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  • Alcohol levy didn't work, made drinkers desperate

    September 11, 2018 2:34 PM 48

    The Ministry of Investment, Trade and Industry commissioned BIDPA to research the issue last year and is now sharing the results, as a nationwide review of the levy and restrictive alcohol trading conditions gather momentum. This morning, the ministry’s permanent secretary, Peggy Serame told members of the Public Accounts Committee that the levy had achieved

  • Lack of rehab centres forces ministry to use mental institutions

    September 11, 2018 11:53 AM 34

    The ministry’s permanent secretary, Ruth Maphorisa admitted yesterday before the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) that the country does not have any rehabilitation centre for drug addicts. She confirmed that such absence of facilities has forced the ministry to at times refer addicts and those in need of rehabilitation to mental institutions despite the place

  • Who will be crowned the Delta's fastest poler?

    September 11, 2018 11:19 AM 33

    According to the event’s website, the main event will take place at Okavango River Lodge, with spectator spots along the Thamalakane River. The Nkashi Classic is being launched as a celebration of the mokoro and the nkashi which is used to propel it, said the organisers. “This is a non-profit event and aims at creating a fun filled day, celebrating Botswana

  • Ntuli Cracks Ribs At GIMC Giggle-Dom

    September 11, 2018 4:00 AM 42

    Unlike other comedians who take a few minutes to settle at the beginning of a set, the 39-year-old comic found her groove right from the onset. As a headliner for the GIMC comedy she snugly fitted the bill from the word go. The full-time stand-up comedian was comfortable on stage and from the second she cracked her first joke, the audience knew they were in for a great

  • Masisi Hits Back On Elephant 'Poaching' Frenzy

    September 11, 2018 4:00 AM 33

    The global furore sparked by a BBC report into the alleged poaching broke last week while Masisi was in the middle of a landmark mission to China. Researchers claimed 87 elephants were recently killed in the Okavango Delta and blamed the disarmament of rangers. Government responded, insisting that only 53 carcasses had been found and most of these were natural

  • Zebras Gunned Down In Angola

    September 10, 2018 2:00 PM 43

    They are currently sitting at the bottom of Group I without a single point. The Zebras kick-started their campaign with a loss against Mauritania who are now sitting at the top of the group with six points from two games. They are the only side now in the group without a point. Mauritania stretched their lead at the top with a win over Burkina Faso. Zebras

  • Elephant kills another man in Seronga

    September 10, 2018 11:25 AM 43

    Station of Commander of Seronga Police station superintendent Olefile Badisang has confirmed the incident saying that it happened at Samoxoma ward in Seronga. Badisang said although their investigations are still on, what they have established so far is that the man was travelling alone from the village to his lands when he was fatally attacked by an elephant

  • Student kills another with a knife

    September 6, 2018 12:33 PM 41

    Police efforts to establish what could have caused the fight between the two boys are ongoing whilst the 18-year-old suspect is facing a murder charge. Reached for a comment the Officer Commanding Reuben Mphoeng confirmed the incident stating that the duo had a fight on the night of August 29, 2018 that left the 16-year-old boy extremely injured

  • BIHL draws hope from Masisi’s overtures

    September 4, 2018 1:52 PM 37

    For several years, BIHL has cited falling household incomes, rising unemployment particularly among the youth and restrained growth of the overall economy, as key operating challenges for the group’s subsidiaries. Two of BIHL’s subsidiaries, Botswana Life and Legal Guard, are heavily reliant on the disposable incomes of the formally employed, as are the group’s

  • Shadow of God International Ministries donates to underprivileged

    September 4, 2018 1:08 PM 39

    When addressing attendants city Mayor Sylvia Muzila thanked the church for its godly undertaking. She urged other churches to benchmark from Shadow of God International Ministries by adopting a gesture of giving back to particularly, communities where they serve and other places in the country. Muzila said that the outreach campaign of bringing the word of God to the people