Botswana


Eskom powers Botswana amid breakdown

2014-10-16 07:00

Botswana's only power station has broken down, leaving the world's biggest diamond producer entirely dependent on power imports from Eskom.

Court: Home Affairs disregarded rights

2014-09-23 12:56

Home Affairs officials acted with flagrant disregard for the human rights of Botswana national Edwin Samotse when they deported him, the North Gauteng High Court has ruled.

EFF - Botswana president a dictator

2014-09-12 19:26
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Botswana's refusal to grant EFF leader Julius Malema a visa shows that its president is a dictator, the party says.

Outrage as Botswana journo charged with sedition

2014-09-11 07:42

A Botswana newspaper editor has been discharged with sedition after a story claimed President Ian Khama was involved in a car accident, prompting angry allegations of stifling press freedom.

Home affairs probes illegal deportation

2014-09-09 20:44

The illegal deportation of a Botswana man who could face the death penalty is being investigated, the home affairs department has said.

Spirit of Africa 4x4 winners named

2014-08-25 14:28

The 2014 Spirit of Africa saw 20 finalists overcome 30 challenging off-road stages. Find out which came out tops after five days of gruelling 4x4 driving challenges in Botswana!

No 'foul play' in opposition leader's death – Botswana cops

2014-08-21 14:29

A Botswana police investigation has found the death of an opposition leader just months before a general election to be an accident, a claim angrily rejected by his party.

USB-ED top exec education provider in Botswana

2014-08-06 18:45

USB Executive Development, the executive development and training arm of the University of Stellenbosch Business School, has obtained top honours in Botswana.

Botswana set to kick out Zim refugees – report

2014-07-10 09:29
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The Botswana government is reportedly set to repatriate Zimbabweans who sought refuge in the neighbouring country at the height of Zimbabwe’s political crisis in 2008.

Toyota in charge after Desert Race Day 2

2014-06-29 13:07

2014 Botswana Desert Race Day 2 saw Toyota crews with a firm grip on the event , reports CHARMAIN FORTUNE, and a battle royal going on in the secondary Special Vehicle category.

Zebras make longest trek

2014-05-30 22:18

Amid shrinking migrations, nature surprises with the discovery of a long zebra trek.

Bird lies, deceives to steal food

2014-05-02 09:26

The African bird, the drongo, has proven itself something of a trickster in its ploy to steal food from species like meerkats, a UCT researcher says.

Lion kills mom, spares baby baboon

2014-04-09 12:58

A photographer in Botswana, on a game drive, captured a lioness’s interaction with a baby baboon that is sure to lift your spirits.

Tiny cat vs 4 lions... an epic show of bravery

2014-04-04 11:37

A small wildcat did something very few animals or humans would do - take on a group of wild lions.

Botswana border posts closed over floods

2014-03-16 11:00

Staff at border posts between South Africa and Botswana have been evacuated after floods left several bridges along the Limpopo River submerged, say reports.

Epic African safari: New Disco, Evoque

2014-03-08 10:49

Land Rover launched its revised SA-bound Discovery and Evoque in a journey that celebrates its “go-anywhere” ethos – an epic African safari. Wheels24’s SERGIO DAVIDS gets to grips with Landy’s facelifted models!

More evocative Evoque for SA

2014-03-07 15:30

Wheels24’s SERGIO DAVIDS travelled through Botswana and Zambia behind the wheel of the revised Range Rover Evoque. What’s more, it sports a nine-speed auto, a first for South Africa!

Botswana breaks ties with North Korea

2014-02-19 20:24

Botswana has severed ties with North Korea with immediate effect, citing a recent UN report on mass murder, enslavement and starvation in the country.

Khama seeking EU attention - Zimbabwe

2014-01-28 11:02

Botswana President Ian Khama’s comments about Zimbabwe’s 31 July disputed elections are aimed at getting the EU to extend its "illegal sanctions" on Zimbabwe, an official says.

 

Nkoana-Mashabane in Botswana for SADC mission

2014-10-09 22:02

International Relations Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane has arrived in Gaborone, Botswana, for the launch of the SADC election observer mission.

Illegal Botswana deportation to be probed

2014-09-15 06:22

The fate of a Botswana man who was illegally deported - despite facing the death penalty - will be raised at the North Gauteng High Court.

SA's Chardri is African off-road champ

2014-09-12 11:36

There's a new dirt queen in town, and she hails from the Eastern Cape. Chardri Monk has been crowned the 2014 Africa Southern Off-Road quad champion.

No corruption in my govt - Botswana leader

2014-09-10 14:23

President Ian Khama says Botswana is the only country in Africa where corruption suspects are investigated in order to ensure transparency.

Imara expands its unit trust range

2014-08-28 15:30

Imara Asset Management South Africa has expanded its boutique unit trust range with the launch of the Imara MET Balanced Fund.

Botswana has to pay HIV treatment for foreigners

2014-08-23 07:10

Botswana's High Court has ordered the government to provide treatment to HIV-positive foreign prisoners at the state's expense.

Botswana leaves interest rate unchanged at 7.5%

2014-08-15 12:30

Botswana's central bank has left its benchmark lending rate unchanged at 7.5%, saying the stance was in line with its inflation objectives.

Botswana is a rare refuge for elephants

2014-08-04 21:38

Elephants thrive in Botswana, a rare bright spot on a continent hit hard by ivory poaching.

Toyota lock-out on 1000 Desert Race

2014-06-30 08:01

Reigning South African Cross-Country champions Anthony Taylor and Dennis Murphy led a Toyota lock-out of the 2014 Kalahari Botswana 1000 Desert Race podium on Sunday.

Dakar experts win Desert Race prologue

2014-06-28 12:34

A Brazilian crew with Dakar Rally experience showed the way in a Toyota Hilux on the first day of the 2014 Botswana Desert Race - but our locals were hot on their tail.

SA Off-road champs marathon to move

2014-06-09 13:07

The 2014 SA National Cross-Country Championship will reach its halfway mark with the popular Desert Race in Botswana, but things have been shaken up by a relocation...

Mashatu: Learning from nature

2014-05-19 10:06

If you want a crash course wilderness philosophy head to the EcoTraining’s camp in Botswana's Mashatu Game Reserve suggests Scott Ramsay.

Botswana's Khama re-affirms SADC pull-out

2014-04-15 10:10

Botswana President Ian Khama has re-affirmed his decision to not send his country's officials to participate in future SADC election observer missions.

Botswana's Khama sacks Zim magistrate

2014-04-07 11:27

Botswana President Ian Khama has reportedly sacked a Zimbabwean national who was a magistrate at one of the country’s courts after he refused to be transferred to another court.

Botswana GDP growth quickens to 3.6%

2014-04-02 10:17

Botswana's economy grew 3.6% quarter-on-quarter in the fourth quarter of 2013 from a revised 0.3% in the third quarter, data from the statistics office showed.

Epic African safari: New Disco, Evoque

2014-03-11 13:28

Land Rover launched its revised Discovery and Evoque in a journey that celebrates its “go-anywhere” ethos.

Revised Disco 4: What a Discovery!

2014-03-07 15:30

Wheels24’s SERGIO DAVIDS travelled through Botswana and Zambia behind the wheel of the facelifted Land Rover Discovery. Is this mildly-modified Disco’s subtle of tweaks enough to keep it fresh alongside newer rivals?

Eskom supplying Botswana with power

2014-02-23 13:03

Power utility Eskom is reportedly diverting electricity to Botswana while South Africa faces rolling blackouts.

N West donates 14 rhino to Botswana

2014-02-19 18:18

A donation of 14 black rhino to Botswana has been approved by the North West executive council, premier Thandi Modise's office says.

100 rhino to be moved to Botswana for safekeeping

2014-02-13 05:30

African safari operators and conservation groups plan to move up to 100 rhino to neighbouring Botswana for safekeeping.

Botswana 'breaks ranks with SADC, AU'

2014-01-27 12:03
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Botswana President Ian Khama says his country won’t participate in future SADC election observer missions after he noted what he says were irregularities in Zimbabwe’s last year elections.

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