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  • 'Impatient' Drivers Worry Police

    November 27, 2018 4:00 AM 160

    Drivers’ impatience on the road is believed to have become almost endemic. Police have raised concern that reckless driving fuelled by drivers’ impatience on the road has cost lives over the years and continues to claim more lives. The acting Officer Commanding (OC) Paul Oketsang told The Monitor that it is easy to spot a reckless driver while on the road. He said ‘impatient’

  • Rangers End Winless Streak

    November 26, 2018 2:00 PM 160

    Rangers got in the game rooted at the bottom of the log, but showed character to overcome second-placed Peril in a game where three goals scored were ‘gifts’ from both goalkeepers while the other two were from the spot kicks. It was the home side who had the first attempt at goal. Letsile Montsho tried from a tight angle as early as the third minute

  • Gov’t could drop Morupule B P8bn expansion

    November 25, 2018 2:00 PM 148

    Mineral Resources, Green Technology and Energy Security minister, Eric Molale has written to finance minister, Kenneth Matambo asking for final advice on whether to proceed or drop the project. The expansion involves the addition of two 150MW to the existing 600MW Morupule B. In 2015, the government named two Asian mega-corps – Marubeni from Japan and Posco

  • Bright faces the chop

    November 23, 2018 2:00 PM 181

    The national team is winless in five Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers, with Bright in charge of four of the matches. Englishman, Peter Butler was in charge of the first match against Mauritania, which the Zebras lost 1-0 last year June. Bright has seen the side lose three matches, and draw one against Burkina Faso. The Zebras abysmal run has yielded

  • Counterfeit P200 Banknotes In Circulation

    November 23, 2018 12:55 PM 159

    The counterfeits are photo/scanned copies of genuine P200 banknotes with serial numbers AB 5961913, AF3545355, AG5493779, AJ305475, AJ1183081, AJ 9573218 and ZZ0498296. According to BoB, reported cases of these counterfeits were primarily found in the Thamaga policing area. when accepting banknotes from any source and should closely examine the security

  • Bonyongo retires, Milton takes over at Debswana

    November 21, 2018 12:18 PM 132

    A statement from the diamond giant this afternoon indicates that Debswana’s shareholders have asked Bonyongo to stay on as a consultant for three months after his retirement “to ensure a smooth leadership transition”. Bonyongo has 26 years of service within Debswana and was appointed managing director on January 1, 2014. He is credited with the group’s

  • Minergy seeks P70m to finalise Masama

    November 21, 2018 9:38 AM 169

    Minergy is developing Masama Coal Mine, which early next year will be Botswana’s second colliery and the first open cast coal mine in the country. The mine and associated coal wash plant, are being developed 50 kilometres northwest of Gaborone and will involve the export of an initial one million tonnes per annum into South Africa. Masama is estimated

  • Motlha Dominates YAMAs Nominations

    November 20, 2018 4:00 AM 159

    Motlha who hit the country by storm with his single ‘mmamotse’ this year had been nominated in the best newcomer, best single, best dance single, best R&B single, people’s choice/artist of the year and song of the year categories. Motlha is pitted against many equally talented artists like Han C of ‘sedi laka’ fame. Another artist who received a couple

  • DWD Ordered To Pay For Unfair Retrenchment

    November 20, 2018 4:00 AM 156

    Four of the five employees Setshwano Kebue, Botlhale Moalafi, Mokaedi Makholo and Lotshwao Ramasonya were awarded a combined P27,000.00 in addition to the money they were paid when they were retrenched in June 2016. Odirile Rantsie was removed from the claim, as he was not part of the mediation process. Kago Mokotedi represented the employees while Gerty-Anne

  • TK Unhappy With Plastic Bag Ban U-turn

    November 20, 2018 4:00 AM 177

    Briefing the media last week, the minister said the decision for the postponement was taken in his absence. “The plastic ban was supposed to be effective the beginning of November and unfortunately I learned about the uplifting of the ban while I was out of the country and I do not know the reasons behind that,” he said. According to the minister, they initially