Monday, March 1, 2021

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Diamond smugglers infiltrate Botswana aided by citizens

FRANCISTOWN: Police here are grappling with a rise in diamond smuggling crimes having registered five such cases since the beginning of the year.  This was...

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BUSINESS

ANALYSIS

Why has opposition struggled to gain traction in the face of a blundering BDP and government?

The opposition is in a parlous state. They have not been particularly effective against the excesses of the current government – which are growing more...

The Ten Pula Wars

Someone has described Ian Khama as a man who has had problems with every president who is not Khama. That simply means Ian Khama...

Mochudi’s “Yellow Building” gets ready to open for business

At last between 400 and 600 jobless Bakgatla stand a good chance of securing employment as soon as the Mochudi Wholesalers building, commonly known...

If only we could reimagine career politicians as glorified two-faced, sneaky beings, we wouldn’t be obsessing over politics!

I often find myself wondering why people are still surprised with patronage appointments and that political leaders use politics for personal gain. Patronage appointments...

GBV Inter Ministerial Committee a sham and a slap on the face of victims

The Gender-Based Violence Inter Ministerial Committee (IMC) was announced recently is an all-male club save for one member. I am referring here at the...

SPORTS

BAMB CEO PUSHED OUT The newly appointed BAMB acting chairperson Ruth Mphathi has relieved the organisation's CEO Leornard Morakaladi of his job. His contract was extended with another three years recently.He leaves the organisation at a time when his contract is left with two years to complete his second term. ... See MoreSee Less
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IAN KHAMA WRITES This is what failure looks like. No lockdown or curfew for poachers apparently. In 18 months about 120 rhinos with and without horns have been slaughtered. After corona there will be none left for tourists to come and see. ... See MoreSee Less
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