Segokgo confident BNF will retain Tlokweng

Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) Parliamentary Candidate for Tlokweng, Kenneth Masego Segokgo is confident that his party will retain the constituency.


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Mokone back in court Jan. 26

23rd December 2016

Dick Bayford, the lawyer representing Sunday Standard Editor,  Outsa Mokone, on Friday requested Broadhurst Magistrate not to continue the case against his client pending the finalisation of the appeal case.



Troubled UB not closing down - Dr. Madigele

23rd December 2016

The troubled University of Botswana (UB) will not close, this is the assurance that Dr. Alfred Madigele, Minister of Tertiary Education, Research, Science and Technology gave Parliament on Friday.

It follows UB Vice Chancellor Professor Thabo Fako’s presentation to the Parliamentary Committee on Statutory Bodies and State Enterprises last month that the institution is going through a difficult time and needs close to P1 billion to survive next year.



Paedophiles, sexual perverts defeat the ends of justice

23rd December 2016

Tens of children across the country are still suffering horrific sexual abuse, but their attackers are roaming free because of hurdles placed on the road to justice, according to Assistant Commissioner of Police, Catherine Rauwe.



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23rd December 2016

BThe National Blood Transfusion Services (NBTS) has called for more blood donation to meet the anticipated high demand of blood during the festive season when accidents and emergency situations happen more frequently.



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Segokgo confident BNF will retain Tlokweng

Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) Parliamentary Candidate for Tlokweng, Kenneth Masego Segokgo is confident that his party will retain the constituency.

The party announced Segokgo as their candidate during the festive holidays after consultations with Botswana National Front (BNF) structures in the constituency. After the death of area MP Same Bathobakae last year, a lot of people expressed interest to represent the party in the constituency.Speaking in an interview with The Midwe...

10th January 2017


Mokone back in court Jan. 26

23rd December 2016

Dick Bayford, the lawyer representing Sunday Standard Editor,  Outsa Mokone, on Friday requested Broadhurst Magistrate not to continue the case against his client pending the finalisation of the appeal case.


Troubled UB not closing down - Dr. Madigele

23rd December 2016

The troubled University of Botswana (UB) will not close, this is the assurance that Dr. Alfred Madigele, Minister of Tertiary Education, Research, Science and Technology gave Parliament on Friday.

It follows UB Vice Chancellor Professor Thabo Fako’s presentation to the Parliamentary Committee on Statutory Bodies and State Enterprises last month that the institution is going through a difficult time and needs close to P1 billion to survive next year.


Paedophiles, sexual perverts defeat the ends of justice

23rd December 2016

Tens of children across the country are still suffering horrific sexual abuse, but their attackers are roaming free because of hurdles placed on the road to justice, according to Assistant Commissioner of Police, Catherine Rauwe.

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Matambo asks for P3billion

Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Kenneth Matambo last week presented supplementary estimates of expenditure from the consolidated and development funds amounting to P3billion.

The requests which Parliament approved read that; Ministry of Tertiary Education, Research, Science and Technology (MoTE) has submitted a supplementary request amounting to P1,308, 071, 800 to be funded out of the Consolidated Fund.

Under the Development Fund, is a proposal of P2,007,698. Th...

23rd December 2016


BotswanaPost more efficient after restructuring

23rd December 2016

BotswanaPost had opportunity to improve service delivery this year by putting staff and making the organisation more effective.


India’s money crackdown hurt De Beers sales

16th December 2016

De Beers, the world’s biggest diamond producer, has reached its lowest sales point of rough stones for the year as demand was hurt by India’s crackdown on black money.


Connexus scoops best OSV prize for 2016

16th December 2016

Digital educational company, Conexus, has been announced the best local Orange Social Venture (OSV) Prize 2016 and received P20 000 cash for its troubles.

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