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January 13, 2019 4:00 AM Trouble brewing for BOMU interim committee

Members, mostly artistes have threatened to sue the current committee for what they term maladministration and abuse of office. The committee has been at the helm since August 2018. Its chairperson, Taolo Moshaga was appointed last year after the council of arbitration nullified the election of the then committee and ordered its dissolution following 1163

December 22, 2018 4:00 AM 2018: From gold in Gold Coast to shattered Olympic Dreams

2018 will go down in history as a year when Botswana launched an audacious bid to become the first ever African country to host the Youth Olympic Games. Botswana, went head-to-head with other African countries, Tunisia, Senegal and Nigeria for the right to organise the 2022 tournament. While the Botswana National Olympic Committee (BNOC) thought it had done enough 976

December 17, 2018 4:00 AM Lake Ngami communities finally find their black gold

Innocent Magole, UNDP Ngamiland Sustainable Land Management (SLM) Project coordinator picks up the charcoal from the kiln that has just been opened and shows it to the media before saying, “This is it. This is why we call it black gold”. The charcoal, which is black with some silver lustre, is providing a silver lining to the communities around the Lake Ngami 944

December 15, 2018 4:00 AM We have nothing to do with Zapata issue

Zapata is seemingly headed for the exit door without even ‘barking the first official instruction’. The Argentinian replaced history-making Serbian coach, Nikola Kavazovic last month, but before he could sit on the bench, Zapata has been linked with an immediate departure. Initially, there were reports that his former club, GU had refused to issue Zapata 179

December 5, 2018 12:14 PM LBS pushes for 'three-month basis' judges

The initiative, which was done through a proposal, is reportedly meant to appoint judges on a three-month basis. Currently the initiative seems to have been well received by the judicial system with reports that two judges have already been appointed. In an interview with the LSB executive secretary, Tebogo Moipolai, he confirmed that the initiative 199

December 4, 2018 4:00 AM Council To Impound Roaming Livestock

When addressing the media recently, council chairperson, Mpho Morolong said they were starting to implement the by-law Act because residents of Mochudi and other villages were complaining about livestock that roamed the village streets. “Kgatleng has land where people can take their livestock to. Within 22 Kgatleng villages, the council will collect 174

November 27, 2018 4:00 AM 'Impatient' Drivers Worry Police

Drivers’ impatience on the road is believed to have become almost endemic. Police have raised concern that reckless driving fuelled by drivers’ impatience on the road has cost lives over the years and continues to claim more lives. The acting Officer Commanding (OC) Paul Oketsang told The Monitor that it is easy to spot a reckless driver while on the road. He said ‘impatient’ 161

November 23, 2018 2:00 PM Bright faces the chop

The national team is winless in five Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers, with Bright in charge of four of the matches. Englishman, Peter Butler was in charge of the first match against Mauritania, which the Zebras lost 1-0 last year June. Bright has seen the side lose three matches, and draw one against Burkina Faso. The Zebras abysmal run has yielded 182

November 20, 2018 4:00 AM DWD Ordered To Pay For Unfair Retrenchment

Four of the five employees Setshwano Kebue, Botlhale Moalafi, Mokaedi Makholo and Lotshwao Ramasonya were awarded a combined P27,000.00 in addition to the money they were paid when they were retrenched in June 2016. Odirile Rantsie was removed from the claim, as he was not part of the mediation process. Kago Mokotedi represented the employees while Gerty-Anne 159

November 19, 2018 11:52 AM Another day, another Zebras defeat

David Bright's charges scored their first goal in 362minutes of football, when they found the net in the third minute, but the hosts rallied back to secure the win, which guaranteed them progress to a first ever Africa Cup of Nations finals appearance. While Mauritania celebrated wildly at the end of the match, there were long faces on the Botswana bench 157