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11 Mar 2019

BY MPHO KUHLMANN

Bang – the youth slang for sexual intercourse which is also onomatopoeia for a gun short is the most appropriate term for a generation that has turned sex into a game of Russian roulette.

24 Feb 2019

By Mpho Kuhlmann

Batswana are generally cynical sceptics when it comes to children’s paternity, and mothers have the worst of it. This is cynicism is captured in the popular Setswana proverb: “Ngwana o itsiwe sereto ke mmagwe” which loosely translates to “only a mother knows her child’s paternity.”

24 Feb 2019

Almost every day, throughout Botswana crowds of hundreds of worshipers fall over each other to listen to prosperity gospel preachers or commonly referred to as fire church prophets preach about how giving to God or to his anointed prophets, will make them rich, healthy and blessed.

24 Feb 2019

By Mpho Kuhlmann

“Bring a hookah with you...” a phrase quite common among young adults. Much to the chagrin of the health conscious, Shisha (hookah) smoking is gaining popularity gradually and steadily among a section of the youths who are enticed by the large plumes of smoke and smoke rings they find so entertaining.

17 Feb 2019

By Mpho Kuhlmann

Bring up the word "infidelity" around a group of friends and you're likely to see the conversation veer off to issues regarding cheating with another man or woman. But there's another form of infidelity that is proving to be just as damaging to relationships: financial infidelity.

14 Feb 2019

By Mosidi Mokaeya

Families and friends are expected to descend on Rasesa in numbers come 24th February for the debut of Sweet Sundays Picnic at Masa Gardens.

Owner of Masa Gardens Connie Phiri while addressing media recently said the public can look forward to eleven sessions of the event this year.

14 Feb 2019

By Mpho Kuhlman

Sescenti Salt, a local youth owned brand established in 2018, was set up to bring in different types of food stuffs that weren't necessarily available in the Botswana market.

03 Feb 2019

By Mpho Kuhlmann

With news about how the Ian Khama administration may have misappropriated billions of tax payers’ money making the headlines, corruption has become a staple subject in Botswana and sometimes it comes up even before enquiries about the health of children.

03 Feb 2019

By Ruth Kedikilwe

This afternoon, Uncle Shima will hang the mic’. Botswana’s foremost jazz radio disc jockey will host his last show on radio on the local radio station Gabz Fm. Shima Monangeng affectionately known to his legion of fans, friends, family and peers as Uncle Shima says the time has come for him to spread his wings and explore other avenues.

03 Feb 2019

BY BOITSHEPO BALOZWI

29 Jan 2019

VICTOR BAATWENG - a self confessed "groupie" of Mtukudzi looks back at the "Tuku Years".

29 Jan 2019

By Mpho Kuhlmann

“O ngwana waga mang?” the popular Setswana question which loosely translates to “who are your parents?” is almost always asked in the same breath with the observation: “o sena maitseo jaana”which means you are so ill mannered.

It is almost an article of faith that parents take most of the blame for their children’s indiscretions.

29 Jan 2019

By Ruth Kedikilwe

18 Jan 2019

Baba Ba Mmala Trust (BBMT) have confirmed the date and venue for the return of the long-anticipated Son of the Soil Festival.

18 Jan 2019

Picnic style day events have become the in-thing in Gaborone and across the country owing mainly to the previous strict liquor trading ours and curfew imposed by the previous government administration under former President Ian Khama.

18 Jan 2019

Botswana, as a member of the Universal Postal Union (UPU), will again this year participate in the UPU the 48th International Letter-Writing Competition for Young People.

Young people all over the world this year are being invited to write a letter under the theme “Write a letter about your hero”.

13 Jan 2019

By Mpho Kuhlmann

When Zinedine Giola went public via social media and spoke about being raped on her 21st birthday, Botswana’s cybersphere went on a tailspin. Hordes of Batswana women came out of the cracks with stories similar.

13 Jan 2019

By Ruth Kedikilwe

With just 13 days into the New Year the heat is already up and it is not just the temperature.

The rate at which women are being sexually violated in this country is astounding with very little retribution from the law enforcers.

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