Appointments of Parastatals’ executive management cloaked in nepotism - Mayor

The Mayor of Gaborone Kagiso Thutlwe has called on government to appoint high impactful Chief Executive Officers and Board members into public enterprises. He made this call this week, saying government should immediately stop the state enterprises sales spree but rather look for competent individuals who could make them profitable.

27th June 2017

BMD Gantsi North Branch congress ends in fist fight

27th June 2017

The internal fighting at Botswana Movement for Democracy (BMD) took another twist this weekend in Gantsi as warring factions exchanged harsh words that ended in a violent altercation.

Bissau the snob

14th June 2017

Love him or hate him, Botswana’s notorious rich kid Bissau Gaobakwe is a constant source of envy and admiration. Lately he’s been on social media posting his rich clothes, watches, girlfriend’s new BMW and all other things lavish.

Men urged to leave young girls alone

14th June 2017

Maoka Junior Secondary School student Olorato Paseko brought the Avani Hotel conference room to a standstill this week when she loudly warned old men to leave young girls to study and stop seeing them as sex objects.

Nurses in rural areas need support - Kgosi

14th June 2017

Bad attitudes and long clinic queues are just some of the reasons why nurses can get bad rap. But Kgosi Siver Nthomang of Mokhomma, who receives some of these concerns, urged his morafe to consider the challenging conditions under which nurses in rural areas operate before complaining.

Albinos demand special care clinic

14th June 2017

Spokesperson of the Albinism Society of Botswana (ASB), Tlhalefo Kanjabanga has stressed the need to teach about albinism to combat violence and discrimination against albinos. The 18-year old who joined the organisation to “educate and enhance the self-esteem of people with albinism,” said she grew up being discriminated against because of her condition.

Boko’s bodyguard has a case to answer – court

14th June 2017

The leader of Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC), Duma Boko’s bodyguard, Elliot Moshoke suffered a major setback yesterday in his threat to kill case against Spy Chief, Isaaac Kgosi. Extension II Magistrate Batho Kgeretlhwa dismissed Moshoke’s application stating that he has a case to answer. This comes after Moshoke applied for the charges to be dropped.

Suspended BMD cadres snub disciplinary hearing

14th June 2017

Suspended Botswana Movement for Democracy (BMD) leadership among them President Ndaba Gaolathe and his deputy Wynter Mmolotsi snubbed the party disciplinary hearing over the weekend.

Sekai a free man

14th June 2017

Bakgatla royal, Bana Sekai Linchwe, is finally a free man after a Gaborone regional magistrate court discharged him from his longstanding assault charges lodged by the state.
Sekai has been battling against charges of assault and causing grievous bodily harm during flogging incidents that happened in Kgatleng in 2010. He was initially charged with 27 fellow tribesmen who were later discharged following reconciliation with the complainants.

Prison escapees finally plead guilty

14th June 2017

Five more fugitives who were amongst the 18 prison escapees who escaped from the Francistown Centre for Illegal Immigrants early January this year have finally given in. Mulidenli Moyo (24), Sicelo Sibanda (23), Rowland Moyo (29), Gaomodimo Molosiwa (28) and Givemore Chaloba (25) shocked the court yesterday when they pleaded guilty before Francistown Magistrate, Ismael Molobe.

‘Khama wasn’t conflicted in sale of Air Botswana to Wilderness Holdings’

14th June 2017

Minister of Transport and Communications Kitso Mokaila has rubbished claims that President Ian Khama has business interests in the dual-listed tourism giant, Wilderness Holdings.

A gift more precious than a diamond

14th June 2017

A family of seven that has been living in deplorable conditions in Mokhomba is now waking up to more than just a new roof over its head.

Debswana Diamond Dream Awards reward excellence

14th June 2017

It was glitz and glamour for students of schools in and around Jwaneng as they gathered at the mine to be recognised for their outstanding performance in the 2016 final year examinations. The students were from primary and junior secondary schools.

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