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November 15, 2018 9:13 AM Gov’t develops disability legislation

The development comes at a time when there has been an outcry that people living with disability are often disadvantaged, and sidelined and their rights stumbled upon. General counsel from Office of the President, Dittah Molodi said there was a need to protect the rights of people living with disability. Speaking during the Ditshwanelo workshop on Wednesday 159

November 12, 2018 4:00 AM Bona Life goes solo after CMB

Bona Life, as the sole creditor of CMB Fund 1, has filed an urgent application seeking for the provisional winding up of CMB Fund 1 as the insurance company tries to protect its assets from going under liquidation through asset manager CMB. CMB, which is already under liquidation is the asset manager for Bona Life and parent host for CMB Fund 1 while 178

November 11, 2018 4:00 AM Guitarist Katuta takes young musicians under his wing

Tonight Katuta alongside Motswafere will perform at The No.1 Ladies Coffee House in Thapong Visual Arts Centre. Katuta who not so long ago shared the stage with Oliver Mtukudzi at Mascom Live Sessions told Arts & Culture that he was asked to do the show by the patrons of the place. He said as a result, he realised that a lot of young talented artists 169

November 6, 2018 4:00 AM Flopped BMD Rally Fires Missiles At BCP

While one would have thought the rally would have many party members coming to hear from their leaders on the way forward, the gathering was a flop with just over 100 attendants. It was promoted using the UDC name and the speakers kept referring to it as a coalition event. The rally, which started two hours later than the stated 2pm, was characterised 157

November 4, 2018 4:00 AM Mmamontle helps Batswana move local products

Global producers sometimes overlook consumers’ authentic issues, but small-scale businesses that do not have enough budget to take up shelf space in stores are now getting a platform to sell their products thanks to Mmamontle Store at Molapo Crossing Mall in Gaborone. The store located next to Stanbic Bank Piazza is hard to miss. Passers-by always enquire 163

October 28, 2018 4:00 AM A toast to the return of the Botswana’s thirst buster

Finally exciting news for patriotic beer lovers! Tinkling in like the heartwarming sounds of the Happy Hour bell announcing the best time of the day during a hot evening in a Gaborone beer joint are news that the Kgalagadi Breweries Limited (KBL) has brought back its award-winning local premium beer, St Louis Export after halting its production in 2016. The St Louis 180

October 23, 2018 4:00 AM When Drivers’ Attitude Trigger Fatal Accidents

The upsurge in fatal road accidents countrywide worries the police as lives continue to be lost daily due to the scourge. Most of the accidents occur as a result of driver’s bad attitudes, as demonstrated by the statistics made available by the Botswana Police Service (BPS). In 2016, 450 deaths were recorded and from the figure, 268 or 59.5% were young 182

October 23, 2018 4:00 AM BMD Francistown Rally Flops

To some who attended the rally, the low turnout was described as a clear demonstration of the dwindling support base and lack of confidence towards the BMD. Francistown South is one of the areas where the party used to command a large following and before its feuding, its rallies in the constituency used to attract multitudes of people. The weekend rally 165

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 168

October 22, 2018 4:00 AM New HIV testing services for the deaf

In an interview with Mmegi online, BSD acting director Kabelo Seadimo said that their organisation has recently secured funding from African Comprehensive HIV/AIDS Partnerships (ACHAP) to pilot the HTS for the deaf in Gaborone, Serowe and Francistown. He further said that the project intends to provide the first HTS sites specific to the deaf community 156