon, Western Sahara, Angola, Mozambique, Somalia, Equatorial Guinea, South Sudan etc. Being involved as an...

Dr Fahim Chand

The tapestry of life

Through the sonic haze I suddenly heard, “Our next speaker is Fahim Chand.” My legs seemed to carry me to the front of the classroom on their own. I recognised every single face in the crowd. We had laughed and grown together but at this moment...

Michelle Phetlhe

The Stuff of Dreams

I remember one of the first times we made this chicken at a Chellzkitchen class, it got raving reviews from everyone! There’s a friend of mine who always requests stuffed chicken breasts when I have a chance to treat her to a Chellzkitchen meal for...

Thulaganyo Jankey

Mr Ponzi Scheme Leaves Town

Half the population will follow him blindly until they fall into an abyss. When Mr Ponzi Scheme is in town, many folks lose their minds. It is like when the ice cream van hits your street and parents lose control of their kids.Consumer Watchdog...

Mqondisi Dube

Amos’ fate means Tebogo must remain vigilant

For a country with a small athletes population, it is worrying that five elite athletes have been found on the wrong side of the anti-doping rules in the last 13 years.Other than Amos, former world champion, Amantle Montsho, 400m runner, Lydia Jele,...

Tshwarelo Hosia

Good harvest season for Selebi-Phikwe schools

All indications are that the once copper mining town will continue to be a beacon of hope in the foreseeable future. This is a town that prides itself in upholding high standard of instructional practices and good school governance.The bar has been...

Solly Rakgomo

Displacement crisis impacts on security in Africa

Many African states have unresolved conflicts that in turn perpetuate internal and external displacement of millions of people. There are 13 African countries facing major armed conflict, and they account for almost 90% of more than 25 million people...

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Mercy Thebe leaves Limkokwing

Mercy Thebe leaves Limkokwing

Limkokwing University has lost one of its pioneer staff members, Mercy Thebe who has served the university for the past 16 years.

Karabo Gare

We are exporting jobs - Gare

FRANCISTOWN: Government is worried that the country is exporting a lot of jobs by not adding value to its resources.


Dada dragged into Masisi family tender dispute

Motor magnate and Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) treasurer, Satar Dada has been dragged into President Mokgweetsi Masisi's family dispute as more details come to light in the legal war over a government tender.

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Khama loses

Former president, Ian Khama has lost a case in which he was challenging the interpretation and constitutionality of section 5(1)(b) of the Extradition Act of 1962 1 (the Act) before the South African High Court.

Accident SCENE

A3 road accident claims 22 lives

A horrific fatal accident has occurred along the A3 road (Francistown-Nata road), just near Marapong village after a Sprinter mini bus headed to Maun from Francistown collided with a truck.

Hiding in the dark: Cyber criminals target Botswana due to its relatively high per capita wealth and weak controls or awareness amongst many corporates and users

Cyber attacks hit parastatals

The Botswana Energy Regulatory Authority (BERA) and the Local Enterprise Authority (LEA) have become the latest targets of cyber criminals, with both organisations reporting phishing attacks this week.

Heart of the economy: Diamond mining remains the core of the country’s economic wellbeing PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

‘Lies, Damn Lies... and Statistics’

Last year, the ‘Knot’, the highly rated American wedding magazine asked 12,000 newly wed couples whether they chose a natural or a lab-grown diamond for their engagement ring? This year they published the result… 36% chose the latter.

Editor's Comment
GBV: The big elephant in the room

Sadly, the country seems not to have proper tools and the extent to which women and the girl-child are being abused is not adequately measured.Almost every week there are reports of women being attacked by their significant others and while men are attacked as well, women seem to be more on the receiving end.On May 24, 2023 news broke that a woman who was receiving support from the Botswana Gender-Based Violence Prevention Centre in Gaborone, was...

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