BFA, Fresh Brands legally entangled over Orange FA Cup

Despite the non-football activities due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Botswana Football Association (BFA) continues to dominate headlines in sport sections. On Thursday, Fresh Brands a marketing agency company dragged BFA before the High court for un fulfilled promises. The company is seeking P1.2 million as a commission for negotiating ORANGE…

BFA Assembly Grants Premier, First Division Leagues Autonomy

Botswana Premier (BPL) and First Division Leagues have been granted long-sought autonomy. The two will now form what will be known as the Botswana National League. The two were granted autonomy after the Botswana Football Association (BFA) general assembly unanimously agreed to such. As an independent structure, the Botswana National…

Authorities battle adulterated sexual enhancing drugs

Those versed with the authentic erectile dysfunction pills, also known as Viagra, would know that they are small, film coated, blue and diamond-shaped. However, while the fake erectile dysfunction pills, which are increasingly flooding the Gaborone market, have the semblance of the original product health authorities and local distributors are…

Africa’s capital lies idle – Investment expert

The African continent has been urged to spread its idle capital into Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) as an opportunity to diversify investment instruments and help manage the liquidity. ETF Strategist Nerina Visser says there is a lot of capital in Africa but it is lying idle while the greatest challenge…

Blood on the floor … Consequences of the BFA vote

On the eve of the Botswana Football Association (BFA) elections on Friday, rumours had already made rounds that Maokaneng Bontshetse would resign if Team Sebego lost elections. The Francistown Football Association (FRAFA) chairperson had allegedly already relayed the message to both his allies, as well as those in the BFA…

Taking stock of girls’ progress in the Covid-19 era

The International Day of the Girl Child is an international observance day declared by the United Nations (UN) which supports more opportunity for girls and increases awareness of gender inequality faced by girls based upon their gender. Special Rapporteur on discrimination against women and girls, Dr. Kefilwe Rangobana says while…

The paradox of Botswana’s strong economic growth versus rising income inequality

According to international economic measures, Botswana has experienced long term economic growth overall. Those same measures, however, also report that the growth has been very concentrated among the country’s financial elite. The economic difference between the large percentage of people who live in rural areas and those live in the…

Botswana still imports half of her electricity demand

The amount of electricity produced in the country continued its decline in the second quarter of the year, with the state power utility relying on more than half of the supply from outside to augment the inefficient local power plants that operate below capacity and have proven to be unreliable.…

Botswana dilly-dallies on mass Covid-19 testing

There appears to be no explicit position by government to go the epidemiological route of community mass testing against the dreaded coronavirus in a population of about two million people. Neither the head of the Presidential Task Team Dr. Kereng Masupu nor his counterpart Professor Mosepele Mosepele would shed light…