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  • Ex-BCL Mine employee up for attempted murder, arson

    December 10, 2018 1:12 PM 143

    The state alleges that John Mmereki, 57, attempted to murder his wife Rebaone Mmereki at Topisi village on August 24, 2016. In the second count, the state alleges that Mmereki attempted to murder the mother of his wife Keitumetse Bontsi on the said day at the same village. However, the case did not proceed as scheduled because the pro deo attorney who earlier

  • Four Rape Cases In Two Days

    December 10, 2018 8:47 AM 156

    Police have identified most of the cases as date rape with perpetrators often being casual friends, who would have met the victims at entertainment places. Officer Commanding (OC) senior superintendent Counsel Moyo told The Monitor that investigations is such cases give the police a headache as the perpetrators would claim to have had consent from the alleged

  • Meanwhile, in the North…

    December 10, 2018 4:00 AM 157

    Following the first rains in the north, farmers under the Tonota, Tutume and Masunga (TOTUMA) arable and commercial Farmers Association are optimistic of a productive season regardless of the poor rainfall forecast by the Meteorological Services Department. The recent rainfall was widespread in TOTUMA, Francistown as well as surrounding villages. In some villages

  • IEC announces supplementary voter registration

    December 6, 2018 12:29 PM 148

    According to a Savingram from the organisation dated December 5, 2018, the supplementary voter registration will commence on December 17, 2018 till March 31, 2019. It further urged all chief election officers, principal elections officers and principal registration officers to start necessary preparations to undertake the scheduled supplementary voter

  • Debswana assists Basarwa reversion to indigenous knowledge

    December 6, 2018 11:53 AM 154

    The Basarwa of Buhu displayed passion and commitment at the ongoing weeklong educational workshop organised by Orapa, Letlhakane and Damtshaa Mines (OLDM) in Letlhakane on Wednesday. OLDM has partnered with Ghanzi Craft Trust. The workshop looks to impart knowledge of using community-based natural resources, quality control, standards and packaging amongst

  • LBS pushes for 'three-month basis' judges

    December 5, 2018 12:14 PM 161

    The initiative, which was done through a proposal, is reportedly meant to appoint judges on a three-month basis. Currently the initiative seems to have been well received by the judicial system with reports that two judges have already been appointed. In an interview with the LSB executive secretary, Tebogo Moipolai, he confirmed that the initiative

  • Ramotswa registration performance delights Segokgo

    December 5, 2018 12:07 PM 153

    When updating councillors on the state of the district this week, Segokgo said: “I am pleased to announce that the National Registration exercise, which started on September 3, 2018 came to an end on November 11, 2018. Ramotswa Constituency topped the whole country with registration of 18,757 registrants as compared to 20,271 in 2014 whilst Tlokweng

  • FA Cup prize money not enticing

    December 4, 2018 2:05 PM 160

    The deal is worth P4.2 million per season and the tournament would be known as the Orange FA Cup. While there was relief across, there has been disappointment over the prize money, as winners take home P700,000, which is less than what both the league and Top 8 competition offers. Speaking at the sponsorship launch, Orange Botswana chief executive officer

  • Orange Launches Data Centre

    December 4, 2018 4:00 AM 134

    The Centre would be inclusive of equipment space, office space, and two redundant energy centres with the completion date anticipated to be end of 2019. Located at the Botswana Innovation Hub (BIH), the state-of-the-art centre will become a central point of connectivity for national and international networking, and provide world-class data services

  • Council To Impound Roaming Livestock

    December 4, 2018 4:00 AM 132

    When addressing the media recently, council chairperson, Mpho Morolong said they were starting to implement the by-law Act because residents of Mochudi and other villages were complaining about livestock that roamed the village streets. “Kgatleng has land where people can take their livestock to. Within 22 Kgatleng villages, the council will collect