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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

December 4, 2018 4:00 AM Ministers Dismiss Land Audit Motion

The Minister for Land Management, Water and Sanitation Services, Kefentse Mzwinila and his Botswana Democratic Party colleague and MP for Serowe South, Pelonomi Venson-Moitoi have said the land audit is unnecessary. When debating Rantuana’s motion calling for land audit, both Mzwinila and Venson-Moitoi said the motion is redundant because the Land Administration 164

December 4, 2018 4:00 AM Rantuana Calls For Land Audit

Ramotswa MP, Samuel Rantuana had brought a motion seeking Parliament to request government to carry out land audit as the current Land Administration Procedures Capacity and System (LAPCAS) is not addressing the issue of long waiting lists of plot allocation. When presenting his motion, Rantuana said access to land in Botswana remains a contentious issue 168

December 2, 2018 4:00 AM Ponka the disco queen releases Golokile

The eight songs include Golokile, Mapantsula, Re Ka Lapa, Baba Ba Xolele, Lefatshe featuring Tawanda, Drive Safety, Go Fetogile and Seromamowa (RB1). “All my songs are meant to comfort my listeners. What makes my music more appealing and different from other genres is that through disco, I can freely convey any type of message I want. I can even infuse 152

December 2, 2018 4:00 AM Lesenepole’s Sekgarapeng fest on

The annual event that takes place in Lesenepole on December 24, has proven a success since its inception back in 2012. According to the event coordinator, Gofa Motsamai, the idea came about after he realised that people from his village lacked entertainment during the festive season. He said once the bars in the area closed, people travelled to nearby 156

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 25, 2018 2:00 PM Gov’t could drop Morupule B P8bn expansion

Mineral Resources, Green Technology and Energy Security minister, Eric Molale has written to finance minister, Kenneth Matambo asking for final advice on whether to proceed or drop the project. The expansion involves the addition of two 150MW to the existing 600MW Morupule B. In 2015, the government named two Asian mega-corps – Marubeni from Japan and Posco 148

November 20, 2018 4:00 AM Motlha Dominates YAMAs Nominations

Motlha who hit the country by storm with his single ‘mmamotse’ this year had been nominated in the best newcomer, best single, best dance single, best R&B single, people’s choice/artist of the year and song of the year categories. Motlha is pitted against many equally talented artists like Han C of ‘sedi laka’ fame. Another artist who received a couple 159

November 20, 2018 4:00 AM TK Unhappy With Plastic Bag Ban U-turn

Briefing the media last week, the minister said the decision for the postponement was taken in his absence. “The plastic ban was supposed to be effective the beginning of November and unfortunately I learned about the uplifting of the ban while I was out of the country and I do not know the reasons behind that,” he said. According to the minister, they initially 177

November 18, 2018 4:00 AM HotBox permeates through Daily Grind air

Since the summer season started, coffee culture has changed a bit, but for coffee lovers nothing has changed really. Hotwire PRC recently invited lifestyle scribes for a morning of Hotbox coffee at The Daily Grind next to Main Mall in Gaborone. From a business perspective, this provides more opportunities for the development of specialty coffee in Botswana 154