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A mixed bag for Elon Musk’s space internet in Africa

      By Conrad Onyango, via bird story agency     As Elon Musk-owned Starlink internet service reaches a new global milestone of 3 million users in nearly 100 countries, it's a mixed bag for its operations in Africa. "Congratulations to the @SpaceX team on passing 3 million customers in 99 countries! And thanks to you for buying @Starlink!" Musk recently thanked Starlink and users on X for the milestone. On its progress report, […]

todayMay 27, 2024 17


Anti-Corruption meeting underway in Windhoek

Namibia is hosting a two-day meeting, starting today in Windhoek, between Botswana's Directorate on Corruption and Economic Crime and the Anti-Corruption Commission. The meeting aims to implement the Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation in combating corruption between the two countries, which was signed earlier. The ACC's spokesperson, Josefina Nghituwamata.

todayMay 21, 2024 15 2


African sci-fi: body hopping, artificial wombs and angry ghosts in a future Botswana

  By Nedine Moonsamy, University of Johannesburg   Tlotlo Tsamaase has already proved her talent for African science fiction. Her masterly short stories, one previously shortlisted for the Caine Prize, are helping put Botswana on the literary map. Her debut novel, Womb City, interweaves the mythological and digital expanses of Batswana culture in dystopian fashion. We encounter a distant future world in which women remain charged with ensuring their own […]

todayMay 10, 2024 16

South Africa

The Limpopo Health Department begins the death registration of 42 bus accident victims

The Limpopo Health Department has announced plans to start the death registration of the identified remains of 42 people killed in an Easter weekend bus accident. This process precedes repatriation of the bodies to their families in Botswana. The crash near Mokopane claimed 45 lives, with only an eight-year-old girl surviving. MEC Phophi Ramathuba confirmed that new specimens are being collected for three samples:  

todayApril 23, 2024 9


Children in the wilderness annual eco-camps back in full swing

Now in its twenty-second year, Children in the Wilderness (CITW) has proudly hosted more than 270 children, teachers, and Eco-Mentors at its annual 2023/24 Eco-Camps over the past few months. These four-day environmental leadership camps host the most deserving CITW Eco-Club members from its partner primary schools across all Wilderness’ areas of operation in Africa.   “As our flagship programme for the Educate pillar of our Impact strategy, these Eco-Camps […]

todayApril 18, 2024 5


South African Transport Minister Extends Best Wishes to Namibia and Botswana for Upcoming National Elections

During the 20th anniversary celebrations of the Memorandum of Understanding between South Africa, Namibia, and Botswana for the Trans Kalahari Corridor Secretariat, Transport Minister Sindisiwe Chikunga conveyed warm regards to Namibia and Botswana as they prepare for their respective National elections later this year. Chikunga, speaking through a representative, expressed confidence in South Africa's own electoral process, assuring the neighboring countries of free and fair elections. She emphasized South Africa's […]

todayApril 17, 2024 13


Omupresident wa South Africa nowa Botwana tava katalelapo onele opo pali paningilwa oshiponga shovakwashiwana va Botwana.

OmuPresident Cyril Ramaphosa, opamwe nambushe waye moilonga wa Botswana Mokgweetsi Masisi,  nena okwa teelelika va ka talelepo onele opo pa holokele oshiponga shoBus sha twaalela eemwenyo dovanhu 45 dova kwashiwana va Botwana. Oshiningwanima shomafyo ota ku lopotwa sha holokele pefimbo loku dimbuluka oshivilo sho Paasa,  osha holoka ponopa ya Mmamatlakala mo South Africa. Oonakuningwa oihakanwa ota kutiwa ovali oilyo yongeleka yo  St. Engenas Zion Christian,   ovo va hangwa molweendo oku […]

todayApril 11, 2024 15 2


Analysis of largest elephant surveys ever shows stable population, but disturbing trends

    By Jim Tan via Mongabay   New research comparing data from the two largest-ever elephant surveys reveals the overall population in the Kavango Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area is stable, but also uncovers some concerning local trends. Elephant numbers in Botswana, home to more elephants than any other country, are stable overall, but declining numbers in areas where hunting is permitted, and increasing numbers in protected areas, suggest underlying […]

todayApril 11, 2024 12


Pupkewitz motors celebrates Etienne Steenkamp’s Prestigious Toyota chairmanship award

  Pupkewitz Motors proudly announces the recognition of Etienne Steenkamp, Franchise Director of Pupkewitz Toyota in Namibia, with the prestigious Toyota Chairmanship Award. The award ceremony took place on the 15th of March 2024, at the Toyota Dealer Awards in Sandton, Johannesburg, a hallmark event for Toyota dealers across southern Africa, including South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, and Eswatini. Etienne Steenkamp's remarkable leadership and dedication to the Toyota brand have […]

todayMarch 27, 2024 4