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April 11, 2018 12:28 PM Montsho stages golden comeback

Montsho became the first Botswana athlete to win a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi in 2010, but had a forgettable tournament four years later in Glasgow where she tested positive for a banned substance. With many writing her chances off, Montsho bounced back spectacularly on Wednesday afternoon before a crowd of 35,000 cheering spectators 160

April 6, 2018 10:34 AM "AG clarifies on automatic succession"

"I have found it necessary in view of recent press reports and their potential to create confusion and uncertainty in the minds of the public, to release a statement on the Government's position regarding the constitutional provisions applicable to succession to the Office of President of the Republic. (b) is vacant whilst the Vice-President is absent 149

March 28, 2018 5:18 AM Areas S girl who beheaded neighbour face committal

The gruesome murder took place last year in January at the quiet neighbourhood of Area S. The accused, who cannot be named for ethical reasons, was supposed to appear before Magistrate Lebogang Kebeetsweng yesterday (Monday) but failed to appear in court for reasons unknown to the prosecution. State prosecutor Moatlhodi Macheng was reluctant to apply 149

March 12, 2018 4:00 AM Bamalete Lutheran Hospital suspends CEO, Principal on corruption allegations

This comes after some employees of BLH wrote a letter to the Office of the President (OP) and Directorate on Corruption and Economic Crime (DCEC) to look into allegations of corruption and malpractice at the BLH and BLSON. Mmegi has it on good authority that DCEC had made a report to the Board about a number of things. Amongst others, the DCEC allegedly 138

March 5, 2018 4:00 AM BBS vendors, contractor clash over arrears

This came after the new contractor made the vendors who are occupying the space at the flea market pay P10 every day. The new arrangement has made the vendors uncomfortable since they now believe that the new contractor is taking all their profit. Again their query is that the council has failed to introduce the new contractor to them after the then Botswana 464

March 2, 2018 3:00 PM Depleted Jaguars hunt wounded Rhinos

A lot is at stake as both sides would like to walk away with maximum points. Rhinos lost to BDF Cheetahs while Jaguars are in a buoyant mood after dispatching Botho Ryders 66-5 last weekend. Rhinos gave their all but their fitness was their downfall leading to a narrow 17-14 defeat to Cheetahs. Despite their victory last weekend, Jaguars are however 182

February 27, 2018 11:26 AM Ban T joins Naija Afro Pop wagon

The single titled, Don Dada was officially released last week during the rapper’s 21st birthday celebrations at My Kind Of Place (MKOP). From the production to the lyricism the rapper did good to draw nearer to Naija music unlike many artists who try hard to sound like Nigerians. “I wouldn’t say it is a Naija sound, it’s an Afro pop sound inspired by the Nigerian 164

February 27, 2018 11:06 AM Criminals run amok in Tlokweng

Speaking at a Tlokweng sub-district council meeting yesterday, council chairperson Nnaniki Nkwe said, “A number of criminal activities such as noise, illegal shebeens, illegal immigrants and illegal dumping of waste still continue to escalate. On other issues, our police station is currently challenged by most illegal immigrants taking long in the holding 161

February 26, 2018 4:00 AM College breaches BQA rules

The business college, which is not relatively new as it is registered as Damelin University of Botswana at the Registrar of Companies had recently started advertising the school on media outlets, hence contravening the BQA rules. Mmegi investigations found that the school started late last year to place averts on billboards and moved on to place adverts 161

February 26, 2018 4:00 AM Judiciary under siege in Botswana

The citizenry and civic society must develop interest and actively participate in the affairs of the Republic to ensure that the prevalence of democracy is not eroded, and by active participation, critique and hold elected and non-elected public servants to account, thus strengthening of our democratic institutions. It is incumbent on society therefore 182