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  • Vat Increase to Fuel Inflation Growth

    Mar 4, 2021 | 14:20 pm

    [The Patriot] The central bank, Bank of Botswana (BoB), forecasts that government's decision to increase the Value Added Tax (VAT) from 12% to 14% will increase inflationary pressure by 1.44% in Q2 of 2020.

  • Kablay, Motsamai Warn MPs Against Greed

    Mar 4, 2021 | 14:18 pm

    [The Patriot] Backbenchers, led by Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) Members of Parliament (MPs), are alleged to have chickened out of demanding a salary increase, which they were planning to propose to party Chairman and vice president Slumber Tsogwane that at[…]

  • Queer Tribe Yearn for Acceptance

    Mar 4, 2021 | 14:16 pm

    [The Patriot] The Lesbians, Gays and Bisexuals of Botswana (LEGABIBO) community has gone through a rollercoaster of events since their journey towards having their rights recognized in the country. The experience has and is still a challenging one as the[…]

  • De Beers Buoyant On Growth

    Mar 4, 2021 | 14:14 pm

    [The Patriot] Blue chip diamond company De Beers Group is buoyant that its business will bounce back this year as compared to 2020 due to the promising demand in diamonds since the start of the year.

  • Desalination Project Not a 'Masisi and Geingob Personal Deal'

    Mar 4, 2021 | 12:35 pm

    [Namibian] THE office of Botswana president Mokgweetsi Masisi says there is nothing wrong with the ongoing talks between the neighbouring country and Namibia regarding a possible partnership on a desalination project that could provide the two drought-stricken nations with water.

  • Sardarov Linked to Geingob, Masisi Desalination Deal

    Mar 4, 2021 | 12:35 pm

    [Namibian] RUSSIAN billionaire Rashid Sardarov has been identified by State House as a prospective investor in the government's ambitious desalination project, which would provide the coastal and central parts of the country with water.

  • Jacqueline Aims to Make It Big

    Mar 4, 2021 | 12:19 pm

    [Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -- Such as all humble beginnings, Jacqueline Rad is a name which may soon break into the musical mainstays of Botswana's house music industry with the hard work and spiritual dedication that Jacqueline Radikhukhu has put[…]

  • Exceptional Masiapeto Secures Scholarship

    Mar 4, 2021 | 12:18 pm

    [Botswana Daily News] Francistown -- When news of 2020 Junior certificate examinations results release trickled in, Ernest Masiapeto heard a whisper that he got merit and he sprung from his chair with one thing in mind that he has taken[…]

  • Contribution to Development Critical

    Mar 4, 2021 | 10:01 am

    [Botswana Daily News] Maun -- Ms Daisy Sefara-Hancock of Disana ward in Maun is one person who believes that one can create a legacy with every single action that he/she takes.

  • Natural Resources Utilisation Bills in Offing

    Mar 4, 2021 | 10:00 am

    [Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -- The Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources Conservation and Tourism is currently developing three bills on forestry, access benefit sharing and community-based natural resources management.

  • BGCSE Examinations Processes Ensure None Disadvantaged in Covid-19 Era

    Mar 4, 2021 | 09:36 am

    [Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -- All processes were carried out in a manner that ensured that every candidate was able to access the 2020 BGCS examinations despite the COVID-19 pandemic, says Botswana Examinations Council (BEC) chief executive officer Professor Brian[…]

  • Repatriation for Zimbabwe Refugees Starts

    Mar 4, 2021 | 09:15 am

    [Botswana Daily News] Dukwi -- Only 113 Zimbabwean refugees at Dukwi Refugee Camp have registered for voluntary repatriation as of March 2.

  • Mogwe Selfless

    Mar 4, 2021 | 09:12 am

    [Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -- Botswana recognises the extraordinary and selfless service the late Mr Archibald Mogwe displayed when discharging his duties.

  • Tlokweng Land Board Allocates Only 4 Plots

    Mar 4, 2021 | 09:12 am

    [The Patriot] Elijah Katse, the newly appointed chairman of Tlokweng Land Board is poised to face first litmus test concerning a long standing land impasse in the village with morafe unhappy over land processes.

  • Gambling Rakes in P79m

    Mar 4, 2021 | 09:11 am

    [The Patriot] Public funds amounting to P79, 940,116 are lying idle in a private account at the Gambling Authority because relevant authorities at the parastatal and government enclave are failing to set up a levy Fund to remit the funds[…]

  • Masisi to Reshuffle Cabinet

    Mar 4, 2021 | 09:09 am

    [The Patriot] Frustrated by the poor performance of some cabinet ministers, President Mokgweetsi Masisi is caught in a dilemma and is considering a shakeup of the Executive arm of government, The Patriot on Sunday has learnt.

  • Couple Shares Recipe for Lasting, Happy Marriage

    Mar 4, 2021 | 09:07 am

    [Botswana Daily News] Maun -- One author once said 'success in marriage does not come merely through finding the right mate but through being the right mate'.

  • CDC Channels Funds Into Gender Based Violence Fight

    Mar 4, 2021 | 07:20 am

    [Botswana Daily News] Serowe -- The high numbers of gender based violence (GBV) in the Central District have seen some funds meant for developments channeled to fight challenges associated with GBV.

  • Tonota chief in woman flogging hot soup

    Mar 3, 2021 | 16:43 pm

    Section 18 (Punishments) of the Botswana Customary Courts Act reads: “(1) Subject to the provisions of subsections (2), (3) and (4) and section 21 ...

  • Something to shout about!

    Mar 3, 2021 | 15:38 pm

    Botswana duo Kabelo Seakanyeng and Tumisang Orebonye have found life very much to their liking in Morocco, giving the defenders of Botola 2 ...

  • Vendor in Hospital After Suffering Fire Burns

    Mar 3, 2021 | 11:24 am

    [Botswana Daily News] Francistown -- A street vendor, who plies her trade in front of Ntshe House in Francistown was last week Friday, rushed to Nyangabgwe Referral hospital with multiple bodily burns, after a cooking gel she was using to[…]

  • Mrs Botswana 2021/22 Launches

    Mar 3, 2021 | 10:09 am

    [Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -- Thirty contestants of 2021/22 Mrs Botswana were launched over the weekend setting the fifth season of the competition into full swing.

  • Beware of Fraudsters - Gcc Official

    Mar 3, 2021 | 10:09 am

    [Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -- Members of the public, especially small business operators, have been advised to be extra vigilant when dealing with people claiming to be council officials.

  • Happy With New Ten Pula Bank Note

    Mar 3, 2021 | 10:09 am

    [Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -- President Dr Mokgweetsi Masisi has declared his appreciation of the new ten pula bank note.

  • Covid-19 Cases Rise in Mahalapye Sub-District

    Mar 3, 2021 | 10:09 am

    [Botswana Daily News] Mahalapye -- Mahalapye sub-district continues to experience a sharp rise in numbers of positive COVID-19 cases due to lack of adherence to protocols.

  • Boko's hAPpy praise

    Mar 3, 2021 | 10:06 am

    Speaking during former Botswana National Front (BNF) Secretary General, Tapiso Kgosikoma's memorial service on Tuesday, Boko revealed the ...

  • Support of Local Producers Vital

    Mar 3, 2021 | 07:30 am

    [Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -- Local producers need support from Batswana for them to survive the highly competitive market, the acting director for the Department of Industrial Affairs in the Ministry of Investment, Trade and Industry (MITI), Ms Ruth Baoki[…]

  • 'Botswana Uses Israeli Cyberespionage Tools'

    Mar 2, 2021 | 17:07 pm

    [The Patriot] BY SURAYA DADOO*

  • Letlhakane School, Dhmt to Set Up School Clinic

    Mar 2, 2021 | 08:20 am

    [Botswana Daily News] Letlhakane -- Letlhakane Senior Secondary School management and the District Health Management Team (DHMT) have resolved to set up a clinic in the school premises to control the spread of COVID-19 which the school is struggling with.

  • Cattle Numbers Plummet

    Mar 2, 2021 | 08:20 am

    [Botswana Daily News] Xanagas Farms -- Botswana used to boast a cattle population of around three million but it has since declined to 1.5 million, says Minister of Agricultural Development and Food Security, Mr Karabo Gare.

  • Orapa Not Ready to Open to Public

    Mar 2, 2021 | 08:20 am

    [Botswana Daily News] Letlhakane -- Orapa Letlhakane and Damtshaa Mines (OLDM) General Manager, Mr Bakani Motlhabani says Orapa mining town could not open to the public as the mine was not located far from the township.

  • Concerted Efforts Key in GBV Elimination

    Mar 2, 2021 | 08:20 am

    [Botswana Daily News] Kanye -- Kanye South MP Dr Lemogang Kwape has underscored the need for all to take part in eliminating all forms of gender-based violence (GBV) as it robbed individuals of their human right.

  • Covid-19 Claims 22 More Lives, Records 3 158 Active Cases

    Mar 2, 2021 | 08:02 am

    [Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -- A total of 332 people have died due to COVID - 19 related complications. This is an increase by 22 deaths from 310 reported on February 25.

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