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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 41

June 5, 2018 4:00 AM Police Dismiss Zeerust/Tlokweng Road Car Hijack Claims

This follows allegations on Facebook recently that some Batswana were cautioning others on ‘Fight crime in Gaborone’ Facebook page to be on the look out for car hijackers when visiting South Africa via Tlokweng border post. Facebook users revealed that of late car hijackers have been targeting motorists from Botswana, threatening them with guns before 43

June 5, 2018 4:00 AM Ha Di Lwa Di Gata Marole

Last week, Lobatse High Court judge Godfrey Nthomiwa pleaded with a warring couple to cooperate and provide a conducive environment for their three minor children. The couple is undergoing divorce and are in disagreement over child custody. A man (names withheld) had filed an urgent application seeking custody of their three children after their mother 43

May 24, 2018 8:25 AM Safety Foundation to launch Project 1000

The foundation’s key areas of work are to raise awareness on areas of safety, become a one stop shop for safety solution and also provide safety clothing for any particular situation and emergencies. The Project 1000 campaign is aimed at training at least 1000 drivers with safe driving skills. The organisation will also provide teaching classes for first 35

May 1, 2018 4:00 AM LEA To Focus On Creating Competitive, Sustainable Enterprises

Speaking during LEA’s annual Pitso, themed ‘Empowering Botswana SMMEs in pursuit of business development and economic diversification’ the CEO Dr Racious Moatshe said that the strategy is aimed at creating a competitive and sustainable pool of enterprises within the targeted period. “We undertake to execute this strategy which would be launched this year with utmost 62

April 25, 2018 7:58 AM Dr Tumi comes to the city

Born Tumisang Makweya, the Limpopo native is a producer, songwriter, instrumentalist and vocalist also runs a surgery in Mabopane, north of Pretoria. Dr Tumi is opularly known in gospel circles for his first solo album, Heart of a King, which got him Best RnB Gospel award at the SABC Gospel Music Awards in 2012 where he was nominated in four categories 72

April 24, 2018 12:42 PM Haidongo's comradeship paves way for Kapinga

The primary elections are meant to secure candidacy for the 2019 general election. Haidongo stated that although he did not make a public announcement that he will not contest the primaries he took the decision late last December. The BCP firebrand’s decision not to challenge Kapinga has come as a surprise to many. Initially, he strongly remarked that he would 81

April 19, 2018 3:45 PM Man beats lover to a pulp, hangs himself

It remains a mystery as to what could have transpired between the two lovers that led to the alleged brutal beating. According to police reports, on the dusk of Monday the neighbours responded to the woman’s loud scream for help from her family home. Upon arrival, the man identified as the deceased by the neighbours, fled the scene through the window 80

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 69

March 28, 2018 1:35 PM Remove the BDP from power to solve corruption

The 1995 Social Democratic Programme (SDP, revised 2009) is clear on its anti – corruption stance. The BNF 1999 manifesto also emphatically condemned corruption (pg 23). The BNF therefore rejects corruption in all its forms, even today. In its track records, the BNF proposed that its government will have a Standing Committee on Corruption or an independent 85