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August 21, 2018 4:00 AM AP Hold Primaries In 22 Constituencies

Speaking at a press conference last week, Kelebeng said they would hold more primaries in September as they are still working on their structures. “We are going to contest in many constituencies. For now, 22 are ready to go for elections. Others will follow in September. We will contest in many constituencies and leave out those where there is a candidate 131

August 19, 2018 4:00 AM Clap n Tap gospel fest billed for Francistown

The lineup for the event includes amongst others Lejwe La Motheo Gospel Choir from South Africa (SA), Batlang Morena Gospel Choir (Francistown), Letloa La Baitshephi Gospel Choir (Francistown), and Babiditsweng Ke Lentswe Gospel Choir (Gaborone). Mashumba Mashumba, who is a sole proprietor under Lighthouse Theatre Promotion, recently told the media that their 172

August 18, 2018 10:07 AM Kofi Annan, former UN chief, dies at 80

He "passed away peacefully on Saturday after a short illness", the foundation named after him said on Saturday. Annan was the first black African to take up the role of the world's top diplomat, serving from 1997 to 2006. He later served as the UN special envoy for Syria, leading efforts to find a peaceful solution to the conflict. as a "global statesman 146

August 15, 2018 12:23 PM Murder accused feigning Jesus-like powers denied bail

But lo and behold, a Tonota man accused of killing his girlfriend surprised court on Wednesday when he claimed that he was praying for her to resurrect after he killed her. The revelations shocked people when Gobitsa Kesupile, 35, who is accused of killing Malebogo Rankhudu in Tonota on either August 12 and 13, 2018 made his initial appearance in court 159

August 14, 2018 4:00 AM MP Segokgo Thanks Batlokwa

Even though they came late, scores of Batlokwa, young and old, thronged Tlokweng Junior Secondary School on Saturday where Segokgo addressed them on some burning issues, and awarded teams and players who outperformed others in a football tournament he sponsored. Amongst others, former permanent secretary in the Office of the President Phillip Matsetse 160

August 14, 2018 4:00 AM Winnie Mashaba Acknowledges Batswana’s Support

The Winnie Mashaba Annual Moral Regeneration gospel festival, whose main purpose is to pray, guide and remind each other that people have power over their emotions, is a combination of dialogue sessions led by Winnie Mashaba. On the night, local motivational speaker Kgomotso Tshwenyego and former Cabinet minister Professor Sheila Tlou assisted her. The concert 145

August 8, 2018 2:55 PM Inaugural gospel awards a success

Leah won the most awards by scooping the award for best gospel artist of the year, best newcomer, gospel album of the year, and song of the year. Moyoress Molefi also won three awards being the best traditional gospel, best gospel music DVD and best female gospel artist. Bryan B Dub was also man of the moment as he walked away with awards for best hip-hop 155

August 7, 2018 4:00 AM Katlego Twala: The New Face Of Art

Twala is more than just a pretty face but rather a vigorous artist whose paintings simply come to life just by looking at them. The 18-year-old beauty however says painting was never part of her plans. In fact, “art was only a part of my curriculum at school and now it only seems funny that what started off as an accident became my centre”. It was only after 130

August 7, 2018 4:00 AM St Joseph’s Cultural Night Gives Elders Something To Dance To

The event was mostly attended by the elderly and enjoyed both the food and the powerful Setswana song lyric. While Solly Sebotso of pidi pidi fame and Ramonyaku set the tone for the night it was Ditiro Leero who heated up the stage. He arrived on stage with Mmaratwa and the two created a perfect collaboration. Ditiro sang some of his old songs like mme mpeole 125

August 5, 2018 4:00 AM Ancestral Ritual takes Angola this weekend

The group’s manager, Michael Sebaka, said that Ibiza Lounge through Roberto Santos invited them. He said that their service was selling and had gained popularity both nationally and internationally. The group plays ancestral house music and Afro house. “The group comprises of a DJ, drummer and percussionist. The group members include Willard Michael 117