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Long distance marriages tear families apart – Bishop Beleme

Transferring couples to areas far away from their spouses affects marriages and the stability of family life. This was said by chairperson of the Botswana Council of Churches (BCC) also Bishop of the Anglican Church in Botswana, Reverend Metlhayotlhe Beleme during the launch of the Tsholofelong Children and Youth Trust in Gaborone. Beleme said the continued breakdown of the family unit in Botswana contributed to moral degeneration in society, and in turn led to high divorce, infidelity and abuse in communities.


28th March 2018

HIV activist, 72, plans 500KM charity walk

28th March 2018

HIV/AIDS activist and Founder of Thusang Bana Centre, Stanley Monageng, is set to go on a 500km charity walk on May 1, to raise funds for the establishment of structures for the upkeep of orphans under his care. Uncle Stan, as the beloved 72-year old is known, has been running the charity in Molepolole for over a year now, which helps children whose parents have died from HIV/AIDS. With a complementary staff of 25 volunteers, Thusang Bana currently supports around 30 children between the ages of a month to six years old and 16 young people.

The essence of being a woman

28th March 2018

Tebogo LebotseSebego (PCH) She started playing netball in 1984 at Primary School and played through University and beyond. As a netball athlete, she has captained both the Under 21 and Botswana Senior Netball Teams. In 2007, she became the President of Botswana Netball Association, a position she fiercely held until last year. In 2017 she initiated Basadi Bomme Trust, which advocates for and solicits resources and support for various women sporting codes.

BOFEPUSU protests against sleaze and corruption start today

28th March 2018

Botswana Federation of Public Parastatal and Private Sector Unions (BOFEPUSU) is planning a demonstration against corruption today (Wednesday) in Gaborone. The Federation has invited political parties, other unions, churches and the civil society to join them in the demonstration. Acting Secretary General of the Federation, Mogomotsi Motshegwa said everything is in order. He said they have mobilised various sectors of the society to join them in the demonstrations.

UDC failed itself in Ralekgetho – Monare

28th March 2018

Defeated Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) council candidate for Ralekgetho Ward Johnson Monare says the party has a lot to do in voter education to counter Botswana Democratic Party (BDP). Monare who is a former councillor for the Ward lost the bye-election over the weekend to Omphile Motlhajwe of BDP. Monare got 233 votes against Motlhajwe’s 339 while Mothusiemang Malwetse of Alliance for Progressives (AP) came third with 45 votes. In an interview with this publication after results were announced Monare stated that people knew little about the new UDC symbol.

Francistown City Council owed P102 million in rates

23rd March 2018

Mayor of Francistown, Sylvia Muzila has expressed concern that non collection of rates, building materials loans, service levy arrears and other council charges are hampering a lot of intended developments in the city. Speaking during the just ended full council meeting, she said that the council is owed P102, 956,572.60 as rates to date. For this financial year alone, the council only managed to collect P14, 001,052.90 meaning that FCC needs to encourage people to use the channels that are in place to pay rates.

Couple struck by lightning at a cattle ranch

23rd March 2018

Herdsman Keenetse Rakala (42) and the mother of his children Mphoyaone Gaanabeng (40) were struck by lightning this past week at a cattle ranch in Molapowabasadi settlement. Rakala was injured on the head while Gaanabeng has visible scars on her chest and back. The Midweek Sun team caught up with the visibly shocked couple this past weekend in Ralekgetho village where they reside. Rakala says on that fateful afternoon, him and his girlfriend together with their five-year old son were at the kraal preparing to go home.

Men also suffer domestic violence

23rd March 2018

Domestic violence, also known as intimate partner violence, occurs between people in an intimate relationship. Domestic violence against men can take many forms, including emotional, sexual and physical abuse and threats of abuse.

Car knocks mother of 10 children to death

16th March 2018

Life has become even more desperate for 10 orphaned children who lost their mother recently in a car accident.

POSITIVE LIVING

8th March 2018

What a friendly experience at IDCC!

Dr. Sebathu Chiyapo; The first Motswana Clinical Oncologist

8th March 2018

Clinical Oncologist Consultant at Gaborone Private Hospital (GPH), Dr Sebathu Chiyapo, is the first Motswana clinical oncologist. He talks to RACHEL RADITSEBE about one of the most dreaded diagnoses – cancer!

THE MENTAL HEALTH SERIES

8th March 2018

SELF HARM IN MENTAL ILLNESS EXPLAINED

How do I avoid being bold

8th March 2018

How do I avoid balding?


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