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  • Four Rape Cases In Two Days

    December 10, 2018 8:47 AM 91

    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 88

    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 90

    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 90

    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 97

    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 87

    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

  • Orange Launches Data Centre

    December 4, 2018 4:00 AM 69

    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 66

    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

  • Ministers Dismiss Land Audit Motion

    December 4, 2018 4:00 AM 56

    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 57

    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