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  • Ranyane residents want recognition

    September 17, 2018 4:00 AM 60

    Ranyane, which is located about 300km from Gantsi township and falls under the Ghanzi District Council, has not been recognised as a settlement due to low population. However in a letter dated August 8, 2018 addressed to the permanent secretary of the ministry, the residents claimed the settlement has existed for more than five decades and that the 2011 population

  • Oral diseases impact every aspect of life – Madigele

    September 17, 2018 4:00 AM 55

    He said this during at the Oral Health Day Commemoration held at Lobatse on Tuesday, held under theme, ‘Let us Think Mouth, Think Health’. He said reports from local oral health facilities indicate tooth decay and gum diseases as the top most prevalent oral diseases affecting school children and adults. He pointed out that despite being easily preventable

  • NBC: Lessons from abroad

    September 17, 2018 4:00 AM 51

    Switzerland is a migration country with about 2.1 million foreigners as at 2018, Matthey told the conference held at Adansonia. The current national population of Switzerland stands at about 8.5 million people. “For a country to be successful, you need to be very open in so far as migration issues are concerned,” Matthey advised. He said what made his company

  • IEC relived as gov’t drops EVMs

    September 17, 2018 4:00 AM 43

    Government announced last week that the Act had been put on hold. The Electoral (Amendment) Act No. 7 of 2016, which became a subject of controversy after Parliament passed the Bill in 2016 provided for amongst other things the replacement of voting by ballot paper with Electoral Voting Machines (EVMs) and abolishment of the supplementary registration

  • AG acknowledges DIS, Israeli contract

    September 17, 2018 4:00 AM 48

    This came to light in the preliminary findings by the AG on the contract between OP and Dignia Systems for the acquisition of security equipment and surveillance platform with associated training. Besides alluding to internal processes, the AG is not disputing the legality of the contract or its existence. Again, the AG has not recommended any suspension

  • Hurricane Florence: Life-threatening storm lashes US coast

    September 14, 2018 10:30 AM 42

    The hurricane is moving towards land with maximum sustained wind speeds of 90mph (150 km/h). It lost power as it approached North and South Carolina, but officials warn it could still kill "a lot of people" amid risks of "catastrophic" flooding. The governor of North Carolina, where Florence is expected to make landfall later on Friday local time, said surviving

  • Foreign affairs ministry to invest in property

    September 12, 2018 10:44 AM 45

    Though he did not disclose the amount of money they are paying for rental, Goitsemang said when appearing before PAC yesterday: “Buying properties could become less expensive for government as compared to renting”. He said renting is not sustainable and that is why they had come up with a way in which they could buy the properties. “We have bought property

  • DIS finally appoints PR officer

    September 12, 2018 9:29 AM 44

    Dated September 11, 2018 the media release was curiously marked ‘Confidential’ in bold red capital letters. This is the first time the DIS has appointed a public relations officer ever since the organisation’s inception over a decade ago. The release read, “Robert brings with him a wealth of experience in the communication field spanning 18 years. Until

  • Botswana not considering use of cannabis oil

    September 11, 2018 3:01 PM 53

    The oil that is often referred as cannabis oil and approved by the World Health Organisation (WHO), has been reported to be useful in curing certain diseases including childhood epilepsy. However the ministry’s permanent secretary (PS), Ruth Maphorisa says the oil has not been presented before the ministry for review. She explained that despite being

  • Orapa Mine aims to raise P1 million through GM's walk

    September 11, 2018 2:40 PM 51

    ODLM initiated the GM’s walk in 2002 with the aim of improving the lives of people around the Boteti region. In an interview with Mmegi, the walk coordinator Tebatso Hule said that their target is to raise a minimum of P1 million for a charity project in Rakops village. He said that the funds raised during the walk, would be donated to Tsienyane Primary