Poor start to 2021 for BTCL share price
The Botswana Telecommunications Corporation Limited (BTCL)'s share pri...
Murder accused soldier granted bail
FRANCISTOWN: A Botswana Defence Force (BDF) soldier, Tlamelo Kethabane...
Francistown City Council owed P76 million
FRANCISTOWN: Residents of Francistown owe the City P76 million in serv...
Man rapes 4-year-old niece
FRANCISTOWN: A 23-yeard-old man of Tonota betrayed the trust of his fa...
Resumption of football, a Pandora’s box
Friday, January 15, 2021
COVID-19 has sent a shockwave into the society and it looks like it is here to stay for a very long time.
Horses bolted, wrong stable doors closed
Friday, January 08, 2021
Government’s decision to extend the curfew to January 31 and suspend the sale of alcohol over that period, on the surface, may appear sound in light of rising COVID...
There is no need for another lockdown
Friday, December 25, 2020
Botswana like the rest of the world will be celebrating the festive season differently from the previous ones because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The art of the deal
Friday, December 18, 2020
The established story is that diamonds were discovered in Botswana sometime around Independence and what was once a small, agrarian “backwater” economy transf...
Jaw jaw not war war
Friday, December 11, 2020
The creative sector is up in arms over the prolonged reopening of their sector, taking to the streets in the most visible fashion and in the process stirring up national ...
One more push
Friday, December 04, 2020
Governance, in a democracy, is both a delicate balancing act and also a tightrope act, at the best of times.
Tendering sleaze goes unabated
Friday, November 27, 2020
This publication has been reporting extensively that a local contractor was stopped from conducting work in the Selebi-Phikwe infrastructure programme as per the advice f...
Swords into ploughshares
Friday, November 20, 2020
Subsistence farmers across the country are understandably frustrated and even angry.
The tightrope act at Sedudu
Friday, November 13, 2020
Tensions are simmering, at least online, between Batswana and Namibians over the shooting of three citizens of the latter country at the poaching hotspot of Sedudu Island...
Hope in summer of sorrow
Friday, November 06, 2020
On Monday, President Mokgweetsi Masisi presents his State of the Nation Address (SONA).
Sometimes we are harsh on our own
Friday, October 30, 2020
COVID-19 has exposed the unreadiness of the global health systems towards dealing with pandemics of this nature.
Build it and they will come
Friday, October 23, 2020
The recent signing of a landmark tax deal between Botswana and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) puts the cherry on top of multi-sectoral ...
Dear farmers: It’s your time to blossom
Friday, October 16, 2020
Since time immemorial, Batswana have been known for farming, particularly cattle and small stock herding, as well as arable farming in most families.
Football's crucial moment
Friday, October 09, 2020
Every four years, football meets to elect leaders to drive forward the most popular game’s mandate.
A nasty Independence gift
Friday, October 02, 2020
As Batswana celebrated a restrained and almost unrecognisable Independence Day this week, news filtered through that the country had officially entered a recession.
Stay Home, Stay Safe!
Monday, September 28, 2020
On Friday, The Monitor team visited Dibete Gate where acting station commander assistant superintendent Edward Williams revealed they had been experiencing a rise in the ...
Do we need SoE now?
Friday, September 25, 2020
President Dr Mokgweetsi Masisi has called Members of Parliament to an emergency meeting of Parliament to discuss the possibility of extending the State of Emergency (SoE)...
Please end chicken monopoly
Friday, September 18, 2020
Some years ago, Competition and Consumer Authority (CCA) published an article entitled: “Market Study Reveals Competition Concerns in Botswana’s Poultry Indus...
Of Greeks bearing gifts
Friday, September 11, 2020
The revelation that government has turned down a loan from the Chinese government for the rehabilitation of the Nata-Maun road, sends positive signals of a commitment to ...
Where are the local NGOs in the fight against GBV?
Friday, September 04, 2020
There is no doubt that Non Governmental Organisations (NGOs) play various vital roles that complement government’s efforts of developing the country.
Coronavirus has disrupted our lives
Friday, August 28, 2020
It now sounds like a cliché to say coronavirus pandemic has affected almost all economic sectors.
Research critical for Agric return on investment
Friday, August 21, 2020
For a long time, Botswana has experienced a sluggish agricultural output in despite efforts by government to promote the sector.
The Pied Piper from Gaborone: Will Masisi call the SADC tune on Zimbabwe?
Friday, August 14, 2020
It has been three years since the end of Robert Mugabe’s Presidency.
Where are you Mr President?
Friday, August 07, 2020
Mr President, it did not take you long to address the nation following the initial lockdown back in March.
BMWU endorses BONU concerns over the Presidential Covid-19 Task Team and De Beers Front Liners Initiative
Botswana Mine Workers Union (BMWU) supports the sentiments e...
Football: To play or not play?
To play or not to play? That is football’s most pressi...
Fresh Zim lockdown stuns F/Town
FRANCISTOWN: A Zim lockdown has badly affected Francistown a...
Creatives fear for the worst in 2021
The COVID-19 global pandemic fuelled a massive industry disa...
Slow start to COVID-19 hit transfer window
Transfer business among clubs has been slow as the future re...
COVID could delay football return
Local fans’ hope of an early return of their favourite...
COVID-19 exacerbates media industry struggle
FRANCISTOWN: The story of how the media industry will look l...
A teary year for creatives
With art venues closing, concerts and festivals getting canc...
How pandemic triggered wedding explosion
Although the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a threat to the...
Ugly year for beauty pageants
The local creative industry will take some to recover from t...
23 Jan 2021
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