The UDC Verdict IT'S A TOUGH ASK

*There is no BMD President -Boko


20th September 2017

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‘Transgender is not gay’

19th September 2017

Deeply-embedded homophobic and transphobic attitudes, combined with a lack of adequate legal protection against discrimination continue to expose Key Populations (KPs) to dreadful violations of their human rights in Africa. Their plight was the focus of discussions for representatives of National Human Rights Institutions (NHRI) and civil society organisations (CSOs) at the 2nd Regional Capacity Strengthening Convening for NHRIs and CSOs in Johannesburg, South Africa.



First In-Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) lab opens in Gaborone

19th September 2017

*Women can now freeze their eggs locally



Dr Thelma Tlhaselo-Majela: A life skills and peace building specialist

19th September 2017

Her experience as a Counsellor has shown her time and time again that within each individual lies courage, strength, resilience, beauty, and the desire to love and be loved and connected to both oneself and others. In this first instalment Dr Thelma Tlhaselo-Majela talks to RACHEL RADITSEBE about her noble profession.



Boko snubs Molapisi

19th September 2017

*‘He does not take my calls nor respond to my messages’



News

The UDC Verdict IT'S A TOUGH ASK

*There is no BMD President -Boko

*BMD factions can’t commit to sharing power

*Both factions to meet on the matter

Botswana Movement for Democracy (BMD) factions led by Ndaba Gaolathe and Sydney Pilane could not commit themselves to a power sharing deal recommended by Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC). Both factions were at pains to explain whether they are ready to work together to bring peace and harmony at the orange movement yes...

20th September 2017


‘Transgender is not gay’

19th September 2017

Deeply-embedded homophobic and transphobic attitudes, combined with a lack of adequate legal protection against discrimination continue to expose Key Populations (KPs) to dreadful violations of their human rights in Africa. Their plight was the focus of discussions for representatives of National Human Rights Institutions (NHRI) and civil society organisations (CSOs) at the 2nd Regional Capacity Strengthening Convening for NHRIs and CSOs in Johannesburg, South Africa.


First In-Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) lab opens in Gaborone

19th September 2017

*Women can now freeze their eggs locally


Dr Thelma Tlhaselo-Majela: A life skills and peace building specialist

19th September 2017

Her experience as a Counsellor has shown her time and time again that within each individual lies courage, strength, resilience, beauty, and the desire to love and be loved and connected to both oneself and others. In this first instalment Dr Thelma Tlhaselo-Majela talks to RACHEL RADITSEBE about her noble profession.

Business

Minergy making strong progress on Masama project

Botswana Stock Exchange (BSE)-listed coal mining company, Minergy Limited, yesterday (Tuesday) released its inaugural results for the year ended 30 June 2017, reporting a loss per share of 6,76 thebe. The company embarked on a capital-raising exercise in the first quarter of 2017, raising P70 million via a private placement prior to listing on the main board of the BSE in April this year. Minergy CEO, Andre Boje commented that, “A lot of work had been done a...

7th September 2017


Bliss Kids Party Décor ready to captivate market

7th September 2017

The passion for events and décor has driven Leungo Kgogwane to establish Bliss Kids Party Décor Company, which now serves as a means of income and has created employment for other young people.


BIHL’s short term insurance continues to suffer

7th September 2017

The first half of 2017 has seen a continuation of challenging market conditions for the short-term insurance at Botswana Insurance Holdings Limited (BIHL) group as it continues to experience a significant decline in new business. The Group led by Cathrine Letebele-Letegele, indicates in its recently released half year results, that in addition to the decline in new business, there has also been a rise in policy cancellations.


Letshego reports double digit growth

7th September 2017

Letshego Holdings Limited has delivered satisfactory results that have yielded good growth at half year for the period ended 30th June 2017. This has seen growth in loans and operating income with Ghana featuring first time since the 100 percent Afb Ghana acquisition in March 2017. The Group’s strategic agenda to build Africa’s leading inclusive finance group, is underpinned by embedding future capability with investment in people and systems to enhance customer experience. Financial highlights for the six months ended 30th June 2017 show total assets increase by 16 percent to P8.7billion from P7.3billion in the same reporting period in 2016.

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Criminals target Makwala

Coach Justice Dipeba robbed after Makwala leaves his house

My life might be in danger- Makwala

Dipeba loses prized gift watches from Makwala

Botswana’s world famous sprinter Isaac Makwala’s welfare might be in danger from unknown criminal elements following a burglary incident that occurred at local track and field coach Justice Dipeba’s homestead in Mogoditshane this past Sunday. The 200 and 400m record holder had just le...

14th September 2017


Local sports facilities are safe

14th September 2017

Minister of Youth Empowerment, Sport and Culture Development Thapelo Olopeng says local stadiums are safe and they do not foresee any repeated life threatening incidents occurring during any sporting activity. Olopeng made the remark early this week in Gaborone during a media briefing. He strongly assured that the community should not fear attending football games or any other sporting activity hosted, this follows the recent death of a young woman during a music festival held in Gaborone at the national stadium.


New BNOC athletes’ commission elected

14th September 2017

There seems to be gaping holes within the newly elected Botswana National Olympic (BNOC) athletes committee and their predecessors. The new BNOC athletes commission was elected this past weekend, however some of the athletes elected to the committee have denied having knowledge of the existence to the athletes committee at BNOC all along. “The outgoing commission has briefed us on their achievements and challenges.


Rising chess star defeats Grand Master

14th September 2017

Local chess player Candidate Master (CM) Ndawana Mosenya is on a mission to acquire a new Fide Master (FM) title by the end of this year. Speaking to this publication in an interview this week, Mosenya said that he is aiming for the stars and his intention is to change his current rankings and title (CM). The ambitious Mosenya feels that the current title does not suit his current game level. “I feel above it, this is my year of breakthrough and bringing home positive results. This is a work in progress that I am willing to undergo,” he said.

VIBE

Berry Heart and Nana Kwaku collaborate on a single

Berry Heart is over the moon over the collaboration

Diva Vebrok insists that there are no hard feelings

Berry Heart’s recent collaboration with the controversial and apparently rich Ghanaian traditional healer, Nana Kwaku Bonsam, has set tongues wagging. Many critics have wondered why he did not collaborate with Diva Vebrok, who he was once romantically linked to. Berry Heart and Diva ...

14th September 2017


Music industry mourns Soares Katumbela

14th September 2017

Renowned jazz promoter and deejay, Soares Katumbela (DJ SK) made his spiritual transition under heart wrenching circumstances on Thursday. Katumbela’S corpse was reportedly found in his burnt to ashes car in Tlokweng. Police investigations are still ongoing and it has not been confirmed whether it was a suicide as widely speculated, or perhaps foul play.


Masa Fashion Show gives upcoming fashion designers much-needed platform

14th September 2017

The Masa Hotel held a press briefing for the Masa Fashion Show at the hotel this past Saturday. In the past few months, the fashion show campaign has been underway with a Fashion Mentorship Program, which was conceptualised to provide a platform for up coming members of the Botswana fashion industry. According to Masa Hotel Sales and marketing manager Neo Nketle, the programme was officially launched in February this year. “It is the first of its kind in Botswana to be hosted by a hotel. 12 more seasoned designers from the local industry are mentoring a total of 12 budding fashion designers.


BEHIND THE SCENES

14th September 2017

Thulaganyo Gaerobale, better known as Thulie of Maphuthadichaba fame, has always been admired for her melodious voice and killer dance moves, as well as her African curvy pear body that always makes her look stunning in any outfit. We recently caught up with her and we can safely say that she is still sizzling. She is now a branch manager for UAE Exchange but she assured that music is still her first love and that she is working on her next album to be released soon. We asked her:

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