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  • Ministers Dismiss Land Audit Motion

    December 4, 2018 4:00 AM 117

    The Minister for Land Management, Water and Sanitation Services, Kefentse Mzwinila and his Botswana Democratic Party colleague and MP for Serowe South, Pelonomi Venson-Moitoi have said the land audit is unnecessary. When debating Rantuana’s motion calling for land audit, both Mzwinila and Venson-Moitoi said the motion is redundant because the Land Administration

  • Rantuana Calls For Land Audit

    December 4, 2018 4:00 AM 126

    Ramotswa MP, Samuel Rantuana had brought a motion seeking Parliament to request government to carry out land audit as the current Land Administration Procedures Capacity and System (LAPCAS) is not addressing the issue of long waiting lists of plot allocation. When presenting his motion, Rantuana said access to land in Botswana remains a contentious issue

  • Galaxy Walks Past Sluggish Highlanders

    December 3, 2018 2:00 PM 117

    “My players are fatigued, we have not had a decent rest, the cup games and the trip here was too much for the boys. The result was far much better than the exhibition,” he said. Galaxy made their intention clear from the onset. They controlled possession and had the ball to themselves at least eight minutes of the opening 10 minutes. The hosts played

  • Debswana to unveil Cut 9 contractor

    December 3, 2018 4:00 AM 98

    Cut 8, involving the expansion of Jwaneng Mine pit at a cost of more than US$3 billion, was previously the single largest contract for a mine in Botswana. Majwe Mining, a joint venture amongst three major contractors, scooped the Cut 8 contract running it from 2011 to 2016, with a further two-year extension to 2018. The latest contract, a further expansion

  • Motswana youth wins Miss Eco International franchise

    December 2, 2018 4:00 AM 117

    Phofhedi told Arts and Culture that the pageantry grand finale would take place in Egypt next year March. He has hit the ground running, hosting Miss Eco International- Botswana auditions today at Masa Hotel. “Miss Eco International is a pageant officially registered in 2015 by the Ministry of Culture in Egypt to a company called Eco spire, in support

  • Ponka the disco queen releases Golokile

    December 2, 2018 4:00 AM 110

    The eight songs include Golokile, Mapantsula, Re Ka Lapa, Baba Ba Xolele, Lefatshe featuring Tawanda, Drive Safety, Go Fetogile and Seromamowa (RB1). “All my songs are meant to comfort my listeners. What makes my music more appealing and different from other genres is that through disco, I can freely convey any type of message I want. I can even infuse

  • Lesenepole’s Sekgarapeng fest on

    December 2, 2018 4:00 AM 116

    The annual event that takes place in Lesenepole on December 24, has proven a success since its inception back in 2012. According to the event coordinator, Gofa Motsamai, the idea came about after he realised that people from his village lacked entertainment during the festive season. He said once the bars in the area closed, people travelled to nearby

  • Guilty verdict for bank fraudster

    November 29, 2018 12:51 PM 117

    Mangombe is alleged to have been the mastermind of a syndicate that was made up of two Zimbabweans and five Batswana that defrauded Standard Chartered Bank Botswana, First National Bank Botswana and Barclays Bank Botswana of an amount close to P2 million in 2016. Bakang Magasula and Kabelo Mathe, who were later introduced as accomplices. Makofi said Mangombe

  • NPF millions loot showdown returns to court

    November 28, 2018 1:19 PM 117

    High Court Judge Zein Kebonang and his twin brother former cabinet minister and Member of Parliament (MP) for Lobatse Sadique Kebonang have been added into the new charge sheet due for the High Court. The twin brothers are facing a host of criminal charges amounting to over P130 million together with Bakang Seretse, Kenneth Kerekang, executive director

  • FCC, TC land dispute rages on

    November 28, 2018 9:17 AM 113

    For some time the city has maintained that it has failed on numerous occasions to access a farm it purchased from Tati Company (TC). The city council alleges that the former landowners, TC, block access to the farm. This week Muzila, when officially opening an ordinary full council meeting maintained that TC is not showing keenness to allow the council