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  • President’s Day Competitions participation drops

    July 22, 2018 4:00 AM

    Participation in the competition from last year’s 18,971 has now dropped to 14,813 this year. The decline comes just a year after Masisi’s predecessor Ian Khama proudly announced that the competitions had seen growth from 3,274 in 2008 to 2017s 18,971. Speaking at the awards ceremony, Olopeng said the decline is due to artists growing and exiting the competitions

  • Referees unpaid from last season

    July 21, 2018 4:00 AM

    BPL chief executive officer, Thabo Ntshinogang confirmed that match officials were still to be paid dues from last season. “Indeed the referees have not been paid their full dues. We will pay them before the start of the season,” Ntshinogang said yesterday. The BPL has faced a constant headache over referees’ payments over the last few season. The problem

  • KBL bring World Cup curtain down with Tsolamosese show

    July 20, 2018 2:00 PM

    Hundreds converged at the popular drinking place to watch the Sunday match, which France won 4-2. The atmosphere was already electric way before kick-off, as fans were kept entertained at the KBL zone. The big screen provided a real stadium feel, as the match was beamed live, attracting a huge crowd for the final showdown in the world’s biggest soccer

  • Debswana Q2 production jumps to 6.3m carats

    July 19, 2018 12:51 PM

    According to Anglo American’s second quarter production report released earlier today, Orapa, Letlhakane and Damtshaa pumped out 3.2 million carats in the second quarter, while just over three million were recovered at Jwaneng over the same period. In the first quarter, Orapa and its neighbouring mines produced 2.8 million carats, while Jwaneng pumped

  • US parliament passes bill to save Okavango Delta

    July 19, 2018 10:12 AM

    The bipartisan legislation promotes sustainable economic development and conservation across Africa’s critical Okavango River Basin, which supports more than one million Angolans, Botswanans and Namibians, as well as the largest remaining elephant population in the world. “The Okavango Delta supports the economic livelihoods of over a million people

  • Silence of the Lambs

    July 16, 2018 4:00 AM 2

    His pledge to leading an inclusive Government with people at the centre of the debate is the recipe for success and prosperity. Whilst the Masisi Review may be unpalatable to many, his approach is not entirely about hunting. It’s about appropriate land use, and how to engage rural communities in wildlife-based management. To date there has been a chronic

  • Trouble brewing at BDP NYEC

    July 16, 2018 4:00 AM 2

    Mmegi has learnt that campaigns for the position is dividing committee members, since three of its members are contesting for the same position. This, according to a source, has prevented the committee from convening meetings. Some members within the committee have complained that the current chairperson, Simon Mavange Moabi wants to impose his favourite

  • Court denies CMB time in mega-money battle

    July 16, 2018 4:00 AM 2

    However, the three-men bench of Justices Ian Kirby, Singh Walia and David Brand declined to postpone the matter on reasons that there was no proper application before them, and that there was no valid reason raised for a postponement. They ordered that the matter continue as scheduled, more so that all relevant papers have been filed by both parties

  • It’s One Night with Maxy

    July 15, 2018 4:00 AM 2

    Maxy, who boasts of 13 albums in her 18 years career told the media on Wednesday that she will headline the show that also boasts international artists like Pure Gold. “I want other artists to be inspired by this. I have long wanted to do this,” she said. She said the venue at Tlotlo will only accommodate 900 people and only 600 tickets will be sold. “I know it’s a small

  • Boko's motion of no confidence thrown out

    July 10, 2018 4:34 PM 13

    Thirty five MPs voted against the motion following the debates while 11 voted for Masisi to vacate the office. Three did not take part in the voting. Boko had moved a motion which called on the House to pass a motion of no confidence on Masisi who had just reached 100 days in office as the President on Monday after ascending to the presidency on April