Kuru dance festival returns

The Kuru Dance Festival is back thanks to Barclays Bank’s P369 000 sponsorship boost. The festival, which is in its 17th year, is billed for the Dqae Qare Farm, a Basarwa owned game farm operated by the Kuru D’kar Trust between D’kar and Ghanzi. The festival is expected to draw dance groups from Basarwa settlements […]


Gender inequity needs to be eliminated – Goya

Women in Francistown have been urged to join efforts to speed up elimination of gender inequity. Officially opening the third women’s exposition and prize giving ceremony in Francistown recently, Assistant Minister of Education and Skills Development, Mr Moiseraele Goya said gender equality could not be achieved by government alone, but through concerted efforts from all […]


Sweets keep poverty at bay

Sweets or candy as the Americans call the sweet item loved mostly by children, have kept poverty out of the door for Ms Segametsi Shadreck. Facing unemployment and a bleak future, Ms Shadreck decided to venture into business specialising in selling sweets at the Mogoditshane Junction along the Gabane road. All she hoped for when […]


Hero’s welcome for Amos

When he touches town at Sir Seretse Khama International Airport tomorrow (August 4), Nijel Amos will be blown away by Botswana’s flags and colours, thanks to the Minister of Sport, Youth and Culture, Thapelo Olopeng. The minister believes the 800m runner and his 400m colleague, Issac Makwala, have done the country proud, hence a heroes’ […]

World Sports

BFA in good standing with FIFA

Botswana Football Association (BFA) president, Tebogo Sebego, says the association remains in good standing with world football governing body FIFA, COSAFA and CAF. Addressing the BFA annual general assembly, Sebego said he was serving in FIFA’s marketing and television rights committee. He said the former BFA president, David Fani, was doing good work in COSAFA, […]


Parliament gravy train leaves out public officers

Sunday Standard investigations have turned up fresh information revealing the full extent of the Parliament snout in the trough culture and how parliamentarians have over the years voted themselves hefty salary and allowance increases while giving paltry increases to the civil service. The result is that, while civil service earnings increased by up to 35% […]