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12 Aug 2018

Botswana Integrated Sports Association (BISA) is yet to pay teachers for their assigned duties during the athletics national championships that were held at Francistown sports complex between February and April this year.

12 Aug 2018

Local top flight football clubs look set to breathe a huge sigh of relief in the upcoming 2018/19 BTC Premiership season if the alleged impending agreement between Barclays Bank of Botswana and the Botswana Premier League (BPL) is anything to go by.

12 Aug 2018

Asked by The Voice to list his major achievements, the first thing former president Lieutenant General Ian Khama thought of was agriculture.

12 Aug 2018

Shaw Kgathi relishes a political fight. And he has never shown any problems crossing streets just to pick a fight.

Experience shows that he is always too happy to draw blood first.

His primary fighting tactics involve shooting from the hip.

And there is quite a sizeable number of scalps under his belt

12 Aug 2018

Party politics in Botswana is like Wild West as it regularly showcases scenes of extreme confusion, chaos and discord. If you factor in the unruliness of party members including elders and office bearers, it is actually not far from Hell.

10 Aug 2018

Hackers have compelled the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) to indefinitely suspend primary elections.

Elections were due to be held on Saturday.

The Telegraph can confirm that prior to cancelling the elections, the BDP had engaged a South African firm of IT experts to come and evaluate both the security and integrity of the party’s systems.

10 Aug 2018

As a sign of the deteriorating situation inside the Botswana Democratic Party, Member of Parliament for Serowe North West Tshekedi Khama has taken the party to court.

Tshekedi who is also a minister responsible for wildlife, tourism and environmental affairs wants one of his opponents in the primaries, Moemedi Dijeng disqualified.

10 Aug 2018

The Member of Parliament for Bobonong Shaw Kgathi has dismissed claims by former President Ian Khama that he snubbed the launch of the Francisco Kgoboko Trust Foundation in Mabolwe, Bobonong on Monday morning.

10 Aug 2018

The raging battle for the control of multi-million government special funds has taken a new twist with the Gambling Authority seeking legal opinions against the government in a fight for access to a multi-million-Pula levy fund, The Telegraph has established.

10 Aug 2018

Okavango Research Institute (ORI) of the University of Botswana has received a sponsorship amounting to P2.5 million from the European Union to undertake an extensive community development research on the promotion of sustainable livelihoods in transfrontier conservation areas.

10 Aug 2018

Botswana National Front (BNF)’s prominent legislator Abraham Kesupile lost at the weekend in the ongoing primary elections that are held across the country. 

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.

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