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June 12, 2018 4:00 AM Zimbabweans In The Diaspora Ready To Vote

The polls, scheduled for July 30, 2018 will be the first election in the post-Robert Mugabe era following his ouster in a military-assisted soft coup last November. It will also be a test for the Emmerson Mnangagwa-led administration to deliver a free, fair and credible election that is without violence unlike in the past when the polls were mired in mayhem 112

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 127

June 4, 2018 4:00 AM Masisi: Khama's plan gone wrong

As for the pair, Khama and Masisi theirs was a relationship seemingly made in heaven. They loved and hated organisations and individuals together. There was even common talk that the duo’s striking similarities did not provide variety in leadership at the Office of the President (OP) as they seemed to agree on many things. It was generally feared that in Masisi 256

May 29, 2018 1:06 PM Muzila concerned about delayed plots allocation

This is also despite the fact that the servicing of the plots was completed more than five years ago. This is according to Francistown mayor Sylvia Muzila. “ I am particularly concerned that the allocation of the plots at the Gerald Estate took too long since they became available in 2012. I am referring to 2,515 unallocated plots out of which 1,988 are residential 105

May 15, 2018 12:21 PM BNF veterans to meet in Palapye

The meeting will be attended by BNF members who are 50 years and above. The purpose of the meeting, according to the chairperson Patrick Kgoadi, is to discuss the party’s growth, constitution and policy. Recently the Veteran Association wanted their party to pull out of the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC). Kgoadi said that the current UDC is derailing 110

May 14, 2018 4:00 AM Students petition Ngaka over allowances

The Botswana National Union of Students (BONUS) wants the students’ allowances to be increased from P1,400 to P2,000. In the letter dated April 10, 2018 addressed to the ministry’s permanent secretary, copied to the Minister, Ngaka Ngaka and his deputy Fidelis Molao, BONUS says that their demand is influenced by the high cost of living. The letter requested 130

April 20, 2018 2:00 PM Makwala, Montsho, Thebe take home P600,000

The 400m runners won gold in their individual races, which earned them a cool P100, 000 from the government’s athlete incentive scheme. Baboloki Thebe was the second highest earner after Makwala, pocketing P220, 000. Makwala received a further P100,000 after anchoring the men’s 4x400m relay to gold, and another P50,000 from Debswana for his gold in the 400m. Debswana 179

April 17, 2018 4:00 AM Lucara Recovers 472 Carat Diamond

The new discovery follows the world’s second largest gem quality diamond found at the same mine two years ago. The 1,111-carat stone was recovered from its Karowe mine, about 500 km north of the capital, Gaborone. The stone is also the sixth largest gem quality diamonds ever mined. According to the Global Mining Observer, Lucara Diamond Company insured 170

April 6, 2018 10:34 AM "AG clarifies on automatic succession"

"I have found it necessary in view of recent press reports and their potential to create confusion and uncertainty in the minds of the public, to release a statement on the Government's position regarding the constitutional provisions applicable to succession to the Office of President of the Republic. (b) is vacant whilst the Vice-President is absent 149

March 25, 2018 4:00 AM Artist passionate about photo pointillism

Kutlo Mabua was born and raised in Mahalapye and is a visual artist who specialises in pointillism. Pointillism or stapling is a process of making dots using different pressures that result in tones to create a picture using fibre pens and micro fine liners. For this pointillist, his motivation is derived from individuals who are a reflection of him or his reflection 162