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BMC owes farmers over P160 Million

Botswana Meat Commission (BMC) owes local farmers from across the country more than P160 million in delayed payments.  Some local farmers have...

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Batswana are hurting; and there is no end in sight

Economically, Batswana are beleaguered.The economy is experiencing strong headwinds.Lack of opportunities continues to bite. The more that happens, the moreBatswana get pushed...

End of diamonds era will bring political instability

Botswana has for over fifty years now relied on diamonds for economic growth. The days of diamonds are however coming to a close. It is political...

Botswana’s women empowerment gains have all been reversed

There is a clear sign that past achievements that Botswana had gained by putting more women at the top administrative and executive rungs have...

BUSINESS

Botswana is still not welcoming to other Africans

Even with Ian Khama gone, Botswana remains one of the least visa-open countries in Africa.From a total of 54 African countries, Botswana...

A nation plugged in debt…

Lending to households in Botswana must be the most lucrative undertaking if not the shrewdest move, with data showing increase in credit...

Choppies exits SA for 73 Thebe, misses results deadline

The embattled Choppies Enterprises has exited the troublesome South African market following a costly expansion strategy that threatened to sink the entire...

New CEDA guidelines could cater for the youth, marginalized groups

Small Macro Medium Enterprises in Botswana still face a difficulty of securing finance needs despite the existence of the usually much decorated...

Panda – The brick that is building the city

If you have ever spent a night at the newly built Hilton Garden Inn located in the Central Business District of the...

BOCRA promises an increased access and usage of communications services

Following the end of the 2015-2018 Strategic Plan, the Universal Access and Service Fund (UASF) developed a new Strategic Plan for the period...

MOST READ TODAY

DCEC, DIS losing spy wars

When South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa delayed in congratulating his Botswana counterpart, President Mokgweetsi Masisi on his election victory, conspiracy theorists went into overdrive. Curiously,...

Botswana broke and living beyond its means

Botswana’s fifth President Mokgweetsi Masisi has his job cut out as he inherits a country that is broke and living beyond its...

Is Khama privy to Boko and Moti’s plan to take over Botswana and Zimbabwe?

Self-exiled Zimbabwean G40 kingpin Professor Jonathan Moyo and MDC-ALLIANCE leader Nelson Chamisa are banking on former President Lt Gen Ian Khama’s supporters in the Botswana...

News blackout on civil service strike

The ongoing public servants' strike in Botswana has seen that country's state-owned media cover only one side of the story. Yup, you guessed it,...

Balopi “shocked” by UDC petition allegations

Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) Secretary General Mpho Balopi has dismissed as outrageous allegations contained in the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) election petitions. The contents...

ANALYSIS

Botswana is under a sponsored attack

Botswana’s credibility as a doyen of democracy is up against its biggest test yet.It is openly challenged and even questioned.Multiple institutions that...

Politics fatigue syndrome threatens to drown Botswana’s faltering electoral politics!

As Batswana catch some breath after one of the most acrimonious general election in the history of the country, it is becoming...

Inferno that gutted boys hostel at Nata Senior Secndary School

Nata village, situated at confluence of the A3 and the A33 roads north west of the City of Francistown and south of...

Awkward questions raised on election outcome open wounds of national disunity and division

By now the outcome of General Elections has been explained beyond any point of usefulness. It was an expulsion of the Umbrella for Democratic Change, including...

Zimbabwe: What really is the world waiting for?

It hit me like a brick when, just two days ago, the United States signed two bills that grabbed my attention.       ...

SPORTS

Olympic preparations back on track as MYSC steps in

At the Botswana National Olympic Committee (BNOC) Annual General Assembly (AGA), one organisation’s absence was conspicuous, that of the Botswana National Sports...

BSA suspends Vikings

Vikings Softball Club has been slapped with a two-year suspension from all Botswana Softball Association (BSA) activities. The...

Lack of sponsors threaten to dash chess sensation Masaiti’s dreams

For a much decorated young athlete, 17-year- old Besa Masaiti should not be struggling for monies to represent her country at international...

Whither Botswana football?

The past couple of years have seen the fortunes of Botswana football fall drastically. From being a destination of sponsors, local football is now...

Letsoaka set to dump BFA

The Botswana Football Association (BFA) reckoned fat catch Serame Letsoaka is allegedly on the move for greener pastures. The former South Africa Football Association...

BNSC can run without a board – PS Ramokate

‘It is not wrong for Botswana National Sport Commission to run without a board because the ministry of sports is there to assist.’ These...

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RULING ON ISAAC KGOSI BAIL CONDITIONS

The Magistrate has ordered that;

• the accused person’s warrant of arrest be discharged

• provide 2 sureties each to pay P 10 000 and the accused person to pay P10 000 also

• accused person surrender his passport to the Station Commander of Broadhurst Police station and that the passport be availed as and when he is to leave the country
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LIFESTYLE

It’s likely Botswana has Africa’s worst Facebook addiction problem

On the list of diseases that he mentioned in what was perhaps the longest state-of-the-nation address in Botswana’s history, President Mokgweetsi Masisi left out...

Batswana girls graduating from Barbie dolls to the one eyed monster

A staggering 33% of Batswana girls, barely out of their nappies are graduating from adorable Barbie dolls to the one eyed monster – literally....

The Missing Link

Social media has become such a powerful tool and anyone looking for almost anything they can just about find it anywhere on its platforms....

Smiling depression – Grin and bear it

It is one of the most puzzling questions posed as grieving friends and relatives try to make sense of a senseless suicide: She loved...

The price of infertility – does it help to be rich?

Bundle of joy. The three word phrase has become the holy grail of men and women wishing to prove their gender worth. It is...

IN-DEPTH

Warning: Don’t surcharge government departments for late payment

Those who do business with the government may, on the basis of what the Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Dr. Thapelo...

‘There has always been a Masisi in parliament since 1965’

At first blush, one supposes that it would be easy to find common ground on common English words like “unfair”, “executive” and “domination.” However,...

Non-GDP economic measure shows Batswana are really struggling

Botswana is supposed to be one of Africa’s “richest” countries but a non-GDP economic measure, the Social Progress Index, shows just how poorly the...

Advocacy for citizen-owned hotels, lodges makes perfect sense but …

Every day, public officials who left behind overflowing in-trays back in their offices are lodging at some hotel for a conference, workshop, symposium or...

The amazing resurrection of Kabo Morwaeng!

Run up to the 1994  general election stood out for frenetic  campaigning   never before seen  in  the country’s  electoral   history as  the...

Botswana embracing insults as part of normal electoral politics

If you lack substance but can entertain a crowd at an open-air political rally (“freedom square”), then you are the real star...

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