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June 19, 2018 4:00 AM Rollers Captain Gears Up On Plans To Build A Clinic In Lechana

The community of Lechana cattlepost, which is situated along Palapye and Topisi, has for a long time been serviced by a mobile clinic an extension of Palapye Primary Hospital. For a long time now, the villagers have been receiving health services form a traditional home adjacent to the common police checkpoint. It is a well-maintained traditional home with two thatched 134

June 8, 2018 2:00 PM Revitalised Mankgantai chases COSAFA record

As he trots out on to the new Peter Mokaba pitch at 5pm tonight, Mankgantai stands on the brink of history as he chases the tournament’s all-time leading scorer accolade. Zimbabwean, Ovidy Karuru scored six in the 2017 edition held in the North West, and Mankgantai, who put away two beautiful strikes against Angola and Swaziland, is just one behind with five. Mankgantai 138

May 22, 2018 4:00 AM 18 Young Batswana Receive YALI Fellowship

The Mandela Washington Fellowship aims to empower young Africans to support growth and prosperity, strengthen democratic governance, and enhance peace and security across Africa. It is geared towards outstanding young leaders who have several years of professional experience and a proven record of accomplishment in leading and promoting positive change 143

May 1, 2018 4:00 AM Bulgarians Walk Away With P10,000 Fines

The case had attracted public interest, raising issues of mistrust against financial institutions. Passing the sentence, Principal Magistrate Goodwill Makofi said the three accused Bulgarians, Plamen Nikolaev Pandor 44, Liliya Nikolaeva Borisova 26 and Dimitar Borislavov Angelou 36, were convicted of three counts, being unauthorised access to a computer 135

April 25, 2018 11:46 AM Makwala urges focus on development

Speaking to Mmegi Sport today, Makwala said it is unfortunate companies only focus on elite athletes. “Sponsorship must start at grassroots level as a way of motivation. I was lucky because when I started my career, Botswana National Olympic Committee (BNOC) was assisting me. But for some, it is difficult,” he said. Makwala said preparations are difficult 163

April 24, 2018 4:00 AM Primetime Sees Improved Tenancy

“Pep, Ackermans, Clicks and Jet all opened in the first quarter of this financial year and it will still take some time to bed down this centre after its rocky start, but with the new KFC drive-through due to open shortly it is looking more positive,” he said. The tenanting of Pilane Crossing has been a hurdle with partial settlement of the widely reported 145

April 15, 2018 4:00 AM BOMU Carnival Music Festival to unite artists

The lineup includes amongst others ATI, Vee Mampeezy, Punah Gabasiane, Slizer, Mlesho, Berry Heart and Skavenja to mention but a few. Ntsie was quick to mention that the Gaborone show is not exclusve to BOMU members but even non-members will take part. “Most of these artists were BOMU members but they have not renewed their membership. If we want to see this through 161

April 10, 2018 4:00 AM Farmers Urged To Insure Produce, Products

Addressing Botswana Young Farmers Association (BYFA) recently, Advice Fele of the Botswana Insurance Company (BIC) said they have policies that cater to farmers. “Insurance is very important even in farming as we cover livestock, crop production, damages done by fire, natural disasters as well as the equipment that is used in farming,” he said. BIC also has policies 148

March 27, 2018 4:00 AM Shashe Dam Receives Tourism Boost

This is according to the Minister of Environment, Natural Resources Conservation and Tourism Tshekedi Khama. Tshekedi who was amongst key speakers at the launch of the ‘Dams tourism initiative’ at Shashe Dam on Saturday. Shashe Dam is popular because of its scenic setting. Apart from marvelling at its beauty, many Batswana in the north usually visit 154

March 20, 2018 4:00 AM BDP Sends Off Khama In Style

In addition to the presents from the party, Gaborone region gifted Khama a quad bike load trailer, cattle trailer and a generator trailer. Having received many different gifts including livestock, poultry, generators, farming equipment and many other gifts, the gifts from the BDP are the most expensive Khama has received thus far valued at over P500,000. Though 141