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December 18, 2017 5:00 AM Botswana builds capacity to attain SDGs

Majelantle expressed her confidence during a training workshop this week aimed at enhancing capacity amongst African member states to produce accurate and timely statistical information for monitoring and reporting on Agenda 2030. She said the workshop is part of efforts to enhance capacity amongst African member states to produce accurate and timely 6

October 25, 2017 1:53 PM Botswana: Thousands National Identity Cards Uncollected

Gaborone — There are currently 24 355 uncollected National Identity Cards (Omang) across all the Civil and National Registration offices in the country. "In view of the high number, those who had applied for their Omang cards are urged to collect them from the offices where the applications were made," states a press release from the Ministry of Nationality 7

October 23, 2017 4:00 AM Fierce battle for F/town East ensues

The electoral period comes with its own fair share of the good and the controversial. Politicians go to great lengths to woo voters to their side in order to win the elections. It is a well-known fact that as elections approach; politicians will try by all means to curry favour with the electorate. Politicians use items like cheap clothes, food, alcohol 20

October 19, 2017 11:46 AM Botswana: Administration of Justice Perfects Strategy

Gaborone — The judiciary, as another arm of government, is a key stakeholder in the realisation and attainment of the national goals. Welcoming participants at the start of a three-day workshop on Tuesday to formulate the development strategy of the Administration Of Justice (AOJ), Justice Michael Leburu of the Lobatse High Court explained that the Administration 26

October 16, 2017 3:56 AM Microsoft builds epic tree house office space for employees

THE biggest tech companies on the planet seem to be competing for who can build the coolest offices — and we have a new favourite. And Microsoft has arguably outdone them all by building every kid’s dream tree house. The new office facility for Microsoft staff is an elaborate treetop meeting space at its corporate headquarters in Redmond, Washington 19

October 13, 2017 11:15 AM World Bank urges in-service teacher training

The recommendations are contained in a new report on critical education reforms in Botswana launched yesterday. The report, entitled ‘Job-ready Graduates of Secondary Education in Botswana, Lesotho and Zambia’, states that by shifting the responsibility for learning to students, teachers can significantly improve their students’ acquisition of 21st century 13

October 12, 2017 8:26 PM Harvey Weinstein sex scandal: Detailing the allegations

Meryl Streep, Rose McGowan, Ashley Judd and Mark Ruffalo are but a few celebrities speaking out against Harvey Weinstein in the wake of his firing due to allegations of sexual assault. Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein has been accused of sexual misconduct toward women spanning decades. Newly detailed allegations include rape, harassment and assault 31

October 12, 2017 7:23 PM Harvey Weinstein's legacy: A first step to removing the industry's systemic sexism

The first time I met Harvey Weinstein he called me an idiot in front of a theater full of people. The last time I spoke to him he told me he knew who my enemies were and threatened to give me to them on a “dish served cold” so they could carve me up “like turkey on Thanksgiving.” In the intervening 16 years, there were phone calls and emails, messages 19

October 9, 2017 1:22 PM Kim Masters on Harvey Weinstein and How to Help Cure Hollywood's "Sickness" of Harassment

No doubt some people are asking themselves now what they could or should have done differently over the years of Harvey's reign. But will anything really change? On an unseasonably hot Sunday afternoon last November, I went to a reception for the movie Lion. The film was Harvey Weinstein’s Oscar contender, so I wasn’t surprised when I noticed him across 16

October 2, 2017 4:00 AM Six months to Masisi’s 10 orders of business

The incoming President should reshuffle Cabinet and remove Eric Molale on April 1, or latest April 2, 2018. This is the man who has never had good relations with civil servants and trade unions during his time as permanent secretary to the President (PSP) and as Minister of Presidential Affairs and Public Administration. His presence in the Cabinet will be interpreted 17