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June 20, 2018 12:59 PM Matambo updates Parly on Botswana debts

Matambo was responding to a question from the Selebi-Phikwe West MP Dithapelo Keorapetse in Parliament yesterday. Keorapetse had asked for the names of international financial institutions including regional one owed and how much each institution is owed, including the original loan amount, interest charged, outstanding balance to be paid and the terms 3

June 14, 2018 9:59 AM Rollers, Sundowns in friendly talks

He however said the fixture would be used a preparations for the CAF Champions league, which both teams are involved in. "At this stage nothing is finalised. We have sent a proposal to Sundowns. The idea is to play them on June 30 (in South Africa) and they would come to us on July 7. But at the moment nothing is complete yet. We have to finalise details 30

June 12, 2018 4:16 PM Letshwiti in Moscow as FIFA decides 2026 World Cup bid

Morocco presents Africa with a second opportunity to host the World Cup, but face a strong challenge from a united North American bid, which has seen Canada, Mexico and the United States join hands. Letshwiti left Botswana unsure where to place his X, with some African countries breaking ranks and pledging support for the North American bid. Zimbabwe 34

June 11, 2018 4:00 AM The importance of communication in macroeconomic policy management

For a number of reasons, a central bank needs to continually interact and disseminate information to stakeholders. Such interactions and communication clarify the Bank’s role and, therefore, reinforces the effectiveness with which it discharges its mandate of ensuring price stability, sound financial and well-functioning payments systems and, more broadly 41

June 5, 2018 4:00 AM Police Dismiss Zeerust/Tlokweng Road Car Hijack Claims

This follows allegations on Facebook recently that some Batswana were cautioning others on ‘Fight crime in Gaborone’ Facebook page to be on the look out for car hijackers when visiting South Africa via Tlokweng border post. Facebook users revealed that of late car hijackers have been targeting motorists from Botswana, threatening them with guns before 43

May 29, 2018 4:00 AM Trompies Thrills Fans At BotswanCraft

The South African group proved that they are still popular in the country when they attracted a capacity crowd alongside Botswana’s Wizards of the Desert. Many fans were left roaming at the entrance because they could not get tickets to the show after the organisers announced that they were sold out. This is also despite the steep P300 entrance fee, which 26

May 22, 2018 4:00 AM Trompies Kickstart Oldies' Series

The much-anticipated event will also feature local acts such as Wizards of the Desert of phokoje and koko fame as well as DJ Boogie Sid. According to event promoter Lecco Kenosi, Waar Was Jy Oldies’ Series is debuting and bringing back Spikiri, Mahoota, Jakarumba, Mjokes and Donald Duck. “To fit into the atmosphere, people are encouraged to come dressed 34

May 20, 2018 4:00 AM White Colour Black movie premieres soon

Actor, writer and playwright, Donald Molosi brings the film in collaboration with Botswana Movies Entertainment. The film star, Dudley O’Shaughnessy and the film’s director will be in Gaborone for the event. One may remember O’Shaugnessy for playing Rihanna’s love interest in the video, We Found Love. In the film White Colour Black, O’Shaugnessy plays 37

May 20, 2018 4:00 AM Hefty budget for Motlha's one-man show

These are the words Suffocate, Motlha’s manager and producer uttered at a press conference held at the Stanbic Bank Piazza in Molapo Shopping Complex on Tuesday for the singer’s upcoming one-man show. Suffocate and his team wants to set the bar high when they launch the country’s most trending artist, and one could sense it from his speech on Tuesday 36

May 15, 2018 4:00 AM Letter From Menongue: Waiting For The Chopper

Seven. The number of days waiting to get a confirmation on the military helicopter that would transport us to the river to meet the rest of the National Geographic Okavango Wilderness Project (NGOWP) team exploring the headwaters of the Cuando River at the Angolan highlands. Angola moves at her own pace. Patience is an important trait that her travellers 39