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  • Botswana: Of BFA, Bolting Chief Exercutives

    September 11, 2017 11:48 AM 3

    Gaborone — Thuso Dikgaka, Keith Masters, Kitso Kemoeng, Duncan Kgame, Mooketsi Kgotlele and Judge Mookodi are some of the Botswana Football Association (BFA)chief executive officers (CEO) who have not completed their term. In fact no CEO or executive secretary has ever completed his term in office with the BFA except for Ashford Mamelodi. BOPA reporter

  • Botswana: Khama Visits Kweneng West Region

    September 11, 2017 11:47 AM 3

    BDP secretary general, Mr Mpho Balopi said that the meeting by President Khama was one of a string of meetings he had been holding across the country in an effort to enrich party unity. Mr Balopi said that the resolution to tour all the 57 constituencies and hold such meetings by President Khama was long taken at the Mmadinare Congress in 2015. He said that as President

  • Botswana: Bridge Skills Gap

    September 11, 2017 11:47 AM 2

    Gaborone — The education sector in Botswana may have inadvertently neglected some of the key skills particularly in the technical and scientific fields which are a necessary prerequisite to economic advancement and competitiveness all to be found in the industry. Vice President who is also the Chancellor of the University of Botswana (UB) Mr Mokgweetsi

  • Botswana: Khama Calls for Joint Partnership

    September 11, 2017 11:47 AM 3

    Manxotae — Minister of Environment, Natural Resources Conservation and Tourism, Mr Tshekedi Khama has called for joint partnerships between farmers and his ministry to address human/wildlife conflict. Minister Khama made the plea at a kgotla meeting addressed by President Lt Gen. Dr Seretse Khama Ian Khama in Manxotae on Thursday. Mr Khama said his ministry

  • Olopeng to OP: The show must go on

    September 11, 2017 9:22 AM 20

    On Wednesday night a circular savingram no 3 of 2017 Ref: OPS 4/26/5 II (101) dated 5th September 2017 titled: Holding Of Music Festivals At Stadia And Associated Public Places, authored by the Permanent Secretary to the President made rounds and went viral on social media. The Savingram basically bans all Music Festivals at the stadia and other public

  • Boko eyes P40m Dada mansion

    September 11, 2017 8:01 AM 20

    Famed for his sharp legal mind and political prowess, Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) leader Duma Boko is just as well known for his love of ‘the good life’. With his seemingly endless collection of designer suits and his swanky Hublot watches, Boko’s lavish lifestyle is rivalled by few in the country. However, the Botswana National Front (BNF)

  • Ex-lover turns witness in murder case

    September 11, 2017 4:00 AM 2

    Nkonyana (57) is accused of the murder of Onthusitse Mokgwaphe, which happened on or about March 14, 2010 near Botlhapatlou village in Kweneng District. When testifying before Gaborone High Court Judge Michael Mothobi yesterday, Gaetwesepe told court that she dated the accused before she ended the relationship to be with the deceased. She said the accused

  • Union wins urgency to interdict against UNITRANS

    September 11, 2017 4:00 AM 3

    BOBOGEWU is a newly registered trade union established by employees of UNITRANS Botswana, a road freight, logistics and distribution company. In July, the union applied for recognition at the workplace but have not been responded to by the respondent following the elapse of 30 days, forcing them to seek redress at the Commissioner of Labour. However

  • LSB condemns Khama’s actions

    September 11, 2017 4:00 AM 2

    The LSB says this is because it took the President four months to act in accordance with the Court of Appeal (CoA) judgement that ruled that Motumise must be appointed a High Court judge. In April this year, CoA Judge Isaac Lesetedi ruled that Khama was not entitled to turn down the recommendation of the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) to appoint Motumise

  • Tribal inequality remains a sore point

    September 11, 2017 4:00 AM 1

    As with many African countries, tribal inequality can be traced to the colonial era. Historians note that it was during the colonial government that there was an introduction of eight major tribes in Botswana; the Bangwato, Bakgatla, Bakwena, Barolong, Batlokwa, Bangwaketse, Balete and Batawana. Only these groupings had the right to own the territory