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  • Masisi: The artistic President

    April 9, 2018 4:00 AM 64

    Mookodi knows that in performing arts, Masisi has found his passion as a performer and as something closest to his heart, he might help the arts in the country to grow by all means possible. The duo met in 1968 and proceeded to share the same school at Thornhill Primary School in Gaborone where they spent seven years together before they proceeded to another

  • "AG clarifies on automatic succession"

    April 6, 2018 10:34 AM 77

    "I have found it necessary in view of recent press reports and their potential to create confusion and uncertainty in the minds of the public, to release a statement on the Government's position regarding the constitutional provisions applicable to succession to the Office of President of the Republic. (b) is vacant whilst the Vice-President is absent

  • Six perished in Eloyi accident

    April 4, 2018 3:16 PM 77

    Others are admitted in critical condition at the Nyangabgwe Referral hospital’s intensive care unit. The combi carrying members of the Modipane Eloyi Church collided with another, which had on board members of an unnamed church from South Africa, headed to Zimbabwe. Four commuters of the Eloyi combi including the driver, a middle-aged man, two middle-aged

  • South Africa: Winnie Mandela dies at 81

    April 2, 2018 2:27 PM 83

    Winnie Madikizela Mandela was the former wife of South Africa's first black president, Nelson Mandela. The couple - famously pictured hand-in-hand as Mr Mandela walked free from prison after 27 years - were a symbol of the anti-apartheid struggle for nearly three decades. However, in later years her reputation became tainted legally and politically

  • Letsoaka shortlisted for TD job

    March 29, 2018 12:45 PM 90

    The 54-year-old was spotted at the BFA’s Lekidi Football Centre on Wednesday morning, where it was confirmed that he was amongst applicants shortlisted for interviews for the vacant TD role. Letsoaka has been without a job since leaving Bloemfontein Celtics last year and has been linked with the lucrative Kaizer Chiefs head coach’s role. He led the South

  • Remove the BDP from power to solve corruption

    March 28, 2018 1:35 PM 78

    The 1995 Social Democratic Programme (SDP, revised 2009) is clear on its anti – corruption stance. The BNF 1999 manifesto also emphatically condemned corruption (pg 23). The BNF therefore rejects corruption in all its forms, even today. In its track records, the BNF proposed that its government will have a Standing Committee on Corruption or an independent

  • Botswana's Ambassador to Germany dead

    March 28, 2018 6:36 AM 77

    According to the press statement from Southern African Customs Union, (SACU) Ambassador Moremi passed away on Monday March 26, 2018 in Berlin, Germany. Ambassador Moremi was the founding Executive Secreatry of SACU from 2004 to 2014. She was the first resident Ambassador of Botswana to Germany following the opening of the Embassy in Berlin in 2013. Ambassador

  • Areas S girl who beheaded neighbour face committal

    March 28, 2018 5:18 AM 76

    The gruesome murder took place last year in January at the quiet neighbourhood of Area S. The accused, who cannot be named for ethical reasons, was supposed to appear before Magistrate Lebogang Kebeetsweng yesterday (Monday) but failed to appear in court for reasons unknown to the prosecution. State prosecutor Moatlhodi Macheng was reluctant to apply

  • Shashe Dam Receives Tourism Boost

    March 27, 2018 4:00 AM 73

    This is according to the Minister of Environment, Natural Resources Conservation and Tourism Tshekedi Khama. Tshekedi who was amongst key speakers at the launch of the ‘Dams tourism initiative’ at Shashe Dam on Saturday. Shashe Dam is popular because of its scenic setting. Apart from marvelling at its beauty, many Batswana in the north usually visit

  • Bulgarians Arrested Over Atm Scam

    March 27, 2018 4:00 AM 73

    The trio, two men and a woman aged between 26 and 44 years, were arrested at Airport Junction Mall on March 19. Despite banks having 24- hour toll free numbers to assist customers with card cancellation and any fraud related issues, thieves continue to find ways of withdrawing people’s money from their bank accounts. Late last year, the police and some local