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The Aftermath Of Violence Falls On Women

The Aftermath Of Violence Falls On Women

 Sixty-seven per cent of women in Botswana have experienced some form of Gender Based Violence (GBV) in their lifetime, including partner and non-partner violence, National Assembly deputy speaker, Mr Kagiso Molatlhegi has said. Delivering a keynote address at the launch of the Botswana parliament’s HeforShe solidarity campaign on November 27, Mr Molatlhegi said GBV was […]

Botswana’s Ailing Copper Town Gets Lease of Life From Texas

Botswana’s Ailing Copper Town Gets Lease of Life From Texas

Brite Star Aviation of Texas has signed an agreement with several Botswanan government agencies to build a 1.4 billion pula ($139 million) manufacturing and assembly plant in Selebi-Phikwe, the north-eastern mining town devastated by the closure of its copper and nickel mine. Brite Star, a closely held company based in Fredericksburg, plans to arrange funding in […]

Parliament Adopts Motion On Provision Of Sanitary Pads To Schools

Parliament Adopts Motion On Provision Of Sanitary Pads To Schools

Members of Parliament have adopted a motion tabled by Member of Parliament for Nata-Gweta, Mr Polson Majaga which called for government to consider providing sanitary pads to all schools in Botswana. Mr Majaga highlighted that according to the UN’s education agency, one in 10 girls in sub-Saharan Africa misses school during their monthly menstrual period, […]

Botswana: Gender Parity Eludes Sporting Codes

Botswana: Gender Parity Eludes Sporting Codes

The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Youth Empowerment, Sport and Culture Development, Kago Ramokate has decried lack of attention given to gender in sport. Officially opening a Gender and Sport Capacity Building workshop, organised by International Working Group on Women on Sport (IWG), Ramokate said gender in sport was as equally critical as all […]

Botswana’s 300 MW Power Plant Stalled Over $800m Guarantee Dispute

Botswana’s 300 MW Power Plant Stalled Over $800m Guarantee Dispute

The 300 megawatt (MW) expansion of two units at Botswana’s Morupule B coal fired power plant has been delayed due to a dispute with the contractor over an $800 million guarantee, a cabinet minister said on Wednesday. Japan’s Marubeni and South Korea’s Posco Energy were last year awarded the contract for the expansion, but a […]

Botswana Hit By Second Earthquake In Two Days

Botswana Hit By Second Earthquake In Two Days

A magnitude 5.0 earthquake has struck Botswana, two days after a stronger 6.5 magnitude shook the southern African nation. The earlier earthquake could be felt in South Africa. The 5.0 magnitude earthquake struck at 2:55 a.m. (0055 GMT) local time in a remote part of Botswana north of the capital Gaborone, the US Geological Survey […]

Botswana: Celebrate Women Everyday – Shukla

Botswana: Celebrate Women Everyday – Shukla

High Commissioner of India to Botswana, Dr Ketan Shukla says women should be celebrated every day because they play a big role in the society. Giving a keynote address at the women in leadership dialogue in Gaborone, he stated that the goal of the event was to promote inclusiveness of women from different walks of […]

Botswana: Women Representation Lagging Behind

Botswana: Women Representation Lagging Behind

 Chobe district is lagging behind in the representation of women in key decision making positions especially on the political front. Speaking at a population and development seminar in Kasane recently, Chobe district population officer, Ms Olefile Maikaelelo highlighted that over the past two election periods, Chobe District had one female representative at council. Comparatively both […]

Botswana: Women Make Headway In Sport Leadership

Botswana: Women Make Headway In Sport Leadership

History was made this past weekend in the local sporting fraternity when two women were elected in sport leadership positions. On Saturday, Botswana National Sports Commission (BNSC) appointed Ntebo Maplanka chairperson of Botswana Sports Volunteer Movement (SVM). As women were still celebrating a major success, Botswana Basketball Association (BBA) also elected Boineelo Hardy as their […]

Botswana: MMA Mosadi Movement Empowers Women

Botswana: MMA Mosadi Movement Empowers Women

 Women empowerment is crucial to the success of businesses run by women. The duo of Ms Theo Khumo (34) from Tonota and Ms Marea Otlaadisa (35) from Mahalapye were the brains behind Mma Mosadi Movement. The duo said in an interview that they started the business in June to encourage women to become entrepreneurs as […]

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