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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Something ought to be done about deadly A3 Road

The accident which happened near Marapong village comes after yet another horrific accident which claimed 16 lives in July last year near Hubona. These stats don’t include other accidents where fatalities were not as many as the two.While several factors may have contributed to the two accidents and many others, many believe the biggest with that road is the bad state that the road is in. Unconfirmed reports in the most recent accident state...

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