Don't be afraid to seek a second opinion

Breast cancer survior, Patricia Letlape urges patients to always seek a second opinion especially when it comes to life threatening diseases like cancer. Letlape is a member of the Fighters Support Group, which is made up of breast cancer survivors. Just like other members, she is involved in educating other women on the importance of early diagnosis and treatment as well as providing psychological support to those battling cancer. In 2015, Letlape went for her breast cancer screen after she felt a tiny mass, the size of a grain on the upper part of her right breast.

12th February 2018

Watermelon-Natural Viagra

12th February 2018

fireworks in their love life this February 14th may want to skip the burgers and beer at the barbecue and eat plenty of watermelon. Watermelon may be a natural Viagra, says a researcher. That's because the popular summer fruit is richer than experts believed in an amino acid called citrulline, which relaxes and dilates blood vessels much like Viagra and other drugs meant to treat erectile dysfunction (ED). Watermelon is also low in calories and provides potassium and the phytonutrients lycopene and beta-carotene, in addition to the citrulline.

Beat your sore throat’

12th February 2018

Raw garlic Garlic has antiseptic properties, and it may help relieve sore throat pain. When crushed, raw garlic releases a compound called allicin that has antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral properties. How to Use Chew on a raw clove or take a slice and suck it for 15 minutes To make the raw garlic easier to ingest, you can mince it and add some honey or olive oil. Blend some with other veggies and make vegetable juice Add it to a little salsa. The key is to eat it raw and as soon as possible after crushing for the allicin to be effective.

AP commits to uphold Press freedom

12th February 2018

President of Alliance for Progressives, Ndaba Gaolathe says his party will strive to create a lively environment for the media in Botswana. Gaolathe who was presenting the party’s annual Policy Statement in Gaborone said as the Progressives, they believe that the media, although not perfect, is the oil without which nation-building is not possible. “We the Progressives will create a lively environment for the media by scrapping laws, such as the Media Practitioner’s Act, and consultatively introduce a framework that enhances media accountability, growth, quality, standards and public trust.

Nkaigwa to face Pilane and Balopi in Gaborone North

12th February 2018

Speaker of National Assembly Gladys Kokorwe has official announced Member of Parliament for Gaborone North Haskins Nkaigwa’s defection from Umbrella for Democratic Change. Nkaigwa is now a member of Alliance for Progressives (AP), a breakaway party from Botswana Movement for Democracy. AP now have six (6) MPs against UDC’s eight (8) MPs. Nkaigwa who has since the formation of AP identified himself with the party, did not join colleagues until recently when he had sought and found spiritual guidance.

WUC is a rip-off, says customers

12th February 2018

This past week saw Batswana crowding at Water Utilities Corporation (WUC) offices to pay their water bills. This followed WUC’s stern warning that the corporation would be embarking on an intensive debt collection drive. All WUC customers who are in arrears are to be disconnected, regardless of the amount owed or period. Fresh information coming from WUC this week reveals that the corporation began disconnecting taps countrywide on the 1st of February 2018. The Midweek Sun reporter NEO MASANAKO spoke to Batswana in various locations to get their opinions on the drastic decision taken by WUC

Warm reception for Prof Norris at UB

12th February 2018

cellor Professor David Norris has struck a chord with students at the country’s highest institution of learning ever since he was appointed late last year by higher education minister, Dr Alfred Madigele. Prof. Norris, who becomes the sixth Vice Chancellor of the University of Botswana, succeeds Prof.Thabo Fako. Now a cog in the wheel of the University, Professor Norris has had an encounter with several students since the University reopened for the second semester of the current academic year last week. Most students speak very highly of him and believe his experience in research and innovation will benefit both the University staff and students. Student Representative Council (SRC) Minister of Academics Otlhabane Moruti couldn’t say much about Morris except that he knows he is from BIUST and he is a professor.

Bouncy's seductive dance wows YAMAs

12th February 2018

Maureen Maila, better known as 'Bouncy', is a woman on a mission, and this year she is going to prove it. The 26 year-old sassy artist, stunned at the just-ended YAMAs when she performed her latest hit, Serope. She danced seductively, clad in a thong. In an interview with this publication, she explained that she was actually wearing a bodysuit styled by local fashionastas, Gatsh Fro. She describes it as a half panty. “I was nervous and excited at the same time but I’m happy that everything came together perfectly well,” she says of her look and performance. While some people bash her for always dancing nude, Bouncy says she has found her niche and that she is at a point of no return. “I’m fearless.

CJ warns against random bailouts

12th February 2018

Chief Justice Maruping Dibotelo says the perception that whereas police arrest suspects, the courts are quick to release them on bail could backfire if not properly handled. Dibotelo indicated that this narrative if not handled properly has the effect of setting the public against the judiciary. “For example during the course of last week, the police paraded on national television one accused person by the names Keodireste Tlhofaetsi alleged to have committed the offence of murder whilst on bail for having committed another murder.

Matambo exalts Khama

12th February 2018

Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Kenneth Matambo paid tribute to President Lt. Gen. Ian Khama when delivering his last budget speech under the latter’s leadership on Monday. Matambo, an experienced economist who previously worked for International Monetary Fund (IMF) and Botswana Development Corporation (BDC) is one of the Khama’s chosen men who came into both cabinet and parliament through the specially-elected ticket. Although it was the last budget speech under Khama’s reign, it also happens to be the first budget speech parliamentary seating to convene in the morning. Speaking to

Love hard to find for gay men

12th February 2018

It’s worse if you are HIV positive

Gongmaster hates miracle money

12th February 2018

Mention miracle money and you will see Mponang 'Gong Master' Ketshabile’s face turn sour. Gongmaster, also known as Tau Ya Koma, hates miracle money and is not afraid to say it out in public. He has even said it on his radio show that the reason people are lazy is because of miracle money. He stated that it is actually people who want quick fixes that are chasing after miracle money.

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