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Remaining 15 coaches released to BR

The engineering unit of South African state owned freight logistics group Transnet, Transnet Engineering (TE) has finally released the remaining batch of coaches to Botswana Railways.


12th July 2016

Mfaladi defies gender stereotypes in male-dominated industry

12th July 2016

The bubbly Iran Mfaladi already had a knack for selling when she was a little girl. Every day after school when her homework and house chores were done, she helped out at her grandmother’s tuck shop in Woodhall 2, Lobatse.

Botswana students brave extreme weather conditions in Japan

11th July 2016

Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University sits atop Jumonji Hara Mountain in Heppu city in Oita, one of Japan’s 47 Prefectures located in Kyushu Island.

Entertainment Promoters petition MP's over BOT50 organisers

7th July 2016

The fight between Botswana Entertainment Promoters Association (BEPA) and Bots50 event organisers is far from over.

Gakutlo residents engaged in fitness boot camp

6th July 2016

Resident of Gakutlo Village in the Kweneng district recently   engaged in a fitness boot camp and snake awareness campaign. Fitness Bootcamp Botswana (FBB) coordinated the initiative last weekend. The exercise was meant to sensitize residents on the importance of keeping fit and how to handle cases of snakes in their village.

Sexual minorities demand fair news coverage

5th July 2016

Members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual (LGBT) community have called on the media to help in the protection of their rights in the fight against discrimination and stereotyping in media coverage.

Yellowman's fight for albino rights and protection

5th July 2016

Gaborone City councillors have adopted a motion calling for the formulation of a Policy focusing on the protection of people with Albinism.

BEC calls for partnerships in raising the quality of education

29th June 2016

This year’s Annual Excellence Awards ceremony will be staged in Gaborone next week Friday. The Excellence awards, which focuses on the basic education sector comes against the backdrop of continuing weak performance in general education especially at Junior Certificate level.

Another accident hits BCL mine

23rd June 2016

Hardly two weeks after four BCL miners lost their lives, another tragedy struck the troubled Botswana’s copper nickel producer in Selibe Phikwe on Monday night.

Spare 50 minutes for children – UNICEF

23rd June 2016

The United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) has launched a “50 minutes for children” campaign calling on society to be actively involved in children’s lives.

Batswana not keen to donate blood

23rd June 2016

Only one percent of the national population donates blood, but research by the World Health Organisation (WHO) shows that about 80 percent of people worldwide will need blood at some point in their life.

Opposition Youth want Julius Malema’s visa listing lifted

23rd June 2016

Botswana’s opposition youth leaders who hold South Africa’s Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema in high esteem want his name removed from the Visa list.

BCW auctioned to highest bidder

23rd June 2016

It never rains but pours for Miss Botswana pageant holder - Botswana Council of Women (BCW).