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October 8, 2018 4:00 AM Global equities lift Debswana’s P7bn pension fund

The Debswana Pension Fund (DPF) has more than 12,000 members and holds about P7 billion in assets locally and offshore through 10 fund managers. The assets include local cash, local and offshore equities, property, local and offshore bonds, African private equity and emerging market equities. According to statements the DPF shared with members this week, global 111

September 18, 2018 4:00 AM BDP Mogoditshane Chair Face Chop

In a letter dated September 13, 2018, the BDP region secretary Obakeng Kgabo states that: “Mogoditshane branch members being referred to as concerned members have on several occasions written to the regional committee requesting that the branch chairperson be removed and on the 28/08/2018 follow up correspondence made by the same branch members. A hearing 151

September 17, 2018 4:00 AM Ranyane residents want recognition

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 154

September 17, 2018 4:00 AM NBC: Lessons from abroad

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 156

September 17, 2018 4:00 AM IEC relived as gov’t drops EVMs

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 135

September 17, 2018 4:00 AM Stampede as gov’t raises P1.1bn on bond market

Each quarter, the Bank of Botswana (BoB) holds auctions of bonds and six-month treasury bills on behalf of government under the P15 billion note issuance programme which dates back to February 2011. The auctions are limited to commercial banks, who hold exclusive bidding rights. The August 31 auction was marked by intense bidding, due largely to the debut 159

September 12, 2018 9:29 AM DIS finally appoints PR officer

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 141

September 6, 2018 12:33 PM Student kills another with a knife

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 145

September 4, 2018 12:33 PM Moroka appointed Judge President of Francistown High Court

According to a savingram dated August 31, 2018, addressed to all legal practitioners, Directorate of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Attorney General (AG), state prisons and members of the public, Moroka’s new appointment commenced on September 3. As a result of Moroka’s appointment, he will now move from Court Room 4 to Court Room 5, according to the savingram 102

September 4, 2018 10:58 AM Tafa resigns from Wilderness Holdings

“Unfortunately, the group’s chairman, Parks Tafa, has been indisposed for some time and I have agreed to deputise for him in this letter. We wish Parks all the best for a speedy and complete recovery,” Wilderness Holdings then deputy chairperson, Michael Tollman, wrote in the 2018 Annual Report. Tafa has been indisposed this financial year and has not attended 86