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Thuli Jankey

New Neighbourhood Noises and Mongrels

The first episode usually involves the Neighbours’ Noise Level Assessment: A critical period where you determine if you've moved next to a silent film enthusiast or an aspiring drummer with a love for the night shift. You ponder the merits of...

Mqondisi Dube

BFA cut its nose to spite its face

The BFA had made strides by granting the Botswana Premier League autonomy, resulting in the formation of a company, the BFL. However, the autonomy came with its teething challenges, which is to be expected. Again it appeared there was smooth...

Dr Fahim Chand

Beneath the surface

Muscles flexing, he instinctively reached for the familiar handle. As his fingers curled around the smooth metal, its energy surged through him, fuelling the storm within his powerful frame. The blade’s steely glint momentarily startled him, but...

Tshwarelo Hosia

Passion, experience are both desirable

Talking from experience, I should be the first to admit that take off of a beginner is usually rough, a little turbulent and understandably riddled with daunting teething challenges. This is the more reason new and inexperienced teachers require a...

Solly Rakgomo

The need to reform UN Security Council

This involves not only reforming the composition and decision-making mechanisms but also re-evaluating the Council’s role in addressing conflicts and promoting peace and security in a way that reflects the interests and perspectives of all member...

Kealeboga Ngwigwa

THE UNJUST EPISODES OF THE UNMARRIED- HEART RENDING

I have never ill-treated the child in any manner but has always perceived her as my own. Ever since the sickness overtook their mother, I tried all I possibly could to unite with her family so that they are all aligned with what was going on. I dug...

Thulaganyo Jankey

INK SPILLS

Winter is synonymous with beans, warm clothing, indoors, defaulting on gym subscriptions and fatter people. Let me make a disclaimer here that fatter people refers to men and in the case of women let us just say they get big-boned or fuller-figured....

Michelle Phetlhe

INSIDE CHELLZ KITCHEN

I will be sharing tips for achieving the perfect texture and flavour, discuss variations and additions to customise your recipe, and highlight the health benefits of incorporating blueberries into your baking. Blueberries, often described as a super...

Mqondisi Dube

Tennis is making the right noise

Raguin beat an Indian opponent in the final of the ITF J30 tournament. The future of tennis appears bright and every shoulder should be on the wheel to ensure the upward trajectory is maintained. I don't want to assume that the success that...

Kalafhi Medical Centre

Fibrokeratoma: Clinical Summary

Symptoms:Most fibrokeratomas are asymptomatic, meaning they cause no symptoms. In some cases, they may cause itching or discomfort, especially if they rub against clothing or become irritated.Appearance:Fibrokeratomas are usually small, typically...

Mqondisi Dube

Premier League, it's time for the long, hard look

The season end represents a critical moment for introspection after a rollercoaster campaign, in which officials at the Lekidi Football Centre will be least proud of.It has been a season of controversial moments, where all involved need to take a...

Tshwarelo Hosia

The impulse of an organisation

This is the characteristic norm in hierarchical organisations where those sitting at the summit of the organisation expect and demand to be fed with relevant, accurate and timely information for various purposes ranging from ensuring accountability,...

Solly Rakgomo

Israel descends into barbarism

Firstly, let me give a list of signs of this horrible meltdown: Establishing an apartheid State to satisfy a racist ideological doctrine, committing “probable” genocide in Gaza, committing mass executions at, amongst other places, Gaza hospitals,...

Dr Fahim Chand

Carving a legacy

This line resonates with the essence of the city—an urban landscape where ambitions are nurtured and endless possibilities seem within reach.The city’s towering skyscrapers, bustling streets, and iconic landmarks form a backdrop that promises...

Kalafhi Medical Centre

Bullous Pemphigoid: A Clinical Summary

Bullous pemphigoid (BP) is an autoimmune blistering disease. In a healthy person, the immune system protects the body from invaders. In BP, the immune system mistakenly attacks healthy skin tissue, leading to the formation of blisters.Causes:The...

Michelle Phetlhe

Going Nuts!

In varsity in CPT I took the bus a couple of times. Also in Manchester after Aunty Happys wedding, her boys got us on a bus after a relatively debaucherous night to see more of England. It’s not that I have anything against buses per se, but...

Thulaganyo Jankey

Here’s To The Nurses On Your Day

On International Nurses Day, we tip our hats to these compassionate warriors who wield thermometers like swords and bandages like shields. They are the vigilant sentinels at the gates of recovery, the ones who listen to our grumbles with saintly...

Tshwarelo Hosia

Naming positions in an organisation

Some positions, especially those sitting at the top of the organisational structure, are general in nature and scope making it difficult for the uninitiated to determine with accuracy the duties the holder of the position is expected to carry out...

Solly Rakgomo

US threats to ICC

As with any international institution, which draws its legitimacy from nation states and the like, its detractors are many, the invective against it frequent. Some 124 countries have signed the Rome Charter of 1998 that gives the body its authority...

Dr Fahim Chand

Perfection’s true beauty

Yet, its elusive nature often leads to the realisation that perfection’s true beauty lies in its absence; the imperfections are what make a work unique and human. By what standard could perfection be judged? Could it be the sun’s radiant sphere,...

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Debswana HQ. PIC MORERI SEJAKGOMO

Debswana loses P38m appeal

Debswana Diamond Company has lost the multi-million pula appeal against Liftoff Investments.

The Directorate of Intelligence and Security (DIS) and Botswana Police Service (BPS) failed to show up for the arguments in a case in which former spy chief, Isaac Kgosi, was seeking his seized guns to be returned.   PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG,

DIS, BPS no show during Kgosi guns case

The Directorate of Intelligence and Security (DIS) and Botswana Police Service (BPS) failed to show up for the arguments in a case in which former spy chief, Isaac Kgosi, was seeking his seized guns to be returned.

Masisi. PIC KENNEDY RAMOKONE

I directed Khama shouldn't be handcuffed – Masisi

SEROWE: President Mokgweetsi Masisi says he had given directives to authorities not to handcuff his predecessor, former president Ian Khama, amidst proceedings while facing criminal charges.

The quest for further education has landed a Zimbabwean illegal gold miner in trouble. The Zimbabwean, Leopold Sibanda, and his co-convict, Prince Ndlovu, also from Maboledi village in Zimbabwe, were on Tuesday found guilty and sentenced to jail for illegal gold mining and entering Botswana through an ungazetted point of entry.

Quest for education lands illegal miner in trouble

FRANCISTOWN: The quest for further education has landed a Zimbabwean illegal gold miner in trouble. The Zimbabwean, Leopold Sibanda, and his co-convict, Prince Ndlovu, also from Maboledi village in Zimbabwe, were on Tuesday found guilty and sentenced to jail for illegal gold mining and entering Botswana through an ungazetted point of entry.

Debswana Headquaters.PIC MORERI SEJAKGOMO

Debswana explores enrolling non-mine workers for security course

FRANCISTOWN: Debswana is exploring the enrolment of non-mine workers in its newly introduced Certificate V in Security Risk Management Course. Speaking recently during the launch of the course in Orapa that was held under the theme 'Curating a Future-Fit Workforce', Debswana Senior Human Resources Manager, Boitumelo Senyane, said that they are exploring enrolment of students outside Debswana in future, for the course.

Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) primary election candidates have only today remaining as the deadline to voluntarily withdraw from the highly contested race.

BDP primaries to weed undesirables with debt, criminal record

Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) primary election candidates have only today remaining as the deadline to voluntarily withdraw from the highly contested race.

Malawian President Lazarus Chakwera has said the aircraft crash that left Vice President Dr Saulos Chilima and nine others dead, was a result of bad weather. Chakwera stated that the aircraft that crashed was in good shape as it has a history of successful flights.

Bad weather blamed for Malawi VP's crash

Malawian President Lazarus Chakwera has said the aircraft crash that left Vice President Dr Saulos Chilima and nine others dead, was a result of bad weather. Chakwera stated that the aircraft that crashed was in good shape as it has a history of successful flights.

Editor's Comment
Parents should be more proactive in children’s lives

Parents need to pay particular attention to their children to ensure they grow up in a healthy environment that supports their development and mental health. Healthy attachments between parents and children foster strong bonds, creating a solid foundation for future leaders.In many African cultures, there is a common perception that parents should use a stick to discipline naughty children. While disciplining children is important, it is equally...

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