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Thulaganyo Jankey

The Queen’s Funeral: Queues and Presidential Bus

The reason for this – the official reason – was that Internet is generally slow in their countries. So instead of improving Internet speed in their countries, their very smart solution was to travel to a country with faster Internet speed.The...

Michelle Phetlhe

Wild impala burgers!

Impala mince is a wonderfully quick and low fat option to have in your fridge or deep freeze.My sister and husband went hunting and shared some cuts with us a few months ago, very much appreciated because we are well in the habit of getting game from...

Mqondisi Dube

When a bird sits on a tree branch for too long...

However, he was not leaving with immediate effect. He still wanted to enjoy a few more months of muscle flexing. He needed time to continue basking in the power glory.There is no nicer feeling than being in control. You can posthumously ask the likes...

Correspondent

Rheumatoid arthritis diagnosis and treatment

There is no one blood test or physical finding to confirm the diagnosis. During the physical exam, your doctor will check your joints for swelling, redness and warmth.He or she may also check your reflexes and muscle strength. Blood tests People with...

Gaone Monau

MY BROTHER IS DESTROYING MY REPUTATION

DEAR ANONYMOUSI presume that your assertion that your brother is a narcissist is correct. There is a litany of non - litigatory strategies that you can execute to shield yourself from the lies perpetuated by your brother about you.For purposes of...

Thulaganyo Jankey

Farewell To The Queen

This is before the powers that be figured out that an airport that close to the hustle and bustle of the city could result in aeroplanes crashing on top of people’s heads (and ruining their expensive hairstyles) or inside the stadium when a match...

Michelle Phetlhe

Teriyaki

Usually I reach out to my butcher a day before I go to the store to place my order but this time I felt lucky and waited till the last min.I had a strong feeling that I would be able to get what I wanted over the counter.Oh boy, oh boy was I not...

Mqondisi Dube

Eleven Angels’ struggle to raise P15,000 a worrying sign

The recent attempt to chop five clubs from the Premier League via the Club Licensing system exposes a persisting unpalatable situation. Extension Gunners, Masitaoka, Morupule Wanderers, Eleven Angels and Mogoditshane Fighters have until tomorrow at...

Tshwarelo Hosia

The novice principal

But that is as far as universities can go. The making of a teacher begins at the school.The years spent at training, which are largely theoretical in character, laced to a limited extent, with real teacher–student classroom stimulation can hardly...

Gaone Monau

I am stuck in an emotionally abusive relationship

Dear Anonymous There is a plethora of reasons why emotionally abused people stay in such relationships. This article will unearth some of the reasons why the ‘abused’ stay in toxic romances. It is my ardent hope that light will this article will...

Thulaganyo Jankey

Soccer and church stadium clash: Opportunities missed

Before long some seemingly simple event that you thought you had understood completely has evolved into something completely different and usually far more bizarre.A local team called Gaborone United (GU) is supposed to host a team from DRC. Nothing...

Michelle Phetlhe

Garlic Butter Mussels

A couple of day’s back they even cornered me into buying a bag, and for a while I didn’t get an opportunity to make them. I couldn’t tell you why I delayed so much because this dish comes together in no time at all and is far from complex.I...

Mqondisi Dube

Why sport should get priority at stadiums

The stadium was booked for a church service between Friday and Sunday morning. GU had to settle for a 6pm kick-off yesterday and thankfully, reason prevailed to ensure the match goes ahead.There was the expensive option of shifting the match to the...

Tshwarelo Hosia

The teachers’ wish

However, one is not certain whether it takes any special/additional training in the case of lawyers to assume judgeship responsibilities but in the teaching profession, one is pretty certain that teachers in our jurisdiction do not undergo any...

Solly Rakgomo

Political education is vital for a progressive democracy

No socio-political system can forgo securing its foundations by winning over minds and hearts to the principles, ideas, and common references and, beyond these, the myths which bind a nation together.In this context schools or other educational...

Michelle Phetlhe

Breakfast Naan Pizza

I know I have previously shared how it is exceptionally versatile; you can use it to make pizza and even bagels (visit our Facebook page; Chellzkitchen for more).You can also make this dough whole-wheat or gluten-free depending on your diet and...

Thulaganyo Jankey

How to win an argument with your wife

Like a guy who went blind because he looked at a solar eclipse without one of those safety goggles and now goes around the country speaking at high schools about the dangers of looking at a solar eclipse without one of those safety goggles.But please...

Gaone Monau

My life is a living nightmare because of my immediate boss

Dear AnonymousMy advice will predominantly stem from the legal perspective. Nevertheless, it would be general legal advice. If you need specific legal advice, it would be judicious for you to consult an attorney.Before defining insubordination at...

Mqondisi Dube

Club Licensing: Football's Hamlet moment

‘To be, or not to be’ was Hamlet’s critical question. But at the end of it all, he opts out, acknowledging that the alternative (committing suicide) could even be worse than his present situation.The Botswana Football Association (BFA) found...

Tshwarelo Hosia

Interrogating the system

Our interrogation of the system can only carry us somewhere if and only if motivated by the goal of placing all learners and every child at the epicentre.Any education system worth its salt should be judged by how well it is serving students because...

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Welheminah ‘Butterfly’ Maswabi

Was ‘Butterfly’ DIS bait?

The highly publicised and controversial case of Welheminah ‘Butterfly’ Maswabi continues to take the spotlight as contradictions as to what prompted her arrest and prosecution emerge. Now, it is increasingly becoming clear that government officers were used as pawns on a chess board in the case for the benefit of big players who have now turned their backs on them.

 Metropolitan Life Botswana Limited has appointed Mogopa as the new CEO effective October

Metropolitan Life appoints new CEO

Boitumelo Mogopa has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Metropolitan Life Botswana Limited.

Kgafela

'Prepare for job cuts from parastatal shake-ups'

Trade and Industry minister Mmusi Kgafela says while the number of jobs to be cut in the rationalisation of parastatals is still unclear, employees should prepare themselves to 'transition' out of the public service and find opportunities in the private sector.

Concerned farmer Pius Malikongwa PIC -Lesedi Mkhutshwa

MoA in ‘lawsuit’ threat over FMD livestock culling

FRANCISTOWN: The Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) faces a possible lawsuit from anguished farmers over its plan to cull cloven-hoofed animals infected by the Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) in Zone 6(b) in North East District (NED).

TOP 10 finalists

Miss Botswana 2022 top 10 revealed

The organising team of Miss Botswana beauty pageant has revealed the pageantry’s Top 10 finalists out of the 15 beautiful and talented young women who aspire to win the crown.

EOI letters flooding in—Boko

Ahead of today's deadline, Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) President Duma Boko revealed that letters from the Botswana Congress Party (BCP) councillors and legislators choosing the UDC over the latter are arriving in large numbers.

Rising numbers: The local population is estimated to be “stable and growing” PIC: MBONGENI MGUNI

Four African states want CITES to ban elephant hunting in Botswana

Burkina Faso, Equatorial Guinea, Mali and Senegal have asked the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) to ban Botswana and three of her neighbours from any commercial trade involving elephants, Mmegi has established.

Editor's Comment
Happy Independence!

We are 56 years old and what do we have to show for it? Looking at where Botswana started and where it is today, there are a lot of developments, but whether the developments match the number of years we have enjoyed as a country is a topic for another day.The fact that cannot be denied is we have seen major developments, but we are still lacking in several pertinent areas.Our beautiful country imports almost everything. We import fuel, food,...

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