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December 4, 2018 4:00 AM Rantuana Calls For Land Audit

Ramotswa MP, Samuel Rantuana had brought a motion seeking Parliament to request government to carry out land audit as the current Land Administration Procedures Capacity and System (LAPCAS) is not addressing the issue of long waiting lists of plot allocation. When presenting his motion, Rantuana said access to land in Botswana remains a contentious issue 166

October 23, 2018 11:12 AM The real Mabijo dies at 59

Motswetla started the cartoon character in 1989 and chose to name it after his uncle to celebrate and honour him. “He was a great boxing player and he later unfortunately got sick and could not continue boxing anymore and it was sad. It really pained. So I was looking for something that could honour him because I really loved the boxer he was,” said Motswetla 163

September 18, 2018 4:00 AM Mingo Returns After Brief Retirement

Mingo Touch, whose real names are Aminoni Mujokeri announced his retirement in June after he performed during Franco’s album launch. He announced on stage that he would be quitting music to focus on his ministerial role at the Christ Embassy church located at the KB Mall in Gaborone. “It is time to say goodbye. I have been around and would like to thank 196

August 29, 2018 12:46 PM Abusive husband slapped with seven years' imprisonment

Nkiwane, who made his wife’s life a misery by brutally assaulting and injuring her in violent attacks, was facing an offence of grievous bodily harm. He assaulted his wife, Catherine Mutizwa back in March 2, 2015 at Ghaghoo mine, Lephephe staging camp. Nkiwane also has four counts of obtaining by false pretences and one count of giving false information 107

July 29, 2018 4:00 AM Unplugged to bring the house down

Inspired by the need to see the country’s comedy movement grow, Rail Park Mall is hosting the event for its copious customers. The event will bring non-stop laughter with the most sought-after international and local comedians, where the audience will be treated to too much hilarity courtesy of all the featured comedians such as Clive Chigubu from Zimbabwe 157

July 20, 2018 2:00 PM KBL bring World Cup curtain down with Tsolamosese show

Hundreds converged at the popular drinking place to watch the Sunday match, which France won 4-2. The atmosphere was already electric way before kick-off, as fans were kept entertained at the KBL zone. The big screen provided a real stadium feel, as the match was beamed live, attracting a huge crowd for the final showdown in the world’s biggest soccer 130

July 16, 2018 4:00 AM Silence of the Lambs

His pledge to leading an inclusive Government with people at the centre of the debate is the recipe for success and prosperity. Whilst the Masisi Review may be unpalatable to many, his approach is not entirely about hunting. It’s about appropriate land use, and how to engage rural communities in wildlife-based management. To date there has been a chronic 149

June 26, 2018 4:00 AM Honey Befalls Teachers As BOTECO Emanates

I am yet to hear sweeter news than what is currently trending in education circles about the incoming Botswana Teaching Council (BOTECO). This is one exciting development proving hard to believe. A BOTECO draft bill presented to stakeholders in April 2017 together with the recommendations of the Education and Training sector Strategic Plan (ETSSP, 2015) are some of the real positive 156

June 11, 2018 4:00 AM The importance of communication in macroeconomic policy management

For a number of reasons, a central bank needs to continually interact and disseminate information to stakeholders. Such interactions and communication clarify the Bank’s role and, therefore, reinforces the effectiveness with which it discharges its mandate of ensuring price stability, sound financial and well-functioning payments systems and, more broadly 126

June 8, 2018 2:00 PM Local clubs fail to catch social media frenzy

The days when football team supporters would wait for that weekly publication or the evening radio or television bulletin for news updates, are slowing disappearing into the horizon. In between the next press or bulletin, supporters relied on ‘unreliable’ word of mouth for updates on the latest news within camp. But the advent of social media has, or at least 135