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The Patriot on Sunday

The Patriot on Sunday

A Sunday broadsheet newspaper that focuses on business and politics. It started publishing on Sunday 11th November 2012.

#sport ⚽️⚽️🏀🏐🏏🥊🎾🏓🏆#BackPageThisWeek 🔵 HEADLINE: ODC SPLASHES P500 000 ON OLYMPICS PREPS FOR A DETAILED REPORT GRAB A COPY OF THE PATRIOT ON SUNDAY NEWSPAPER IN STORES OR FOR SUBSCRIPTION VISIT: www.thepatriot.co.bw ... See MoreSee Less
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The BTC Francistown Marathon 2024 is on at the Obed Itani Chilume with hundreds of runners participating in the 42.2km , 21.1km, 10kms and 5km races.28 year old Ebel Chibanda of Zimbabwe came first in the 21.1km male category whereas local athlete Kitsiso Joseph came first in the 21.1kms female category. ... See MoreSee Less
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#Available IN STORES #grabyourcopy #frontpagethisweek ⭕️ Main Headline: UDC SMILES AS BPF IMPLODES . Khama ignores brewing BPF storm, watch from sidelines . Reatile, some NEC members in power struggle FOR A DETAILED REPORT GRAB A COPY OF THE PATRIOT ON SUNDAY NEWSPAPER IN STORES OR FOR SUBSCRIPTION VISIT: www.thepatriot.co.bw ... See MoreSee Less
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KEY CAMPAIGN ISSUES IN MY CAMPAIGNJustin Hunyepa - Tati West Parliamentary candidate. Raised and schooled (primary) in Gulubane village.UDC has deployed Justin Hunyepa as a Parliamentary candidate in the Tati West constituency which is managed by BPP.As an activist, I accepted the deployment. BOSETU is in full support of my candidancy just like other unions in Botswana have supported their employees in politics before, including BTU, BLLAWHU, Manual Workers Union, etc.Unions have made attempts in the past to have a voice in Parliament but have not been successful. I will be the voice of the workers through their mandate and I need their support more than ever.Having served in several platforms as a leader at various levels and produced remarkable results for many years now, I am ready to be a legislator. I have served as a student leader, educationist, civil society activist and trade unionist. I am confident I will continue to deliver in Parliament as I have a traceable track record in advocacy and lobbying.For example, I was an SRC leader at MCE and simultaneously ran two ministries of Publicity and Justice. With support of my SRC colleagues, I took the college management (Principal, former Assistant Minister of Education, Ms Moggie Mbaakanyi), to High court twice & the cases were ultimately won. Female students who fell pregnant were dismissed by the college and we challenged this on the basis of discrimination. As we were not consulted, we boycotted MCE Open Day and the college unlawfully cut our allowances and even starved us on that day and we challenged them on the basis of human rights abuse. (Google the cases - Ministry of Education vs MCE SRC).I was a BOCONGO board member which has over 100 affiliates, which are community based. I have therefore worked with several communities and therefore capable of easily working with them to improve their welfare.As a trade unionist and teacher for 30 years now, I am proud of the successes I have recorded on this journey and am confident that I can easily advocate and lobby for the development of Tati West constituency. Some of the spirited national media campaign under BOSETU support includes:1. Campaign against transportation of students in Open Trucks until it was abolished.2. Campaign against Double Shift until it was abolished.3. Campaign Against Re-introduction of School Fees until it was reduced & renamed cost recovery, cost sharing and not school fees.4. Campaigns against the then Examination Research and Testing Division (now BEC) and subsequent 2009 case which BOSETU win.5. Campaign against public officers being subjected to half salary when on study leave and matter now won against government. 6. I am the brainchild behind the loan schemes with financial institutions which are now common amongst most unions after the 2011 public sector strike & the subsequent NO WORK, NO PAY principle.These are some of my spirited national advocacy and lobbying achievements which I intend to continue in parliament and most are available on Google. 7. I strongly feel that Tati West constituency should be developed infrastructurally and socially to reduce undervelopment and poverty. Worker issues will also be taken to Parliament as I am a trade unionist for 30 years now. 8. Youth issues, including being paid unemployment benefit are already on my menu and long proposed by UDC. The marginalized groups will also be given a voice in Parliament.9. The farmers and old age pensioners have to be recognized and their welfare taken seriously. Most of the pensioners are still productive and their wealth of experience must be taped on.10. Gender and Development issues must be amplified. I have facilitated several workshops on this subject, and the MCE case is another classic example.11. We need a House of Representatives in Botswana and I will strongly advocate for that. The UDC and BNF have long proposed this and it needs to be pushed in Parliament.One has to acknowledge that the BDP did what they could, and now UDC has to take over and open a new chapter for this rich nation with poor citizens. ... See MoreSee Less
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About Us

Founded in 2012, we are a Sunday broadsheet that focuses on researching, investigating and reporting stories on Business, Sport, Entertainment/ Lifestyle and Politics. We started publishing on Sunday 11th November 2012 as a citizen owned independent newspaper, not aligned to any political formation or group interest.

The Patriot on Sunday is the latest addition to Botswana media industry. Our primary mandate is to offer fair and balanced reporting. We are committed to delivering accurate and impartial news, with information deliberately presented to inform public debates and enable our readership and the general public to make educated and informed choices.

 

MISSION

 

To inform, educate and entertain in a timely, accurate and respectful manner with the primary underlying mandate of promoting patriotism through balanced and fair reporting.

VISION

To be the leading Sunday newspaper of note in Botswana, in the region as well as further

afield. We aim to be the newspaper of choice on print, Social media and Online. We aim to have the highest circulation, offering news in English and in the different local and international languages found in our beautiful rainbow countries of the world.

 

FOCUS

The Patriot on Sunday is a general newspaper with a strong bias on business and

development reporting. It’s focus is to educate and inform Batswana about investment

opportunities in Botswana, the region and international. The paper will also have political,

human interest, lifestyle and sport stories.

Sunday is the day of relaxation, which offers the whole family sufficient time to read. In Botswana, there are seven (7) newspapers during the week. The crowded week means the reader has little time to thoroughly read all the seven titles. Advertisers also do not get value for money because readers tend to rush through the publications.

 

The Patriot on Sunday will wrap up the week for the reader and advertisers. It will

package the week’s state of the nation into one solid Sunday read. The Patriot on Sunday will be your Sunday companion.

 

MARKET

As the population is becoming more educated and sophisticated, they demand information on business enterprises and opportunities, hence The Patriot on Sunday will have a slant towards business reporting. The economy has been expanding at a steady pace with a plethora of new companies creating room for an expanded advertising environment. The Patriot on Sunday has identified this unique niche and will utilize it profitably.

 

Letters to the Editor

 

Write Letters to the Editor on various issues be they social, political, economic, sport or entertainment related. Although we support and encourage healthy debates and sharing of alternative views, we will not publish any letter or content that is slanderous or libelous.

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