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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 969

December 15, 2018 4:00 AM We have nothing to do with Zapata issue

Zapata is seemingly headed for the exit door without even ‘barking the first official instruction’. The Argentinian replaced history-making Serbian coach, Nikola Kavazovic last month, but before he could sit on the bench, Zapata has been linked with an immediate departure. Initially, there were reports that his former club, GU had refused to issue Zapata 179

November 19, 2018 11:52 AM Another day, another Zebras defeat

David Bright's charges scored their first goal in 362minutes of football, when they found the net in the third minute, but the hosts rallied back to secure the win, which guaranteed them progress to a first ever Africa Cup of Nations finals appearance. While Mauritania celebrated wildly at the end of the match, there were long faces on the Botswana bench 157

October 22, 2018 4:00 AM Will there be a "Masisi Doctrine" in Foreign Policy?

Moreover, a President must preside over a highly specialised and sprawling bureaucracy. When it comes to policy, the presidency has three major areas to preside over: economic policy, domestic policy and foreign affairs. These are all competing policy spheres. But the demands of the office require that presidents strike a balance between all three substantive 170

September 16, 2018 4:00 AM Frank De Painter in a state of heavenly madness

History tells us that creative people sometimes go into a state of “heavenly madness” and it enables them to communicate deeply with their art, be it visual or performing. Frank The Painter is a man who likes to tell his stories through his artworks and his creativity has proven to be essential. We may never know the emotional effects that drives him to strike 150

September 12, 2018 9:29 AM DIS finally appoints PR officer

Dated September 11, 2018 the media release was curiously marked ‘Confidential’ in bold red capital letters. This is the first time the DIS has appointed a public relations officer ever since the organisation’s inception over a decade ago. The release read, “Robert brings with him a wealth of experience in the communication field spanning 18 years. Until 141

September 11, 2018 4:00 AM Masisi Hits Back On Elephant 'Poaching' Frenzy

The global furore sparked by a BBC report into the alleged poaching broke last week while Masisi was in the middle of a landmark mission to China. Researchers claimed 87 elephants were recently killed in the Okavango Delta and blamed the disarmament of rangers. Government responded, insisting that only 53 carcasses had been found and most of these were natural 148

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 127

June 8, 2018 2:00 PM Revitalised Mankgantai chases COSAFA record

As he trots out on to the new Peter Mokaba pitch at 5pm tonight, Mankgantai stands on the brink of history as he chases the tournament’s all-time leading scorer accolade. Zimbabwean, Ovidy Karuru scored six in the 2017 edition held in the North West, and Mankgantai, who put away two beautiful strikes against Angola and Swaziland, is just one behind with five. Mankgantai 139

June 6, 2018 9:19 AM Plate final scant consolation for gallant Zebras

overflow: hidden;">Instead, teams like Lesotho and Madagascar in the semi finals, confirming the cruel nature and unpredictability of football. The team arrived in Polokwane as dark horses and were not favored to emerge from a group that had Angola, Malawi and Mauritius.But David Bright's boys took just 90minutes to send a statement of intent, with a 2-1 historic 123