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July 11, 2017 12:37 PM Bafana Bafana coach Stuart Baxter announces squad to face Botswana

Bafana Bafana coach Stuart Baxter on Tuesday named a 23-man squad to compete in two legs against Botswana in the qualifiers of the African Nations Championship (CHAN). Bafana will play the first leg in Francistown on Saturday and Baxter included PSL experience in the form of the likes of Riyaad Noriden of Orlando Pirates‚ Mario Booysen of Mamelodi Sundowns 41

July 11, 2017 8:34 AM Botswana: Autlwetse Appreciates Donations

Selebi Phikwe — Mr Rafik Sardar, the World Group of Companies and Serowe Builders World have been commended for donating school uniform and goodies to 712 children attending school at Serule Primary School. Assistant Minister of Agricultural Development and Food Security, Mr Kgotla Autlwetse appreciated the efforts, saying the donation would motivate 18

July 11, 2017 5:37 AM FT: Uganda 52 Cook Islands 39

Gabarone, Botswana| THE INDEPENDENT REPORTER | Uganda’s She Pearls will look to continue their perfect run in the Netball World Youth Cup  at the UB Indoor Sports Arena on Tuesday. Uganda halted Botswana’s unbeaten run on Monday, and victory today will leave them fighting for the Pool’s top spot against fancied Jamaica on Wednesday. This is the first 27

July 11, 2017 5:00 AM BMD’s Survival Of This Tribulation Would Prove Its Strength

It is not a furtive anymore that a group of individuals are out there trying by all available means to quash and destabilise the BMD. In fact, these individuals are claiming to be the adherents of the party’s constitution but their actions prove otherwise. If they want to protect and adhere to the constitution, does the constitution aim at destroying 24

July 11, 2017 5:00 AM Team Masisi In An Emphatic, Whitewash Victory

Team Masisi swept the stakes scoring highly in all the contested positions including additional members, leaving the rival lobby group of Molefhi literally empty-handed. The electoral college stood at about 1,078. Masisi led by example in the most coveted position for the party chairpersonship where it was initially believed there will be stiff competition 33

July 11, 2017 4:25 AM Fake News Invented In Botswana – Khama

Speaking at the ruling Botswana Democratic Party’s (BDP) 37th elective congress, the ruling party leader said he recently told someone that since Donald Trump assumed the American presidency, they heard the term fake news. “I want to tell Trump that in fact fake news was invented in Botswana by the local media. Some of them simply choose to write whatever 36

July 10, 2017 10:06 AM President Masire’s final message to Botswana

I know this because he hired me in March to help write his final memoirs. During April and May I spent many hours with Rra Gaone on the couch in his residence, at which time I honestly (and mistakenly) felt that the fears about his ill-health were overblown. Rre Masire’s deeply-held beliefs in his final years are unlikely to be universally popular, and publishing 88

July 10, 2017 5:00 AM Khama did not speak like he knew Masire

As Commander-in-Chief, Masire was obviously constantly in touch with the Botswana Defence Force (BDF) commander, at the time Lieutenant General Mompati Merafhe or his deputy Ian Khama. We are aware that Lieutenant General Khama was at some point Africa’s youngest Brigadier at the age of 24, daddy’s courtesy and African roots. This is the maximum age limit 48

July 10, 2017 5:00 AM We demand accountability and good governance

The Auditor General highlights rampant mismanagement of the account from which the living allowances of government sponsored tertiary students are paid. Even after repeated warnings and enquiries by the Auditor General (AG), officers responsible for these disbursements at DTEF have failed to offer any satisfactory explanations for the lack of reconciliation 43

July 10, 2017 4:00 AM Trade Unions’ running battles with gov’t reach P10m

Addressing visiting delegates of academics from Florida state, United States of America (USA), at the University of Botswana last week, Motshegwa said since the massive 2011 public service strike that lasted for about three months, relations between government and the trade union movement in Botswana has soured, leading to a litany of court cases, as the unions 29