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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 15


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 5


Largest frog in more than 100 years discovered in Africa

    By Bertie Jacobs   A new species of African bullfrog has been discovered in northeastern Namibia, southern Angola, southwestern Zambia and northwestern Botswana. It is the largest frog species discovered in more than 100 years. The largest specimen found is 210 millimetres long and weighs 1 kilogram. Once there were three, now there are four. Professor Louis du Preez, from the North-West University (NWU) in South Africa, and […]

todayMarch 25, 2024 67


IOC Young Leaders: Ouname Mhotsha is inspiring the next generation of sportswomen in Africa

  As one of the few girls growing up in the world of African golf, Ouname Mhotsha would have liked to have female peers and mentors through her early career. Now, thanks to the International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s Young Leaders programme, Ouname is launching the Thanya Monana Projects, aiming to give young girls the opportunity and support needed to flourish in golf. Ouname grew up in Botswana in a sports-loving family who were […]

todayMarch 18, 2024 6


Botswana celebrates Geingob’s life

Botswana President, Mokgweetsi Masisi, says the late President Hage Geingob contributed to the excellent relations between Namibia and Botswana. Masisi made the remarks during a memorial service held for the late President Geingob in Gaborone, Botswana on Wednesday. President Geingob, who died at the age of 82 in Windhoek, was buried at Heroes’ Arce on 25 February 2024.

todayMarch 13, 2024 29

Business / Economics

Capricorn Group releases interim financial results for the six months ended 31 December 2023

Capricorn Group, a proud Namibian financial services group listed on the Namibian Stock Exchange with diversified operations and business interests in Namibia and Botswana, released its interim financial results for the six months ended 31 December 2023 today. Capricorn Group achieved solid results with profit after tax for the six months ended 31 December 2023, increasing by 18.5% to N$827.6 million, compared to a profit after tax of N$698.2m that […]

todayFebruary 29, 2024 25


Geingob was a true friend of Botswana: Masisi

Botswana’s President Mokgweetsi Masisi has said the late President Hage Geingob was a true friend to Botswana, and will amongst others be remembered for the bilateral agreement that allows citizens to use their national identity cards to cross the borders between both countries. Speaking at the final memorial service for the late president here on Saturday, Masisi said he deeply valued Geingob’s support as a senior Statesman, confidant and trustworthy […]

todayFebruary 25, 2024 3


Statement by His Excellency, Dr. Mokgweetsi E.K. Masisi President of Republic of Botswana on the occasion of the Memorial Service of the late former President of the Republic of Namibia, His Excellency Dr. Hage G. Geingob

• His Excellency Dr. Nangolo Mbumba, President of the Republic of Namibia and your Dear Wife; • Madame Former First Lady Monica Geingos; • The Geingob Children and All Bereaved; • Your Excellencies Heads of State and Government; • The People of Namibia; Good Afternoon On this sombre day as we gather to repose our final respects on one of Africa’s heroes and while the mood in the atmosphere is […]

todayFebruary 24, 2024 11


Confirmation of VIP Guests at Presidential Memorial and Burial Services

The Heads of State of the following countries will be attending this weekend's official ceremonies to mark the passing of former President Hage Geingob: Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania, Finland, Germany, Ghana, Kenya, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Mozambique, Qatar, Zambia, Ethiopia, Lesotho, Madagascar, Rwanda, and São Tomé and Principe. Her Royal Highness, Princess Anne, the Princess Royal, will also attend on behalf of the British Royal Family, as […]

todayFebruary 23, 2024 92