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August 27, 2018 4:00 AM BCM bosses escape imprisonment by a whisker

In his latest legal problem, the attorney representing nine lecturers under the employ of BCM at the Francistown College of Technical and Vocational Education (FCTVE) want Siwawa and David Kgoboko, the chairperson of BCM’s Board of Directors, imprisoned for being in contempt of court. BCM, Siwawa and Kgoboko are listed as the first, second and third 137

August 25, 2018 4:00 AM What are they smoking, asks defiant boxing VP

A decision was made this week to fire Thipe, who has been on suspension from the executive committee since March. The committee endorsed the disciplinary committee decision, which found Thipe guilty of bringing the association into disrepute. However, Thipe told Mmegi Sport yesterday that he does not accept the ruling as the committee did not have the power 152

August 21, 2018 4:00 AM Local Gospel Artists Honoured

The awards were graced by the who is who of the industry, with the assistant minister of Youth Empowerment, Sport and Culture Development, Dikgang Makgalemele as the guest of honour. Makgalemele noted in his remarks that AGA 2018 are aimed at reviving the overlook potential market as well as remembering the contribution of Gospel music. He said years 160

August 21, 2018 4:00 AM Culture & Heritage Botswana Pageant Trust To Send Reps To China

In an interview with Showtime, founder and patron of Mr/Miss Culture & Heritage Botswana Pageant Trust Millicent Shunda said they have scheduled the crowning of the two beauty queens for September 23, 2018. This comes after her organisation was given the rights to organise and select the Miss Tourism and Miss Tourism Queen of the Year International for this year. Miss Tourism 151

August 20, 2018 4:00 AM Gov’t clips SA airline’s wings

CemAir, a mid-tier airline based out of Johannesburg, operated Air Botswana’s Gaborone-Cape Town route on a wet lease between February 2017 and January 2018, when the South African airline was grounded after failing a technical inspection by that country’s civil aviation authorities. A wet lease refers to an arrangement where one airline uses another’s 117

August 20, 2018 4:00 AM Gov’t seeks record P1.5bn in borrowings

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. While the funds raised at the auctions are generally used for government 123

August 19, 2018 4:00 AM Clap n Tap gospel fest billed for Francistown

The lineup for the event includes amongst others Lejwe La Motheo Gospel Choir from South Africa (SA), Batlang Morena Gospel Choir (Francistown), Letloa La Baitshephi Gospel Choir (Francistown), and Babiditsweng Ke Lentswe Gospel Choir (Gaborone). Mashumba Mashumba, who is a sole proprietor under Lighthouse Theatre Promotion, recently told the media that their 172

August 15, 2018 1:12 PM Wi-fi could be used to detect weapons and bombs

Wireless signals can penetrate bags to measure the dimensions of metal objects or estimate the volume of liquids, researchers claim. Initial tests appeared to show that the system was at least 95% accurate. It could provide a low-cost alternative to airport-style security, researchers said. The team behind the research tested 15 types of objects and six types 167

August 15, 2018 12:23 PM Murder accused feigning Jesus-like powers denied bail

But lo and behold, a Tonota man accused of killing his girlfriend surprised court on Wednesday when he claimed that he was praying for her to resurrect after he killed her. The revelations shocked people when Gobitsa Kesupile, 35, who is accused of killing Malebogo Rankhudu in Tonota on either August 12 and 13, 2018 made his initial appearance in court 159

August 13, 2018 4:00 AM Confusion at IEC as no voter registration dates set

Already, there is a court case in which one of the opposition parties, Botswana Congress Party (BCP), is challenging the revised Act. The confusion arises from uncertainty in which law will be used for the 2019 general election. The IEC starts its voter registration on September 3, 2018. Some of the critical issues that the IEC is forced to deal with is whether 134