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Miners petition Ministers Moagi, Balopi

Workers in the mining industry have petitioned the Minister of Mineral Resources Green Technology Lefoko Moagi and his counterpart at the Ministry...

WEEKLY CARTOON

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A tale of two economies: The widening gap between the rich and poor should be source of concern

The curtain is almost closing on the debate relating to the Mid-term review of the National Development Plan 11 (NDP 11) at...

SADC mixed messages on Zimbabwe serves to embolden the junta against human rights activists

The general mood was supposed to be ecstatic this year with SADC turning 40 years. Yet we see a...

Position of DCEC head needs security of tenure

In less than three years the Directorate on Corruption and Economic Crime (DCEC) has had no less than three Directors General.

BUSINESS

Banking Sector: The ever-changing narrative

As rightfully described by Bogatsu, the banking sector in Botswana has been at the centre of all the financial storms – the...

Govt maps way forward to improved efficiency

Government has laid plans to improve public sector reliability and service to provide a favourable environment for performance monitoring and evaluation.

Sluggish diamond sales widen Botswana’s Trade deficit in June

Botswana’s Trade balance continue to deteriorate on account of a slowdown in sales of diamonds, latest trade data compiled by Statistics Botswana...

New ISPAAD guidelines expected end of financial year

The long-awaited review of the Integrated Support Programme for Arable Agriculture Development (ISPAAD) is undergoing evaluation to be considered for review before...

Financial Stability Council says Covid-19, economic structure could affect stability in the long run

Botswana’s financial sector is not facing imminent financial instability but should the current impacts of Covid – 19 persist long-term stability cannot...

Botswana ranks high in investment reward score

Botswana is still considered a favourable investment destination despite the economic risks brought by the Covid – 19 pandemic, a Risk-Reward Index...

ANALYSIS

How to help your child earn and manage their own money

To learn to ride a bicycle, you need a bicycle. To learn to play the guitar, you need a guitar. This is...

DTEF should encourage excellence and not corruption

The Department of Tertiary Education Financing (DTEF) is a powerful institution. Under its responsibility are millions, if not billions, of Pula which...

Mogalakwe’s legal team badly and poorly represented him in election petition case

Rre Mogalakwe Mogalakwe may have not won his election petition on the overall evidence presented in court. But the costly errors committed by...

Batswana have more pressing concerns than reconciling Masisi and Khama!

Batswana have much bigger and more important things to chew than getting to reconcile two grown up men fighting over a secret...

Military Offences Stated in the BDF Act

The BDF Act is a legal instrument created specifically to enable the running of this military establishment that has come to be...

SPORTS

WASBO steps up advocacy for creation of safe sports policies

For Batswana sportswomen, the barriers faced every day just to participate in sport are insurmountable.   These barriers prevent...

Damn If You Do, Damn If You Don’t

There seems to be no reprieve for the embattled Botswana Football Association (BFA) leadership. With the raging pandemic on one side and...

BONA clamps down on rogue elements

The past weeks has been filled with euphoria for local netball players with social media reporting that awards will be hosted to...

Maphorisa blames sports merger failure on egos

The sports leader’s personal attitudes and lack of honesty are blamed for failure to merge the Botswana National Olympic Committee (BNOC) and...

Morule spells out hard and fast rules at BNSC

The newly appointed Botswana National Sport Commission (BNSC) board chairperson, Marumo Morule readies to suspend national Sport Associations (NSAs) that are not...

Orapa United snatch Boti

A streak of goal scoring form early this year by goal poacher Thabiso Boti has earned him a contract with Boteti based...

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LIFESTYLE

ATI’s ‘failed’ movement disappoints Batswana

Batswana are expressing their disappointment in the famous rapper, Atlasaone Molemogi aka ATI for seemingly turning his back against the movement he...

Entertainers demand govt. to come to the party

Botswana Entertainment Promoters Association recently held a press conference where they expressed their disappointments about the government’s handling of the entertainment industry...

The Local Slice BW Launches #RekaLocal Shelves

Gaborone- In a bid to encourage and foster the capacitation of local products into retail stores, The Local Slice BW has launched...

Porn through the eyes of a marriage counsellor

Albert Gaopelo, a senior marriage counsellor at Olorato Marriage Counselling is resolute that pornography is a hot issue among Botswana couples. The...

Fighters Support Group sessions heal cancer survivors

Fighters Support Group (FSG) has become a family for cancer survivors all over the country. Cancer patients and cancer...

IN-DEPTH

Politically smitten Kanjabanga aims at Boko’s jugular

They say don’t be afraid to rock the boat once in a while. And anybody who happens to fall...

Government dithers on treating GBV as a national emergency

To date, Government has not yet implemented recommendations of a 2012 GBV comprehensive study dubbed “The Gender Based Violence Indicators Project: Botswana” which...

Katlholo Botswana’s own “Mr. Right”

Mmanoko Primary School teachers like to regale friends with the story about the day a celebrity civil servant came to their school....

History made as Okavango Delta safari camps welcome Batswana for first time

Thanks to COVID-19, Batswana are now being welcomed to one part of their own country that has always been off-limits and has...

Stress, burnout impact negatively on productivity

Stress and burnout have become one of the reasons that the workplace of recent times has suffered demise, with a lot of...

Katlholo’s reappointment raises questions about DCEC independence

The recent decision by President Mokgweetsi Masisi to “relieve” Joseph Mathambo of his position as Directorate on Corruption and Economic Crime (DCEC)...