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Tlotlo Mbazo
  • CAT: A ticking time bomb as youth drown in drug use

    Botswana Substance Abuse Support Network (BOSASNet) is gravely concerned about increasing drug abuse in Botswana.BOSASNet, a non-governmental organsation that provides substance abuse education, prevention and rehabilitation services further worries...

  • High-Income economy within reach for Botswana

    This week’s high-level engagement between Government and the private sector at the16th National Business Conference is expected to clear the path in the country’s step-by-step roadmap towards an accelerated transformation to a High-Income...

  • Online violence against women spikes

    A video of a frail, frightened half-naked old woman dragged across the street in the early hours of the morning is trending.She seems confused and oblivious to the fact that community members are accusing her of witchcraft. She does not even know her...

  • Overdue tertiary financing policy in offing

    Government’s continued struggle to finance all qualifying students for tertiary education and sustain funding has necessitated the formation of a Tertiary Education Student Financing Policy.Currently, government is the main sponsor of tertiary...

  • Covid-19 vaccines' shelf life extended for continued use

    The shelf life of some Covid-19 vaccines including Moderna, Johnson & Johnson and Pfizer has been extended by manufacturers.Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr Edwin Dikoloti said this week that this has unfortunately led some people, including those...

  • Japanese Gov't invests P3.6m into Gweta farm

    Botswana Red Cross Society (BRCS) has in the past three years strengthened and re-established its relevance in community humanitarian services and reached out to more than 1.5 million beneficiaries across the country with different...

  • Overdue tertiary financing policy in offing

    Government’s continued struggle to finance all qualifying students for tertiary education and sustain funding has necessitated the formation of a Tertiary Education Student Financing Policy.Currently, government is the main sponsor of tertiary...

  • LASTING IMPACT

    When her mother passed on in 2007, nine-year-old Veronica Fikeng together with her three siblings found themselves lost, confused and uncertain of what would become of them owing to family conflicts over their care.After intervention by social...

  • Police worry over unreported online offences

    There is too much Online Gender Based Violence (OGBV) perpetrated across different online platforms, yet very few cases are reported to the authorities.Botswana Police Deputy Director, Department of Cyber Forensics, Nonofo Dichabe said at the...

  • BITC generates over P3 billion from export earnings

    Botswana Investment and Trade Centre (BITC) has exceeded their target of P3.6 billion and generated P3.84 billion from export earnings in the 2021/22 financial year - an exceptional performance according to CEO, Kelotsositse Olebile.This is revenue...

  • SKMTH to open in phases

    Sir Ketumile Masire Teaching Hospital (SKMTH) which has been licensed to operate as a private hospital is expected to help address health care challenges in the country when fully operational.Among the challenges, are rising levels of...

  • ‘Show’ is back with a bang!

    The annual Botswana Consumer Fair is back after a two-year break and organisers are upbeat that this year’s installment will impress, with new features to the weeklong Fair. The spectacle promises traders and exhibitors, as well as members of the...

  • Ritual Killings Unit: Imagine that!

    Maybe Botswana Police should now consider establishing a special ‘ritual killings unit’, ke raa hela! A unit that will be dedicated to investigating and resolving any murder cases with the hallmarks of ritual killings. It would have all the...

  • Women want gender-blind Constitution out

    Women from five major political parties, women organisations, and civil society partners have compiled a compelling package of issues affecting women that they insist should find a place in the new Botswana Constitution.Gender Links, which is...

  • Land Boards owed millions

    Land Boards across the country are owed approximately P286.6 million that needs to be collected to allow them to continue doing what they are mandated to do.Botswana Association of Tribal Land Authorities (BATLA) President, Johane Chanjekwa said this...

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