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  • Civic society slammed for lethargy

    October 20, 2017 4:00 AM 7

    Speaking at a conference on democracy and constitutional reforms organised by the Botswana Federation of Public Sector Unions (BOFEPUSU) on Tuesday, Mogalakwe said a vibrant civic society was the only way democracy could be enhanced. “Botswana is not democratic. Our democracy has no substance and we need civic society to step in and make people account

  • Tlokweng cllrs plot to dump BMD

    October 20, 2017 4:00 AM 18

    Yesterday, highly placed sources told Mmegi that they will announce their new political homes after a key meeting, which was scheduled to be held yesterday afternoon. Tlokweng constituency has nine wards, with four Botswana National Front (BNF) councillors, four from the BMD and one from the Botswana Congress Party (BCP). Tlokweng is a BNF stronghold

  • Masisi snatches another BCP activist

    October 20, 2017 4:00 AM 9

    While Mooketsi, once a prominent BCP activist here, was yesterday not willing to discuss his reported BDP move, he is said to have ditched the BCP after allegedly falling out with Francistown West constituency chairman Gilbert Makombo. Mmegi has it on good authority that Mooketsi’s ruling party membership was processed at the party headquarters in Gaborone

  • Students turn abandoned buildings into sex and drugs initiation schools

    October 19, 2017 3:21 PM 31

    Unruly students in Francistown are said to have turned some of the city’s deserted buildings into havens for illicit sex and drugs. The startling revelations emerged recently at a meeting held by civic leaders together with Guidance & Counseling teachers and officials from the Ministry of Youth Empowerment, Sport and Culture Development (MYESCD)

  • What to consider when planning a trip to Botswana

    October 19, 2017 1:01 PM 97

    Botswana is one of Africa’s top tourist attractions, and with good reason. The evergreen jewel of the continent is home to majestic wildlife, luscious landscapes and some of the friendliest locals you could ever meet, not to mention fantastic resorts like The Grand Palm Hotel Casino and Convention Resort. Take a trip to the Mokolodi Nature Reserve where

  • Botswana: Transfer Not Disciplinary Procedure

    October 19, 2017 11:31 AM 10

    Maun — Assistant minister of Presidential Affairs, Governance and Public Administration, Mr Thato Kwerepe has urged employers to desist from using transfers as punishment to employees. Addressing public servants at Maun, he said they have received complaints from some employees that they were transferred to rural areas as punishment and that their relevant

  • Arsonist’s bail conditions relaxed

    October 19, 2017 4:00 AM 4

    The accused made his plea to have his bail conditions varied before senior magistrate William Modise yesterday. In the case, Coster is alleged to have on the night of July 6, 2017 broken into a farm office at Betta Beef Farms in Lobatse and stole a computer and an iPad worth P20,000. On count two, the accused is alleged to have intentionally set a farm house

  • Mohumagadi ga a bidiwe ka leina la ga kgosi

    October 19, 2017 4:00 AM 2

    Ga twe basadi ba, ba eteletswe pele ke Mohumagadi Peggy, e leng, mosadi wa ga Kgosi Kgari 111. Go bolelwa fa basadi ba ba eletsa go lema ditlhare go kgabisa motse wa Molepolole. Mme e se seo fela; mogopolo gape e le go leka go fokotsa dithole tseo ka go di sira ka ditlhare. Potso e ka nna gore, ka Molepolole ke motse o motona, e bile nako le nako batho

  • Khama finally appoints Motumise to the Bench

    October 17, 2017 3:45 PM 6

    In 2015 the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) “advised” His Excellency the President to appoint Mr. Omphemetse Motumise (Mr. Motumise) in accordance with Section 96 (2) of the Constitution of Botswana. His Excellency the President declined to act in accordance with the “advice” and litigation ensued at the High Court on 25th May 2015. This litigation

  • Masisi Inaugurated As UB Chancellor

    October 17, 2017 5:00 AM 3

    Masisi became the third Chancellor of UB since its establishment in 1982 as the first institution of higher education in Botswana. He succeeds the late former President Sir Ketumile Masire, who died three months ago. In his acceptance speech, Masisi who will ascend to the country’s presidency on April 1, 2018, acknowledged former Chancellors’ leadership