Friday, 23 Jun 2017
The late former President Sir Ketumile Masire will be accorded a state funeral and will be laid to rest on Thursday next week in Kanye.
Friday, 23 Jun 2017
President Ian Khama has declared 3 days of national mourning, starting today in remembrance of former President Sir Ketumile Masire.
Friday, 23 Jun 2017
The Mo Ibrahim Foundation has paid tribute to its Board Member and Former President Sir Ketumile Masire.

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Tuesday, 09 May 2017
Malawian prophet, Shepard Bushiri
Supporters of Malawian prophet, Shepard Bushiri in Botswana have threatened to take government to court over its decision to list the prophet under those who need a visa to visit the country. The Coordinator for Sons and daughters of Major 1-Botswana Movement, Moemedi Baikalafi says a letter has been written to the Nationality, Immigration Minister, Edwin Batshu to explain why Bushiri needs a visa to visit Botswana. Baikalafi says the minister has until Thursday to reply, failing which the will approach the President with the court being another option when all fails.
Tuesday, 09 May 2017
Former North West District Council Chairperson, Reaboka Mbulawa says he will not report his fellow BDP councilor, Duncan Enga to the party leadership for defying party caucus. Enga defeated Mbulawa during a special council meeting yesterday by garnering 28 votes against Mbulawa’s 19. Initially during a party caucus, Mbulawa was voted by 16 BDP councillors while Enga got 13 votes. Mbulawa told Gabz Fm news that what councillor Enga did was unethical and should not be condoned.
Tuesday, 09 May 2017
Orange Botswana today announced that the 2017 edition of the annual Orange Phikwe National Marathon will be held on August 5th, 2017 in the mining town. Orange Botswana, Public Relations and Foundation Manager Boga Chilinde-Masebu says they are working round the clock with the Local Organizing Committee which is based in Phikwe to deliver a top notch event this year. As the only IAAF approved and certified marathon in the country, the Selibe Phikwe marathon is expected to continue to attract large numbers of international and local professional runners.
Tuesday, 09 May 2017
In Lobatse, magistrate Onkarabile Mokone this morning denied a 24-year old man of Newlook ward bail in a case in which he faces charges of allegedly sexually molesting a six year-old minor. The state alleges that the Onkemetse Bagoreng on the day of May 3rd, 2017 forcefully had sexual intercourse with the minor near Woodhall 1 ward in Lobatse. The offense is alleged to have been committed with violence. The accused was arrested yesterday at an abandoned house in Lobatse, five days after the incident.
Tuesday, 09 May 2017
The BCP president, Dumelang Saleshando says bringing a team from India to come and demonstrate how the Electronic Voting Machine, EVM works is just a sign of arrogance by the IEC. The IEC has announced that it will this coming week, May 18th in Gaborone together with a team of experts from Bharat Electronics Limited of India be conducting EVM demonstrations at Fairgrounds. Saleshando says this is surprising since there is still a legal case against the IEC for introducing the EVM as a method of voting.
Tuesday, 09 May 2017
In an effort to address the problem of shortage of lecturers for certain courses in public institutions, the government intends to outsource foreign lectures in the near future. Tertiary Education Minister, Dr. Alfred Madigele told SRC representatives in Francistown yesterday that the country is experiencing a shortage of lecturers for some courses such as jewelry. Madigele noted that due to a shortage of lecturers some of the local institutions are under-utilized.
Friday, 05 May 2017
Room50Two hotel , a new entrant to the market opened its new restaurant, Table52, the highest dining venue in Botswana. Room52 is a stylish and contemporary hotel situated in the iTowers south, In the CBD and officially opened its doors to the public about three weeks ago.
Friday, 05 May 2017
Officials say the annual Kwambala music festival that was held last weekend has contributed meaningfully to the economy of Francistown. Briefing the media today, Marketing Manager of the festival, Lionel Nkosi said the hospitality sector benefited from the event as scores of people residing outside Francistown attended the event. Nkosi further said even local artists who performed at the show benefited financially. He highlighted that the music festival which will be held annually has also created employment for some youth in the city.
Friday, 05 May 2017
Public sector union federation, BOFEPUSU, says there is no chance of going back to the negotiation table with the government now that the Public Service Bargaining Council PSBC is dead. BOFEPUSU Secretary General, Tobokani Rari was responding to calls for dialogue by participants at a National Employment and Skills Development Pitso that ended in Selebi Phikwe earlier today. Rari revealed that they submitted a letter terminating their membership of the PSBC yesterday.
Friday, 05 May 2017
Officials say efforts to grow the economy have been riddled with challenges, including being negated by continued low productivity levels of the labour force and declining employment in the formal sector, amongst others. This was said by Vice President Mokgweetsi Masisi in Selebi -Phikwe yesterday, as he was officially opening the two-day Employment and Skills Development Pitso. Masisi further said the formation of Ministry of Employment, Labour Productivity, and Skills Development was set up to overcome these challenges.

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