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  • Another day, another Zebras defeat

    November 19, 2018 11:52 AM 123

    David Bright's charges scored their first goal in 362minutes of football, when they found the net in the third minute, but the hosts rallied back to secure the win, which guaranteed them progress to a first ever Africa Cup of Nations finals appearance. While Mauritania celebrated wildly at the end of the match, there were long faces on the Botswana bench

  • Mokgadi Gets Hero’s Farewell

    November 19, 2018 4:00 AM 125

    The 32-year-old was described as a hard worker and somebody who was passionate about athletics. The ever-laughing Mchovas respected the elderly, youngsters and teammates. Despite the challenges such as lack of money for food and transport, he made sure that he never missed training. Speaking during the funeral, teammate, Isaac Makwala said he met Mokgadi

  • Sereetsi & The Natives launch sophomore album

    November 18, 2018 4:00 AM 129

    The album is dedicated to the late father of the group’s frontman, Tomeletso Sereetsi who told Arts & Culture that the launch will be a celebration of the unique Botswana four-string folk guitar traditionally made famous by giants like Stampore, George Swabi, Dikgang Malete and Sam Raditsebe to name but a few. Sereetsi, who dedicated the album to his late father

  • HotBox permeates through Daily Grind air

    November 18, 2018 4:00 AM 117

    Since the summer season started, coffee culture has changed a bit, but for coffee lovers nothing has changed really. Hotwire PRC recently invited lifestyle scribes for a morning of Hotbox coffee at The Daily Grind next to Main Mall in Gaborone. From a business perspective, this provides more opportunities for the development of specialty coffee in Botswana

  • Appellant board to decide Mabaila’s fate

    November 16, 2018 7:22 AM 126

    President Mokgweetsi Masisi is the chairperson of the committee and again is the one who chooses members who sits in that committee. The party’s national disciplinary committee last month, slapped Mabaila with five years suspension and he has since appealed to the president. Yesterday BDP secretary general Mpho Balopi told the media that Masisi had informed

  • Gov’t develops disability legislation

    November 15, 2018 9:13 AM 125

    The development comes at a time when there has been an outcry that people living with disability are often disadvantaged, and sidelined and their rights stumbled upon. General counsel from Office of the President, Dittah Molodi said there was a need to protect the rights of people living with disability. Speaking during the Ditshwanelo workshop on Wednesday

  • BDP Bulela Ditswe: Kgathi, Moipisi score reruns, other appeals dismissed

    November 14, 2018 4:34 PM 129

    This afternoon, authoritative sources told Mmegi that the BDP's central committee had dismissed all the other 25 appeals, some featuring high profile democrats including several Cabinet ministers. In Bobirwa, Kgathi had initially lost against Francis Kgoboko, while In Kgalagadi North, Moipisi had bitten the dust against Talita Monnakgotla

  • Another fuel hike tonight

    November 14, 2018 1:51 PM 99

    Retail prices for all petrol grades will be increased by 33thebe per litre while the diesel increment will be 36thebe per litre. Retail prices for illuminating paraffin will be increased by 31thebe per litre. Fuel prices were increased in May and are expected to continue under pressure as the National Petroleum Fund is depleted. The Fund is supposed

  • Bulela Ditswe verdicts out on today

    November 14, 2018 9:16 AM 133

    This publication has learnt that some of the appellants will hear from the central committee today that the Appeals Board has dismissed most of the cases because they did not have enough evidence. The Appeals Board is expected to present the report to the BDP central committee on the day. According to a source, the party's Appeals Board quashed the protests

  • Shock as athlete dies during training

    November 13, 2018 2:21 PM 134

    Mmegi Sport is reliably informed that the 32-year-old collapsed during training at UB stadium and was certified dead upon arrival at hospital. Botswana Athletics Association (BAA) president, Thari Mooketsi confirmed Mokgadi’s passing in a press statement. The deceased was part of the 2008 Olympic games preparatory team in Germany and also represented