Top 10 women newsmakers

Charma Gal
Charma Gal

Mmegi joins bomme ba Botswana in celebrating Women’s Month this August. In South Africa, National Women’s Day dates back to August 9, 1956 when 20,000 women marched to the Union Buildings in Pretoria to protest against the apartheid regime and its pass laws. As Mmegi, we mark this brave act by dedicating space on our Features pages this month to the celebration of Botswana women. Staff Writers, MBONGENI MGUNI and TSAONE BASIMANEBOTLHE begin with a look at the women who dominate the headlines

Dorcas Makgato

The Minister of Health and Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) women’s wing chair has an illustrious past in the higher echelons of the private sector as well as the sporting fraternity. Makgato burst into cabinet in October 2009 as Assistant Trade minister, before becoming the substantive minister in February 2010.

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Let the law take its course

When the news broke, a fierce debate ensued. While some members of the public believe that the law should take its cause, there is a section of the population that believes the move to detain the MP is politically motivated.Matsheka has been in the custody of the Directorate of Intelligence and Security since August 2 and the warrant of arrest was allegedly obtained on August 4, two days later.The issue of alleged ritual murders has never been an...

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