Kealeboga Ngwigwa

Morning Onuses- Keys That Shape Happiness And Productivity During The Day

We often console ourselves by saying I woke up on the wrong side of my bed. We become unapproachable due to our grumpiness and uptightness. Emotions are all skating on thin ice, and we are exposed to a vulnerable state. Do you ever wonder why we feel...

Ashley Thaba

One World, One Family

I came to Botswana as a missionary with the Baptist church. As a 21-year-old when I first arrived, I was so excited. I was going to live overseas for the first time in my life, and I had just graduated from university. My first big adventure! A year...

Gaone Monau

Of Emotional Abuse & Narcissistic Personality Disorder 9

1. Acknowledge and accept that you were abused – the acknowledgement of truth is always the first step towards acquiring sustainable solutions. Accept that you were abused and that you gotta find ways to effectively deal with the effects of such...

Jeff Ramsay


In our last instalment, we had noted that the emergence of the Malozi kingdom coincided with the break-up of the Vekuhane monarchy. Toward the end of Sipopo's reign in 1876, Munitenge Liswani II, along with most of his followers, fled from his...

Thulaganyo Jankey

The Magic of 7: Of Machesa-rocking pastors and The Announcement

Historically the number seven features only at casinos where a trio of these can win you a jackpot in those family-fragmenting machines and ward off divorce proceedings against you. One local pastor gave the state president seven days to resign. I...

Michelle Phetlhe

We Are Cooking Virtually. What A Reality

A few months ago we had a chat about cooking together when I extended an invitation to her after she noticed my Indian dish in the Foodies/BU competition. This is where I discovered that she is indeed quite a foodie when I asked what kind of food she...

Tshwarelo Hosia

Making schools count

Today’s principals cannot get caught up in the minutia of building operations and logistics”. This means that school principals must get their priorities right and ensure that they spend a lot of time on instruction regardless of the many...

Kgosietsile Ngakaagae

Change of regime very likely, in 2024

In an age of digital media fact checking is the easiest thing to do. There was a time when government could count on its massive radio, television and print media to control the public narrative. The Daily News reached the remotest parts of the...

Kealeboga Ngwigwa

Power is vapour, it is perennial

A lot of events would be on our palms hence whatever we desire, we can solicit since authority is within out jurisdiction. Power is the possession of controlling authority or influence. Power is only limited to a certain span of time.You cannot be...

Ashley Thaba

Reasons Why Our Prayers May Not Work

I will share some of what God has been teaching me as I have looked over those scriptures. I challenge you to read over them and see what God reveals to you.He was focusing on issues which keep our prayers from being productive. I believe that in...

Lesego Nswahu Nchunga

The danger of the wrong story

I grew up in a time where normal was go tlhaba mainane around the evening fire at my grandmother’s masimo. The stories were always in Setswana. With the benefit of hindsight, I see how stories are the ways we keep things alive. They are the ways we...

Jeff Ramsay

Chobe District (4)

In our last instalment we had noted that, following Sebetwane’s death, the Makololo kingdom declined during the reign of his son Sekeletu, who had succeeded his father following a brief regency by his elder sister Dikuku or MmaMotsisane...

Michelle Phetlhe

How do you like your Steak?

Nyaa e yone e santse e tshela e! That steak is so undercooked it might just walk off the plate and moo! Why do you want to fight your meat? Now you’re shaking the whole table trying to cut a piece.The commentary is hilarious. We recently came...

Tshwarelo Hosia

Making schools count

This is the same college that produced former president Festus Mogae and ex-ministers David Magang (a property mogul and also proud owner of Phakalane estates and Baledzi Gaolathe (former Finance minister).The uniqueness of the college in terms of...


Remember the 9/11 Acts of Terrorism

A French statesman named Maximilien François Marie Isidore de Robespierre is associated with the etymology of the word terrorism, but in a fashion that is at variance with what we are accustomed to. Following the French revolution, at the tail end...

Kealeboga Ngwigwa

Gratitude- The Enricher For Dreams Engrained In The Spiritual Realm

There is nothing as important as maintaining the seed-bed in such an amicable state because it guarantees abundant yield. Nobody wants to sow in the desert but it is unfortunate that we find ourselves there. We are whining because are feel stagnant...

Ashley Thaba

Boring Christian Life

Her words made me laugh when she said, “Yep, I am a real sinner but I want to change!” I laughed because I assured her we are all sinners!! But her questions were practical and genuine. What will weekends look like if she leaves her current life?...

Lesego Nswahu Nchunga

Climate Change - One Small Step At A Time

What is global warming? It is said that over the past few decades, there has been increased atmospheric carbon dioxide, produced by the continued use of fuels which is formed from the remains of living organisms. These fuels are known as “fossil...

Jeff Ramsay

The Boers Retreat

Temporarily abandoned by his BagaMmanaana and Bangwaketse allies the Mokwena's position must have initially appeared desperate. From their later reports it is clear that in the immediate aftermath of the battle both he and Scholtz were painfully...

Thulaganyo Jankey

Get On The Bus

The memo doesn’t actually discriminate and so the assumption is that it applies to everyone who gets his or her paycheck from Honourable Peggy Serame who is the official government bean counter. However, for the more experienced, the civil service...

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Top athlete faces betting probe

One of the country's top athletes might face the wrath of World Athletics' (WA) Integrity Unit over allegations of involvement in sports betting, which contravenes the rules of the game.


Mokgethi Out Of Time

The granddaughter of the late Abdul Joseph, Dawn Masenya says she is still discussing with her attorney on the way forward since the Minister of Nationality, Immigration and Gender Affairs, Annah Mokgethi has failed to honour a court order.

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SADC forces seize terrorists’ training base in Moz

SADC soldiers have captured a training camp used by insurgents in Cabo Delgado, Mozambique, rescuing three elderly women and seizing weapons as well as a vast cache of military training books, communication devices and videos.


Bakang loses bid to regain assets, P82m

Troubled entrepreneur, Bakang Seretse has lost his multi-million pula assets and P82m to the state after the Gaborone High Court ruled that the properties were proceeds of crime.

Connecting dots: Mphoeng believes the middle-class’ apathy is to blame for some of the country’s troubles

Middle-class to blame for Covid mess

One day…. not today… one day… you my friends reading this have to acknowledge how you yourself failed this country. You see, we the 'middle class' are the main reasons for Botswana’s stagnation and regression in the past 20 years.


Seretse resurfaces as UB Chancellor

The former National Coordinator of the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) 2019 election campaign, Ambassador Tebelelo Mazile Seretse has been appointed as the Chancellor of the University of Botswana ((UB).

President Masisi PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG.

The people’s deferred, shattered dreams

The people’s dreams, hopes and aspirations of a better and prosperous future under President Mokgweetsi Masisi have been either deferred or shattered. All trust is gone.

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A Call For Government To Save Jobs

The minister further shared that from the 320 businesses that notified the Commissioner of Labour about their plans to retrench, 20 were acceded to, which resulted in 204 workers being retrenched during April 2020 and July 2021.The retrenchments were carried out while the SoE was in place, meaning the companies that succeeded must have had solid reasons, despite the strict SOE regulations imposed on businesses to not retrench. We are left with...

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