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  • AoJ stakeholder conference postpones withdrawing of EVMs case

    November 12, 2018 2:04 PM 147

    The AoJ stakeholder conference is among others attended by the Minister of Defence, Justice and Security Shaw Kgathi and the Chief Justice Terence Rannowane. In his maiden State of Nation Address (SONA) President Mokgweetsi Masisi also stated the EVMs were not going to be used in 2019 general elections. “The procurement of Electronic Voting Machines

  • Judges to finally ride top of the range Beemers

    November 12, 2018 1:50 PM 172

    Minister of Defence, Justice and Security Shaw Kgathi said this when officially opening the 2018 Judiciary stakeholders’ conference here today. At the moment judges use Volvo S60 sedans. “I am happy to indicate that the long-term problem that you have been experiencing in relation to your transport will soon be resolved. You will soon get BMWs befitting

  • Alindo Engineering faces blacklisting over P78m-worth of projects

    November 12, 2018 4:00 AM 175

    In the last three years, the company has been given jobs to the tune of P78 million and only one of the four projects the company was awarded is near completion. Members of Parliament had called for action to be taken against the owner of the company, Albert Mbayi, who is the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) member that challenged for deputy treasurer

  • Bona Life goes solo after CMB

    November 12, 2018 4:00 AM 179

    Bona Life, as the sole creditor of CMB Fund 1, has filed an urgent application seeking for the provisional winding up of CMB Fund 1 as the insurance company tries to protect its assets from going under liquidation through asset manager CMB. CMB, which is already under liquidation is the asset manager for Bona Life and parent host for CMB Fund 1 while

  • Guitarist Katuta takes young musicians under his wing

    November 11, 2018 4:00 AM 170

    Tonight Katuta alongside Motswafere will perform at The No.1 Ladies Coffee House in Thapong Visual Arts Centre. Katuta who not so long ago shared the stage with Oliver Mtukudzi at Mascom Live Sessions told Arts & Culture that he was asked to do the show by the patrons of the place. He said as a result, he realised that a lot of young talented artists

  • Exciting softball season ahead

    November 10, 2018 4:00 AM 147

    BSA public relations officer, Kelebogile Seitei said it is hard to predict the outcome of the season because the league has been on break since April. “If the Phikwe softball extravaganza and the VUT breast cancer tournament are anything to go by then Wells International and Police IX (both men and women) teams are expected to cause an upset,” she said. But BDF IX (men)

  • Africa Cup glory beckons for tennis team

    November 10, 2018 4:00 AM 135

    The competition has attracted players from Angola, Botswana, Kenya, South Africa, Lesotho, Namibia, Mozambique, Burundi, Rwanda, Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia, Swaziland, Mauritius, Comoros, Madagascar, Malawi and Zimbabwe. One of the coaches, Tshegofatso Wincey Sekgopi said reaching the final is a big achievement for the boys. She said it is going to be an uphill

  • Paul set for fresh legal battle as Notwane cuts salary

    November 10, 2018 4:00 AM 153

    Reports were that the outspoken trainer had been dismissed, but the club clarified that he had been asked to temporarily step aside to allow for fresh contract talks. “The team is undergoing financial restructuring. This has been necessitated by the financial constraints facing not only the club, but also the football fraternity in Botswana,” the club said in a statement

  • BAA faces BNSC wrath over Coe visit

    November 10, 2018 4:00 AM 138

    Coe was in the country on Saturday and Sunday, but his high profile visit has set the two sports bodies on a collision course. BAA has been asked to explain why it set up a Local Organising Committee (LOC) without the approval of the BNSC. Also, the BNSC wants the BAA to explain why it went to the Office of the President (OP) to request for luxury vehicles

  • Credit uptake drops among businesses

    November 9, 2018 7:50 AM 120

    Bank of Botswana data released this week shows that while restrained, credit growth among resident businesses had been marginally rising from the beginning of the year, with total commercial bank loans outstanding to the sector reaching an annual peak of P28.8 billion in June. just under 40% of total loans outstanding to commercial banks, compared to 60.2% for households