Latest articles on Gaborone

Botswana eyes spin-offs from Ladies’ Detective Agency

Its sleepy nature was an essential ingredient to the book, but tourist bosses are hoping a film version of <i>The No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency</i> will provide a shot in the arm to Botswana's laidback capital. Oscar-winning director Anthony Minghella has brought a rare bustle to Gaborone since he and his crew arrived 10 weeks ago.

Botswana starts Aids drugs roll-out for armed forces

Botswana has started providing anti-retroviral drugs to soldiers in an effort to mitigate the impact of HIV/Aids on its armed forces. The programme, described as "a key watershed in safeguarding the security of the nation", is expected to target an estimated 5&nbsp;000 infected soldiers and their dependents.

SADC urged to take action on press freedom

The Southern African Development Community has been urged to take action on threats to press freedom in the region, particularly in Zimbabwe. A Media Institute of Southern Africa delegation has raised concerns that the mandatory licensing of journalists could be open to abuse by governments.

vital information

The Mail & Guardian’s essential coverage of the ongoing coronavirus crisis is free to read for everyone.

If you would like to support us, please consider taking out a subscription.


Press Releases

The new normal in tourism is business unusual

Innovation and changing trends have kept some tour operators in the green, though most have struggled during the tight lockdown


The Botswana Bureau of Standards (BOBS) invites tenders from reputable companies for the provision of certification services

The Galaxy Z Fold2 smartphone breaks all the rules

The Galaxy Z Fold2 has meaningful innovations that offer users enhanced refinements and some unique foldable user experiences

Adventures, ghost tours and big skies await visitors to the Cape Winelands

All of the CWDM destinations are accessible within a 30- to 120-minute drive from Cape Town, creating real value for money

SingularityU Online Summit to contribute to SME growth in 2020

The global speakers lined up for this year's event will address the challenges and opportunities specifically facing small businesses

Policy priorities lie with urgent economic reforms

Professor Raymond Parsons believes that business and consumer sentiment in South Africa would both benefit from even lower borrowing costs

Javett Art Centre at the University of Pretoria to reopen on Heritage Day

The new, drive-through sculpture exhibition brings to four the number of exhibitions of iconic African and South African art

Request for Quotation for Benguela Current Convention Secretariat

A chartered aircraft for an aerial survey and counting software for cape fur seals and seabirds in Angola, Namibia and South Africa is required

The best local and international journalism

handpicked and in your inbox every weekday