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  • TK Unhappy With Plastic Bag Ban U-turn

    November 20, 2018 4:00 AM 61

    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

  • Mokgadi Gets Hero’s Farewell

    November 19, 2018 4:00 AM 63

    The 32-year-old was described as a hard worker and somebody who was passionate about athletics. The ever-laughing Mchovas respected the elderly, youngsters and teammates. Despite the challenges such as lack of money for food and transport, he made sure that he never missed training. Speaking during the funeral, teammate, Isaac Makwala said he met Mokgadi

  • Appellant board to decide Mabaila’s fate

    November 16, 2018 7:22 AM 66

    President Mokgweetsi Masisi is the chairperson of the committee and again is the one who chooses members who sits in that committee. The party’s national disciplinary committee last month, slapped Mabaila with five years suspension and he has since appealed to the president. Yesterday BDP secretary general Mpho Balopi told the media that Masisi had informed

  • Gov’t develops disability legislation

    November 15, 2018 9:13 AM 62

    The development comes at a time when there has been an outcry that people living with disability are often disadvantaged, and sidelined and their rights stumbled upon. General counsel from Office of the President, Dittah Molodi said there was a need to protect the rights of people living with disability. Speaking during the Ditshwanelo workshop on Wednesday

  • BDP Bulela Ditswe: Kgathi, Moipisi score reruns, other appeals dismissed

    November 14, 2018 4:34 PM 71

    This afternoon, authoritative sources told Mmegi that the BDP's central committee had dismissed all the other 25 appeals, some featuring high profile democrats including several Cabinet ministers. In Bobirwa, Kgathi had initially lost against Francis Kgoboko, while In Kgalagadi North, Moipisi had bitten the dust against Talita Monnakgotla

  • Bulela Ditswe verdicts out on today

    November 14, 2018 9:16 AM 66

    This publication has learnt that some of the appellants will hear from the central committee today that the Appeals Board has dismissed most of the cases because they did not have enough evidence. The Appeals Board is expected to present the report to the BDP central committee on the day. According to a source, the party's Appeals Board quashed the protests

  • Shock as athlete dies during training

    November 13, 2018 2:21 PM 72

    Mmegi Sport is reliably informed that the 32-year-old collapsed during training at UB stadium and was certified dead upon arrival at hospital. Botswana Athletics Association (BAA) president, Thari Mooketsi confirmed Mokgadi’s passing in a press statement. The deceased was part of the 2008 Olympic games preparatory team in Germany and also represented

  • AoJ stakeholder conference postpones withdrawing of EVMs case

    November 12, 2018 2:04 PM 49

    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 71

    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 73

    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