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  • Five Batswana men stab Zim man to death

    January 29, 2018 1:25 PM 60

    The five suspects’ ages range between 16 years and 27 years according to police assistant public relations officer senior superintendent Near Bagali. Bagali explained that the five Batswana men allegedly got into a fight with three Zimbabwean men at a bar at Thomadithotse ward on Saturday night. He said one of the suspects had earlier got into an argument

  • US Embassy introduces Youth Achievers Botswana

    January 29, 2018 12:52 PM 58

    According the Embassy’s information specialist Ephraim Keoreng this project will be undertaken by alumni of the Mandela Washington Fellowship and members of the Non-Governmental Organization BW YALI Network. “This year long after school program will be based at Naledi Senior Secondary School and will include skills building, He said members of the media

  • AP embarks on nationwide launches

    January 29, 2018 4:00 AM 61

    “We are busy putting together party structures across the 57 constituencies and 450 wards across the country,” the AP vice president, Wynter Mmolotsi told Mmegi this week. The AP is currently working around the clock training leaders to empower people on the party and its policies. “We are seized with the preparations for the continued launch of our party

  • Students who failed their JC will not progress to senior schools

    January 25, 2018 3:00 PM 70

    The ministry released a statement today dismissing reports that has been circulating on social media indicating that all students who have failed their form three will progress to senior secondary schools. “The misleading information claims that the Permanent Secretary, Grace Muzila told Yarona FM that students who failed their JC examinations would

  • BOFEPUSU wants Masisi to prioritise workers affairs

    January 24, 2018 3:00 PM 73

    Speaking to the media today, the federation’s publicity secretary Mogomotsi Motshegwa says when Masisi takes over April 1, 2018, he should “put first labour relations. We want him to seriously improve labour relations in the country which is at its lowest, restore workers council independent of political interference, improve the plight of the workers

  • Industrial Court Judges attend training

    January 24, 2018 3:00 PM 70

    The training is held at Chobe Marina Lodge in Kasane from January 22 to 26, 2018. “The court is in the process of harnessing on emerging trends and best judicial practices to improve turnaround times, reduce backlog and further offer labour justice promptly in an accessible manner. This is in line with the court’s commitment to promote the rule of law by providing

  • BDP spends over half a million on Bulela Ditswe

    January 24, 2018 9:31 AM 68

    The BDP held primary elections in 18 opposition-held constituencies. Although the Bulela Ditswe had problems the BDP secretary general Mpho Balopi said at a press conference that their primary elections were peaceful as compared to previous years. BDP is very clear. It is to win opposition-held constituencies and we believe whoever wants to protest will follow

  • Bonnington JSS tops South East region

    January 23, 2018 3:00 PM 70

    This morning schoolteachers, students and other staff members cheered and sang victory songs in celebration of this great feat. The excited acting deputy head Tebbica Chiepe, told Mmegi that over and above, the school came third nationally. “For the past five years we have been appearing in the top 10 nationally but we had never scooped position one regionally

  • Security owner granted bail in murder case

    January 23, 2018 3:00 PM 63

    The state alleges that Tabona Lingani, 32, murdered his ex-girlfriend, Lesego Kgosidiile at Phutiyashalala cattlepost near Bobonong village on February 19, 2013. At the time the incident allegedly happened, Lingani was an owner of a security company based in Gaborone and had employed Kgosidiile as one of his security officers. Lingani is also facing

  • JCE exam results released

    January 22, 2018 3:00 PM 64

    A total of 40 896 candidates wrote the 2017 examination showing a slight decrease in candidature compared to the 2016 cohort of 41464. There were 20 404 male candidates and 20 492 female candidates sitting for the 2017 Junior Certificate Examination. Overall performance indicates that 33.80% of candidates have been awarded Grade C or better compared