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Botswana, UN Sign Gender Programme

Botswana, UN Sign Gender Programme

 Reports of women being raped, violated, disempowered and killed are a cause for concern, the Minister Minister of Nationality, Immigration and Gender Affairs, Ms Dorcas Makgato has said. Speaking at the signing ceremony of the United Nations Joint Gender Programme (UNJGP) 2018-2020 on Tuesday, Ms Makgato said studies had revealed that only 1.2 per cent […]

BOBA President Wants More Female Boxers

BOBA President Wants More Female Boxers

 Botswana Boxing Association (BoBA) is grappling with shortage of female boxers; something which makes it difficult to have a pool of female boxers representing the country at the international stage. BoBA president, Dr Thato Patlakwe, revealed at the association’s Annual General Assembly on June 30, that he was worried about the low numbers of female […]

Women In News Africa Call For Gender Diversity

Women In News Africa Call For Gender Diversity

The three-day Women In News (WIN) Africa Summit in Nairobi of journalists and media managers from Tanzania, Botswana, Kenya, Malawi, Somalia, Zambia and Zimbabwe has called for gender diversity in Africa’s media industry. Organised by the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (Wa-Ifra) with the theme “Reshaping Media Leadership”, the forum sought, among other […]

Orange Foundation Opens Another Digital Centre For Women

Orange Foundation Opens Another Digital Centre For Women

 With the aim of improving women’s employability and their financial independence, Orange Foundation in partnership with Project Concern International (PCI) Botswana, is to launch the second women digital centre in Molepolole. The launch comes after Orange Foundation collaborated with Humana People organisation to open the first women digital centre in Ghanzi Orange Foundation public relations […]

Let’s Empower Women In Sports- Tsoseletso Magang

Let’s Empower Women In Sports- Tsoseletso Magang

 Women in sport activist, Tsoseletso Magang says it is important to empower women so that they could compete equally in the world of sport. Speaking at her monthly open discussion under the theme: Tell their story, leveraging media to advocate for women in sport,” Magang said men appeared more experienced than women in sports because […]

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 […]

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