Please evacuate students, reduce travel to South Africa

Last Friday, Foreign Affairs Minister Pelonomi Venson-Moitoi expressed concern about ongoing violence against other African nationals in South Africa.

Eight people have been killed in the latest spate of attacks. Minister Venson-Moitoi urged parents whose children are studying in South Africa to help by talking to them and discouraging them from moving about unnecessarily. “The situation is not safe and we are asking them to take precautions,” she said then.  Meanwhile, Batswana in Durban, most of whom are students, find themselves marooned in the city.

Reports indicate the students have asked that Botswana government should evacuate them from South Africa, as they do not feel safe.  The students cannot even leave their residences to buy airtime to talk to their anxious families.

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Routine child vaccination imperative

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