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South Africa is best cultural-tourism model for Botswana

If plane tickets to the usual benchmarking destinations (Europe, the United States and Australia) have already been bought and hotel reservations made,...

WEEKLY CARTOON

THE SUNDAY STANDARD SAYS...

Botswana government can ignore ATI, but not his message

Over the last few days, popular musician and artist AT has ramped up his political message against Botswana Government.

As economic rebooting starts, Botswana faces a new reckoning

As attempts to restart the economy begin, it is important for those tasked with managing the economy to have one eye on...

Poverty and the story of two Botswanas

There used to be a belief among many people, including Batswana, quite true at the time – that education was one of...

BUSINESS

The return of Fengyue Glass Project

The ill-fated glass project which cost government billions before going bust might be making a return as government mulls over bring the...

Gov’t considers unemployment benefit scheme

Botswana which is faced with soaring unemployment among its young population is considering introducing an unemployment benefit scheme and reviewing income taxes.

Meet the Motswana retailer trying to resurrect the Payless brand

While the last story told about Payless was about an imminent bitter divorce with its direct competitor – Choppies Enterprise, and that...

A different Botswana after Covid-19

The economic environment post-Covid19 will not just be different but in many ways will be more difficult that it was previously the...

Gov’t turns to citizens for P40 billion

The cash strapped Botswana government has put together an ambitious plan to keep the economy going, but it will require sacrifices from...

BOCRA urges aspiring businesspersons to use domain names

As business continue adapting to the COVID pandemic as well as complying with safety measures and protocols, some Batswana entrepreneurs have over...

MOST READ TODAY

News blackout on civil service strike

The ongoing public servants' strike in Botswana has seen that country's state-owned media cover only one side of the story. Yup, you guessed it,...

DCEC, DIS losing spy wars

When South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa delayed in congratulating his Botswana counterpart, President Mokgweetsi Masisi on his election victory, conspiracy theorists went into overdrive. Curiously,...

Botswana broke and living beyond its means

Botswana’s fifth President Mokgweetsi Masisi has his job cut out as he inherits a country that is broke and living beyond its...

A 19-month-old baby boy urgently needs liver transplant

Thato Tsheko, a baby boy of only nineteen months, urgently needs a liver transplant. Thato was born with a liver condition called biliary atresia,...

Liaise with Business Botswana-Unionist

Aspiring entrepreneurs were this past Monday advised to liaise with Business Botswana in order to learn about labor laws as to prevent legal battles...

ANALYSIS

ATI and Afriforum

Psychiatrists had long warned us that an era of lockdown would leave behind a trail of broken hearts chief of which would...

Black lives Matter No Matter

Over the past few weeks we have watched with so much disbelieve on television as black men in America were getting killed...

The obduracy of the SA government has forced Botswana government to hire Gerrie Nel

The Botswana government has hired the services of Afriforum lawyer, Gerrie Nel to help in the legal battle against the obstinate South...

Why bad things happen to good organizations and what is to be done: the case of Duma Boko’s toxic leadership style

The recent story about UDC rented witnesses who are now demanding payment for the false testimony that they were supposed to give...

The ugly side of the Covid-19 Task Force: Ramotswa and Block 8 incidences

The Covid-19 Task Force which is at the forefront of managing and containing the Covid-19 pandemic has, generally speaking, done fairly well...

SPORTS

Same script, same characters, different roles – BFA towards elections

It is a story that has become too familiar with local football politics. Same election script, same candidates vying for positions and...

Tennis bounces back from Covid-19 hurdle

Botswana Tennis Association (BTA) is ready to resume activities under the new normal and has set eyes on hosting an open championship...

Dingake faces the BFA axe

Like a big sword held by a hair of a horse’s tail over the head of Damocles, an axe is allegedly hanging...

Sport proposals satisfy big Bobby

Botswana National Sport Commission (BNSC) is satisfied with the proposal local sports federations have submitted to them to resume sporting activities.

Football league stoppage divides opinion

The Botswana Football Association (BFA) National Executive Committee’s (NEC) decision to stop the football season has triggered mixed feelings from football elders.  

Botswana moves one spot in netball rankings

The Botswana netball national team has risen one spot in the latest International Netball Federation (INF) rankings. It is...

LIFESTYLE

Botswana working women are more likely to suffer “bitches” than male counterparts

Growing up, “Bitch” was an insult thrown by Batswana men at sexually promiscuous women. By the time I reached my teen, the...

Sections 77, 78 and 79 dealt Botswana’s cultural tourism a heavy blow

When he appeared before the Balopi Commission, former president Sir Ketumile Masire testified that contrary to what most believed, constitutional recognition of...

Okavango Craft Brewery launches in Maun

Maun: Do you want to know what it’s like to taste the Okavango Delta? Okavango Craft Brewery is a new and exciting...

The not so sweet lives of mothers with “ Choice Assorted” kids

Maipelo Serudi is the typical queen of hearts. She believes in love, second chances and happily ever after. In a perfect world,...

Fashion clothing could take a hit due to mask-wearing

There is a group of people who mostly exist for a social enterprise that has been described as “seeing and being seen.”...

IN-DEPTH

If a revolution is nigh, can ATI be its leader?

When almost half the population has been classified as “economically marginalised” by credible research institutions, trouble in the form of a revolution...

Senior civil servants still feel more powerful than ministers

When he left the civil service to join politics, Chapson Butale would have made a good impression on President Sir Ketumile Masire...

Sorcery, chemical poisoning among threats to Botswana’s vulture population

Last year some 537 White-backed vultures died from what was believed to be poisoning from diclofenac laced carcasses they fed on.

Leadership crisis undermines Africa’s political stability initiatives

Africa is a continent ravaged by wars, diseases, poverty, unemployment, political instability and a host of other problems that the continent has...

Was our war ally truly an officer and a gentleman?

“No music is as thrilling and as immensely captivating as to listen to the firing of the guns on your side,” reads...

Obeying mask-wearing law has become a matter of choice

With as much knowledge as is being dispensed daily in public media going back at least three months, most Batswana would now...

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