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December 22, 2018 4:00 AM 2018: From gold in Gold Coast to shattered Olympic Dreams

2018 will go down in history as a year when Botswana launched an audacious bid to become the first ever African country to host the Youth Olympic Games. Botswana, went head-to-head with other African countries, Tunisia, Senegal and Nigeria for the right to organise the 2022 tournament. While the Botswana National Olympic Committee (BNOC) thought it had done enough 539

December 15, 2018 4:00 AM GU or Rollers to miss out on Top 8 feat

The ‘final before final’ means one of the tournament’s two most successful teams would miss out on a chance to lift it for a historic third time. The Blues and the Reds have four titles between them in the seven seasons of the prestigious tournament. GU became the first to win it twice in 2015 before Rollers matched the feat last season. Ahead of this season’s 483

December 11, 2018 3:43 PM Botswana grabs first gold

It has been a difficult start for Botswana, who were fifth on the medals table before the end of day on Tuesday, but there was good news when the men's volleyball team beat Namibia 3-1 to grab gold. The team qualified for the final after beating South Africa 3-1 on Monday. Volleyball coach, Odirile Sibanda told Mmegi Sport that the win was an indication 146

December 3, 2018 2:00 PM Galaxy Walks Past Sluggish Highlanders

“My players are fatigued, we have not had a decent rest, the cup games and the trip here was too much for the boys. The result was far much better than the exhibition,” he said. Galaxy made their intention clear from the onset. They controlled possession and had the ball to themselves at least eight minutes of the opening 10 minutes. The hosts played 117

November 25, 2018 2:00 PM Gov’t could drop Morupule B P8bn expansion

Mineral Resources, Green Technology and Energy Security minister, Eric Molale has written to finance minister, Kenneth Matambo asking for final advice on whether to proceed or drop the project. The expansion involves the addition of two 150MW to the existing 600MW Morupule B. In 2015, the government named two Asian mega-corps – Marubeni from Japan and Posco 110

November 14, 2018 9:16 AM Bulela Ditswe verdicts out on today

This publication has learnt that some of the appellants will hear from the central committee today that the Appeals Board has dismissed most of the cases because they did not have enough evidence. The Appeals Board is expected to present the report to the BDP central committee on the day. According to a source, the party's Appeals Board quashed the protests 133

November 10, 2018 4:00 AM Africa Cup glory beckons for tennis team

The competition has attracted players from Angola, Botswana, Kenya, South Africa, Lesotho, Namibia, Mozambique, Burundi, Rwanda, Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia, Swaziland, Mauritius, Comoros, Madagascar, Malawi and Zimbabwe. One of the coaches, Tshegofatso Wincey Sekgopi said reaching the final is a big achievement for the boys. She said it is going to be an uphill 101

November 2, 2018 2:00 PM Reds, Blues prepare for derby clash

With 21 league titles between the two sides, the clash is much anticipated, although it is now viewed as a harsh reminder to the GU faithful who have lived in the shadow of their more illustrious opponents since the last league triumph in 2009. The Reds are in 14th spot with just six points from nine games. The team is enduring their worst start to the season 123

October 17, 2018 10:03 AM Khama snubs Masisi at Serowe kgotla

The office of the former president has confirmed that Khama will not attend the President’s meeting. Khama’s private secretary, Mabedi Letsholo said on the phone, “The former HE will be having some private engagements on that day [Thursday] and will not be present at the [President Masisi’s] meeting”. Interestingly, this may be taken as a snub towards 133

September 24, 2018 4:00 AM Smith Shines At Big Easy IGT Challenge Tour Series

Smith became the second international champion on the Big Easy IGT Challenge Tour with his breakthrough at Services Golf Club on Wednesday. Just two weeks after Zimbabwean, Ben Follett-Smith finished in the winner’s circle at Kyalami Country Club, Smith produced a well-constructed six-under-par 66 at Services Golf Club to triumph on 15-under-par 201. He finished 121