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The Food Security Organization of the United Nations, FAO, has said that locust outbreaks threaten food security and livelihoods of millions of people in Botswana and other Southern Africa countries. In a press statement released recently, the organization said about 7 million people in Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe that is the southern African region, […]

Water Utilities Corporation says the recently released rain forecast of normal to above normal, is favorable to the country’s dam levels which are declining. The senior Manager, Water Resources at Water Utilities, Lesego Raditsebe said the they anticipate that the rains will be enough to supply the country’s major dams with water to last until […]

Member of Parliament for Selebi Phikwe West, Dithapelo Keorapetse has condemned the current appointment of the Court of Appeal judges as it’s not based on merit but seems to be based on friendship, dislike or prejudice. He told Parliament this morning that there is a believe that the court of appeal is a privatized public […]

The Minister of Investment, Trade and Industry Peggy Serame and the Chairperson of Botswana Alcohol Industry Association Mothusi Molokomme launched the ‘Di Nwele Dladleng’ campaign last night. The campaign aims to encourage alcohol consumers to purchase their liquor and consume it at their respective homes. The duo said this initiative will go a long way […]

The government has blamed the false negative transcript of the Block 8 based nurse’s COVID-19 results on a transcript error. This was shared by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health and Wellness, Kabelo Ebineng when appearing before the public accounts committee early this week. The nurse allegedly tested positive of Covid-19 during the […]

Member of Parliament for Selibe Phikwe West Dithapelo Keorapetse yesterday said he was disappointed that parliament rejected a bill that sought to repeal the media practitioner’s act that was enacted in 2008. Keorapetse said the law restricts media work and intimidates journalists and that the law cannot be implemented in modern day democracy. The members […]

The ban on the sale of alcohol has been lifted effective today, following a suspension of just over a month. When announcing this move yesterday evening, the Minister of Investment, Trade and Industry, Peggy Serame said alcohol sales will be on a take-home basis, except for liquor restaurants. She noted however that the sales will […]

The government has set the record straight on the departure of the former minister of International Affairs and Cooperation Dr. Unity Dow. This after the press statement from the office of the president yesterday stated that the minister had been relieved from her duties. The office then quickly moved to issue a new communication stating […]

In an effort to determine the extent of the spread of COVID-19 in communities, the government will start surveillance testing of the COVID-19 virus this week. The announcement was made by the Director of Health Services Malaki Tshipayagae on a local media over the weekend. Tshipayagae said they have already identified health facilities around the […]

The Botswana Bureau of Standards (BOBS) has called on the public to comment and engage with a number of standards the bureau has developed. BOBS Communications Manager Peter Mpete said these include standards affecting sectors such as construction, manufacturing and health. He said this is an opportunity for the public to have an input in […]