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May 9, 2018 4:02 PM Magistrate orders medical check-up for bailed Finance ministry employee

Appearing before Magistrate Ntombizodwa Ncube, Ditso Rabasha 32, who is facing a single count of office breaking and theft appeared to be in shock, something that might have contributed to the magistrate granting him bail on his arraignment. police retrieved three cheque leaves, but it is alleged that Rabasha informed the police to have destroyed the missing 37

February 23, 2018 3:00 PM UDC: From umbrella model to merger

It is for this reason that there are some within the coalition who are willing to bite the bullet and lobby for fundamental change of approach to ensure a lasting solution to the current conflict ridden arrangement. They will be calling for the UDC to take a bold step and deliver a truly united opposition in the form of a merger of all opposition parties 47

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 36

February 14, 2018 2:01 PM South Africa: I've done nothing wrong

Mr Zuma spoke after the ruling African National Congress (ANC) announced it would back a vote of no confidence in his leadership on Thursday. The 75-year-old has come under increasing pressure to resign amid numerous allegations of corruption. "It was very unfair to me that this issue is raised," he told the national broadcaster SABC during a lengthy 15

December 18, 2017 5:00 AM Botswana builds capacity to attain SDGs

Majelantle expressed her confidence during a training workshop this week aimed at enhancing capacity amongst African member states to produce accurate and timely statistical information for monitoring and reporting on Agenda 2030. She said the workshop is part of efforts to enhance capacity amongst African member states to produce accurate and timely 28

October 25, 2017 1:53 PM Botswana: Thousands National Identity Cards Uncollected

Gaborone — There are currently 24 355 uncollected National Identity Cards (Omang) across all the Civil and National Registration offices in the country. "In view of the high number, those who had applied for their Omang cards are urged to collect them from the offices where the applications were made," states a press release from the Ministry of Nationality 20

October 23, 2017 4:00 AM Fierce battle for F/town East ensues

The electoral period comes with its own fair share of the good and the controversial. Politicians go to great lengths to woo voters to their side in order to win the elections. It is a well-known fact that as elections approach; politicians will try by all means to curry favour with the electorate. Politicians use items like cheap clothes, food, alcohol 35

October 19, 2017 11:46 AM Botswana: Administration of Justice Perfects Strategy

Gaborone — The judiciary, as another arm of government, is a key stakeholder in the realisation and attainment of the national goals. Welcoming participants at the start of a three-day workshop on Tuesday to formulate the development strategy of the Administration Of Justice (AOJ), Justice Michael Leburu of the Lobatse High Court explained that the Administration 44

October 16, 2017 3:56 AM Microsoft builds epic tree house office space for employees

THE biggest tech companies on the planet seem to be competing for who can build the coolest offices — and we have a new favourite. And Microsoft has arguably outdone them all by building every kid’s dream tree house. The new office facility for Microsoft staff is an elaborate treetop meeting space at its corporate headquarters in Redmond, Washington 34

October 13, 2017 11:15 AM World Bank urges in-service teacher training

The recommendations are contained in a new report on critical education reforms in Botswana launched yesterday. The report, entitled ‘Job-ready Graduates of Secondary Education in Botswana, Lesotho and Zambia’, states that by shifting the responsibility for learning to students, teachers can significantly improve their students’ acquisition of 21st century 24