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Violent Sexual Offenders To Face Stiffer Punishment

Violent Sexual Offenders To Face Stiffer Punishment

Violent sexual offenders will face more time behind bars once the Sexual Offenders Bill becomes law, says Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Dr Lemogang Kwape. He was responding to Letlhakane East residents’ complaints that even though they lived in fear due to escalating sexual crime incidents, offenders always got lenient sentences. Dr Kwape, […]

Name, Shame Law Imminent In Botswana

Name, Shame Law Imminent In Botswana

Government will prioritise the Sexual Offenders Bill in efforts to table it in the November Parliament sitting. Addressing the nation on gender-based violence (GBV) issues Friday, President Dr Mokgweetsi Masisi said the bill proposed stiffer penalties and establishment of a sex offenders’ registry for recording and publicising names as well as particulars of all persons […]

There Is A Need For Special Courts For GBV Cases In Botswana – Legislator Boko

There Is A Need For Special Courts For GBV Cases In Botswana – Legislator Boko

 Mahalapye East legislator Mr Yandani Boko has called for the establishment of special courts to deal with cases related to Gender-Based Violence (GBV). Contributing to the ongoing debate on the approval of the mid-term review of the NDP11, Mr Boko said those who were experiencing gender violence were deprived of a dignified life. He said […]

U.N. To Train Botswana Traditional Leaders To Fight Gender-Based Abuse

U.N. To Train Botswana Traditional Leaders To Fight Gender-Based Abuse

Dozens of traditional leaders in Botswana will take part in a U.N. training programme that aims to help them tackle high rates of gender-based violence in the country, officials and leaders said on Friday. Nearly 70% of women in the southern African nation have experienced physical or sexual abuse – more than double the global average, according […]

Rape Survivor Fights Sexual Violence With Awareness Campaign

Rape Survivor Fights Sexual Violence With Awareness Campaign

A Botswana singer and activist who was raped three years ago launched a campaign on Friday to fight high rates of sexual violence in the country, saying the rape of her younger sister last month had spurred her to act. Refilwe Mooki, 23, who still suffers post-traumatic stress as a result of her attack, said […]

Botswana Telecommunications Corporation Donates P2m To COVID-19 Relief Fund

Botswana Telecommunications Corporation Donates P2m To COVID-19 Relief Fund

 In support of government’s efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, Botswana Telecommunications Corporation (BTC) Limited has donated P2 million to the COVID-19 Relief Fund. A press release from BTC managing director, Mr Anthony Masunga says, ‘The COVID-19 pandemic is new territory for all of us. We are navigating this together, summoning all the information we […]

Botswana Disclaims Corona Virus News

Botswana Disclaims Corona Virus News

The Ministry notes with concern the misleading information circulating on social media particularly Facebook and WhatsApp, about Coronavirus situation in the country. Contrary to circulating information, Botswana as a country has NOT reported any confirmed cases of coronavirus. The country has rather acknowledged five SUSPECTED cases of Coronavirus. Social media users are therefore sensitised to […]

Botswana To Set Election Petition Appeals

Botswana To Set Election Petition Appeals

Justice Singh Walia of the Court of Appeal yesterday set January 29 as the date for hearing the consolidated election petition appeals. Delivering the ruling, Judge Walia noted that the appeals followed the dismissal of election results petitions by Gaborone and Francistown high courts in December as they were viewed to be lacking some essential […]

Fibre To Improve Internet Connectivity In Botswana

Fibre To Improve Internet Connectivity In Botswana

Government intends to develop the ICT sector in order to achieve social, economic and technological transformation of the country. The Minister of Transport and Communications, Ms Dorcas Makgato said this during a recent launch of Fibre to the Home Technology, which is expected to give unlimited bandwidth for internet connection to homes. Minister Makgato said […]

Women Inclined to Start Agricultural Enterprises In Botswana

Women Inclined to Start Agricultural Enterprises In Botswana

Women have been seen to be more proactive than their male counterparts in starting enterprises in the agricultural sector. According to a study conducted by Som Pal Baliyan, a Research Fellow at the Livingstone Kolobeng Department of Agriculture, 43 per cent of university graduates have an interest in pursuing agricultural enterprises and over 50 per […]

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