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Member of parliament for Mochudi West, Mmusi Kgafela says men convicted of rape should be sentenced to life in prison. Kgafela said harsh sentences could be used as a deterrent to Gender based violence perpetrators. The MP says some countries within the SADC bloc, are dishing out similar sentences and Botswana should also follow suite […]

The Botswana Entertainment Promoters Association President, Gilbert Seagile has said that the creative industry’s planned march to Parliament has been cancelled because they have opted to first unveil their plan to the media. The march to the Gaborone International Convention Center, where Parliament is scheduled to convene today, was planned for this afternoon. Seagile told […]

Parliament has shot down a motion by member of Parliament for Palapye, Onneetse Ramogapi requesting the government to increase the national internship allowance from 1420 Pula to atleast 3000 Pula. Many Mps from the ruling party said that that most aspects cited in the motion were under review under the relevant ministry, the ministry of […]

Members of the public have begun to use cross border transport to neighbouring countries, following a decision by government to reopen borders to allow foreign travel for the first time since March. The Managing Director of Flight Connect, Kate Maphage says her company will not be transporting people without COVID 19 results and that the […]

The minister of Gender affairs Annah Mokgethi has assured parliament that the delay in the set up of the inter-ministerial committee on gender based violence is caused by due diligence processes noting that there is progress it’s set up. This after some members of Parliament expressed concern over the slow progress by the Ministry of […]

Member of Parliament for Kanye North, Thapelo Letsholo has appealed to the government to avail free COVID19 vaccine for all Batswana once it becomes available. When debating the State of the Nation Address yesterday, Letsholo said government needs a more aggressive stance and should be in the top 10% of countries in the world with […]

As the world celebrates world AIDS day in muted tones due to the COVID19 pandemic this year, Botswana continues to make great strides in the disease management. The Botswana Harvard Aids Institute Partnership, BHP, says their latest HIV prevention trials, which compared the safety and efficacy of injectable cabo-tegravir with oral TRUVADA, have revealed that […]

The Administration of Justice today commenced the Special Court on Gender Based Violence in Molepolole.In a statement released by the Registrar and Master of the High Court, Michael Motlhabi, the special court commenced at the Molepolole Magistrate Court with over 200 cases to be heard. Four Magistrates will take up the assignment for a period […]

The Minister of Basic Education, Fidelis Molao in response to an ongoing debate on the shortage of stationary in schools that although government welcomes any form of assistance or donation to schools, there is a need to follow the right processes and procedures in delivering the initiative. When making his deliberations on the State of […]