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May 22, 2018 4:00 AM Masisi Urges BDP Members To Unite

Masisi said he was hopeful that his party will win Moshupa-Manyana by-election, which will be held on June 16. Moshupa–Manyana constituency became vacant after Masisi, who has been the area MP since 2009, ascended to presidency of the country. The BDP had five contestants - Benjamin Mogodi, Karabo Gare, Boikhutso Disele, Lentswe Mosanako and Stephen 3

May 15, 2018 4:00 AM Meet The Five BDP Moshupa-Manyana Hopefuls

The youngest of the five candidates is 38-year-old Karabo Gare. He is said to be the one preferred by President Mokgweetsi Masisi. Gare, an accountant by training, was born and raised in Moshupa. He has worked for Botswana Railways, Botswana National Sports Council and Local Enterprise Authority (LEA) before quitting to be self-employed. “I have been a BDP member 15

May 7, 2018 2:00 PM Rollers Top Group A After KCCA Win

With group rivals, Al Ahly and Esperance de Tunis playing to a 0-0 draw on the same evening, the win took Rollers to the top of the group with three points after the first round of group stages matches. The home side had the first attempt at goal as early as the fourth minute. Mosha Gaololwe had his shot blocked by the defence for corner before he headed 43

April 25, 2018 11:46 AM Makwala urges focus on development

Speaking to Mmegi Sport today, Makwala said it is unfortunate companies only focus on elite athletes. “Sponsorship must start at grassroots level as a way of motivation. I was lucky because when I started my career, Botswana National Olympic Committee (BNOC) was assisting me. But for some, it is difficult,” he said. Makwala said preparations are difficult 68

April 23, 2018 4:00 AM Botswana, Zambia cement 50 years ties

President Mokgweetsi Masisi’s inaugural working visit to Zambia demonstrated the significance Botswana attached to consolidating bilateral relations between the two countries. During his visit to Zambia last week, President Edgar Lungu requested Masisi to officiate at the 92nd Zambia Agricultural and Commercial Show in August. Accepting the invite, Masisi 73

April 17, 2018 4:00 AM Masisi Sings Sikh Community's Praises

The Sikhs were celebrating Vaisakhi. Vaisakhi is a historical and religious festival in Sikhism. It is celebrated on April 14 every year as per the Nanakshahi calendar and the Mool Nanakshahi calendar. “I have observed a lot of good things about the Sikh community. They are a good example of commitment, success, resilience, compassion and persistence 76

April 15, 2018 4:00 AM The Currency to make Maitisong festival debut

The Currency, which was launched in Francistown late last year, will be showcased this evening at 5:30pm in Gaborone. The play features two award-winning Batswana actors namely Kwenze Mnguni and Thembani Mpapho. It is a story of betrayal, love, greed and the power that comes with money. The play reveals what separates the rich and the poor. Based on real-life 64

April 9, 2018 11:47 AM Agony for Sibanda as Makwala, Thebe through to finals

However, there was disappointment for Karabo Sibanda who could only finish fourth. Makwala qualified for the final with the fastest time of 45:00 while Thebe clocked 45.54. Makwala had an easy route to the finish line as none of the competitors put him under pressure. The former Africa champion jogged home, reserving his energy for the finals. It was a disappointing 62

March 26, 2018 4:00 AM Sembowa’s Late Strike Sinks Lesotho

The Zebras had only won one game under the guidance of David Bright prior to the weekend’s fixture and were under pressure to redeem themselves while fans shun the game. From the first minute, the home side showed their intentions and launched an enterprising counter attack led by Kabelo Seakanyeng and Edwin Moalosi. However, the former could not find the back of the net and shot wide. Five minutes 65

March 23, 2018 3:00 PM Ostriches, Nare part ways

Chico joined the Ostriches last October following a fruitful stint at Miscellaneous. He is the second high profile coach after Madinda Ndlovu to exit the Orapa club. His relationship with the Ostriches turned sour following a heavy 4-2 defeat to Township Rollers in the Mascom Top 8 final early this month. Accusing fingers pointed at Nare for the loss, with reports 62