BSB seals social benefits payment deal with govt
The Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development has appointed B...
Sad day for Botswana music: Sasa Klaas dies at 27
Local female rapper Sasa Klaas (Sarona Motlhagodi) of Mmamongwato fame...
Judges panel to decide on BOPEU business
A three-men Court of Appeal (CoA) panel comprising Judge President Ian...
BPOPF guns for making Sefalana, Choppies local
Botswana Public Officers Pension Fund (BPOPF) supports in full efforts...
Buddhists give up on lost statue
Thursday, November 02, 2017
The Buddhist community is giving up hope of ever finding their precious 500-kilogrammes Buddha statue, which was stolen at the Gaborone North temple four months ago.
Tension as teachers threaten to boycott marking
Wednesday, November 01, 2017
It never rains but pours for Primary School Leaving Examinations (PSLE) examiners appointed for marking it, as the Botswana Examinations Council (BEC) took a decision to ...
Baha’is Celebrate Founder’s 200th Anniversary
Monday, October 30, 2017
Members of the Baha’i faith gathered in oneness on Thursday night, part of a series of festivities to mark 200 years of the birth of their prophet founder; Baha’u’llah.
Thousands of teachers cry foul over salary
Friday, October 27, 2017
Multitudes of teachers are embittered by the employer’s decision to credit non-taxed backpays thereafter deducting tax from their October salaries without prior communica...
Obesity study uncovers curious oddities
Thursday, October 26, 2017
A new study into overweight and obesity trends suggests that about one in five people in the country is obese, with women comfortably outnumbering men in the trend, Mmegi...
Donkey carts ‘drastically’ reduce school dropouts
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Gantsi District Council authorities have hailed the use of donkey carts in their settlements to transport learners to school for a significant decline in school dropouts.
Madigele says UNESCO project, an ‘embarrassment’
Friday, October 20, 2017
The Minister of Tertiary Education, Research, Science and Technology Dr Alfred Madigele has labelled as an embarrassment a crisis-ridden tripartite initiative between the...
Local businesses, sitting ducks for cyber crime
Thursday, October 19, 2017
Lax Wi-Fi protocols, thousands of unemployed IT graduates and unsecured but valuable data could explode into a full-on cyber crime disaster for local businesses, exposing...
Botswana third worst performer in Science
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Botswana continues to be one of the least performing countries in Maths and Science internationally, the just-released Trends in International Mathematics and Science Stu...
What shortage, BEC says but unionists are unconvinced
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
The Botswana Examinations Council (BEC) says it is not facing a shortage of examiners for most of the ongoing Botswana General Certificate of Secondary Education (BGCSE) ...
Botswana employs double standard in gay sex death penalty vote
Friday, October 13, 2017
Renowned human rights lawyer, Uyapo Ndadi has labelled as ‘utterly shocking, unexpected and lacking justification’ of Botswana’s recent decision to vote against the Unite...
World Bank urges in-service teacher training
Thursday, October 12, 2017
The World Bank has recommended a large-scale in-service teacher training and support programme to help the country’s public education sector to become more student-focuse...
SA minister calls for African geoscientists to be autonomous
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Over-dependence on expatriate mineral exploration conglomerates for geological data by African states has been fingered as the cause of exploitation of the continent’s va...
‘Fashionable’ C-Section Deliveries Rising
Monday, October 09, 2017
The Minister of Health and Wellness is gravely concerned by the rate at which caesarean sections (C-sections) have become elective procedures based on convenience as oppo...
Goodhope SSS nearly burns
Friday, October 06, 2017
Goodhope Senior Secondary School (GSSSS)boys’ hostels almost went up in flames after an unspecified group of male students set 14 mattresses on fire on Wednesday afternoo...
WHO advises Botswana to bridge health care access gap
Thursday, October 05, 2017
The visiting World Health Organisation (WHO) regional director for Africa, Dr Matshidiso Moeti has advised the Ministry of Health and Wellness to forge effective relation...
Botswana-China Vow To Mend Relations
Tuesday, October 03, 2017
The Chinese government says it has learnt lessons from issues that have tainted relations with Botswana and very strict supervision has been imposed on projects done by ...
Teacher unions, BEC seal marriage
Friday, September 29, 2017
Teacher unions have finally entered into a recognition agreement with Botswana Examinations Council (BEC), allowing the parties to negotiate payment rates for marking and...
Form 5 exams start Monday
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
The country has pronounced that where a paid public holiday falls on a rest day, as will be the case with the 51st Independence celebration on Saturday 30, the day follow...
BAC students ‘erroneously’ receive book allowances
Friday, September 22, 2017
Student Representative Councils (SRCs) have condemned the Department of Tertiary Financing (DTEF)’s for “mistakenly” creditting allowances into students’ personal account...
Research teams focus on the future – BUAN
Thursday, September 21, 2017
Academics at the Botswana University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (BUAN) say fragmented approach to research work has led to research undertakings that lack impac...
UB financial crisis self made – Madigele
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
The Minister of Education, Research, Science and Technology, Dr Alfred Madigele says the University of Botswana (UB) financial woes are self-inflicted. Madigele said the ...
Goodhope Senior temporarily shut down
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Goodhope Senior Secondary School is temporarily closed as around 1,700 boarding students have been sent packing and instructed to bring parents for a mega disciplinary me...
AG rubbishes demand to stop Makgadikgadi fence
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
The Attorney General’s Chambers (AGC) has squashed Khumaga/Moreomato communities’ latest efforts to halt the ongoing construction of the Makgadikgadi National Park bounda...
Gov’t Introduces Eggs, Fruits And Vegetables In Schools
Monday, September 18, 2017
The government has moved to create a market for local farmers through procuring agricultural produce for consumption in all primary schools. Effective from the third term...
Masunga Senior triumphs against COVID-19
FRANCISTOWN: Masunga Senior Secondary School (MSSS) ha...
COVID-19 disrupts F/town businesses
FRANCISTOWN: Almost a year after the first coronavirus (COVI...
COVID-19 cripples justice system
FRANCISTOWN: When the first reported case of COVID-19 was di...
COVID-19 and crime: The good, the bad and the ugly
Botswana Police Service says COVID-19 and the related lockdo...
COVID-19 overwhelms healthcare sector as 168 nurses test positive
As the deadly COVID -19 pandemic ramps up its attack on peop...
Emerging from the grip of a monster
Even when someone recovers from the COVID-19, the battle is ...
Agriculture shines as COVID-19 crushes other sectors
The global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has disrupted the...
Alarms raised as personal loan arrears pass P3bn
Arrears owed by individual customers to local commercial ban...
How Masisi government (mis)managed COVID-19
Whilst the President Mokgweetsi Masisi-led Botswana Democrat...
Signs of hope for SMMEs after COVID-19 knock
It has been a year since the first coronavirus (COVID-19) ca...
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