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  • Crime victims deserve real justice

    November 1, 2017 5:00 AM 5

    Each day, via Btv and other media, Batswana witness violent criminals being paraded after capture, only for the same viewing audience to learn that the brazen, unrepentant and smug scoundrels are granted further bail. Just yesterday, a mob of suspects in violent robberies was shown on Btv, with the report noting that more than half of them were already

  • Molapise Reassures UDC Leadership Of His Commitment, But…

    November 1, 2017 4:06 AM 5

    The UDC top leadership called a meeting with the UDC chairperson, Molapise after a period of uncertainty about the veteran of opposition’s commitment to the opposition unity project. UDC vice president and Botswana Congress Party (BCP) leader Dumelang Saleshando confirmed Molapise’s words of commitment to the UDC but indicated that Molapise would not attend

  • Ntlo ya Dikgosi donate to Kopong Kgotla

    November 1, 2017 4:00 AM 5

    In a well-attended ceremony on Friday, Dikgosi also donated indigenous trees such as Moroja, Monepenepe, Motlha, Modutu and Kurujane. They also donated a photocopier, a fax machines, a printer and a scanner. Handing over the donation, Kgosi Puso said the gesture comes amid government efforts to capacitate Dikgosi and improve the status of tribal administration

  • BDP snatches three more from BCP

    November 1, 2017 4:00 AM 13

    Masisi said this yesterday when welcoming three newly-recruited members from the Botswana Congress Party (BCP). The trio who were paraded before the members of the media include Biki Rankebekwa who was the constituency secretary for Lobatse, Goitseone Mfaladi and Thabo Motswetla who were council candidates for Tsopeng South and Tsopeng North wards respectively

  • UDC Statement On Attacks On The Umbrella And Its Leadership

    October 31, 2017 5:02 AM 11

    The trend has taken the form of sustained attacks on the UDC in general, and its leadership in particular, by individuals who only a few months were colleagues in the UDC project. After being approached by the same group to help resolve the problems in their party, and having put forth a set of resolutions that would have placed the BMD on a path to finding

  • Kotolaname orphans need help

    October 30, 2017 4:00 AM 3

    Kotolaname, categorised as a remote area, is located about 20 kilometres west of Molepolole. Most of its residents earn a living through government poverty alleviation programmes. In an interview with Maganu-Ugokwe, an advocate for children, senior citizens and underprivileged members of the community, said a substantial number of children in Kotolaname

  • Farmer appeals High Court judgement

    October 30, 2017 4:00 AM 2

    Phale had sued the Ngwato Land Board (NLB) for cancelling his certificate of customary land grant dated June 6, 2001.Since 2008 two Mmashoro farmers and the NLB have been at loggerheads for a farmland with a borehole by the name of Dene in the outskirts of Mmashoro. In 2013, Phale appealed a Palapye Land Tribunal judgement at the Lobatse High Court after

  • Boko extends olive branch to AP

    October 30, 2017 4:00 AM 2

    Addressing coalition members on Wednesday as part of the UDC ongoing national tour, Boko said they were asked to mediate after the violence-ridden BMD Bobonong congress and they did. He said there was no way UDC could just impose itself on issues it was not consulted on, hence they waited for BMD members to seek intervention. He said after hearing submissions

  • BOFUS talks wellbeing for its members

    October 30, 2017 4:00 AM 2

    The publicity secretary of BOFUS, Oreeditse Nyatso said: “Though we are a funeral scheme, we do not want to see our members losing their lives at a higher rate, our wellbeing is of paramount importance so as to live longer and happy”. He said as a board, they are very worried majority of deaths are due to Non-communicable Diseases (NCD). “Short illness

  • Division in Botswana opposition leads to new party

    October 29, 2017 11:48 PM 43

    Tsholofelo Mathibedi and Fani Moses Factions in the Botswana Movement for Democracy have resulted in the formation of a new organisation, the Alliance for Progressives. (SABC) The once a united force, Botswana opposition is now fragmented, resulting in the formation of a new party. This is considered a serious knock in the oppositions' chances of ever ruling