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  • Wanderers seal P52,000 sponsorship deal

    January 19, 2018 3:00 PM 73

    The deal was announced early this week at Morupule Mine, with the club receiving P10,000 in cash while P42, 000 will be in a form of advertising space. Massive Brands will handle all the club’s branding. Wanderers’ patron, Ernest Phiri said it was a blessing to have the community of Palapye on board to help the team achieve its mission of gaining promotion

  • Kweneng West overtakes Ngamiland West as poorest district

    January 19, 2018 5:29 AM 73

    According to data unveiled by the data agency this yesterday morning, Kweneng West has a poverty incidence of 50.6 percent or roughly one out of every two people. The district had an updated population of 52,400 according to the 2015/16 Botswana Multi-Topic Household Survey released this morning. Statistics Botswana researchers classify “poor” as anyone

  • BMD has no autonomy over own constituencies

    January 18, 2018 11:00 AM 64

    "The constituencies belong to the UDC and allocated to the parties to manage and choose best candidates. Even after each party elects their preferred candidate, we will scrutinise the candidates and replace those we deem not fit enough by those we think can win it for us from any party under the UDC," he said at a Botswana National Front (BNF) press

  • Suspected cocaine dealers arrested, released

    January 17, 2018 11:00 AM 66

    According to the Northern divisional CID officer, assistant commissioner Oabitsa Rankwaila they received a tip-off that two local men were in possession of substance believed to be cocaine. “We cannot at the moment disclose what the suspects were found in possession of. We are waiting for results from the police forensic laboratory in Gaborone to confirm

  • Robete hitmakers wrap up tour next month

    January 17, 2018 4:00 AM 64

    “The workshop tour resumed from last year. The project covers 15 villages and towns. So far 10 places have been visited. The project ends this February with five remaining places being Gumare, Letlhakeng, Gantsi, Tsabong and Gaborone,” the band’s frontman, Tomeletso Sereetsi told Showbiz. He said dates would be announced soon and specified that the last batch

  • Isaac Davids: Condolence Messages

    January 16, 2018 11:00 AM 59

    Botswana Democratic Party regrettably informs the nation of the passing on of the member of parliament of Mochudi East, Honourable Isaac Davids. Preliminary reports indicate that Hon. Davids may have been stabbed by a sharp instrument at his farm in Sorilatholo. Hon. Davids was a long serving servant of the people of Kgatleng and the country, his passing

  • Health ministry calls for blood donors

    January 15, 2018 6:01 PM 55

    In a press release the ministry stated that it continues to experience shortage of blood in its facilities and therefore encourages the public to donate blood in large numbers and regularly. “A total of 40,000 units of blood is needed annually. This target is, however, never met. To meet the target, we need at least two percent of the eligible population

  • Fugitive Moyo appears in court

    January 9, 2018 3:00 PM 63

    Botswana Police Service (BPS) spokesperson Dipheko Motube confirmed that Moyo would appear for mention tomorrow. The Zimbabwean national is facing poaching charges. “I however, do not have much information about his extradition but he arrived recently,” Motube said. The 52-year-old Moyo has been on the run form Botswana authorities for over five years

  • Ministry battles ballooning junior class sizes

    January 9, 2018 11:06 AM 64

    The policy is that class sizes should not exceed 40 students per class and in regards to pupils at primary level the ministry has made inroads in achieving the controlled numbers. This is exacerbated by the migration of parents and their children from one area to another. “The ministry is assessing the extent of the problem in specific schools so that they make interventions

  • Carnival At The Heart Of The City

    December 19, 2017 4:00 AM 128

    They came out to play with their loved ones at the Gaborone Main Mall on Saturday for the inaugural Heart of the City Carnival. The newly paved Main Mall walkway stretching from the city arch to the British High Commission building proved to be a great location for a cool parade. The walkway was barricaded and then divided into three parts. There was a food court