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23 Aug 2018

Preparations for the fifth annual Gaborone International Music and Culture Week (GIMC) are well underway. All artists and venues have been booked, the organisers say.

23 Aug 2018

Dance for Change Trust recently hosted a multicultural dance production at Botho University Hall. The production, titled ‘Trilochana’, included the talents of the Mogwana traditional dance group, singer Tebogo Matsebi, and an Indian Classical Dancer, Nayana Iyer.

23 Aug 2018

Tsodilo village will on the 1ST September be a hive of activity as it will be hosting the first ever heritage challenge walk themed “Walk for Rural Development”.

Speaking recently UNDP Sustainable Land Management (SLM) coordinator Innocent Magole said the walk, which is planned to be an annual event, will be in two categories of 15 kilometers and 31 kilometers.

23 Aug 2018

According to Department for International Development (DFID) policy paper on “Building Jobs and Prosperity in Developing Countries”, growth can generate virtuous circles of prosperity and opportunity. Strong growth and employment opportunities improve incentives for parents to invest in their children’s education by sending them to school.

23 Aug 2018

The thinking among our economists, too often is to run to make calls for diversification of economy away from minerals.

There is nothing wrong with that. But such calls, when they are not accompanied by related calls to reduce excessive dependence on Government do not mean much.

Minerals, especially diamonds have for Botswana been both a boon and a burden.

23 Aug 2018

Never before has the road to a General Election been as muddy, mucky and murky as one leading to 2019.

23 Aug 2018

We still need to dig the roots of the Setswana language some more. We know that maize has its roots in the Americas and came into Africa by Portuguese traders in the 1500s to the 1600s through Mozambique into South Africa. Linguistic evidence demonstrates that maize is not indigenous to Africa. All this is reflected in the name for maize in many African languages.

20 Aug 2018

Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) President Duma Boko has been roped in as a hit-man by a section of the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) that seeks to oust President Mokgweetsi Masisi.

20 Aug 2018

The Non-Bank Financial Institutions Regulatory Authority (NBFIRA) on Thursday filed an application with the High Court for the provisional liquidation of Capital Management Botswana (CMB).

The application which places CMB out of Statutory Management by former High Court Judge Peter Collins is before Lobatse High Court Judge Mercy Gaorekwe.

20 Aug 2018

The decision by government to open the lucrative multi million Pula Central Medical Stores logistics management contract for bidding is being frustrated by what is believed to be attempts to rig the tender.

20 Aug 2018

Botswana’s first study on the causal relationship between e-money penetration and household consumption has found that more use of auto-teller machines (ATMs) and electronic funds transfer at points of sale (EFTPOS) will spur economic growth – as it has elsewhere in the world.

20 Aug 2018

In order to demonstrate its commitment to improving the lives of people living with disabilities Botswana should ratify and domesticate the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities .Over two decades since its adoption, the National Policy on Care for People with Disabilities (NPCPD) has failed to achieve its desired policy outcomes, let alone meet its objective of improving the liv

20 Aug 2018

Candidate-subjects seeking to unseat the Minister of Environment, Natural Resources, Conservation and Tourism and future Bangwato kgosikgolo, Tshekedi Khama, as Serowe North West MP are said to have  a pretty good chance of not only doing that but making history as well.

20 Aug 2018

The Directorate on Corruption and Economic Crime is accused of playing dirty to get a court order to seize properties belonging businessman Bakang Seretse and his co accused.

Seretse, Kenneth Kerekang and Botho Leburu are currently facing money laundering charges.

20 Aug 2018

The cell phone has been blamed for ruining a number of relationships and marriages. However, some couples seek to foster trust by not being overly protective about access to their phones by their partners. It all starts and ends with the password. Is sharing passwords a litmus test for our relationships?

20 Aug 2018

William Shakespear’s famous question, “what’s in a name?”seems to have taken a new urgency for most who wish to stand out from the crowd.

What do you do when you want to name your child Olivia but it's one of the most common names around for girls? You name your child Aliviyah instead. Anything unique to set your child apart.

20 Aug 2018

Following Yvonne Chaka Chaka’s show at the Botswana Craft a fortnight, I have come across an article or two that sing praises for the once popular Princess of Africa. Granted, it must have been nostalgic for some of the revellers to attend her show; some possibly for the first time.

20 Aug 2018

In South Africa, the country’s deputy President David Mabuza seems to be in the hot seat given the land reform that the neighbouring country has recently initiated. The same cannot be said about his Botswana counterpart – Slumber Tsogwane.

20 Aug 2018

While there are indications that the country’s Small, Medium and Micro Enterprise (SMMEs) gets an increasing attention given their role of fostering economic growth, the sector is still faced with a host of problems which lead to their failure rate remaining high.

20 Aug 2018

Through most of the last several years, there has been one near certainty in Botswana whenever key national economic indicators stats are shared. It was this – Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) eludes Botswana. Throughout the same years, the country continued to wobble in attracting Foreign Direct Investment despite is international good ratings.

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