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  • FNB responds to The Monitor article

    December 19, 2018 2:10 PM 528

    The disabled Mokgadi, who also cannot talk, was attacked by a stroke when she was three-years-old and since then has been struggling without a wheelchair. The parents bemoaned how they were struggling to take care of her. “The Monitor article touched us and we imagined the struggle that Mokgadi was going through together with her parents and we all agreed

  • HIV 'magic pill' continues despite side effects

    December 18, 2018 1:43 PM 523

    When briefing the Parliament last week Friday, the assistant minister of Health and Wellness Biggie Butale said that the concern that Dolutegravier may be causing birth defects involving brain and spine (Neural Tubal Defects-NTD) is not yet confirmed, therefore there are no plans to end the use of the drug. He was answering a question from the Member

  • Gunners Happily Settle For Draw

    December 17, 2018 3:00 PM 505

    Notwane had just come from an impressive 1-0 win over Orapa United midweek while the hosts’ preparations for the game were hampered by players boycotting training citing unpaid salaries. In the game, Notwane had the upper hand, but failed to bury their chances. Gunners’ coach, Enosi Mmesi revealed that he was happy to settle for a draw. “It was a home game and we were supposed

  • Lake Ngami communities finally find their black gold

    December 17, 2018 4:00 AM 540

    Innocent Magole, UNDP Ngamiland Sustainable Land Management (SLM) Project coordinator picks up the charcoal from the kiln that has just been opened and shows it to the media before saying, “This is it. This is why we call it black gold”. The charcoal, which is black with some silver lustre, is providing a silver lining to the communities around the Lake Ngami

  • Sun El Musician, DJ Ace to headline 4th Street Picnic

    December 16, 2018 4:00 AM 486

    The picnic is planned for the first episode of what will later turn into an annual event. Sun El Musician recently released three hit songs titled Sonini, Ntaba Ezikude and Ubala, and featuring Simmy. The soulful house DJ dropped a 12-track album titled Africa to the World on April 20 this year. King of slow jam, DJ Ace confirmed on his social media

  • GU or Rollers to miss out on Top 8 feat

    December 15, 2018 4:00 AM 482

    The ‘final before final’ means one of the tournament’s two most successful teams would miss out on a chance to lift it for a historic third time. The Blues and the Reds have four titles between them in the seven seasons of the prestigious tournament. GU became the first to win it twice in 2015 before Rollers matched the feat last season. Ahead of this season’s

  • We have nothing to do with Zapata issue

    December 15, 2018 4:00 AM 142

    Zapata is seemingly headed for the exit door without even ‘barking the first official instruction’. The Argentinian replaced history-making Serbian coach, Nikola Kavazovic last month, but before he could sit on the bench, Zapata has been linked with an immediate departure. Initially, there were reports that his former club, GU had refused to issue Zapata

  • Montshiwa murder case committed to High Court

    December 13, 2018 10:33 AM 139

    David and his co-accused Tumelo Tshukudu appeared before Principal Magistrate Goodwill Makofi who detained them in prison to await trial at the High Court. Makofi took the decision to commit the case to the High Court in the absence of David’s attorney Kgosietsile Ngakaagae. the case could have been committed to the High Court on November 29, but you and your attorney

  • Botswana grabs first gold

    December 11, 2018 3:43 PM 146

    It has been a difficult start for Botswana, who were fifth on the medals table before the end of day on Tuesday, but there was good news when the men's volleyball team beat Namibia 3-1 to grab gold. The team qualified for the final after beating South Africa 3-1 on Monday. Volleyball coach, Odirile Sibanda told Mmegi Sport that the win was an indication

  • Acts Of Mob Justice Worry Police

    December 11, 2018 4:00 AM 152

    The Officer Commanding (OC), senior Superintendent Counsel Moyo told The Monitor that they are worried over the increase in the number of cases of mob justice. This comes days after an angry mob at Gaborone West Phase 4 assaulted a young man in his 20s after he was suspected to have snatched someone’s wallet. “It appears after they heard the news members