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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 134

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

July 10, 2018 4:00 AM Ugandan Bikers Ride For African Passport

Trans Africa in a 100cc Yamaha crux motorbike that started from Uganda on May 25, 2018. Okoth told The Monitor when they passed through Botswana last week that they are advocating for the African Passport. The African Union (AU) is pursuing a path of closer integration through the launch of a common passport that would grant visa-free access to all 54-member 114

June 25, 2018 4:00 AM Kgosi re-joins civil service

If President Mokgweetsi Masisi endorses the appointment, Kgosi will replace senior private secretary to the former president Ian Khama, George Tlhalerwa who is said to be retiring in a fortnight. Khama is said to prefer Kgosi to be his senior private secretary. Kgosi was Khama’s first private secretary for 10 years when he [Khama] was the Vice President 196

June 11, 2018 4:00 AM The importance of communication in macroeconomic policy management

For a number of reasons, a central bank needs to continually interact and disseminate information to stakeholders. Such interactions and communication clarify the Bank’s role and, therefore, reinforces the effectiveness with which it discharges its mandate of ensuring price stability, sound financial and well-functioning payments systems and, more broadly 126

May 29, 2018 4:00 AM Churches Warned Against Disturbing Neighbourly Peace

SEDC says it took action after numerous complaints from the public pertaining to unbearable noise from churches around Tlokweng came in. According a SEDC report done by By-Law Enforcement between May 21 and 22, 2018 churches are now in close proximity with entertainment hotspots and do not exhibit their registration certificates at their place of worship 93

May 7, 2018 2:00 PM Rollers Top Group A After KCCA Win

With group rivals, Al Ahly and Esperance de Tunis playing to a 0-0 draw on the same evening, the win took Rollers to the top of the group with three points after the first round of group stages matches. The home side had the first attempt at goal as early as the fourth minute. Mosha Gaololwe had his shot blocked by the defence for corner before he headed 115

April 9, 2018 4:00 AM Masisi: The artistic President

Mookodi knows that in performing arts, Masisi has found his passion as a performer and as something closest to his heart, he might help the arts in the country to grow by all means possible. The duo met in 1968 and proceeded to share the same school at Thornhill Primary School in Gaborone where they spent seven years together before they proceeded to another 153

March 26, 2018 4:00 AM Sembowa’s Late Strike Sinks Lesotho

The Zebras had only won one game under the guidance of David Bright prior to the weekend’s fixture and were under pressure to redeem themselves while fans shun the game. From the first minute, the home side showed their intentions and launched an enterprising counter attack led by Kabelo Seakanyeng and Edwin Moalosi. However, the former could not find the back of the net and shot wide. Five minutes 153

March 23, 2018 3:00 PM Zebras date regular sparring partners, Lesotho

The match will be used to bid outgoing President, Ian Khama, whose 10-year reign ends on March 31, 2018. Khama is a passionate football fan and a Botswana Football Association (BFA) patron. The BFA has consistently managed to arrange friendly matches for Zebras coach, David Bright, a rare change, after his predecessor, Peter Butler once went for six months 167