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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 21, 2018 4:00 AM AP Hold Primaries In 22 Constituencies

Speaking at a press conference last week, Kelebeng said they would hold more primaries in September as they are still working on their structures. “We are going to contest in many constituencies. For now, 22 are ready to go for elections. Others will follow in September. We will contest in many constituencies and leave out those where there is a candidate 131

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 18, 2018 10:07 AM Kofi Annan, former UN chief, dies at 80

He "passed away peacefully on Saturday after a short illness", the foundation named after him said on Saturday. Annan was the first black African to take up the role of the world's top diplomat, serving from 1997 to 2006. He later served as the UN special envoy for Syria, leading efforts to find a peaceful solution to the conflict. as a "global statesman 148

August 14, 2018 4:00 AM Winnie Mashaba Acknowledges Batswana’s Support

The Winnie Mashaba Annual Moral Regeneration gospel festival, whose main purpose is to pray, guide and remind each other that people have power over their emotions, is a combination of dialogue sessions led by Winnie Mashaba. On the night, local motivational speaker Kgomotso Tshwenyego and former Cabinet minister Professor Sheila Tlou assisted her. The concert 145

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

August 3, 2018 2:00 PM GU, Zakhem in advanced talks

GU has fallen on hard times, but there is light at the end of the tunnel, with the club in negotiations with three potential sponsors, including Zakhem. GU secretary general, Dr Kennedy Ramojela said the club’s committee of elders, held a meeting with Zakhem on Wednesday night to discuss a possible deal. Although Ramojela said he did not have immediate 128

July 24, 2018 2:10 PM Members warned against riding the coattails of BNF

“It is important to also note that party members through appropriate party structures are free to develop their own fundraising strategies for the benefit of their own interest and that of the party in general, provided they account for it. Those who ask for money in the party’s name must stop. This does not only compromise party growth, it is illegal 108

July 23, 2018 4:00 AM BPP, BMD challenge new constitution

It has since emerged that two contracting parties, the Botswana Movement for Democracy (BMD) and Botswana People’s Party (BPP) are challenging the registration of the amended constitution. This has pitted the other contracting partners, the Botswana Congress Party (BCP) and the Botswana National Front (BNF) in one corner and BMD and BPP in another. The latest 99

July 16, 2018 4:00 AM Trouble brewing at BDP NYEC

Mmegi has learnt that campaigns for the position is dividing committee members, since three of its members are contesting for the same position. This, according to a source, has prevented the committee from convening meetings. Some members within the committee have complained that the current chairperson, Simon Mavange Moabi wants to impose his favourite 116