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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 20

April 24, 2018 9:20 AM BMC Francistown abattoir still operational

Briefing farmers at a Pitso that was organised by the city of Francistown, Tombale said the BMC abattoir is still operational contrary to claims that the abattoir closed. Tombale said the abattoir was operating below minimal level hence farmers think that it is closed. “The BMC abattoir is still operational. Some of you think that it is closed, but that is not the case. The abattoir 73

April 24, 2018 4:00 AM Masunga Fires Broadsides At Police

Giving a vote of thanks at the Eighth Annual National Community Policing Cluster Awards on Thursday at Adansonia Hotel, a worried Masunga said that in some instances the police do not show up in court altogether. This, Masunga added, is reprehensible because the police would have been dully served with court papers showing them the time, date and place 66

April 16, 2018 4:00 AM Masisi's inherited perennial Assistant Ministers

FRANCISTOWN: Although there are new faces in the newly composed Masisi-led Cabinet, some of them did not even come from the old junior ministers’ list. This left a majority of Masisi’s junior ministers as perennial Assistant Ministers. Frans Van Der Westhuizen, Thato Kwerepe, Biggie Butale, Itumeleng Moipisi, Botlogile Tshireletso, Kgotla Autlwetse 63

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 77

April 2, 2018 2:27 PM South Africa: Winnie Mandela dies at 81

Winnie Madikizela Mandela was the former wife of South Africa's first black president, Nelson Mandela. The couple - famously pictured hand-in-hand as Mr Mandela walked free from prison after 27 years - were a symbol of the anti-apartheid struggle for nearly three decades. However, in later years her reputation became tainted legally and politically 84

March 27, 2018 4:00 AM Shashe Dam Receives Tourism Boost

This is according to the Minister of Environment, Natural Resources Conservation and Tourism Tshekedi Khama. Tshekedi who was amongst key speakers at the launch of the ‘Dams tourism initiative’ at Shashe Dam on Saturday. Shashe Dam is popular because of its scenic setting. Apart from marvelling at its beauty, many Batswana in the north usually visit 73

March 19, 2018 4:00 AM Letshego revises profits after P118m tax bill

Letshego had cautioned investors about the possible tax bill when it initially published its year-end results on March 5. This week, the microlender revealed that year-end profits were now P681.3 million from the initially stated P745.4 million, after finalisation of the tax liability. Letshego also adjusted its net asset value down 4.1% due to the tax bill. “Letshego 58

March 12, 2018 10:07 AM Drug resistant TB remains a challenge

In his recurrent and development budget proposals of 2018-2019, the assistant Minister of Health and Wellness (MoH&W) Dikgang Makgalemele stated that the drug resistant forms of TB remain a major threat in this fight with about 100 cases of Multi drug resistant TB and two cases of Extremely Drug Resistant (XDR) TB reported annually. reported annually 68

March 6, 2018 11:02 AM Govt retains Maun abattoir

The Minister of Agricultural Production and Food Security, Patrick Ralotsia announced the move in a statement presented to Parliament this week. Ralotsia announced that following recommendations from inclusive consultations with stakeholders, government has agreed to convert BMC to a limited liability company and commercialise it to achieve operational 78