Michelle Phetlhe


I completely forgot that I am supposed to be taking myself and all of you avid valued readers though a journey of discovery with Danone Inkomazi (sour milk). I promise to go back to that. I blame the fact that school is opening this week, third term!...

Thulaganyo Jankey

I am your leader

I have not been to church in a few years because of the unrelenting fury and after effects of COVID-19. Yes, COVID-19 has pushed us farther away from church and government has failed to acknowledge this and duly put the right programmes in place to...

Kealeboga Ngwigwa

Counselling - Breaking Up The Spell and Live Free

During the first term school closure, I took them to visit their father and he bought them some cell phones as he had long promised. Troubles came along with the cell phone because she spends most of her time on it than her school books. She connects...

Kalafhi Medical Centre


Infertility can be primary or secondary. Primary infertility is when a pregnancy has never been achieved by a person, and secondary infertility is when at least one prior pregnancy has been achieved.What causes infertility? Infertility may be caused...

Mqondisi Dube

Some of the doping rules are just insane

While the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has a duty to keep the sport clean, there is need to re-visit some of the rules around doping. There should be minimal, borderline cases which deserve a warning rather than lengthy suspensions of between two...

Dr Fahim Chand

An open door

It’s an enigma that divides opinions into two camps: those who see it as a genuine revolution, and those who decry it as a modern-day pyramid scheme.So, where does the truth lie amidst the digital coins and blockchain technology? Cryptocurrency’s...

Solly Rakgomo

Countering military coups in Africa

Poor governance is the main causative factor of the continent’s underdevelopment and subsequently military coups. Putschists have exploited these democratic deficits to assume the status of saviour and seize power.However, it must be noted that...

Tshwarelo Hosia

Navigating a school out of danger

The reasons why it can be a tall order to navigate a school out of danger are many and varied. One of the factors affecting negatively the overall health of a school system is absence of a shared vision and clarity of purpose.A vision should not...

Thulaganyo Jankey

Spanish kiss, VAR and dishonest politicians

The world nowadays has absolutely no mercy whatsoever for men kissing a woman that is not their wife, girlfriend or small house. In football nowadays you cannot get away with anything.They have a contraption called VAR. It captures every sin...

Kealeboga Ngwigwa

Power is all misty yet love is solid

I avoided the feelings up until he expressed himself that he had feelings for me and I couldn't avoid him no matter how hard I tried. We ended up in a relationship that's been going on in secret for a while now.The problem I'm having now...

Kalafhi Medical Centre


What is immunisation? The process by which an individual’s immune system becomes fortified against an infectious agent through administration of a vaccine. What are the benefits? Immunisation is a way of protecting against serious diseases. Once...

Michelle Phetlhe


I completely forgot that I am supposed to be taking myself and all of you avid valued readers though a journey of discovery with Danone Inkomazi (sour milk). I promise to go back to that, I blame the fact that school is opening this week, 3rd term!...

Mqondisi Dube

Mpote must decide and do so fast!

The trips to the Tunisian capital, Tunis are increasingly becoming frequent with the Zebras regularly drawn against their North African irritants. The results have been one-sided, with the Zebras only managing two wins in eight encounters with...

Tshwarelo Hosia

Seeking better ways of sustaining high performance

Perhaps, one can draw from one’s personal experience to drive the point home. During my high school days, I had the pleasant experience of being the best student in Setswana for four consecutive years. The desire to stay ahead of equally deserving...

Solly Rakgomo

Explaining the resurgence of military coups in Africa

Rather, they represent the recent resurgence of military coups that have plagued Africa. Some of these coups have occurred within the same country notably, Mali and Burkina Faso.Some of these coup-affected countries have also experienced military...

Dr Fahim Chand

A new reality

They were the Digital Nomads, modern-day explorers whose passports held stamps from the realms of Wi-Fi signals, and whose lives were intertwined with the ever-shifting tapestry of technology.As the sun dipped below the horizon, casting long shadows...

Michelle Phetlhe

Loaded Hotdog

Flying in and out of Cape Town for university, I would always make sure I make a stop at the kiosk near the boarding gates to purchase some game biltong. Almost everyone I meet is a little taken aback and confused by my choice to not eat meat (beef,...

Thulaganyo Jankey

Living With A Cat

People are also apparently too lazy to sell cats if they have any. Usually you find there’s a cat in your household and you wonder where it came from. Most of the time the cat is a great grandson to the cat that your great grandfather once owned...

Kalafhi Medical Centre

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

A traumatic event may involve any serious injury or death, or a near death experience. What are the symptoms of PTSD? The symptoms can start right after the trauma but sometimes may start years later, they include:1. Intrusion - reliving the trauma...

Kealeboga Ngwigwa

Actions certifies culture, be vigilant

I live with my daughter after the Court of Law granted me the child's custody. I have observed a sense of deep sadness and loneliness from my daughter and longing for our parental love and care.It is like we have shifted the attention from her...

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Khama to sue Mmusi over corruption allegations

Former president Ian Khama has threatened to sue the Minister of Defence and Security, Kagiso Mmusi following the minister’s damning statement labelling him (Khama) a corrupt president who milked government coffers to benefit his family.

Ian Khama FILE PIC

Khama warns BDP: I have a plan

Former president and Botswana Patriotic Front (BPF) patron, Ian Khama, has sent out warnings to the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) at a BPF extraordinary congress, which he participated in virtually.

GABORONE 29 April 2023, Tebogo Letsile of Botswana celebrating after winning the 200m men category in the FNB Botswana Golden Grand Prix at the National Stadium in Gaborone on 29 April 2023. ((Pic:Monirul Bhuiyan/Press Photo)

Cash flows for athletics team

The athletics team that participated at the Budapest World Championships will smile all the way to the bank after the corporate sector came on board with cash rewards.

Lobatse Magistrate court

Murder accused strips, feigns sleep in court

In a dramatic court session, Lobatse Magistrate's Court came to a standstill last week when an offender in an assault case resorted to extreme measures to disrupt proceedings.


Female soldier commits suicide

A 29-year-old female Botswana Defence Force soldier based at Glen Valley barracks allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself yesterday morning.

Mater Spei students queuing to get inside the school FILE PIC

Mater Spei students urged to up their game

FRANCISTOWN: Lawrence Lecha, a distinguished lawyer and alumnus of Mater Spei College, has urged students to strive for academic excellence and restore their revered institution to its former glory.


BAC hailed for providing quality education training

FRANCISTOWN: The Ministry of Education and Skills Development (MoESD) assistant minister, Aubrey Lesaso has hailed the Botswana Accountancy College (BAC) for continuing to play an essential role in the training and development of Batswana in Francistown and other northern areas.

Editor's Comment
Bravo, Matlala JSS for recognising employees!

Last Friday, Matlala Junior Secondary School (JSS) in Tlokweng did just that – they organised an event to honour their teachers and support staff. This gesture is truly commendable, as teachers occupy a pivotal role in the lives of our children.To be completely candid, teachers are the ones who shape our children from a very tender age, investing a significant amount of time in their growth and development. It's not uncommon to hear parents...

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