Ministry of Immigration closes five border posts due to flash floods

The Ministry of National Immigration and Gender Affairs this week announced that five  Botswana border   posts have been temporarily closed due to   recurring flash floods that have affected most parts of the country.


23rd February 2017

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BGCSE results continue to disappoint

20th February 2017

Botswana Examinations Council (BEC) today released the 2016 Botswana General Certificate for Secondary Education (BGCSE) examination results, which shows a slight improvement of 0.92 percent compared to the 2015 BGCSE results.



‘I could have died in that plane’ - VP

17th February 2017

Vice President and Chairman of Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) Mokgweetsi Masisi is a terrified and devastated man following the crash of an aircraft which was to transport him to Tsabong to attend BDP Youth Wing elective congress.



‘Gaolathe must be UDC President’

17th February 2017

It may have been a witty side remark, or who knows, President Lt. Gen. Dr. Ian Khama may have been dead serious about the UDC “cheating” the BMD by denying the latter the coalition’s presidency.



Khama is a “disgrace to the country” – BCP

17th February 2017

In a hard-hitting comment, the leader of Botswana Congress Party Youth League (BCPYL), Tumiso Rakgare has described President Ian Khama as a “disgrace” to the country.



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Ministry of Immigration closes five border posts due to flash floods

The Ministry of National Immigration and Gender Affairs this week announced that five  Botswana border   posts have been temporarily closed due to   recurring flash floods that have affected most parts of the country.

The five   border   posts affected include Mabole where the water level is reported to be very high. There is also Pont Drift were  only travellers   using cable cars are allowed to cross.

The other thre...

23rd February 2017


BGCSE results continue to disappoint

20th February 2017

Botswana Examinations Council (BEC) today released the 2016 Botswana General Certificate for Secondary Education (BGCSE) examination results, which shows a slight improvement of 0.92 percent compared to the 2015 BGCSE results.


‘I could have died in that plane’ - VP

17th February 2017

Vice President and Chairman of Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) Mokgweetsi Masisi is a terrified and devastated man following the crash of an aircraft which was to transport him to Tsabong to attend BDP Youth Wing elective congress.


‘Gaolathe must be UDC President’

17th February 2017

It may have been a witty side remark, or who knows, President Lt. Gen. Dr. Ian Khama may have been dead serious about the UDC “cheating” the BMD by denying the latter the coalition’s presidency.

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Matambo buoyant on 2017 growth prospects

The domestic economy is expected to expand at a much faster rate this year when compared to the previous year, the budget speech presented by Finance and Economic Development minister this week shows.

Kenneth Matambo told lawmakers Monday in Gaborone that, the economy is forecast to grow by 4, 2 percent this year, up when compared to the forecast growth of 2, 9 percent in 2016. The treasury minister is bullish and hopeful of a positive-growth across all sectors. “The optimistic ...

14th February 2017


Dare to dream

14th February 2017

Education is the key to success, so a lot would say; whilst some say it doesn’t matter whether you have many Degrees, Masters and PhDs, what matters is your brains to think and be creative.


Foreign reserves decline

14th February 2017

Botswana’s foreign exchange reserves stood at P76.8 billion at the end of December 2016, compared to P84.9 billion in December 2015, representing a decline of 9.5 percent.


Young Batswana buy Saverite franchise in Tlokweng

6th February 2017

Ministry of Youth, Sport and Culture deputy permanent secretary, Peter Mongwaketse, has urged aspiring local entrepreneurs to look for alternative sources of capital amid revelation that the government funding is not enough to meet the national demands.

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Mamelodi at BFA’s mercy

Suspended Botswana Premier League (BPL) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Bennett Mamelodi is now at the mercy of his employers after his bid to stop a disciplinary hearing was dismissed at the Gaborone High Court.

Mamelodi faces numerous charges at the Botswana Football Association (BFA) pertaining to his office at the subordinate BPL. The case was heard before Justice Singh Walia on Monday.

Delivering judgement on the matter, Justice Walia said the BFA has followed all procedu...

23rd February 2017


Botswana guarantees exceptional AUSC games

23rd February 2017

Botswana has around 22 months to organise the 8th edition of the African Union Sport Council (AUSC) Region 5 Under 20 games scheduled for December 2018.


No money but Magosi play well

23rd February 2017

Shenanigans off the pitch seem to persist at BTC premiership outfit Mochudi Centre Chiefs, however there seem to be progress in the field of play where it really matters.


Montsho nails comeback drill

23rd February 2017

It was hardly a heroine’s welcome when former Commonwealth and World 400m champion Amantle Montsho staged her much-anticipated comeback at the Lobatse Sports complex.

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Immigrant artists honored for contributions to American Society

Iman Issa and Meleko Mokgosi awarded $50,000 Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise in Fine Arts NEW YORK, United States of America, February 2, 2017/ -- The Vilcek Foundation (www.Vilcek.org) is pleased to announce Iman Issa, originally from Egypt, and Meleko Mokgosi, originally from Botswana, as recipients of the 2017 Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise in Fine Arts.

The prizes were designed to recognize and support emerging immigrant artists who have made outstanding contributions to Am...

13th February 2017


Motswana author helps youth discover innovation and entrepreneurship as a viable career choice

13th February 2017

A Motswana author, Boi Kgathi Rasmussen who is based in the Netherlands recently released a book that seeks to help youth (high school and university) learn how to be innovative and become entrepreneurs through her step-by-step book.


Sereetsi takes a step further with Kgalagadi Soul Tour

13th February 2017

Local jazz crooner Tomeletso Sereetsi alongside Mumba Yachi (Zambia) and AusTebza (South Africa) have embarked on an epic project.


Mafitlhakgosi and Chinese

13th February 2017

Mafitlhakgosi Traditional dance troupe gathered with a group of Chinese nationals this past weekend in a cultural exchange session held in the form of a dance fiesta at the Old Naledi Kgotla.

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