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September 22, 2017 11:50 AM Bonang’s book ‘From A to B’ goes international

Television personality Bonang Matheba is set to take her biography ‘From A to B’ to France next week. This follows the launch of her book at Mall of Africa last week. Now Queen B will give her international fans an opportunity to sign her memoir. Her publicist, Vivian Chuene, told TshisaLIVE the book signing would be held at the Nelly Wandji Art Gallery 3

September 17, 2017 5:05 PM ZCC calls on its church members to stop buying Tiso Blackstar newspapers

The church claims the media group’s publications are aimed at undermining its integrity and reputation. The Zion Christian Church (ZCC) on Sunday reportedly urged all its 16 million members and sympathisers to boycott the Sunday World, Sowetan, Sunday Time and other newspapers owned by Tiso Blackstar Group. According to EWN, the ZCC said the media group 4

September 17, 2017 2:44 PM ZCC calls on members to boycott Tiso Blackstar newspapers

It says the media group has made it its mission to defame and make a mockery of the church and its head Bishop Barnabas Lekganyane. JOHANNESBURG - The Zion Christian Church (ZCC) has urged all 16 million of its members and sympathisers not to buy the Sunday World, Sowetan, Sunday Time and other newspapers owned by Tiso Blackstar. The church says the media 4

September 11, 2017 1:30 PM Campaign group claims Zimbabwe diamonds funding government repression

Johannesburg - Zimbabwe's ruling elite has diverted the country's vast diamond riches to help fund repression by dodging sanctions and raising money for security forces, an anti-corruption campaign group alleged Monday. In a report, Global Witness accused top security and political leaders of secretly profiting from the trade in the country's diamond 12

September 8, 2017 6:11 PM The end of a generation

Those who spoke at the late Botswana Democratic Party stalwart Kebatlamang Morake’s funeral in Tonota last Sunday seemed to have William Shakespeare in mind as they praised his contribution to Botswana’s development since Independence. A teacher by profession, Morake was appointed BDP Executive Secretary in 1965. In October 1969 he became a specially 42

September 8, 2017 2:48 PM Of women writing in Botswana

The academics involved are Maitseo Bolaane, Mary Lederer, Leloba Molema and Connie Rapoo. The project was partly funded by CIPA (Companies and Intellectual Property Authority). The book includes 91 authors, with works going as far back as 1924. It encompasses an incredible diversity of writing including poems, short stories, essays, songs, court judgements 4

September 1, 2017 4:00 AM It’s official: Btv favours the BDP

Consequently, Makgonatsotlhe has ruled that the national broadcaster should immediately take steps to ensure “equitable, inclusive and balanced reporting”. The findings are contained in a report released on Wednesday, which followed a complaint filed by the Botswana National Front deputy president, Prince Dibeela in February 2016. Dibeela had on February 11

August 28, 2017 4:00 AM Domestic tourism can diversify the economy

With a few months before the beginning of the rainy season, and many of our dams still at a full capacity, it would be a good thing to try and turn some of these facilities into tourist attraction sites. Even more inspiring are reports that we are going to have good rains again. Several years ago, there were attempts to make Gaborone Dam site an entertainment 5

August 27, 2017 5:08 PM Instagram, Facebook experience outages Saturday

Services being restored after 'technical issue' NEW YORK (CNNMoney) - Saturday morning turned out to be social-media-free for a number of Facebook and Instagram users, albeit involuntarily. Some people reported difficulties accessing the two social platforms beginning at about 9 a.m. ET, according to Down Detector, a site that tracks real-time outages 3

August 26, 2017 2:20 AM Make-up bill causes blushes for France’s Macron

He’s only 39 and fresh-faced, but France’s President Emmanuel Macron has run up a make-up bill of 26,000 euros in his first 100 days in office, offering fresh ammunition to his critics. French President Emmanuel Macron has faced criticism from opponents over his 26,000-euro make-up bill (AFP Photo/Eric FEFERBERG / MANILA BULLETIN) The bill, revealed 4