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December 2, 2018 4:00 AM Motswana youth wins Miss Eco International franchise

Phofhedi told Arts and Culture that the pageantry grand finale would take place in Egypt next year March. He has hit the ground running, hosting Miss Eco International- Botswana auditions today at Masa Hotel. “Miss Eco International is a pageant officially registered in 2015 by the Ministry of Culture in Egypt to a company called Eco spire, in support 155

November 27, 2018 4:00 AM 'Impatient' Drivers Worry Police

Drivers’ impatience on the road is believed to have become almost endemic. Police have raised concern that reckless driving fuelled by drivers’ impatience on the road has cost lives over the years and continues to claim more lives. The acting Officer Commanding (OC) Paul Oketsang told The Monitor that it is easy to spot a reckless driver while on the road. He said ‘impatient’ 160

November 20, 2018 4:00 AM DWD Ordered To Pay For Unfair Retrenchment

Four of the five employees Setshwano Kebue, Botlhale Moalafi, Mokaedi Makholo and Lotshwao Ramasonya were awarded a combined P27,000.00 in addition to the money they were paid when they were retrenched in June 2016. Odirile Rantsie was removed from the claim, as he was not part of the mediation process. Kago Mokotedi represented the employees while Gerty-Anne 156

November 20, 2018 4:00 AM TK Unhappy With Plastic Bag Ban U-turn

Briefing the media last week, the minister said the decision for the postponement was taken in his absence. “The plastic ban was supposed to be effective the beginning of November and unfortunately I learned about the uplifting of the ban while I was out of the country and I do not know the reasons behind that,” he said. According to the minister, they initially 177

November 18, 2018 4:00 AM Sereetsi & The Natives launch sophomore album

The album is dedicated to the late father of the group’s frontman, Tomeletso Sereetsi who told Arts & Culture that the launch will be a celebration of the unique Botswana four-string folk guitar traditionally made famous by giants like Stampore, George Swabi, Dikgang Malete and Sam Raditsebe to name but a few. Sereetsi, who dedicated the album to his late father 165

November 16, 2018 7:22 AM Appellant board to decide Mabaila’s fate

President Mokgweetsi Masisi is the chairperson of the committee and again is the one who chooses members who sits in that committee. The party’s national disciplinary committee last month, slapped Mabaila with five years suspension and he has since appealed to the president. Yesterday BDP secretary general Mpho Balopi told the media that Masisi had informed 166

November 14, 2018 4:34 PM BDP Bulela Ditswe: Kgathi, Moipisi score reruns, other appeals dismissed

This afternoon, authoritative sources told Mmegi that the BDP's central committee had dismissed all the other 25 appeals, some featuring high profile democrats including several Cabinet ministers. In Bobirwa, Kgathi had initially lost against Francis Kgoboko, while In Kgalagadi North, Moipisi had bitten the dust against Talita Monnakgotla 159

November 11, 2018 4:00 AM Guitarist Katuta takes young musicians under his wing

Tonight Katuta alongside Motswafere will perform at The No.1 Ladies Coffee House in Thapong Visual Arts Centre. Katuta who not so long ago shared the stage with Oliver Mtukudzi at Mascom Live Sessions told Arts & Culture that he was asked to do the show by the patrons of the place. He said as a result, he realised that a lot of young talented artists 170

November 6, 2018 4:00 AM Flopped BMD Rally Fires Missiles At BCP

While one would have thought the rally would have many party members coming to hear from their leaders on the way forward, the gathering was a flop with just over 100 attendants. It was promoted using the UDC name and the speakers kept referring to it as a coalition event. The rally, which started two hours later than the stated 2pm, was characterised 157

November 5, 2018 2:00 PM Highlanders Stun Wasteful Miscellaneous

The encounter began moderately with both sides displaying composure in possession, and no respect to the opponents, but lost balls to unforced errors. Miscellaneous ultimately gained momentum and started knocking at their opponents end. In the 10th minute, midfield maestro Bhekuyise Kunene released Chakova Moyenga on the right side of the 18-yard box, he controlled 161