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July 10, 2018 4:00 AM Ugandan Bikers Ride For African Passport

Trans Africa in a 100cc Yamaha crux motorbike that started from Uganda on May 25, 2018. Okoth told The Monitor when they passed through Botswana last week that they are advocating for the African Passport. The African Union (AU) is pursuing a path of closer integration through the launch of a common passport that would grant visa-free access to all 54-member 114

July 8, 2018 4:00 AM Bakgatla to celebrate culture

The young Thokozile Ratsatsi, who has resurrected Kgatleng recreational life will be hosting Masa Cultural Festival where a number of residents are expected to partake in this auspicious event. Its intension is to exchange culture between Bakgatla and people from different walks of lives. Ratsatsi who is also known as DJ Thoko, told Arts & Culture that the event 134

July 2, 2018 4:00 AM BCP, BMD contradict each other over Francistown West

The BMD position is in contrast with what the BCP vice president, Kesitegile Gobotswang told Mmegi last week. Then, Gobotswang said that to the best of his knowledge the BCP was to contest the 2019 elections in all wards within Francistown West with the exception of one that was given to the Botswana National Front (BNF). In total, there are six wards 187

July 2, 2018 4:00 AM No funds yet for Leather Park

Trade minister, Bogolo Kenewendo told the media this week that her ministry is still sourcing funds for the multi-million pula project that is expected to create at least 10,000 jobs instead of the initial 5,000 upon commencement. “Meanwhile, the ministry is sourcing funds from relevant authorities for the construction of the Leather Park,” she said. The Leather 153

June 30, 2018 4:00 AM Malepa soldiers on after crushing incident

A jovial and relaxed Bolelang welcomed Mmegi Sport team for an interview at his home at Block Four in Francistown. Throughout the interview, Bolelang maintains a very friendly face that he often displayed on the pitch during his playing days. On the day of the freak accident, Chippa, as Bolelang is affectionately known, was celebrating his birthday at a popular 168

June 29, 2018 5:01 AM Vee Mampeezy unleashes Hase Ya Bana

Vee Mampeezy who is Orange Botswana’s brand ambassador told the media on Wednesday about the new release during an album listening session combined with the launch of Orange Halona Smartphone. Vee Mampeezy who is now signed under Universal Music South Africa sampled four songs from the upcoming album. The first two singles ‘batho ba nyatsa batho’ and ‘true 180

June 26, 2018 4:00 AM Cousin Killer Suspect Denied Bail

As if that was not enough, his attorney Nkosana Ngwenya was nowhere to be seen, his mobile phone unreachable. Reports came the following day that Ngwenya was arrested for residing in Botswana illegally. Ngwenya has since been denied bail with Tsametse’s case continuing this week. On March 13, Tsametse was arrested by the police for questioning over the murder 157

June 25, 2018 3:00 PM Arting Health For Impact Hosts Street Art Family Fun Day

The event included a Family Fun Day with music and entertainment, child-friendly art and activities as well as information stalls set up by AHIP partners. These gave the public a chance to appreciate art, health and youth development initiatives in the country. The installation was a three-part public art mural, where some of the renowned local artists 200

June 25, 2018 4:00 AM Heavily armed police presence ends Caprivians' hunger strike

On the eve of the World Refugee Day commemoration on Wednesday, Dukwi Refugee Camp – some 130km northwest of Francistown – resembled a crisis-laden zone with a heavy presence of armed members of riot police, otherwise called Special Support Group (SSG). Caprivians from Namibia’s Caprivi Strip had planned an indefinite hunger and sit-in strike in front 200

June 25, 2018 4:00 AM Kgosi re-joins civil service

If President Mokgweetsi Masisi endorses the appointment, Kgosi will replace senior private secretary to the former president Ian Khama, George Tlhalerwa who is said to be retiring in a fortnight. Khama is said to prefer Kgosi to be his senior private secretary. Kgosi was Khama’s first private secretary for 10 years when he [Khama] was the Vice President 196