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Gaone Monau

My twin sister has turned violent and turned into closet alcoholic

Dear AnonymousI presume that all the contents of your letter are truthful and correct. My advice will therefore stem from that presumption.Before I proceed, it is noteworthy to mention that emotional abuse is no respecter of social class, educational...

Thulaganyo Jankey

Unmasked and unhappy

The mask has a bit of tainted history because it was used by robbers to redistribute property and money, but this was somewhat sterilised by the onset of COVID-19.It morphed from being an outlaws’ tool of trade to being a powerful weapon to thwart...

Michelle Phetlhe

Tapas

It is an omelette made with eggs and potatoes, optionally including onion. It is often served at room temperature as a tapa. The word tapas mean a snack or appetiser. It’s a Spanish noun.More especially in Spain, this snack or appetiser is...

Mqondisi Dube

Letsile diverts attention away from ‘toxic’ football

As usual, football connived to pollute the sport atmosphere, with the Onkarabile Ratanang saga the dominant, unwanted distraction.The matter is still not over after the Botswana Football League (BFL) decided to appeal the ruling, which saw Township...

Dr Fahim Chand

A shining example

The white a representation of purity and honesty. Collectively present on a flag, they represent Japan, the Land of the Rising Sun.Home to the guardians of Japanese culture, the geisha, cherry blossoms, Mount Fuji and innovators of some of the...

Kevin Mokento

Throw away those masks – Hold your horses!

In these countries, the wearing of facemasks is optional. And as in many optional things, the majority of people tend to take the easy route out.What a tense but refreshing break it was!Coming from a country that was strict about the wearing of...

Tshwarelo Hosia

Building a culture of collective responsibility

Instead of investing deeply on instructional core, the tendency is to tinker at the surface.A lot of energy is wasted on the blame game, where there is a toxic culture of trading accusations and counter accusations rather than cultivating a positive...

Dr. Francoise Dudu Rubgega

Knowing facts about Uterine Fibroids

• Fibroids are a cancer: False • Fibroids only affect women in their 30s and 40s: False• You cannot get pregnant if you have fibroids: False• A hysterectomy is the only treatment of fibroids: False• Once fibroids are removed,...

Gaone Monau

How can i not be directly affected by my son's case?

Dear AnonymousI will advise from the legal standpoint generally. For specific legal advice, consult an attorney please. According to the common law, a party initiating court proceedings must have direct, personal and substantial interest in the...

Thulaganyo Jankey

Peggylicious moments

Hell, even funeral undertakers are increasing the cost of funerals and blaming it on the cost of living. Fresh hell just dropped it seems.How did we even get here? Despite all this meltdown we are always hopeful that we will somewhat turn the corner...

Michelle Phetlhe

Cream. Pasta. Delicious.

The sauce is ready in just a few minutes and all you need to do is mix the ingredients and boil the pasta. It literally takes 15 minutes to make. We absolutely love 15 minute meals at Chellzkitchen.Our parent company ESTeRES has recently been engaged...

Mqondisi Dube

The Mares’ unsurprising cold homecoming

After their debut match against Burundi on July 4, the Gaolethoo ‘Ronaldo’ Nkutlwisang’s charges had pocketed a significant number of admirers.While the Mares won only one out of their five matches at the finals, they still managed to gate...

Dr Fahim Chand

My own reality

The blue summer sky overlaid the scene below. One wondered how God, our master artist created such a masterpiece with such simplicity.A smooth swipe of his blue tinged paintbrush from whence came the always awe-inspiring covering of our planet.This...

Kevin Mokento

This world is full of judges

Why are so many people inclined to criticise others and in some cases fast to impose their value systems on others and denounce them as good for nothing souls?Why are some people prone to closing their hearts to different approaches and views? Is it...

Tshwarelo Hosia

The school heads face flak

When schools do not perform as expected, deservedly so, school principals face a lot of flak and criticism from all quarters.Parents expect the best education and teaching climate for their children while government demands a return on...

Dr. Kgosi Mocuminyane

High blood pressure

It is determined by the amount of blood pumped by your heart and the resistance in your blood vessels. Every time you visit your doctor, blood pressure will be measured on your upper arm using a special machine that gives a set of numbers like...

Thulaganyo Jankey

Baby Boomers vs Zillenials

When I told the same Zillennial I was born in the 1960s, they wondered whether I was a slave at one point. I am a Baby Boomer and any discussion with a Zillenials is punctuated with ‘how did you manage that without a laptop’, ‘how come there...

Michelle Phetlhe

Ooey Gooey Wild Brownies

Brownies often, but not always, have a glossy "skin" on their upper crust.This is determined by the amount of sugar used and I’m trying to reign myself in with my sugar quotient, which was increased by my coffee intake during winter. So I...

Mqondisi Dube

A P15,000 decision that sends football reeling

It could have been the right call by the judicial body in terms of interpreting the laws as they handed down their sentence on the Township Rollers’ Onkarabile Ratanang saga.The key issue that the Disciplinary Committee raised is that there was no...

Kevin Mokento

In the mind of an Athlete – Letsile Tebogo

However, his moment of glory quickly fizzled into a damp squib, thanks to World Athletics for rejecting the record.What could have gone on in his mind when the bad news was broken?It would not be farfetched to believe that, cooped in his bedroom with...

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Seratiwa Tebogo (Mother) and her son Letsile Tebogo PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG

Kanye: The village that bore Botswana a world champion

KANYE: It is a village famous for giving Botswana its second president in the late Sir Ketumile Masire. Now, Kanye has returned to gift Botswana the world’s fastest U-20 runner in rising global star, Letsile Tebogo.

Accused persons: The men implicated in the murder of Kopong teacher

Traditional doctor distances herself from murder

The fourth accused person in the gruesome murder of a teacher who was recently butchered at Kopong shocked multitudes who had thronged the Broadhurst Magistrate’s Court by distancing herself from the incident.

BURS headquarters PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

BURS case opens can of worms

The criminal case involving the alleged loss of millions of pula from the Botswana Unified Revenue Services (BURS) is opening a can of worms.

Thapelo Matsheka PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

'My husband never consulted traditional doctors'

Member of Parliament (MP) for Lobatse, Thapelo Matsheka’s spouse has refuted damning allegations made by the State that her husband consulted with numerous traditional doctors to avoid being arrested in relation to Tlotso Karema’s murder.

President Mokgweetsi Masisi addressing BDP Youth congress PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

Masisi’s desperate bid for re-election

Just a week after his party performed dismally against warring opposition parties in by-elections, Mokgweetsi Masisi is worried he and the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) could lose elections come 2024.

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Farmworker allegedly shoots colleague to death

FRANCISTOWN: Letlhakane police are investigating an incident in which a 67-year-old farm worker allegedly shot his co-worker after a heated argument.

Panelists during this year’s Multichoice Botswana content Showcase event PIC: KENNEDY RAMOKONE

Multichoice slashes prices

MultiChoice Botswana has announced a decrease in prices in line with government’s recent Value Added Tax (VAT) reduction.

Editor's Comment
Let the law take its course

When the news broke, a fierce debate ensued. While some members of the public believe that the law should take its cause, there is a section of the population that believes the move to detain the MP is politically motivated.Matsheka has been in the custody of the Directorate of Intelligence and Security since August 2 and the warrant of arrest was allegedly obtained on August 4, two days later.The issue of alleged ritual murders has never been an...

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