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February 22, 2018 3:30 PM BOFEPUSU to report Govt to ILO, yet again

This comes after the Minister for Employment, Labour Productivity and Skills Development Tshenolo Mabeo made known his intentions to conduct an inspection of books or documents of some seven trade unions and two federations. Mabeo said the inspection is in accordance with Section 49 (1) and (2) of the Trade Unions and Employer’s Organisations Act (TUEU) 6

February 20, 2018 2:32 PM Tourists spend hits P14.5bn mark

The results are contained in the 2016 Tourism Satellite Account (TSA) launched in Gaborone earlier this morning. The TSA, the third conducted in Botswana starting with a pilot in 2006, is a research project designed to accurately gauge the contribution of tourism to the national economy. According to data shared during the launch, spending by tourists 21

February 20, 2018 2:29 PM Parties name candidates for Ralekgetho by-election

The Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Slumber Tsogwane announced the writ for the by-election on Friday. The post for the council ward became vacant after the area councillor Gofentseone Rakala died after short illness. Omphile Motlhajoe will represent the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) while Johnson Mmare will represent the Umbrella 23

February 19, 2018 4:00 AM Lax govt depts vex PPADB

The Board’s observations come as ministries come under increasing pressure to tighten project delivery and cost management, in the age of declining national budget revenues. A Project Management Office is being set up in the Office of the President to govern across all line ministries. PPADB executive chairperson, Bridget John said two audits of mega projects 21

February 19, 2018 4:00 AM Billions flow as parastatals' spending freeze eases

The billions of pula more in grants that parastatals are set to receive in the next financial year fly in the face of the Finance Ministry’s stated austerity policy for public funds, especially those spent in the generally loss-making parastatal sector. In his budget speech last Monday, finance minister, Kenneth Matambo pledged to crack down on losses 22

February 16, 2018 3:00 PM Pabalinga promises successful CUCSA games

He was, however, this week given a mammoth task of leading a team to organise the 2018 Confederation of University and College Sport Association (CUCSA) Games to be held in Gaborone in June. Botswana National Sport Commission (BNSC) chairperson, Solly Reikeletseng announced the members of the local organising committee (LOC) this week, with Pabalinga 26

February 16, 2018 3:00 PM BPL autonomy talks gain momentum after SA trip

This comes in the wake of the BPL board’s trip to South Africa for a benchmarking exercise at the Premier Soccer League (PSL). The BPL has for years advocated for independence from the mother body in order to, amongst others, be able to negotiate its own sponsorship. Although the association has always stated that the BPL would have to be autonomous 26

February 15, 2018 8:05 PM UDC NEC in a stalemate over Congress

Highly placed sources close to the development told Mmegi that the meeting, which was scheduled to end with a Press Conference at 4pm, could not end on time as the Botswana Movement for Democracy (BMD) wants the upcoming congress to be ‘consultative’ while the other parties want it to be ‘decisive’. Another source however claims that the issue was eventually 8

February 9, 2018 3:00 PM Wait almost over for karate referee Rakgampu

The course starts on Sunday while the Dubai Open Karate Premier League is scheduled for Al Wasi Club from February 16 to 18, 2018. The premier league event was launched in 2011, and there are seven circuit events held in Paris, Dubai, Rotterdam, Rabat, Istanbul, Berlin and Tokyo, as part of the build up to the Dubai main competition. Rakgampu is attending 6

February 1, 2018 2:51 PM BDP 2019 campaign divided over Khama, Masisi

It is alleged that some members of the party central committee endorsed Ian Khama’s name as the face of the party ahead of 2019 general elections while others felt that Mokgweetsi Masisi should be the one selling the party. However, Mmegi has learnt that there was no consensus on the matter and it was deferred for voting at the BDP national council 41