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January 19, 2018 5:29 AM Kweneng West overtakes Ngamiland West as poorest district

According to data unveiled by the data agency this yesterday morning, Kweneng West has a poverty incidence of 50.6 percent or roughly one out of every two people. The district had an updated population of 52,400 according to the 2015/16 Botswana Multi-Topic Household Survey released this morning. Statistics Botswana researchers classify “poor” as anyone 6

January 16, 2018 11:00 AM Isaac Davids: Condolence Messages

Botswana Democratic Party regrettably informs the nation of the passing on of the member of parliament of Mochudi East, Honourable Isaac Davids. Preliminary reports indicate that Hon. Davids may have been stabbed by a sharp instrument at his farm in Sorilatholo. Hon. Davids was a long serving servant of the people of Kgatleng and the country, his passing 15

January 15, 2018 6:01 PM Health ministry calls for blood donors

In a press release the ministry stated that it continues to experience shortage of blood in its facilities and therefore encourages the public to donate blood in large numbers and regularly. “A total of 40,000 units of blood is needed annually. This target is, however, never met. To meet the target, we need at least two percent of the eligible population 15

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

December 15, 2017 4:00 AM Main Mall hosts Heart of the City carnival this Saturday

Botswana Tourism Organisation is coordinating the event in partnership with African Point Solutions and Epiphany Royals. The Carnival is an annual event that happens at the end of the year to herald the Christmas season. It will be hosted in and around the Main Mall area under the theme Heart of the City. The carnival is aimed at reviving and celebrating 106

November 2, 2017 4:08 PM The iPhone X doesn't save Apple from desperately needing a 'next big thing'

The distraction of $1,000 iPhone won't last forever. Congratulations Apple, you've distracted press and pundits alike from wondering why you don't have a successor to the iPhone. Apple is an oddity. It's a company that's doing remarkably well, but over the past ten years it hasn't had a product that comes close to replacing the iPhone as its cash cow, which 227

November 2, 2017 3:18 PM OnePlus will keep the headphone jack ‘for the time being’

OnePlus is expected to announce its next phone sometime this month, and in the buildup to that, company CEO Pete Lau has confirmed one detail about the device: it’ll still have a headphone jack. “Every feature, removed or added, is based on our understanding of user needs,” Lau writes in a forum post. “For the time being, we think it’s best to stick 210

November 2, 2017 1:12 PM Data Sheet—Elon Musk's Humiliating Shortfall at Tesla

Take my money. Blue Apron went public on June 29 pricing its shares at $10. As of Wednesday’s close, it stands at less than half that: $4.67. So of course it’s a good time for another meal delivery company to go public. Germany-based HelloFresh listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange in an IPO raising about $369 million. Exchange set. Cross-border payments 224

November 2, 2017 1:02 PM Nvidia GTX 1070 Ti review: A fine graphics card—but price remains high

Vega 56 should have led to lower prices. Instead, the 1070 Ti maintains the status quo. The GTX 1070 Ti is a great graphics card but a frustrating product. In the year and a half since the GTX 1080 and the GTX 1070 launched, Nvidia has faced little competition from rival AMD, which has been stretched thin across the launch of mainstream graphics cards 177

November 2, 2017 10:42 AM Redmi Y1 and Y1 Lite bring Xiaomi into the selfie game, but Y?

Xiaomi announced a new India-exclusive selfie focused smartphone series with the Redmi Y1 and Redmi Y1 Lite. This adds to the already existing Redmi lineup of affordable smartphones including the Redmi Note 4, Redmi 4A and the Redmi 4. These phones are aimed to offer a value for money package with minimal compromises on the hardware, battery and design 172