Botswana continues to record high rate of unemployment and sluggish economic growth. At the same time, the number of start-ups in comparison with other African countries is low, a scenario that led to the question – “What role can Universities and Colleges play to reduce unemployment?”
BY CEDRIC SWANKA
The Botswana National Productivity Centre (BNPC) aims to improve the self-assessment capabilities organisations with the introduction of a public training workshop dubbed Balance scorecard (BSC), for individuals in the private and public sector.
BY PORTIA NKANI
The Botswana Insurance Company (BIC) has embarked on a brand identity transformation adopting its group symbol of a bull.
The brand refresh saw the BIC recently revealing its new logo which celebrates the company’s history, values and vision.
Local stakeholders within the asset management industry have been told that the “suitcase banking” approach of parachuting in and out of the African continent may have worked in the past but in today’s context, so says Ronak Gopaldas - Director at Signal Risk.
The burden of responsibility for children in need of care from government will soon be reduced as Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) prepare to assume full charge over initiatives and matters relating to the rights of the child to influence policy and decision making.
BY MPHO KUHLMANN
A martyr of conscience: That seems like some heavy words to describe a hedonic persona that lived life to the hilt. The phrase however perfectly answers the riddle that is Thuso Letlhoma as he stands at a life and death cross-roads and has to make a decision for or against his conscience.
BY BOTLHALE KOOTHUPILE
The Botswana Premier League (BPL) board is expected to debate a number of proposals on how to ‘hasten the case hearings’ by the league’s Disciplinary Committee.
BY PATIENCE LEPHOGOLE
Performing well during training or practice but choking during a competition is something that happens to athletes across different sporting codes.
White Tiger Shaolin Kung Fu academy, a fully fledged Kung Fu training institution based in Francistown is currently constructing a Shaolin Kung Fu temple in the second city.
BY PATIENCE LEPHOGOLE
Former Botswana Cricket Association (BCA) chief executive officer (CEO), Girish Ramakrishna, has been re-elected as the development officer in the Africa Cricket Association (ACA).
BY ANITA RANNOBA
Just a season after giving clubs the responsibility to do their own ticketing for matches, the Botswana Premier League (BPL) has taken back the ticketing responsibility.
This allegedly comes after the BPL Secretariat encountered some problems with how the clubs conducted their game ticketing.
Concerns that the next season of the Premier League may be under threat are mounting as the Botswana National Sports Commission (BNSC) is under pressure to ensure compliance with the findings of the Office of the Auditor General (OAG) regarding its breach of standard financial procedures.
BY GODFREY MOWANENG
The Botswana National Olympics Committee (BNOC) target of raising P2.5 million for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games through an SMS campaign launched in April has taken off to a dull reception.
BY ORATILE OTSETSWE
Enduring in high intensity sports and increased competitive pressure make some athletes drop out of sports with shattered hopes and dreams due to burnout.
Our political leaders are too far taken in by the spell-binding fantasies of a little, make-belief world that they live in.
And at least for now, they are not ready to face up to the real world.
Judgement hour is coming - fairly soon. And big decisions need to be taken, pretty fast!
Zimbabwe’s political woes and economic problems will not end until or unless the power elite recognizes the difference between public service and being employed.
The rot will not end until politicians and civil servants stop pretending that there are shortcuts to economic recovery and that political tranquility can be achieved in a politically and economically divided state.
Globally Men, who have sex with Men (MSM), continue to bear a high burden of HIV infection. In Africa, same sex behaviors have been largely neglected by HIV research, but the results from recent studies indicate the widespread existence of MSM groups across Africa and high rates of infection with Botswana not being an exception.
The inordinate allocation of land to applicants for various uses ranging from residential, commercial, industrial to other uses is a serious blight to Botswana's economic development agenda. The delay of allocation is a ticking time bomb that should be diffused without any further delay.
By Richard Moleofe
BY CALISTUS BOSALETSWE