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The minister of Tertiary Education, Research, Science and Technology, Dr Douglas Letsholathebe says that applicants for tertiary education financing were given sufficient time to submit their applications for sponsorship. When answering a question in Parliament yesterday, the minister said the students were given 7 weeks to submit applications, instead of the normal 6 weeks. He […]

Water Utilities Corporation (WUC) Director Customer Care Services Goitseone Tshiamiso says the situation of abnormal odour and taste of water in some areas across Gaborone has been resolved. This after a series of complaints from residents of Block 6, 7, 8 and Broadhurst complained of contaminated water supply in their area over the weekend. In […]

The Leader of Opposition, Dumelang Saleshando yesterday spoke out against the Speaker and the Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly, saying that the current regime of the speakership and the ruling BDP has displayed arrogance towards the opposition in parliament. Speaking in parliament yesterday, Saleshando accused the speakers of abusing their powers, and said that […]

The Government has completed the refurbishment of the Old Sekgoma Memorial Hospital in Serowe. The Minister of Infrastructure and Housing Development Mmusi Kgafela who is expected to hand over the refurbished Hospital this morning to Minister responsible for Health, says more than 47 million Pula was used to refurbish the facility. The refurbished Old Sekgoma […]

Government has completed a draft School Language Policy which will guide the implementation of indigenous languages in the school curriculum. Yesterday, the Minister of Basic Education, Fidelis Molao told Parliament that government is committed to introducing indigenous languages in schools and that consultations are expected to be completed by the end of this year before […]

The Member of Parliament for Nata/Gweta Polson Majaga, says that he will not take leave of absence from Parliament, following a petition which was delivered by member of Parliament for Sefhare/ramokgonami Dr Kesitegile Gobotswang a week ago on behalf of the Botswana Child Rights Network. Majaga presented a statement in Parliament this afternoon in which he […]

Assistant minister of Investment, Trade and Industry, Molebatsi Molebatsi has said that the government is currently exploring ways to resuscitate the Palapye glass project, which was abandoned 7 years ago. When answering a question in Parliament yesterday, the Assistant Minister said the Botswana Development Corporation has been in talks with other parties interested in utilising […]

The Minister of Youth Empowerment, Sport and Culture Development, Tumiso Rakgare has said that the National Arts Council of Botswana bill which he presented in Parliament yesterday is a product of wide consultation of various stakeholders which began in 2012 and the final consultations were held this year. He said amongst those consulted were artists […]

Yarona FM is set to host the 6th installment of the Annual Yarona FM music awards ‪in two weeks‬. The event will be the organizations most unique with the ceremony being hosted virtually for fans and nominees in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The youth Radio station will be following the example of the international […]

The United Nations Secretary General, António Guterres has urged governments to be transparent, responsive, and accountable in their COVID-19 response. In his message on the commemoration of the International Day of Democracy, observed today, Guterres said governments should ensure that any emergency measures are legal, proportionate, necessary and non-discriminatory. The UN dictates that governments must […]