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  • Liquor industry implores govt not to cut alcohol levy …for now

    September 25, 2018 11:50 AM 65

    Liquor traders, under the umbrella of the Botswana Alcohol Industry Association (BAIA), held discussions with assistant trade minister, Moiseraele Goya at their AGM yesterday morning. The meeting came as government’s ongoing efforts to review both the alcohol levy and the liquor trading hours, continue through countrywide consultative meetings

  • Nelson Mandela statue unveiled at UN

    September 25, 2018 9:43 AM 61

    "At 1.8 metres tall‚ the Nelson Mandela Statue is the only life-size statue at the United Nations headquarters‚ signifying the role he played in unifying the world under the banner of peace and conflict resolution‚" the South African presidency said. Times Live reports that the statue was created by South African sculptors Andre Prinsloo and Ruhan Janse

  • Mabaila hearing this Friday

    September 25, 2018 9:30 AM 61

    BDP disciplinary hearing committee could not form a quorum. Mabaila was slapped with two months suspension for different offences. Despite time running out for Mabaila to start his campaign as a candidate or the party finding another candidate, members of the disciplinary committee failed to show up last Friday. The matter got worse after BDP National

  • Basilico Raises Hand As Wedding Host

    September 25, 2018 4:00 AM 60

    The event was held with the aim to expose and notify potential clients about the venue. Basilico has already hosted three weddings this season and they have another wedding scheduled for December. They allow photoshoots and birthdays, but are mostly interested in wedding business. Managing director of Basilico, Ariana Francioni mentioned that for them to make a beautiful

  • Donald Molosi Stages Award- Winning Play

    September 25, 2018 4:00 AM 56

    The event, which he does in partnership with Horizon Ogilvy, will be held at The No.1 Ladies Coffee House at 6pm. The play won the Sanford Prize in 2012 after its off-Broadway premiere in 2012. It later went on to scoop the Florence H. Chandler Award in 2013. It will star local actors like Teto Mokaila, Mimi Modimakwane and Bayani Moilwa in the lead roles

  • Shining Light Winners Finish Three-Month Course

    September 25, 2018 4:00 AM 54

    The three-month programme, which is offered in partnership with Limkokwing University of Creative Technology, affords the winners requisite skills that are vital for their jewellery design apprenticeship. Mbako Baraedi, Tshepo Dithebele, Gaone Otsile from Botswana and Richardlee Shoombe, Frans Uunona and Taleni Udeiko from Namibia, were selected from more than 130 entries

  • Four-String Guitarist Ronnie Dies At 39

    September 25, 2018 4:00 AM 54

    One of his videos trended widely in West Africa and was mistaken to be a woman because of his headgear. Ghana Broadcasting Corporation also mistakenly claimed him to be Ghanaian. The Accra-based TV station reported of a “Talented female Ghanaian guitarist; playing the unusual way”. Guitar Player magazine in the US described Ronnie’s ‘knuckle roll’ fretting

  • Molepolole’s Afritec Branch Opens Opportunities

    September 25, 2018 4:00 AM 53

    This brings the number of Afritec branches across the country to 32, in addition to the kiosks across Furnmart stores countrywide. The branch’s opening comes at a time when the microlender increased its loan ceiling from P350,000 to P400,000. According to CEO Christo Kloppers, Afritec today boasts of 20,000 revolving clients, mostly government employees

  • Smith Shines At Big Easy IGT Challenge Tour Series

    September 24, 2018 4:00 AM 56

    Smith became the second international champion on the Big Easy IGT Challenge Tour with his breakthrough at Services Golf Club on Wednesday. Just two weeks after Zimbabwean, Ben Follett-Smith finished in the winner’s circle at Kyalami Country Club, Smith produced a well-constructed six-under-par 66 at Services Golf Club to triumph on 15-under-par 201. He finished

  • ITF Grills Local Coaches

    September 24, 2018 4:00 AM 45

    The course, which gets underway this week, is conducted by Pieter Joubert from South Africa, Freeman Nyamukora (Zimbabwe) and Tapiwa Masunga. Botswana Tennis Association (BTA) vice president, Oaitse Thipe told Monitor Sport that the level one training is for all coaches in schools and clubs. He said the coaches are taught about introducing tennis to children