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Solly Rakgomo

Political party funding is essential for democracy

The announcement of political party funding rekindled the old debate about the connection between funding of political parties as a way to enrich democracy in Botswana. In addition, Botswana’s opposition parties have always decried the fact that...

Tshwarelo Hosia

Glaring characteristic features of effective schools

From July 2018 to the first quarter of 2019, my team and I had the experience of travelling extensively on a challenging but rewarding experiment of pushing a quick and dramatic solution to the problem of academic underachievement. At the end of the...

Michelle Phetlhe

Honey, give me wings.

When he passionately lamented as to how he couldn’t possibly drive back to the establishment for that one wing, I couldn’t help but be tickled.He is not one to name and shame on social media, so the said establishment (they know themselves)...

Thulaganyo Jankey

AFCON curtains and musings

So, most of my evenings were taken up by watching soccer. Long, boring, endless games of soccer. I watched the tournament spit and sputter like an engine that just got a good solid swig of water. How I watched right to the end has me baffled too. I...

Kalafhi Medical Centre

The significance of oral health education: A gateway to overall well-being

The importance of maintaining good oral health extends beyond a captivating smile; it is a key component of a healthy lifestyle.This essay will delve into the significance of oral health education, supported by facts and reliable sources. Importance...

Mqondisi Dube

Football’s First National Bank

One would have to rewind back to 2009 when then Botswana Telecommunications Corporation (BTC) introduced a game-changing deal, which was initially P24million over three seasons. At its peak the BTC sponsorship surpassed the P10 million-per-season...

Thulaganyo Jankey

Political funding fundamentals must be done right

As Batswana, we must engage with these issues and advocate for a democratic process that genuinely mirrors our values and aspirations.At the core of this matter is the principle of equal representation. Political party funding is not just about...

Mqondisi Dube

Africa puts best foot forward

The action has been exhilarating, the attendance, impressive while the officiating even drew praises from respected gaffer, Jose Mourinho. It will be interesting to find out the crowd that watched last night’s final between Nigeria and Cote...

Dr Fahim Chand

Silent messengers

This annual rite takes centre stage on Gobbler’s Knob in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, USA, where the esteemed groundhog weather prognosticator, Punxsutawney Phil, steps into the limelight. In this whimsical ritual, Phil’s keen gaze serves as the...

Tshwarelo Hosia

What are we teaching children for?

While there are many pockets of the world where access to education requires serious attention, issues of quality and relevance are cross cutting. This is the more reason why the world governing body - the United Nations has in its 17 Sustainable...

Solly Rakgomo

ICJ on Israel

In the first two days after the January 26 ICJ Order was issued, for instance, 373 Palestinians were killed in Gaza, the majority of them children and women.We should not be surprised that Israel has defied the ICJ. It has defied it before. Israel...

Michelle Phetlhe

Mopako ka monate

The comforting thing is that this feeling often does not last long. After a little bit, there starts to be some familiarisation, as school work starts so does meeting up with friends new and old. School starts to become something to look forward to.I...

Thulaganyo Jankey

Yippee! I Have Registered To Vote

My house instantly got an IEC convert-turned-prophet who started waving his registration card in our faces and gave us a million and two reasons why we should go and register to vote. With the pressure from a would-be first-time vote heavily weighing...

Kealeboga Ngwigwa

PERCEPTION: ATTRIBUTE OF TRACTION AND RHYTHM

I spent two years idling and had nothing to do. I deem it the time of self-realisation. I reflected on what my teachers and elders lamented on regarding taking school seriously. Life was so tough until about three months ago when a friend of mine...

Kalafhi Medical Centre

Birth Defects Prevention

These conditions can arise from genetic factors, environmental exposures, or a combination of both. The prevention of birth defects is a crucial aspect of public health, requiring a multidimensional approach that encompasses preconception care,...

Mqondisi Dube

An Incentive Policy marching out of sync

Almost two years later, Ross Branch finishes second in the equivalent of motorsport's Olympics, the Dakar Rally and gets P100, 000. The relay team received support from the government, through the Botswana National Sport Commission (BNSC) while...

Solly Rakgomo

The truth about China’s Xinjiang

In the last two decades, China has been one such country that has been targeted by Western powers (the USA in particular) through the mainstream media to discredit the country’s reputation in the international community.For many years, the world...

Tshwarelo Hosia

The vulnerability of charisma, magnetic personality

It is also an established fact that a school thriving on the broad shoulders of strong leaders runs the risk of losing its spark. A tragedy often strikes upon the departure of the services of leaders who the Greek philosopher Plato might describe as...

Dr Fahim Chand

The catalyst

The tale of victory unfolds as the sun dips below the horizon, casting long shadows on the field. For every player, the pursuit of glory means more than the glint of a trophy; it means embracing sacrifice as an inseparable companion. Early morning...

Kalafhi Medical Centre

Cervical Health

Cervical health is often associated with the prevention, detection, and treatment of cervical cancer, a condition primarily caused by persistent infection with high-risk human papillomavirus (HPV). This essay explores the importance of cervical...

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Former Minister of Environment and Tourism, Philda Kereng, one of the four women who were roped into President Mokgweetsi Masisi-led Cabinet in 2019 through the President’s deliberate empowerment of women politicians, might have betrayed her principal.

Kereng ‘betrays’ Masisi

Former Minister of Environment and Tourism, Philda Kereng, one of the four women who were roped into President Mokgweetsi Masisi-led Cabinet in 2019 through the President’s deliberate empowerment of women politicians, might have betrayed her principal.

Ian Khama. PIC MORERI SEJAKGOMO

High Court declares Khama ‘fugitive’

Former President Ian Khama has wryly concurred with the recent High Court judgment that labelled him a fugitive.

Challenging times: Diamond cutting and polishing firms have appealed to government for help PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

Diamond cutting, polishing firms seek gov’t help

The country’s diamond-cutting and polishing firms have asked government for a wage subsidy and exemption from the training levy as they fight for survival in a diamond slump, which has seen some factories fail to reopen after the festive season break.

Simon Badisa Kgowe

I live in fear – Kgowe

It has been nearly six years since the brutal murder of Simon Badisa Kgowe's then-girlfriend, Bonolo Elizabeth Mapitse (Kerekang).

A showdown is looming between the government and the organisers of the inaugural Botswana Golden Prix as an ownership wrangle ensues, MmegiSport has learnt.

Showdown looms over Golden Grand Prix

A showdown is looming between the government and the organisers of the inaugural Botswana Golden Prix as an ownership wrangle ensues, MmegiSport has learnt.

Election registration. PIC MORERI SEJAKGOMO

Supplementary voters’ registration starts Monday

Following a disappointing first phase of voters’ registration, where the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) attracted only 736,424 prospective voters, the commission will now hold the supplementary voter registration period from February 26 to March 15.

Gov't provides update on the demolished F'town CBD market place

Gov't provides update on the demolished F'town CBD market place

Few weeks after Francistown Town Council (FCC) demolished vendors CBD market place, the Minister of Local Governance and Rural Development (MLGRD) Kgotla Autlwetse has provided an update on what government intends to do with the place.

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Our queen: Bring home the crown

Well-wishers gathered at the Sir Seretse Khama International Airport to bid our queen farewell and wish her success as she joins other beauties from around the globe for the coveted crown. Competing in such events is nerve-wracking, and one needs to be fully prepared to stand a chance of making it as a finalist.It is not just about physical fitness; mental state matters too. Unfortunately, sometimes our queens end up facing such fierce...

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