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January 14, 2019 4:00 AM Lucara targets P2bn sales from Karowe

Should the diamond miner hit its target, the revenues would be higher than the 2018 forecast of US$180 million. Lucara has become globally renowned for the discovery of exceptionally large diamonds at its Karowe Mine in Letlhakane, particularly the famous Lesedi la Lone, the second biggest rough diamond ever discovered, dug up in November 2015. Eira Thomas 715

January 14, 2019 4:00 AM Higher SACU receipts help trim 2018/19 deficit

Last February, Finance Minister, Kenneth Matambo projected a deficit of P3.6 billion, revising this in September to P4.6 billion, mainly due to revenues being diverted to Debswana mega-projects. Government, as a shareholder in Debswana, has funding obligations to the diamond miner’s upcoming projects, which include Cut 9 at Jwaneng and Cut 3 in Orapa 695

January 13, 2019 4:00 AM Trouble brewing for BOMU interim committee

Members, mostly artistes have threatened to sue the current committee for what they term maladministration and abuse of office. The committee has been at the helm since August 2018. Its chairperson, Taolo Moshaga was appointed last year after the council of arbitration nullified the election of the then committee and ordered its dissolution following 629

December 22, 2018 4:00 AM 2018: From gold in Gold Coast to shattered Olympic Dreams

2018 will go down in history as a year when Botswana launched an audacious bid to become the first ever African country to host the Youth Olympic Games. Botswana, went head-to-head with other African countries, Tunisia, Senegal and Nigeria for the right to organise the 2022 tournament. While the Botswana National Olympic Committee (BNOC) thought it had done enough 539

December 19, 2018 2:17 PM BPP activist jailed for child maintenance

Kuchwe, who is an additional member of the BPP’s central committee, was recently arrested by the police at one of the shopping malls in Francistown after he failed to appear in court to pay his P50,500 maintenance arrears. Before Kuchwe was arrested, magistrate Cele Lebakeng had issued a warrant of his arrest on June 4, 2018 after he failed to appear 531

December 6, 2018 12:29 PM IEC announces supplementary voter registration

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 148

December 5, 2018 12:14 PM LBS pushes for 'three-month basis' judges

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 161

December 5, 2018 12:07 PM Ramotswa registration performance delights Segokgo

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 153

December 3, 2018 4:00 AM Debswana to unveil Cut 9 contractor

Cut 8, involving the expansion of Jwaneng Mine pit at a cost of more than US$3 billion, was previously the single largest contract for a mine in Botswana. Majwe Mining, a joint venture amongst three major contractors, scooped the Cut 8 contract running it from 2011 to 2016, with a further two-year extension to 2018. The latest contract, a further expansion 98

November 28, 2018 1:19 PM NPF millions loot showdown returns to court

High Court Judge Zein Kebonang and his twin brother former cabinet minister and Member of Parliament (MP) for Lobatse Sadique Kebonang have been added into the new charge sheet due for the High Court. The twin brothers are facing a host of criminal charges amounting to over P130 million together with Bakang Seretse, Kenneth Kerekang, executive director 117