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07 Jun 2019

BY VICTOR BAATWENG

WASHINGTON, USA - The Center for American Entrepreneurship – a non-partisan policy advocacy group based here in Washington D.C, USA has listed Research and Development as a critical part of entrepreneurial development. As such the entity has listed R&D at the top of its “to do list”.

07 Jun 2019

BY KABELO SEITSHIRO

Victor Senye is the newly appointed Chairman at Botswana Meat Commission (BMC) taking over Dr. Tebogo Matsheka who recently expressed interest in joining politics.

07 Jun 2019

The Botswana Housing Corporation (BHC) has been operating as a haven for looting, collusion and insider trading. This followed the issuance of a report by the Office of the Auditor General (OAG) following assessment of affairs of state bodies including BHC.

07 Jun 2019

The management of Air Botswana (AB) has expressed no regret for sidelining the Minister of Transport and Communications (MTC) when developing route tariffs regardless of the law providing that the Minister remains the ultimate authority over such matters.

07 Jun 2019

BY DUNCAN KGANGKENNA

On Friday football club Galaxy wrote a letter to the Botswana Premier League (BPL) requesting answers on a protest they have filed against the rescheduled league fixture between Township Rollers and Miscellaneous.

07 Jun 2019

BY GODFREY MOWANENG

As the Zebras brace for a rivalry COSAFA cup encounter against neighbouring South Africa’s national team Bafana Bafana, rumours are flying thick and fast that the team selection is compromised by the poor remuneration system for players’ appearance allowances.

07 Jun 2019

BY PATIENCE LEPHOGOLE

Public life has never been easy for sports personalities. Learning to use the media to ones advantage can turn the exercise from a fun game into a horrendous one.

Media personnel more often than not are the eyes and ears of their audience hence they have a responsibility be analytical but unbiased.

07 Jun 2019

BY BOTLHALE KOOTHUPILE

Negotiated by Bennett Mamelodi, signed off by Tebogo Sebego, the story of the Botswana Premier League (BPL)’s ‘cashless broadcast deal’ with Botswana Television (BTv) has been one of the hotly contested debates in league circles.

07 Jun 2019

BY ANITA RANNOBA

In 1997, Africa experienced its ever first loss as a result of a player suffering cardiac arrest. Finest player Hedi Berkhisa, died immediately after a match due to a heart attack.

His death was a big loss to many countries especially those in the African continent. As a consequence, no precautionary measures were taken to avoid a repeat.

07 Jun 2019

Once upon a time, a German town was invaded by infectious rats that caused panic and anxiety within the community. In the ensuing panic, a Good Samaritan in colourful attire or clown costume [pied in ancient lingo] offered to rid the town of these rats for a reasonable fee that was not specified.

07 Jun 2019

On the 21st October 1949, Robert Sobukwe delivered a powerful and riveting speech at the Fort Hare University completers’ social which was spoken about for a long time in and outside the university in which he addressed topical issues of the day. Sobukwe made that speech seven decades ago but it is still as relevant today as it was when he delivered it.

07 Jun 2019

Some months back, Standard Chartered closed hundreds of banks accounts across the country.

The reason given was that the accounts were not able to derive P500 000 a month.

That, according to Standard Chartered made these accounts too costly to operate.

Whatever moneys were left were issued out for cashing or transferring to another bank.

This was a scandal.

07 Jun 2019

By Richard Moleofe

Issues surrounding the lifting of game hunting and particularly that of elephants have an international effect on us. It seems elephants are top on the list of the hunted game. But the lifting of the ban affects all other large game such as buffalo, zebra and giraffe.

26 May 2019

BY EDGAR TSIMANE

Former South African President Kgalema Motlanthe and South Africa’s National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) President Joseph Montisetsi are among a group of influential South African wheeler-dealers believed to be backing former President Lt Gen Ian Khama’s bid to oust President Mokgweetsi Masisi.

26 May 2019

Botswana Defence Force (BDF) and Intelligence officers are constantly on high alert amid fears that President Mokgweetsi Masisi’s life may be in danger.

26 May 2019

There appears to be no end in sight for the internal fight that has divided Botswana Public Employees Union.

BOPEU under the leadership of its Vice President Olefile Monakwe said on Friday that the chairperson of Babereki Investments Masego Mogwera remains suspended.

26 May 2019

By the time you read this, a Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) dissident group (not Bangwato) would have met in Serowe for another “consultative” meeting during which former President Ian Khama would have been given “permission” to leave the party and would have announced the formation his own – the Botswana Patriotic Front (BPF).

26 May 2019

The newly-formed Botswana Patriotic Front, a creation of former President Ian Khama, will not be able to tout the number one item on the latter’s “achievements” list.

26 May 2019

Apparently there is no equivalent of “moeng ga a dibedi” (a visitor shouldn’t have any other agenda) in western culture. When Botswana expects westerners to just come visit as tourists to enjoy the sights, some (whom nobody ever voted into political office) also want political power to dictate terms of wildlife management.

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