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Michelle Phetlhe

An elegant and untamed tart

I have a little bit of a sweet tooth, so once in a while I like to satisfy it. I have just realised that I need to invest in smaller cake tins, baking tins and ramekins to ensure that I can always scale down desserts to one serving each for me and...

Michelle Phetlhe

An elegant and untamed tart

I have just realised that I need to invest in smaller cake tins, baking tins and ramekins to ensure that I can always scale down desserts to one serving each for me and the boys. I love sharing dishes from Chellzkitchen with friends and family....

Mqondisi Dube

Football must abandon ostrich approach

We have been dragged here once again by the now infamous Ratanang saga. It’s not new and it’s not isolated. Football walked this path not too long ago with the Ofentse Nato saga.Where there is a will, there is a way. But are there concerted...

Dr Rodgers Moeng

Go gogiwa metsi a mokwatla/monyetsane - Breaking down the myths around a life saving medical procedure

This is perhaps even more exaggerated when our core believes are in direct contradiction to medical sciences. As a physician, it’s always heartbreaking to see one loose their lives because of false belief. Today I hope to demystify a lifesaving...

Gaione Monau

My partner wants his way all the time

Dear AnonymousEmotional abuse is a type of Gender-Based Violence that is sometimes overlooked. This article therefore seeks to shed more light on emotional abuse. It is worth noting that emotional abuse is also enlisted as a form of domestic violence...

Thulaganyo Jankey

TJ in the Kitchen

My cooking skills are at best remedial and with my limited toolkit, I was determined to strike a blow for the male section. Up to then, my culinary skills were quite rudimentary and involved boiling an egg, boiling rice and frying eggs. I know this...

Mqondisi Dube

Football must abandon ostrich approach

It’s not new and it’s not isolated. Football walked this path not too long ago with the Ofentse Nato saga. Where there is a will, there is a way. But are there concerted genuine efforts to pull football out of its self-made abyss? There is little...

Dr Fahim Chand

Explodes into life

As the radiant heat awakens my dreaming neurons, I realise it is Saturday. I know we all live for weekends and that simple fact stimulates a smile on my face. A sleepy little sliver of sunlight creeps through a tiny crack in the curtains. It...

Tshwarelo Hosia

Determining the pulse of schools

With its added flair brought about by newly commissioned state of the art Kazungula Bridge, one could not have asked for a better venue.The Headmasters’ conference executive committee as it was traditionally called, sprang back to life following...

Kevin Mokento

Gotta love Mogoditshane

My view is, if you can’t find it in this cradle of bustling roadside micro-entrepreneurship, whatever it is that you might be looking for, you would probably not find it in any other village. With little social welfare in this country, and a few...

Gaone Monau

I wonder why I constantly feel lonely despite being surrounded by love

Dear AnonymousCompanionship is one of the perks of a healthy union. When we consistently feel lonely albeit being surrounded by love, the following could possibly be at play• Poor communication - When employed effectively, communication aids...

Thuli Jankey

Inflation ills and evils

Usually salary increases are met with euphoria, anger and inflation. Some are saying, however, a five percent increase is as useless as teats on a bull. For workers in the lower rung things couldn’t be redder- it’s like a tomato puree production...

Mqondisi Dube

Of former players and office positions

Khumalo says those who walked the path should be part of football administration as they made sacrifices on the pitch. Fair enough; they have done a lot for football.But should being a former player be the defining barometer in electing one into...

Lawrence Mothibi

You Can Go To Jail For That

The disruptions in both demand and supply as a result of the pandemic, led to technological revolution that fundamentally altered the way we live, work, and relate to one another. More and more people have resorted to the use of technology in their...

Michelle Phetlhe

Chicken Pesto Tagliatelle

On this rather short trip, I had a chance to visit just a handful of restaurants. These included The Fish and Chip Shop, where the fish is battered with love, I can’t wait to share my review of the place with you. One of the restaurants we lunched...

Dr. Neo Sekgoma

Melonoma skin cancer

These melanocytes are cells that give humans their tan to brown colour of the skin and hair. Like other cancers in the body, in melanoma there is an uncontrollable growth of abnormal melanocytes (pigment producing cells) that spread quickly in the...

Tshwarelo Hosia

Pursuit of knowledge

For a very long time, the pursuit of knowledge was the ultimate goal of our education system. But gone are the days when power and improved livelihoods simply rested on knowledge.The advent of the 21st century has rendered knowledge acquisition...

Kevin Mokento

The absurdity of platonic relationship

The evolution of the English language has birthed portmanteaus such as bromance, sismance and womance to reflect a non-sexual intimate bond between people of the same gender. However, the focus of this article is on platonic relationships in...

Dr Fahim Chand

No time to waste

A cool infusion permeated the warm summer day and promised a perfect summer night. The northern summer provided the briefest of stops in the midst of the North American year. And hence there was no time to waste. Every solitary summer second was...

Gaone Monau

I am losing relationships because of being too clingy

Dear AnonymousThis article will touch on some of the rationales for clinginess in a romance and the solutions you can employ thereof.For any relationship to thrive, there ought to be an air of togetherness between the partners. There ought to be...

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Khama family: Tshekedi, Anthony, Ruth Jacquline and Ian

Khama family mourns eldest kin

Following the news that Jaqueline Tebogo Khama, the firstborn to the late Sir Seretse Khama and Lady Ruth Khama, died at age 72, some of her family will mourn her death while in exile.

Air Botswana ERJ170 PIC: KENNEDY RAMOKONE

CAAB grounds Air Botswana aircraft

The Civil Aviation Authority of Botswana (CAAB), the body charged with the Regulation and Service Provision of Aviation in Botswana, today grounded the Air Botswana ERJ170 Aircraft, registration A2-ABM by suspending its Certificate of Airworthiness for Safety reasons.

IN HAPPIER TIMES: Former president Ian Khama and successor Mokgweetsi Masisi

Khama shifts reputational damage blame to Masisi

Following the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ revelation that former president Ian Khama has tarnished the image of Botswana through negative comments about the country, the latter has rubbished the claims in what is now becoming a game of buck-passing.

UDC leaders PIC. THALEFANG CHARLES

UDC NEC meeting highly-charged

PALAPYE: Botswana National Front (BNF) vice president Prince Dibeela over the weekend reportedly played a central role in ensuring that the Botswana Congress Party (BCP) is not expelled from the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) "for bringing the name of the coalition into disrepute".

Khama and Masisi PIC. THALEFANG CHARLES

How will the Masisi-Khama conflict end?

The night that former president of Botswana, Ian Khama, escaped under the cover of darkness into neighboring South Africa, marked a loss of innocence in Botswana’s usually stable, harmless politics. Tensions between Khama and his handpicked successor, current President Mokgweetsi Masisi, has spilled out into the open. It threatens to inflame tribal malaise and destabilise a country once known for its sparkling diamonds and thriving economy.

Pandora. PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

Lobatse mayor toppled

Over the weekend, the BDP councillors at Lobatse held a caucus to topple the mayor Essop Pandora and his deputy Tinny Dinoko. Both the mayor and deputy are alleged to be anti-Masisi since they support the area Member of Parliament (MP) Dr Thapelo Matsheka. 

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Ex-diplomat commits 250 years toward debt-clearance

A former diplomat who owes government of Botswana around P600,000 has committed to service the debt by paying P200 every month.

Editor's Comment
What about employees in private sector?

How can this be achieved when there already is little care about the working conditions of those within the private sector employ?For a long time, private sector employees have been neglected by their employers, not because they cannot do better to care for them, but because they take advantage of government's laxity when it comes to protecting and advocating for public sector employees, giving the cue to employers within the private sector...

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