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December 24, 2018 8:31 AM Thea rocks denim jeans at Serowe Kgotla

left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;">Some of the members of the royal family were uneasy about her attire but said, "she might have a good reason for it." Thea is the most senior woman in the Khama royal house, because her husband Tshekedi is next in line for Bangwato paramount chief. This would make Thea 'Queen Mother' 994

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 948

December 10, 2018 1:12 PM Ex-BCL Mine employee up for attempted murder, arson

The state alleges that John Mmereki, 57, attempted to murder his wife Rebaone Mmereki at Topisi village on August 24, 2016. In the second count, the state alleges that Mmereki attempted to murder the mother of his wife Keitumetse Bontsi on the said day at the same village. However, the case did not proceed as scheduled because the pro deo attorney who earlier 169

December 10, 2018 4:00 AM Meanwhile, in the North…

Following the first rains in the north, farmers under the Tonota, Tutume and Masunga (TOTUMA) arable and commercial Farmers Association are optimistic of a productive season regardless of the poor rainfall forecast by the Meteorological Services Department. The recent rainfall was widespread in TOTUMA, Francistown as well as surrounding villages. In some villages 196

December 4, 2018 4:00 AM Ministers Dismiss Land Audit Motion

The Minister for Land Management, Water and Sanitation Services, Kefentse Mzwinila and his Botswana Democratic Party colleague and MP for Serowe South, Pelonomi Venson-Moitoi have said the land audit is unnecessary. When debating Rantuana’s motion calling for land audit, both Mzwinila and Venson-Moitoi said the motion is redundant because the Land Administration 161

December 2, 2018 4:00 AM Motswana youth wins Miss Eco International franchise

Phofhedi told Arts and Culture that the pageantry grand finale would take place in Egypt next year March. He has hit the ground running, hosting Miss Eco International- Botswana auditions today at Masa Hotel. “Miss Eco International is a pageant officially registered in 2015 by the Ministry of Culture in Egypt to a company called Eco spire, in support 154

December 2, 2018 4:00 AM Ponka the disco queen releases Golokile

The eight songs include Golokile, Mapantsula, Re Ka Lapa, Baba Ba Xolele, Lefatshe featuring Tawanda, Drive Safety, Go Fetogile and Seromamowa (RB1). “All my songs are meant to comfort my listeners. What makes my music more appealing and different from other genres is that through disco, I can freely convey any type of message I want. I can even infuse 150

November 23, 2018 2:00 PM Bright faces the chop

The national team is winless in five Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers, with Bright in charge of four of the matches. Englishman, Peter Butler was in charge of the first match against Mauritania, which the Zebras lost 1-0 last year June. Bright has seen the side lose three matches, and draw one against Burkina Faso. The Zebras abysmal run has yielded 180

November 21, 2018 9:38 AM Minergy seeks P70m to finalise Masama

Minergy is developing Masama Coal Mine, which early next year will be Botswana’s second colliery and the first open cast coal mine in the country. The mine and associated coal wash plant, are being developed 50 kilometres northwest of Gaborone and will involve the export of an initial one million tonnes per annum into South Africa. Masama is estimated 169

November 20, 2018 4:00 AM Motlha Dominates YAMAs Nominations

Motlha who hit the country by storm with his single ‘mmamotse’ this year had been nominated in the best newcomer, best single, best dance single, best R&B single, people’s choice/artist of the year and song of the year categories. Motlha is pitted against many equally talented artists like Han C of ‘sedi laka’ fame. Another artist who received a couple 158