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February 22, 2018 3:30 PM BOFEPUSU to report Govt to ILO, yet again

This comes after the Minister for Employment, Labour Productivity and Skills Development Tshenolo Mabeo made known his intentions to conduct an inspection of books or documents of some seven trade unions and two federations. Mabeo said the inspection is in accordance with Section 49 (1) and (2) of the Trade Unions and Employer’s Organisations Act (TUEU) 6

January 22, 2018 3:00 PM JCE exam results released

A total of 40 896 candidates wrote the 2017 examination showing a slight decrease in candidature compared to the 2016 cohort of 41464. There were 20 404 male candidates and 20 492 female candidates sitting for the 2017 Junior Certificate Examination. Overall performance indicates that 33.80% of candidates have been awarded Grade C or better compared 67

December 11, 2017 4:00 AM Mid-term national budget in surplus

The Botswana Financial Statistics (BFS) report for October reveals that at the end of the half-year period to September 2017, the budget posted a surplus of P107 million. At this point last year, the budget showed a cumulative deficit of P1.7 billion suggesting a healthier fiscal position in the current financial year. Government financial year starts 119

November 2, 2017 4:00 PM New great ape species found, sparking fears for its survival

Researchers have identified a new species of orangutan in an isolated forest on the Indonesian island of Sumatra. Fewer than 800 individuals remain, and the construction of a dam and road threaten the prime habitat of the ape, which is distinguished from its cousins by, among other things, frizzier hair and a taste for caterpillars. "As a scientist 234

November 2, 2017 12:01 PM Scientists Say They've Found Hidden Space In Great Pyramid Of Giza

This illustration shows the known rooms of the Great Pyramid, including the Queen's Chamber, the King's Chamber and the long Grand Gallery, along with the newly discovered voice which is depicted as a fuzzy oblong shape. The Great Pyramid of Giza has been probed with the tools of modern particle physics by scientists who say they have discovered a huge, secret 185

November 2, 2017 10:07 AM Gender wage gap in SA widens

South Africa is ranked 19 in a new global index report on gender inequality released by the World Economic Forum (WEF). The report finds that while South Africa has improved its share of women legislators, senior officials and managers, the gender wage gap in the country has increased. A decade of slow progress towards better parity between the sexes 180

November 1, 2017 4:46 PM Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Suffering From Freezing Issues, Some Users Report

It appears that storm clouds are still hovering over Samsung as an year after the Galaxy Note 7 mishap, the company has now surfaced online for some freezing issues on the Galaxy Note 8. A number of users have reached the company's forums to complain about the unresponsive behaviour of their latest Galaxy Note handsets. As spotted by folks at Android 21

November 1, 2017 3:44 PM Six women accuse filmmaker Brett Ratner of sexual harassment or misconduct

Natasha Henstridge was watching a movie on Brett Ratner’s couch when she fell asleep. She was a 19-year-old fashion model; he was an up-and-coming music video director in his early 20s. They had been hanging out in front of the TV with friends at his New York apartment. But when Henstridge woke up, the others had left. She was alone with Ratner. She got up to leave 25

November 1, 2017 5:00 AM Crime victims deserve real justice

Each day, via Btv and other media, Batswana witness violent criminals being paraded after capture, only for the same viewing audience to learn that the brazen, unrepentant and smug scoundrels are granted further bail. Just yesterday, a mob of suspects in violent robberies was shown on Btv, with the report noting that more than half of them were already 14

November 1, 2017 12:48 AM ‘House of Cards’ filming suspended; new Spacey allegations

LOS ANGELES — Hollywood’s widening sexual harassment crisis brought forth a second actor’s allegation against Kevin Spacey on Tuesday, halted production on his Netflix series “House of Cards” and prompted CBS to check into an actress’ claim she was groped by Jeremy Piven. Mexican actor Robert Cavazos wrote on his Facebook page that he encountered Spacey 25