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01 Jul 2019

BY MPHO KUHLMANN

Former journalist Tirelo Ditshipi spent most of her adult life writing news. Last week she was the news, and “reading so much filth about me on social media” has turned her world on its head.

01 Jul 2019

BY BOTLHALE KOOTHUPILE

When the roll call of guests was called at the BTC Premiership awards on Thursday night, there was one glaring absentee, that of the league sponsors Botswana Telecommunications Corporation (BTC).

Despite being invited for the occasion, there was not even a single representative from the league sponsors at the awards.

01 Jul 2019

BY PATIENCE LEPHOGOLE

Performing well during training or practice but choking during a competition is something that happens to athletes across different sporting codes.

01 Jul 2019

BY BOTLHALE KOOTHUPILE

Botswana Softball Association (BSA) says there were lots of positives to pick from the just ended Mens’ Softball World Championships which were held in the Czech Republic.

Despite having aimed for a top 8 finish at the championships, a youthful Botswana squad finished 14th overall.

01 Jul 2019

BY DUNCAN KGANGKENNA

Jwaneng Galaxy football is praying justice will prevail when the Botswana Premier League (BPL) delivers its verdict on their protest.

Galaxy has protested the rescheduled match between Township Rollers and Miscellaneous after the latter failed to honour the fixture in the first instance.

01 Jul 2019

BY BOTLHALE KOOTHUPILE

The idiom ‘it is a numbers game,’ is one of the most common uttered in the terraces of football when talking of the value of supporters to the game.

Supporters are the life blood of sport, and football in particular. The growth of football is solely centred on the notion of it being a sport of the masses.

01 Jul 2019

It was supposed to be the crowning night of league champions Township Rollers, but on the night, it was the boys from Jwaneng Galaxy who stole the show.

Led by their coach Miguel da Costa and talismanic winger Thero Setsile, Galaxy, as predicted, won all but one of the awards on offer in what was a drab affair of what was supposed to be the night of the stars.

01 Jul 2019

“Tell no lies, claim no easy victories.”

That is a dictum coined by Amilcar Cabral.

01 Jul 2019

A few weeks back, Mmegi reported that while launching his Vice-President Slumber Tsogwane in Rakops, President Dr Masisi told the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) that he was about to spill the beans on former President Dr Khama.   It is reported that President Dr Masisi had said, ‘ke tloga ke phantsha’, loosely translated to mean that he could divulge some secrets.

01 Jul 2019

By Cosmos Moenga

June 25 to 26, 2019 will go down in history as the dates when some Batswana political leaders sold our country for a mere twenty million pula while Palestinians political leaders rejected to sell their country for fifty billion US dollars.

01 Jul 2019

By Richard Moleofe

In the midst of the elephant debate, what is China doing to participate fruitfully in wildlife conservation in Botswana? The Department of Wildlife and National Parks has for the last twenty-six years had an anti-poaching division. They were initially trained by Botswana Defence Force Commandos in 1990 in Pandamatenga.

01 Jul 2019

There is a need to break an economic gridlock consuming our country.

Once the economy part is resolved, politics and all it represent will with ease fall into line.

To do that we need to empower the presidency; not by making any more powerful than it already is, but rather by staffing it with more skills that are so clearly lacking at the moment.

24 Jun 2019

President Mokgweetsi Masisi went into hiding last week after it emerged that there was a plan to assassinate him.

The president’s official aircraft, the OK 1 en route to Maputo, Mozambique was forced to make a u-turn mid air on Tuesday following intelligence that would be assassins were waiting in Mozambique to strike on him.

24 Jun 2019

What does he know and when did he know it? This famous line that brought down the late US president Richard Nixon may come to haunt Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) President Duma Boko as it emerges that he was privy to details of the dirty campaign to topple President Mokgweetsi Masisi.

24 Jun 2019

BY THOBO MOTLHOKA

The case in which Balete are fighting the government over Bamalete Land Boards’ intention to strip them of ownership of Farm Forest Hill 9KO farm will be heard by the Gaborone High Court on October 23, 2019.

24 Jun 2019

BY MPHO KELEBOGE

Thabo Masilo is not going to be hanged or face any death penalty as punishment for his alleged evil behavior thanks to his indulgence in outlawed substances.

24 Jun 2019

BY THOBO MOTLHOKA

Kgomo e tshwarwa ka lenaka, motho o tshwarwa ka lefoko: These powerful words, spoken by Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) President Duma Boko in his closing remarks following his annihilation of Botswana Congress Party (BCP)’s Dumelang Saleshando in the 2014 Gabz FM Presidential Debates, may have come back to haunt him.

24 Jun 2019

Former directors of the Bamangwato Concessions Limited (BCL) have rebuffed an attempt by liquidator Nigel Dixon-Warren to investigate them under oath over their role in the collapse of the mine. 

This emerges from the latest status report sent to the creditors of the BCL and Tati by Dixon-Warren who has since announced his decision to quit as a liquidator.

24 Jun 2019

Youth Empowerment, Sports and Culture Development Minister Tshekedi Khama is on a collision path with his line Permanent Secretary, Kago Ramokate over the ministry’s operations.

According to a document seen by the Sunday Standard, the management of the Ministry’s alleged incompetence has become a subject of intense controversy, pitting Tshekedi against Ramokate.

24 Jun 2019

There are fears that an incursion into the Khama Rhino Sanctuary by scores of elephants could expose rhinos to poachers.

Reports indicate that a considerable number of elephants have broken into the protected area and damaged a security fence in the process.

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