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10 Jun 2019

BY PATIENCE RADISOENG

Enrolment in STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) is in slow decline across the country. This is according to officials from the nation’s first ever Science and Technology university - Botswana International University of Science and Technology (BIUST).

10 Jun 2019

BY PORTIA NKANI

SELEBI PHIKWE - At a time when the government flagship programme – Ipelegeng seems to be “pilfering” the shine when it comes to availing jobs to the job hunting populace, SPEDU – a government agency says it has also set a target to add to the numbers.

10 Jun 2019

BY KABELO SEITSHIRO

The recently discovered 1 758 carat diamond by Lucara Diamond Company Botswana from its Karowe – the largest by far – is still on display as the company analysis the special rough stone before it can be put up for sale..

10 Jun 2019

BY VICTOR BAATWENG

WASHINGTON, USA - Globally, the scale and depth of the challenges facing small businesses vary but the root cause of the problem appears to be similar: the funding simply does not go the same direction as the business needs.

10 Jun 2019

BY VICTOR BAATWENG

THE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS – Ivanka Trump, daughter and advisor to the US President – Donald Trump did not only shine with her long sleeve white floral dress that matched the belt and royal blue high heels but her speech at the just ended Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) seems to have left an impression on the over 2000 attendees.

10 Jun 2019

BY VICTOR BAATWENG

The national statistics agency – Statistics Botswana has released its latest formal sector employment data showing a 0.9 percent upward movement in the formal sector employment.

The latest Stats Brief, released in late May 2019 presents formal sector employment figures as at the end of December 2018.

10 Jun 2019

Atleast one director has so far stepped down from his position as non executive director at a property company owned by former President Festus Mogae and suspended Choppies Enterprises Chief Executive - Ramachandran Ottapathu.

Before Ram’s suspension, the two business partners were both steering the ship at the troubled mass grocery retailer – Choppies boardroom.

10 Jun 2019

The founding Chief Executive Officer of local retailer – Choppies Enterprises - Ramachandran Ottapathu could find himself facing further discipline from the company’s board of directors.

10 Jun 2019

BY VICTOR BAATWENG

I have been privileged to have – last week - visited one of the most developed countries in the world – USA. This is where I wrote this commentary from. The visit was part of the Foreign Press Touring programme ran by the US Dept of Public Affairs and I was part of it courtesy of the US – Gaborone embassy.

10 Jun 2019

"Catch them young", is probably a common phrase that health officials use mostly to express the desire to have children drilled through issues of sexuality at an early stage. But this concept can be used also in academics.

10 Jun 2019

This is a trick question: what does former president Ian Khama see when he looks in the mirror? The answer is not a light-skinned, newly-minted pseudo-comrade with an Afro-hair but a dark-hued, much younger man with a buzz cut.

10 Jun 2019

BY MPHO KUHLMANN

10 Jun 2019

BY RUTH KEDIKILWE

At the turn of the century liberation movements across the Diaspora encouraged women to be bold, political and protest the loudest against patriarchy.

An expression propagated by men was conceived: “Women are no longer in the kitchen pregnant and barefoot like their mothers but they are now in bars drinking and smoking like their fathers’.

10 Jun 2019

BY MPHO KUHLMANN

Every day girls are determining their self-worth from Instagram likes, Facebook posts, Snapchat images, advertising videos and texts from friends.

10 Jun 2019

BY ANITA RANNOBA & BOTLHALE KOOTHUPILE

What a difference a fortnight makes! Days on from the joy of a triumphant return from the Zone 6 Karate Championships, a storm of controversy threatens to bring down the Botswana Karate Association (BOKA)’s house of cards.

10 Jun 2019

BY PATIENCE LEPHOGOLE

Botswana Sport Volunteer Movement (SVM) in conjunction with Botswana National Sports Commission (BNSC) and the Botswana National Blood Transfusion Services will host a blood donation event on the 15th June, 2019. This will be held at the national stadium in Gaborone from 0900hours.

10 Jun 2019

The Botswana Railways (BR) is to revel in multiple opportunities from the Botswana Tourism Organization (BTO) proposal to provide special rail transport for leisure travelers and fans for the annual “Mmantshwabisi” Desert Race Event, scheduled for Selebi Phikwe between 21 and 23 June.

10 Jun 2019

Botswana Sectors of Educators Union (BOSETU) has instructed their members to quit and withdraw immediately from sport activities.

The BOSETU directive brings to an end a protracted battle between the teachers unions and government over allowances given to teachers involved in sports at school level.

10 Jun 2019

BY PATIENCE LEPHOGOLE

From time to time workers go on strike due to low wages or looking for an increase in their salaries, which they gradually get with time.

If I recall well, just this past month April, military personnel got an increase which they even called ‘Ntlole’.

10 Jun 2019

The rot in Zimbabwe has just got to be stopped one way or other.                                                           

The country cannot continue on this path when it is evident that innocent people are suffering and are at the mercy of an abusive, cruel, uncaring leadership with no idea what to do.

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