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Government is considering returning the passenger train, which has not been operational since the tragic accident late last year. The incident claimed two lives at Bonwapitse near Mahalapye. Transport minister Thulaganyo Segokgo said a report from the investigations into the accident has been received, and they are still consulting other stakeholders before making a decision […]

Botswana Red Cross Society is offering support to its volunteers by hosting a 3-day workshop in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. The workshop is set to equip Red Cross volunteers with Psycho-social support, risk communications, Protection, gender and inclusion amongst others. This as the pandemic case load keeps rising locally. In an interview with […]

The ministry of education has condemned in the strictest terms the recent seemingly unbridled violence in schools. In a statement the minister of basic education Fidelis Molao condemned the violence and called for swift punishment for those who take part in the violence given the precarious times of COVID-19 in the country. Minister Molao recently […]

The Lobatse Senior Secondary School lessons have resumed after the facility closed for fumigation following a COVID19 case in the school. Lobatse Deputy Chief, Arnold Somolokae told YaronaFM news that this came after a Form 5 student tested positive to COVID19. He added that contact tracing is ongoing. The country has recorded 1039 confirmed cases […]

The Botswana Child Rights Network has petitioned the National Assembly with regards to the participation of Member of Parliament for Nata/Gweta, Polson Majaga in the proceedings of parliament. The petition, which was delivered this afternoon by Member of Parliament for Sefhare-Ramokgonami, Dr Kesitegile Gobotswang on behalf of the organization, who said that Majaga should take […]

Alcohol brewer and distributor Kgalagadi Breweries Limited, KBL, says it has ramped up production to meet demand following the lifting of the alcohol ban. Corporate Communications Manager Masegonyana Madisa said their plants are now operating at 24 hrs and all staff is back to work. Madisa said with the alcohol ban lifted on Friday, KBL […]

Government says unavailability of funds has stalled the construction of satellite schools in remote areas. Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Eric Molale told parliament yesterday that satellite schools are built in localities after consideration of the distance of children from schools especially those in the lower classes, travel to school. With some students […]

The assistant minister of Agricultural Development and Food Security, Beauty Manake says that the ISPAAD Programme is currently undergoing an evaluation. She said the review will consider the incorporation of the provision of water for livestock among a wide range of aspects meant to improve delivery and output of the Ispaad Programme. When answering a […]

The Minister of Nationality, Immigration and Gender Affairs, Annah Mokgethi, has revealed that her ministry is set to introduce a new Omang or national identity card booking system. The system seeks to manage the numbers of customers at the Department of National Registration for Identity cards and should be in place by next week. In […]

Government has hired 3000 temporary teachers to assist during the current shifting system in schools. The Minister of Basic Education Fidelis Molao, in an exclusive interview with Yarona fm news that temporary teachers who are at primary level, will assist teachers catch up with lost time, as result of protocols imposed on schools to mitigate […]