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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 […]

The Botswana Police Service has called the nation to refrain from uttering threatening language amid rising gender-based violence in the country. Police Deputy Spokesperson, Senior Superintendent Near Bagali says they are worried about consistent cases of threat to kill in and around the Gaborone area. This comes after the Police have recorded 2 cases of […]

Botswana Railways (BR) has requested government to inject cash into the company that will enable it to procure three high-tech trains which will run as a shuttle service between Gaborone and Lobatse, replacing the existing long-haul train operating on the route. The high-tech trains are known as Diesel Mounted Units (DMUs) and they operate at a […]

The Umbrella for Democratic Change has registered its concern over the frequent change of leadership at the Directorate of Corruption and Economic Crimes. The concern was raised through a statement read by the Leader of Opposition, Dumelang Saleshando yesterday in parliament. The DCEC has had 3 different Director Generals since the departure of former Director, […]

The Alliance for Progressives has said that stern action should be taken against students captured in a video which was circulating on social media this week where students from Moshupa Senior Secondary School attacked and beat up one of their teachers. The opposition party expressed its disappointment at the rising cases of indiscipline in schools […]