Letsholo begs answers for stalled Kanye stadium

The newly elected Member of Parliament for Kanye North, Thapelo Letsholo, is worried man that sports development is not going as per schedule. Letsholo has asked the Minster of Youth, Sport and Culture Development, Tumiso Rakgare, to explain what is stalling the long overdue Kanye Stadium. He wants Rakgare to…

DCEC, DIS losing spy wars

When South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa delayed in congratulating his Botswana counterpart, President Mokgweetsi Masisi on his election victory, conspiracy theorists went into overdrive. Curiously, the African National Congress (ANC) a fraternal party of the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) did not even bother to send a goodwill message. Then…

Botswana drafts Drought management strategy as climate change hits where it hurts most

Drought has largely been seen as a ‘normal’ part of Botswana’s climate, with multiple, multi-year droughts having been recorded since the 1950s. Perhaps this explains why the government has finally taken a decision to develop a Drought Management Strategy. Amongst other things, the strategy will classify drought as a permanent…

Botswana could turn into African Guarantee Fund’s regional hub

African Guarantee Fund for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (AGF) has announced its intent to establish geographical presence in Botswana, following its Board meeting held at Avani hotel in the capital Gaborone on Thursday. The move, if it materialise would see Botswana becoming AGF’s Southern African hub, from where the pan-African…

Botswana to synchronise health sector data

Botswana`s health sector is set to undergo a makeover as it considers use of digital technologies to address people related challenges through creating meaning from data in real time. Sharing Botswana`s aspirations, Minister of Health and Wellness Dr. Lemogang Kwape said: “In Botswana eHealth environment has been developing overtime. We…

Okaile to be hauled over the coals by CMB creditors

Details of how Capital Management Botswana (CMB) allegedly siphoned off tens of millions of Pula belonging to pensioners are expected to be unravelled when its former boss, Rapula Okaile, comes face to face with angry creditors. The dispute revolves around more than P450 million of public pension fund assets currently…

Content producers, creatives could finally “eat” something

It is just a matter of time before it “rains” Pula (Botswana currency) for some of the local content producers and other players in creative sector as two government arms are preparing to start procuring their material. The ministry of Youth, Sport and Culture Development (MYSC) which houses the creative…

Palliative Health Care: the need to talk about death

Most global health work focuses on saving lives, but improving wellbeing at all ages and achieving universal health coverage also requires the inclusion of care that can prevent and relieve suffering for people with terminal conditions. However, palliative care is still low on the global health agenda and provision has…

Yet another “shake up” at Choppies linked Property Company – FAR

The Botswana Stock Exchange property listed FAR Property Company (FPC) with close ties to the Choppies group has parted ways with its company secretary and went on to appoint Bafana Molomo to its board of directors. Without shedding much light, the company has confirmed that it has since replaced its…