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December 3, 2018 4:00 AM Debswana to unveil Cut 9 contractor

Cut 8, involving the expansion of Jwaneng Mine pit at a cost of more than US$3 billion, was previously the single largest contract for a mine in Botswana. Majwe Mining, a joint venture amongst three major contractors, scooped the Cut 8 contract running it from 2011 to 2016, with a further two-year extension to 2018. The latest contract, a further expansion 127

November 21, 2018 9:38 AM Minergy seeks P70m to finalise Masama

Minergy is developing Masama Coal Mine, which early next year will be Botswana’s second colliery and the first open cast coal mine in the country. The mine and associated coal wash plant, are being developed 50 kilometres northwest of Gaborone and will involve the export of an initial one million tonnes per annum into South Africa. Masama is estimated 169

November 1, 2018 10:03 AM Woman elected head of Ethiopia's top court

Her name was put forward by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and MPs unanimously approved the appointment. It's the latest in a series of appointments in Ethiopia that has seen the promotion of women to top jobs. Last week, Sahle-Work Zewde became the country's first president - a ceremonial position. The week before, Prime Minister Abiy appointed a cabinet 152

October 12, 2018 2:00 PM GU ordered to pay Moatlhaping P46,000

Delivering a consent order, yesterday, Justice Tebogo Maruping of Gaborone Industrial Court said the club must pay the former player P46, 000 within three months. The amount will be paid in instalments of P15, 333.35 starting on November 30. He said failure to pay any of the instalments on time will result in the whole amount, immediately due. The order 142

September 17, 2018 4:00 AM Stampede as gov’t raises P1.1bn on bond market

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. The August 31 auction was marked by intense bidding, due largely to the debut 159

September 14, 2018 10:30 AM Hurricane Florence: Life-threatening storm lashes US coast

The hurricane is moving towards land with maximum sustained wind speeds of 90mph (150 km/h). It lost power as it approached North and South Carolina, but officials warn it could still kill "a lot of people" amid risks of "catastrophic" flooding. The governor of North Carolina, where Florence is expected to make landfall later on Friday local time, said surviving 134

September 10, 2018 11:25 AM Elephant kills another man in Seronga

Station of Commander of Seronga Police station superintendent Olefile Badisang has confirmed the incident saying that it happened at Samoxoma ward in Seronga. Badisang said although their investigations are still on, what they have established so far is that the man was travelling alone from the village to his lands when he was fatally attacked by an elephant 127

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 7, 2018 4:00 AM Jub Jub Mesmerises Francistown Audience

Popularly known as Jub Jub in the music circles, Maarohanye did not disappoint, as he left night crawlers in attendance asking for more. Jub Jub, who was performing for the first time in Francistown after serving prison time, churned his latest gospel hits after hits. The hip hop star jumped onto the stage at around 1am and immediately reverberated the audience 137

August 6, 2018 7:13 PM Khama takes potshots at Kgathi

At the launch of Francisco Kgoboko Trust this morning Khama narrated how Kgathi tried to force him to cancel his acceptance to officiate at the event. Khama, who spoke at length against Kgathi, said he was shocked to hear the minister ordering him to cancel his participation at the launch. “Ke ratile go wa mo setilong… abo a nthaa a re: ‘mme ke kopa gore, you should 141