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Former Minister of Environment and Tourism, Philda Kereng, one of the four women who were roped into President Mokgweetsi Masisi-led Cabinet in 2019 through the President’s deliberate empowerment of women politicians, might have betrayed her principal.

Kereng ‘betrays’ Masisi

Former Minister of Environment and Tourism, Philda Kereng, one of the four women who were roped into President Mokgweetsi Masisi-led Cabinet in 2019 through the President’s deliberate empowerment of women politicians, might have betrayed her principal.

Ian Khama. PIC MORERI SEJAKGOMO

High Court declares Khama ‘fugitive’

Former President Ian Khama has wryly concurred with the recent High Court judgment that labelled him a fugitive.

Blamed: Spectators behaviour during the Desert race has been cited as one of the reason for the relocation PIC: KENNEDY RAMOKONE

Costly spectators’ behaviour

The relocation of the 1000km Toyota Desert Race (TDR) to South Africa's Limpopo Province is attributed to unruly spectator behaviour, according to information obtained by MmegiSport.

Challenging times: Diamond cutting and polishing firms have appealed to government for help PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

Diamond cutting, polishing firms seek gov’t help

The country’s diamond-cutting and polishing firms have asked government for a wage subsidy and exemption from the training levy as they fight for survival in a diamond slump, which has seen some factories fail to reopen after the festive season break.

Election registration. PIC MORERI SEJAKGOMO

Supplementary voters’ registration starts Monday

Following a disappointing first phase of voters’ registration, where the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) attracted only 736,424 prospective voters, the commission will now hold the supplementary voter registration period from February 26 to March 15.

Simon Badisa Kgowe

I live in fear – Kgowe

It has been nearly six years since the brutal murder of Simon Badisa Kgowe's then-girlfriend, Bonolo Elizabeth Mapitse (Kerekang).

Gaborone City Council.PIC MORERI SEJAKGOMO

Councils accuse ministry valuer of ‘procurement meddling’

A storm is brewing between Councils and the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development or at least its employee, valuer Donald Mengwe over the ongoing property valuation services for preparation of a valuation roll in Gaborone.

Editor's Comment
Political party funding is essential for democracy

The announcement of political party funding rekindled the old debate about the connection between funding of political parties as a way to enrich democracy in Botswana. In addition, Botswana’s opposition parties have always decried the fact that the political playing field in Botswana’s democracy is not level as the ruling party enjoys unfair competition as it has all the resources at its disposal. However, the announcement by the Finance...

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