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September 14, 2018 10:30 AM Hurricane Florence: Life-threatening storm lashes US coast

The hurricane is moving towards land with maximum sustained wind speeds of 90mph (150 km/h). It lost power as it approached North and South Carolina, but officials warn it could still kill "a lot of people" amid risks of "catastrophic" flooding. The governor of North Carolina, where Florence is expected to make landfall later on Friday local time, said surviving 134

September 11, 2018 11:53 AM Lack of rehab centres forces ministry to use mental institutions

The ministry’s permanent secretary, Ruth Maphorisa admitted yesterday before the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) that the country does not have any rehabilitation centre for drug addicts. She confirmed that such absence of facilities has forced the ministry to at times refer addicts and those in need of rehabilitation to mental institutions despite the place 130

September 11, 2018 11:19 AM Who will be crowned the Delta's fastest poler?

According to the event’s website, the main event will take place at Okavango River Lodge, with spectator spots along the Thamalakane River. The Nkashi Classic is being launched as a celebration of the mokoro and the nkashi which is used to propel it, said the organisers. “This is a non-profit event and aims at creating a fun filled day, celebrating Botswana 142

September 9, 2018 4:00 AM GIMC hits climax with splendid musicals

Setswana musicals, Kgosikgolo and Kgotla, the Meeting Place showcased at Westwood International School Mantlwaneng Theatre in Gaborone leaving the audience asking for more. Held just two days after the two successful opening show – the GIMC Jazz festival and the Champagne Picnic – the GIMC Theatre was nothing short of the best entertainment. Mantlwaneng 133

September 4, 2018 4:00 AM Letlole Out Of Lentsweletau-Mmopane Race

The incumbent’s narrow win was short-lived last weekend after used ballot papers were discovered in a dustbin and others in a large shopping bag after results were announced. Seretse won the polls with 1,514 votes against Magatusi Sebego’s 227, Letlole’s 779, Patrick Manthe’s 165, Nnaniki Makwinja’s 1,469, Reuben Mokopaina’s 171 and Bennedict Molefe’s 109

August 21, 2018 4:00 AM Defying Odds Through Motivational Speaking

Kontle has managed to defy all odds and penetrate the neighbouring market through his company, Hope T Consulting, which offers motivational speaking, team building, and wellness just to mention. With just his Degree in Theology, Kontle was brave enough to then relocate to South Africa in pursuit of his dreams after eight months of trying to kickstart 156

August 18, 2018 4:00 AM Kutlwano seek revenge against Mafolofolo

Mafolofolo finished the first round of the Mascom Volleyball League with a 3-0 win over Kutlwano. Sparks are expected to fly during the match of the weekend, with Mafolofolo aware that Kutlwano would be out for revenge. Kutlwano lead the log with 26 points after 10 games, with eight wins and two losses. Unbeaten Mafolofolo is in second spot with 24 points 118

August 13, 2018 4:00 AM Confusion at IEC as no voter registration dates set

Already, there is a court case in which one of the opposition parties, Botswana Congress Party (BCP), is challenging the revised Act. The confusion arises from uncertainty in which law will be used for the 2019 general election. The IEC starts its voter registration on September 3, 2018. Some of the critical issues that the IEC is forced to deal with is whether 134

August 10, 2018 2:00 PM BTC nets P450, 000 from Charity Cup votes

Although there was a slow start to voting, figures rose significantly on the last day, Sunday, with all top four teams, amassing over 31,000 votes each. Orapa United topped the charts with 37,472, with Township Rollers a close second with 36,309 votes. Gaborone United were third with 34,979 votes, pushing Mochudi Centre Chiefs to the final top four spot, as the Kgatleng 151

August 7, 2018 4:00 AM CMB Workers Unpaid For Months

Employees of the troubled asset manager have not been paid for several months now. On March 9 at the High Court, the Non-Bank Financial Institutions Regulatory Authority (NBFIRA) faced off against CMB, in a suit in which the regulator wanted to place the asset manager under statutory management. NBFIRA actions were prompted by complaints by the Botswana 109