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10 Aug 2018

The Botswana Defense Force (BDF) has been accused of covering up following a horrific incident in which a male primary school teacher was mauled by a lion and sustained serious injuries.

The Botswana Police Service (BPS) and Botswana Teachers Union (BTU) have expressed shock that they have not yet been informed about the incident.

10 Aug 2018

A 27 year old man of Botshabelo ward in Maun who is a key suspect in the murder of a 22 year old woman is expected to appear before court today (Tuesday) charged with murder. The woman who was a police volunteer based in Maun, had reportedly gone missing since 27th July and had never been seen until her badly decomposed body was discovered on Saturday morning by a herd boy.

10 Aug 2018

Once seen as recession-proof, the funeral industry is in a death spiral—except for owners willing to adapt to new technologies.

In Botswana, industry leaders such as FSG - commonly known as Lyn’s Funeral Parlour or Kagiso Funeral Parlour are also faced with similar challenges of “less deaths”.

10 Aug 2018

Despite tougher trading conditions in the domestic market, atleast three market leaders in the banking sector are anticipating higher profits in the incoming “reporting season”.

10 Aug 2018

Absa Group, formerly Barclays Africa is currently reviewing the ownership programme, following the downsizing of the shareholding by Barclays PLC from the Group which is also currently undergoing rebranding across the Africa continent.

10 Aug 2018

Botswana Public Officers Pension Fund (BPOPF) says after tumultuous months of bad public image due to strained relations with service providers, it will be engaging them to manage expectations, while also warning against those who see the fund as a potential cash cow.

10 Aug 2018

De Beers’ provisionally sale of rough diamonds in its latest sales cycle is down 9 percent, a decline that was widely expected due to slowdown in seasonal slowdown rather than structural change to demand.

10 Aug 2018

Botswana’s oldest commercial bank, Standard Chartered Bank Botswana, this week notified its shareholders that the bank will report an improved bottom line when it releases its financial results.

10 Aug 2018

Botswana’s failure to diversify the Botswana tourism from wildlife based tourism has disadvantaged many communities who could have benefitted from the tourism arrivals windfall. 

The University of Botswana Okavango Research Centre, Professor Joseph Mbaiwa is of the view that Botswana rich culture should be exploited as another alternative tourism package.

10 Aug 2018

US legendary soul group The Temptations performed at the Gaborone International Convention Centre (GICC) this past Saturday August 4 alongside Tshepi Live, Louis Mhlanga, Moroka Moreri, and others.

10 Aug 2018

On August 9th book lovers in Gaborone will be treated to the second Gaborone Book Festival (GBF) Trust quarterly book night. This book night will be headlined by celebrated authors, Zukiswa Wanner who is based in Kenya and Niq Mhlongo based in South Africa.

10 Aug 2018

‘Ballet Princess’, a collaborative show that features 23 dancers from the Dance Trust on Norway and five seasoned ballet dancers from Durban, South Africa will open on Saturday 25th August. The show will run until Sunday 26th and the group will perform excerpts from Accidental Murder, Romeo and Juliet among other acts which have been influenced by William Shakespeare.

10 Aug 2018

Kabelo Morokotso, is a Motswana artist with a passion for designing and building robots. He has been building them since 2016, and was inspired to make them after watching a science-fiction robot movie with his two sons in 2013. A desire then burned in him to create ‘Botswana’s first robot,’, and a few years later he turned this dream into a reality.

09 Aug 2018

Botswana Football Association (BFA) and Notwane Football Club may be headed for a legal showdown over the non invitation of the latter to the BFA Annual General Assembly (AGA).

This is all despite Notwane being part of the 16 team Botswana Premier League (BPL). According to the norm, teams in the BPL are invited to the BFA AGA as affiliates.

09 Aug 2018

Botswana Football Association (BFA) and Notwane Football Club may be headed for a legal showdown over the non invitation of the latter to the BFA Annual General Assembly (AGA).

This is all despite Notwane being part of the 16 team Botswana Premier League (BPL). According to the norm, teams in the BPL are invited to the BFA AGA as affiliates.

09 Aug 2018

Botswana Football Association (BFA) and Notwane Football Club may be headed for a legal showdown over the non invitation of the latter to the BFA Annual General Assembly (AGA).

This is all despite Notwane being part of the 16 team Botswana Premier League (BPL). According to the norm, teams in the BPL are invited to the BFA AGA as affiliates.

09 Aug 2018

The chase for the top four spot in the Botswana Telecommunication Corporation Charity Cup knockout challenge has come to an end as Orapa United, Township Rollers, Gaborone United and Mochudi Centre Chiefs emerged the victorious teams.

09 Aug 2018

It was a case of same script, same cast and same outcome this past weekend at the Botswana Cycling Association (BCA) National Championships as the usual suspects dominated proceedings.

As was perhaps expected, there were no surprises in this past weekend’s event as it was the same faces who finished in the podium.

09 Aug 2018

With two days before the Botswana women senior national netball team departs for Zambia for the Africa Netball Championship Qualifiers, there is great optimism the team will do well and win their scheduled games.

09 Aug 2018

Given a chance to shine at the 2018 Women’s Softball World Championships, Botswana’s women team seems to be in disarray as they are losing their scheduled games.

The team manager Same Molete is optimistic that it has been a learning curve for the ladies and is taking the losses as stepping stones to know what to work on next time.

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