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Ashley Thaba

Widow Support Group

We want to help those people very practically. The following is written by Gracious Chifamuna about an upcoming FREE virtual event meant to offer a lifeline to widows who feel so overwhelmed, hurt, and lost. No doubt life can be tough! Life can be...

Gaone Monau

Of Compatibility & Love Relationships 1

A being an educated and loving man with several degrees does not have the blessing of his consanguinity and affinity as they proffer that B is uneducated and therefore unfit to get married to B. This is despite B’s lovingness and assortment of...

Jeff Ramsay

Let’s Say No To Stow

There is a tendency in any oral culture for traditions to compress events and personalities over time. What the folk memory does preserve is an enduring appreciation of common roots. In this context, the royal genealogies of many Sotho-Tswana merafe...

Thulaganyo Jankey

Legalised Scams

If I was in Parliament that self-effacing speaker we all love would have said ‘Where’s ze evdence’. Ze evdence will follow shortly. Just keep reading. The police, the government, Facebook preachers, Facebook idiots, Facebook fiends, banks,...

Michelle Phetlhe

Everyone is a cook at Chellzkitchen

Be it physically in the kitchen or virtually where we connect with Mascom MySurf. We enjoy hosting individuals and spending time together, cooking, laughing, sharing experiences and lessons. Our second episode of; Chellzkitchen Cooking with Mascom...

Tshwarelo Hosia

Making schools count

However, a school is a unique organisation that can make or break the future of children under its care. Job security in schools, while desirable, cannot be realised and protected at all costs. Learners are fragile and therefore must never be...

Kevin Mokento

Frequent power outages - A curse for Africa!

This applies even to inhabitants of continental economic powerhouses like Nigeria and South Africa. Just last week, my daughter, a fresher at the University of Botswana, was in the process of taking her first ever online examination when her computer...

Ashley Thaba

Love Languages

“Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love. In this the love of God was made manifest amongst us, that God sent his...

Lesego Nswahu Nchunga

16 Days Of Activism For No Violence Against Women And Girls – Sexual Harrassment In The Workplace

Violence against women stems from the low status of women, traditionally, socially as well as in other structures and institutions. It is a symptom of the abuse of power and assumed positions of authority, in order to control women and...

Jeff Ramsay

Singwezi Turning Point

There they rendezvoused with Lt. Colonel Goold-Adams combined force of the British South Africa Company’s [BSACO] “Raaf’s Rangers” and Bechuanaland Border Police [BBP].Khama had led his men, who consisted of cavalry and infantry armed with...

Michelle Phetlhe

An All Time Favourite

My only challenge with playing this card is that my youngest is still not sure how he feels about cheese and it makes up a big part of this 2 ingredient dish. It’s wishful thinking that he can have a whole bowl. Too much cheese overwhelms him.So I...

Tshwarelo Hosia

Making schools count

To achieve good learning outcomes, secure job security of teachers and enhance the image of the teaching profession, government invested heavily on teacher professional development. In particular, a deliberate effort was made to phase out Primary...

Kevin Mokento

Assertive leadership – A must for women!

Do you tend to shy away from voicing your opinion? Driven by fear of offending others, do you gleefully forfeit opportunities for giving unsolicited feedback particularly to people occupying positions senior to yours? Do you have the tendency to beat...

Gaone Monau

Of Compatibility & Love Relationships 1

A being an educated and loving man with several degrees does not have the blessing of his consanguinity and affinity as they proffer that B is uneducated and therefore unfit to get married to B. This is despite B’s lovingness and assortment of...

Ashley Thaba

Choose me over TV

I thought in today’s article I would share some of the feedback because I believe the comments that are made here might also help you wherever you are.The goal of this campaign is to teach practical family building skills. Each day we take a...

Gaone Monau

Of The Differences Between Men & Women And Gender Based Violence

The differences between men and women espoused in this article have been largely derived from Myles Munroe’s findings on the said two genders. Their relationship with GBV originates from my experiences in the field as a motivational speaker and...

Lesego Nswahu Nchunga

The Nation On A Cliff

I would really like to engage on the lack of context or even critical engagement with fact under social upliftment, and how what was actually shared were an ideal Botswana and the first lady’s project. However, like the Law Society of Botswana, and...

Jeff Ramsay

War & remembrance

We are the Dead. Short days ago We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Loved and were loved, and now we lie, In Flanders fields...” - Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae (1915)Fellow fans of the English Premier League may have noticed the return of red...

Michelle Phetlhe

Christmas Tree o’ Christmas Tree

Wena, when do you put out your Christmas tree, do you put up all the deco and lights? When do you start planning the long anticipated Christmas day lunch menu? How many people are you catering for? How many courses and types of drinks will you be...

Kevin Mokento

Menschkeit vs Compulsive Megalomania

On the flipside, if you are immature, and prone to passing superficial value judgements about other people, these words are likely to send you on a self-glorifying pious spree of identifying friends, family, acquaintances and authorities who have...

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Assistant Health Minister, Sethomo Lelatisitswe in Parliament today

Omicron cases show mild or no symptoms - Lelatisitswe

None of the Omicron variant cases identified so far have required hospitalisation or oxygen support, assistant Health Minister, Sethomo Lelatisitswe told Parliament today.

Dumelang Saleshando PIC: KENNEDY RAMOKONE

Morwaneg Kills Saleshando's 'No Confidence' Motion

The Minister for Presidential Affairs Governance and Public Administration, Kabo Morwaeng has shot down Leader of Opposition (LOO) Dumalenag Saleshando’s motion of no confidence in the government.

Audi Rs6

Batswana, foreigners up for gun related offences

FRANCISTOWN: Five men inclusive of two Batswana, two South Africans and a Zimbabwean are in serious trouble following their arrest for ‘possession of arms and ammunition and an alleged expensive stolen car worth more than P1 million’.

Khama and Kgosi during their BDF days PIC: SKIK

DIS accuses Khama, Kgosi of theft

The Directorate of Intelligence and Security (DIS) says the pair of former president Ian Khama and his ally former director-general of the DIS, Isaac Kgosi have over the years been stealing and stockpiling firearms from the Botswana Defence Force and later the DIS.

Male 'genital-like' PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

Male ‘Genital-Like’ Form Found In Trash

Maruapula residents are reeling in shock after what is suspected to resemble human male genitalia was discovered in a dustbin cage behind the Choppies Supermarket in the area on Thursday.

Minor arrested for allegedly killing brother PIC. THALEFANG CHARLES

Minor arrested for allegedly killing brother

Police have arrested a minor for allegedly stabbing and killing his brother last night at Seleto ward in Molepolole.

Karabo Tlhakole PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

Paralysed Man Pleads For Police Aid

Wheelchair-bound Karabo Tlhakole, 36, has shared his sad plight with The Monitor on how he walked into Borakanelo Police Station a normal healthy individual only to leave a paralysed man.

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Hooliganism Uncool!

It was not only hazardous to others but also embarrassing and shocking. The outbreak of COVID-19 forced governments to impose restrictions to curb the spread of the potentially fatal virus, and one of them was a temporary ban on festivals and music shows. While necessary, these decisions affected the incomes of music promoters, musicians, different companies, which deal with sound equipment amongst others. Now that most of the restrictions have...

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