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August 4, 2018 4:00 AM BFA struggling to pay salaries

The future of some of the 32 employees hangs in the balance, and BFA chief executive officer, Mfolo Mfolo admitted they are struggling. “We are struggling to pay salaries,” Mfolo said yesterday. The dire financial situation at the association, which was said to be P6 million in the red in 2016, has forced the BFA to implement a restructuring exercise 131

July 16, 2018 4:00 AM Silence of the Lambs

His pledge to leading an inclusive Government with people at the centre of the debate is the recipe for success and prosperity. Whilst the Masisi Review may be unpalatable to many, his approach is not entirely about hunting. It’s about appropriate land use, and how to engage rural communities in wildlife-based management. To date there has been a chronic 150

June 30, 2018 4:00 AM Malepa soldiers on after crushing incident

A jovial and relaxed Bolelang welcomed Mmegi Sport team for an interview at his home at Block Four in Francistown. Throughout the interview, Bolelang maintains a very friendly face that he often displayed on the pitch during his playing days. On the day of the freak accident, Chippa, as Bolelang is affectionately known, was celebrating his birthday at a popular 170

June 25, 2018 4:00 AM Kgosi re-joins civil service

If President Mokgweetsi Masisi endorses the appointment, Kgosi will replace senior private secretary to the former president Ian Khama, George Tlhalerwa who is said to be retiring in a fortnight. Khama is said to prefer Kgosi to be his senior private secretary. Kgosi was Khama’s first private secretary for 10 years when he [Khama] was the Vice President 197

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 137

May 28, 2018 4:00 AM New Cllr, Ketlhoilwe wins cancer battle

From 2004, the Botswana Congress Party (BCP), and now Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) councillor saw the emergence of a new challenge in his life that he fought with at his disposal. “It started off manifesting like a mild ailment that ultimately morphed into fully-fledged cancer. It was only after several tests were conducted that it was confirmed 108

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 116

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 135

May 13, 2018 4:00 AM Trompies to headline Waar Was JY

The event will be held at Botswanacraft on May 25, with Wizards of the Desert as the supporting act and DJ Boogie Sid keeping the crowd entertained all night. This Series is meant to appeal to the older generation, who in the words of the organisers, are their biggest supporters. Trompies did not only make music to be remembered for generations to come, but they also popularised 146

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 134