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Tinnitus: A Persistent Auditory Phenomenon

This condition can be temporary or chronic and may significantly impact an individual's quality of life. While the exact mechanisms underlying tinnitus are not fully understood, various factors contribute to its development, and several treatment...

Mqondisi Dube

An attack that stole Mamelodi’s night

The ‘Protecting the Game’ launch attracted the who-is-who in football administration from within the borders and even from neighbouring South Africa.Supersport’s Thomas Kwenaite and COSAFA chief executive officer, Sue Destombes were some of the...

Tshwarelo Hosia

Leaving no stone unturned

The purpose is to build awareness on an array of issues that can conspire to prevent a school from running at its optimal best. Schools by nature are anchored on hope and a creation of endless possibilities for all students. To achieve this noble...

Solly Rakgomo

Violent conflict distorts global trade

A stark increase in conflict-related deaths had already been observed prior to the Russia-Ukraine conflict, overturning a five-year decline since the peak of the Syrian civil war in 2014.Notably, battle deaths spiked by 45% between 2020 and 2021,...

Dr Fahim Chand

A stark truth

Stepping forward, I follow the familiar path, each step leading me deeper into this spell bounding domain. Silence envelops me as I traverse the cool expanse, the sublime glow guiding my way onward.A grin creases my face as I finally reach my...

Dr Fahim Chand

Igniting a flame

Yet, my quest did not end there; my fingers continued their exploration, revealing a treasure hidden within the depths of my bag. Emerging from the shadows, a diminutive book graced my palm, its cover adorned with a mesmerising animated illustration....

Tshwarelo Hosia

Distinct, rare gems

However, taken to the context of a classroom teaching and learning environment, some students are born great, while others have to toil and sweat to achieve greatness. In every classroom generation, there is a distinct and rare gem of intellectually...

Solly Rakgomo

Politics of disinformation in Africa

The scope of these intentional efforts to distort the information environment for a political end is accelerating. The 189 documented disinformation campaigns in Africa are nearly quadruple the number reported in 2022.Actors driving sophisticated...

Michelle Phetlhe

Something fishy

I enjoy breakfast foods, so in our household once in a while it’s very normal to have any other meal time in the day swapped out for breakfast. Breakfast and lunch is normal as is breakfast for dinner. Last week I was invited out to sample the...

Kealeboga Ngwigwa

FORGIVE YOURSELF TO OPEN DOORS OF A GREAT FUTURE

My results were not satisfactory hence non- continuity was the only order for me. I am currently living with a lot of regrets because life is so difficult for me. I cannot get a job anywhere and most of the vacancies advertised require qualified...

Thulaganyo Jankey

Chicken with no wings

They always walked out of these chicken outlets with that little box with a few bones and a few crusted chips.The reason for this was to tongue-in-cheek say, ‘I can afford this scrumptious chicken and you cannot’. So this divided the town into...

Mqondisi Dube

Mind boggling how athletics has remained homeless

Now, spare a thought for the country’s most excelling code, which is essentially a vagabond with no fixed abode.Yes, there is temporary residence at the National Stadium, but for a code of athletics’ stature, it is undisputed that a proper, fully...

Tshwarelo Hosia

A case of slow but certain death

To those who may not have been paying attention to the details or are not privy to the internal dynamics of a school, the fall would send shockwaves causing everyone associated with the high-performing culture excruciating panic, fear, and...

Dr Fahim Chand

A stark reminder

Though through the passage of time, we have demonstrated an innate ability to innovate and persevere through the darkest storms.Comedy serves as a lifeline in the raging sea of life’s challenges, offering a buoyant raft of good cheer to help us...

Solly Rakgomo

Celebrating International Women’s Day

Marked annually on March 8, IWD is one of the most important days of the year to celebrate women’s achievements, educate, and awareness raise about women’s equality, call for positive change advancing women, lobby for accelerated gender parity,...

Kalafhi Medical Centre

Understanding Heart Diseases: Causes, Risk Factors, and Prevention

**Causes:**Heart diseases often result from the accumulation of plaque in the arteries, a process known as atherosclerosis. This buildup narrows the arteries, reducing blood flow to the heart and increasing the risk of various cardiovascular events....

Thulaganyo Jankey

Miss World – A Farcical Blonde Contest

I earned my spot on the judges table after passing through a strict screening procedure that had two questions.1. Have you stayed in GC? 2. Do you have a dinner belt?The answer to these questions was 'Yes' and I was in. In case you are...

Kealeboga Ngwigwa

PLANNING SETS UP A STRONG FOUNDATION TOWARDS GREATNESS

A few years ago I embarked on the tendering business and I became very prosperous. I was the age of eighteen (18) at the time I started. I bought everything that my heart desired and everything I bought cash. Every weekend I hosted so many people at...

Mqondisi Dube

Magang has a point on BNSC

Magang questioned the wisdom of sending even personal assistants to Ghana for the ongoing African Games yet during preparations, sport codes are often told there is no budget. She argues, when its game time, all of a sudden there is enough money to...

Tshwarelo Hosia

Academic prosperity is possible

There is absolutely no empirical evidence or justification that students in a particular environment are less teachable than those found elsewhere.Students all over the world have demonstrated the capability to respond positively to a school climate...

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Disappointed: Accommodating former president Khama, who is considered a fugitive from the courts, has caused tensions between Botswana, SA and Eswatini PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG

Masisi slams SA, Eswatini for ‘aiding, abetting’ Khama

Just last month, Foreign Affairs minister, Dr Lemogang Kwape told Mmegi that Botswana and South Africa relations remained strong despite differences in agreements such as the revenue distribution of the Southern African Customs Union (SACU) and differences on whether government should impose a trade ban on some commodities or not.

Bangwato elders holding a meeting in Serowe PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG

Fresh bid on to bring Khama home

Bagammangwato royal uncles and tribal elders have expressed their urgent plea for the return of former president Ian Khama to Botswana. In a statement, delivered after a meeting with Khama in Eswatini during the Easter Holiday, they highlight concerns over alleged harassment and destabilisation of the Gammangwato tribe by the Masisi administration, as well as persecution of Khama's family.

President Masisi PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

I was ready to walk away from De Beers – Masisi

Reflecting on his gambit that rattled a diamond giant, President Mokgweetsi Masisi this week while addressing Botswana envoys, lit a torch for all to see the plight Batswana endured at the hand of a secretive deal between Botswana and De Beers, expressing great descent on what he calls “a deal fraudulent and fraught with error”. Albeit praise for Botswana far and near as a diamond success story, Masisi thinks the country was duped, conned and tricked, Mmegi Staffer TIMOTHY LEWANIKA writes.

Masisi  visits SA's tragic Limpopo 45 bridge tomorrow

Masisi visits SA's tragic Limpopo 45 bridge tomorrow

President of Botswana Mokgweetsi Masisi is set to embark on the long-awaited trip to South Africa (SA) tomorrow to visit the Mmamatlakala Bridge, where 45 Batswana pilgrims lost their lives.

Six of 45 bodies of Limpopo bus crash to arrive home

Six of 45 bodies of Limpopo bus crash to arrive home

Bodies of the pilgrims who perished in a horror bus crash in Limpopo, South Africa during Easter holidays are starting to be repatriated home after six identifiable bodies were expected to arrive in Botswana today (Friday).

Shashe river

Two Church members drown during baptism

FRANCISTOWN: Police are investigating a drowning incident which claimed the lives of two Salvation church members at Shashe river.

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Francistown residents warned against obstructing storm water drains

FRANCISTOWN: Francistown District Commissioner (DC) Chabongwa Matseka has issued a stern warning to residents of the city to refrain from disposing of trash into storm water drains, especially amidst the ongoing floods in the southern region of the nation.

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Government’s efforts commendable!

Since the news broke, the government made sure to work hand in hand with the South African government to assist the families of the victims. The two countries came together to help the families identify the bodies of their loved ones through DNA testing. The government also announced that they would assist families with food for mourners before the funerals.Even though the deceased persons were mostly residents of Molepolole, the government...

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