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January 17, 2018 11:00 AM Suspected cocaine dealers arrested, released

According to the Northern divisional CID officer, assistant commissioner Oabitsa Rankwaila they received a tip-off that two local men were in possession of substance believed to be cocaine. “We cannot at the moment disclose what the suspects were found in possession of. We are waiting for results from the police forensic laboratory in Gaborone to confirm 12

January 9, 2018 11:06 AM Ministry battles ballooning junior class sizes

The policy is that class sizes should not exceed 40 students per class and in regards to pupils at primary level the ministry has made inroads in achieving the controlled numbers. This is exacerbated by the migration of parents and their children from one area to another. “The ministry is assessing the extent of the problem in specific schools so that they make interventions 34

November 2, 2017 10:07 AM Gender wage gap in SA widens

South Africa is ranked 19 in a new global index report on gender inequality released by the World Economic Forum (WEF). The report finds that while South Africa has improved its share of women legislators, senior officials and managers, the gender wage gap in the country has increased. A decade of slow progress towards better parity between the sexes 174

November 2, 2017 4:00 AM Survey finds Batswana don’t trust EVMs

The country has been using a manual voting system for years. The survey also found that the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) did not consulted the public sufficiently. The findings of the survey show that only a slim majority (52%) of Batswana trust IEC ‘somewhat’ or ‘a lot’ and show a proportional decline of 18% in points over the last decade 77

November 1, 2017 12:48 AM ‘House of Cards’ filming suspended; new Spacey allegations

LOS ANGELES — Hollywood’s widening sexual harassment crisis brought forth a second actor’s allegation against Kevin Spacey on Tuesday, halted production on his Netflix series “House of Cards” and prompted CBS to check into an actress’ claim she was groped by Jeremy Piven. Mexican actor Robert Cavazos wrote on his Facebook page that he encountered Spacey 24

October 30, 2017 4:00 AM Kotolaname orphans need help

Kotolaname, categorised as a remote area, is located about 20 kilometres west of Molepolole. Most of its residents earn a living through government poverty alleviation programmes. In an interview with Maganu-Ugokwe, an advocate for children, senior citizens and underprivileged members of the community, said a substantial number of children in Kotolaname 12

October 30, 2017 4:00 AM BOFUS talks wellbeing for its members

The publicity secretary of BOFUS, Oreeditse Nyatso said: “Though we are a funeral scheme, we do not want to see our members losing their lives at a higher rate, our wellbeing is of paramount importance so as to live longer and happy”. He said as a board, they are very worried majority of deaths are due to Non-communicable Diseases (NCD). “Short illness 11

October 26, 2017 4:38 AM Zambia Looking Good at 53, Could Get Better With Time

I was seated at the back of the pew in St Ignatius Catholic Church when parish priest Fr Charles Chilinda’s voice boomed in the microphone before a silent 7am congregation. “If you invest in hate, you will reap nothing but hate,” Fr Chilinda said, “if you invest in hate you are expected to get the same emotion back so my suggestion is that you invest 66

October 26, 2017 4:00 AM Teacher sues employer for termination of salary

Ellen Morula, who holds a senior teacher position has taken the government to court after her salary, medical aid contributions and pensions were stopped in July 2017 on allegations that she refused a command from Regional Director-central, Sonny Mooketsi to transfer to Swaneng Hill School in January 2015. Morula is contesting the decision by the employer 11

October 25, 2017 4:00 AM Govt concedes asylum seekers were detained ‘far too long’

The High Court ruled that the asylum seekers should be relocated to Dukwi Refugee Camp (DRC). Advocate Paul Farlam SC, acting on the instructions of government legal representatives, Collins Newman and Co told a full bench of Court of Appeal (CoA) justices last week, that authorities ought to have communicated with the petitioners on the extension of their 18