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Dr Fahim Chand

The revelation

The picture bearing the colourful circular logo of my favourite American football team, the Pittsburgh Steelers, was carefully removed, destined to be replaced in a new locker by whatever new allegiance I pledged. The clatter of locker doors opening...

Tshwarelo Hosia

Tertiary school’s significance progress

It has been a long and intricate battle but victory looks almost certain. But with the right the mind set, the sector could have fared much better.The greatest stumbling block, which frustrated the potential of the tertiary sector, has been the...

Solly Rakgomo

Bribery disadvantages African poor people

In the words of former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, “Corruption hurts the poor disproportionately diverting funds intended for development, undermining a government’s ability to provide basic services, and feeding inequality and...

Michelle Phetlhe

INSIDE CHELLZ KITCHEN

A family friend, Ob, was touching the fourth floor, so hubby and I made our minds up to be there. After much thought and consideration I called Lame, his Mrs, and asked for permission to take over a portion of her event prep kitchen. With her...

Mqondisi Dube

Why are there no funds to prepare teams but plenty cash as reward?

This appears to be a concerning trend where there is reward at the end of the day, but there are zero funds to prepare athletes before a tournament. Recently, the Minister of Youth, Gender, Sport, and Culture, Tumiso Rakgare, indicated that athletes...

Dr Fahim Chand

The hidden stories

The crimson soles of Louboutin’s finest shoes shared the streets with the latest cool Converse sneakers, each step revealing fragments of hidden stories. Here, the city’s true essence lay in its anonymity - where billionaires and the homeless...

Tshwarelo Hosia

Age is just a number

No one can outgrow learning. The teaching profession is at the heart of the teaching and learning process and it should be the first port of call when society is contemplating transformational change. Teachers must not fold their arms and wait for...

Solly Rakgomo

Nexus between conflict and border militarisation

Mongae tells us that the militarisation of borders in conflict-ridden African regions emerges as a response to heightened security concerns, aiming to safeguard national interests, uphold territorial integrity, and regulate the movement of people and...

Mqondisi Dube

VTM's bombshell a stark reminder

here are many VTMs walking dead in almost all the divisions, a sad reminder of how unsustainable it is to run a professional club in Botswana. From the outside, VTM was the envy of some, even attracting former South African household names Sifiso...

Michelle Phetlhe

INSIDE CHELLZ KITCHEN

I'm aware that every winter season I come up with a series of soups to enjoy, but the reason I keep circling back to soup is the fact that there are so many benefits to having soup during the winter months. The obvious reason being that soup is a...

Mqondisi Dube

Ghetto fans keep the party rolling

The evidence was once again there for all to see as fans converged from all corners to create a carnival 'come and Ghetto your love' atmosphere during Saturday’s epic Orange FA Cup final between mining town sides, Jwaneng Galaxy and Orapa...

Dr Fahim Chand

The endless pursuit

I stood beneath the showerhead, receiving this undocumented magic elixir. In my pharmacology class, where the dispensation of pharmaceutical knowledge filled even the emptiest of minds, not once had my professor extolled the virtues of a steaming hot...

Tshwarelo Hosia

Education: The people’s project

Tragically, without any scrutiny, the parents were sold the lie and they bought it hook, line and sinker. Consequently, parents sat comfortably in the background and watched from a distance as the rulers ran the show - mapping the future of their...

Solly Rakgomo

Africa’s maritime vulnerability

The disruptions caused by Non-State Actors unbounded by international law and with access to stocks of standoff armaments pose fundamental challenges to Africa’s security and economic development.The Houthis further threatened to disrupt the 20...

Thuli Jankey

New Neighbourhood Noises and Mongrels

The first episode usually involves the Neighbours’ Noise Level Assessment: A critical period where you determine if you've moved next to a silent film enthusiast or an aspiring drummer with a love for the night shift. You ponder the merits of...

Mqondisi Dube

BFA cut its nose to spite its face

The BFA had made strides by granting the Botswana Premier League autonomy, resulting in the formation of a company, the BFL. However, the autonomy came with its teething challenges, which is to be expected. Again it appeared there was smooth...

Dr Fahim Chand

Beneath the surface

Muscles flexing, he instinctively reached for the familiar handle. As his fingers curled around the smooth metal, its energy surged through him, fuelling the storm within his powerful frame. The blade’s steely glint momentarily startled him, but...

Tshwarelo Hosia

Passion, experience are both desirable

Talking from experience, I should be the first to admit that take off of a beginner is usually rough, a little turbulent and understandably riddled with daunting teething challenges. This is the more reason new and inexperienced teachers require a...

Solly Rakgomo

The need to reform UN Security Council

This involves not only reforming the composition and decision-making mechanisms but also re-evaluating the Council’s role in addressing conflicts and promoting peace and security in a way that reflects the interests and perspectives of all member...

Kealeboga Ngwigwa

THE UNJUST EPISODES OF THE UNMARRIED- HEART RENDING

I have never ill-treated the child in any manner but has always perceived her as my own. Ever since the sickness overtook their mother, I tried all I possibly could to unite with her family so that they are all aligned with what was going on. I dug...

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A British tourist traveling from Chobe to Johannesburg has died in a road mishap after a mini-bus collided with a Honda Fit near the Pilikwe-Lecheng turn off this (Monday) afternoon

British tourist dies in car crash

A British tourist traveling from Chobe to Johannesburg has died in a road mishap after a mini-bus collided with a Honda Fit near the Pilikwe-Lecheng turn off this (Monday) afternoon

The Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) primary elections, which were scheduled to be held on Saturday and Sunday, will now be spread over two weekends.

BDP's Bulela Ditswe battles spread over two weekends

The Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) primary elections, which were scheduled to be held on Saturday and Sunday, will now be spread over two weekends.

BDP members led by the party president. PIC KENNEDY RAMOKONE

BDP primaries: Shock, tears, jubilation

After previous postponements, the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) finally holds the first set of its primary elections this weekend. Judging by the situation on the ground, this is expected to be a weekend of grueling battles, tears and jubilation. Mmegi Staffers, GOITSEMODIMO KAELO, CHAKALISA DUBE & TSAONE BASIMANEBOTLHE take a look at this weekend’s elections

Zimbabwe-born transport operator, Tendani Sebata is the new Township Rollers president. Rollers' is currently hosting a press conference to unveil the businessman, who is the chief executive officer of Sebata Luxury Coaches.   PIC:CHRONICLE

Sebata new Rollers president

Zimbabwe-born transport operator, Tendani Sebata is the new Township Rollers president. Rollers' is currently hosting a press conference to unveil the businessman, who is the chief executive officer of Sebata Luxury Coaches.

It is claimed that the voters' rolls appear to favour those preferred by the party leadership PIC KENNEDY RAMOKONE.

BDP primaries proceed whilst party grapples with mixed-up data

Even though the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) is holding the first batch of its primary elections from tomorrow (Saturday), controversy has already arisen over the voters' rolls. During the intra party, 35 constituencies will elect their Members of Parliament (MP) candidates and councils for the 2024 General Election.

Crime Scene

Police investigate another filicide as father murders three sons

FRANCISTOWN: Gerald police are on the lookout for a man who allegedly murdered three of his sons (filicide) in Tati Siding, Mmoroso ward.

The Botswana Defence Force (BDF) retired soldiers are returning to court this morning amid collapsed talks with the government.

Retired soldiers, Gov't settlement talks collapse

The Botswana Defence Force (BDF) retired soldiers are returning to court this morning amid collapsed talks with the government.

Editor's Comment
Stop the children killing madness!

The incident comes on the heels of a similar one where a father murdered his two toddlers in Francistown. As we grapple with the shock and sorrow of this loss, it is essential to address the underlying issues that led to such a horrific outcome.Our hearts go out to the innocent victims, the three boys aged 13, 10, and eight who lost their lives in circumstances that defy comprehension. Their deep cuts and untimely demise have left a scar on the...

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