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January 14, 2019 10:14 AM Zimbabwe fuel price hike sparks protests

"Angry people are preventing commuter buses from carrying passengers. People are just stranded," Nhamo Tembo told AFP. He was trying to travel from Epworth, a poor suburb, east of the capital Harare. "We want [President Emmerson] Mnangagwa to know our displeasure in his failure," protester Mthandazo Moyo told AFP. On Saturday, President Mnangagwa announced 733

January 14, 2019 4:00 AM Lucara targets P2bn sales from Karowe

Should the diamond miner hit its target, the revenues would be higher than the 2018 forecast of US$180 million. Lucara has become globally renowned for the discovery of exceptionally large diamonds at its Karowe Mine in Letlhakane, particularly the famous Lesedi la Lone, the second biggest rough diamond ever discovered, dug up in November 2015. Eira Thomas 715

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 629

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 142

December 4, 2018 4:00 AM Orange Launches Data Centre

The Centre would be inclusive of equipment space, office space, and two redundant energy centres with the completion date anticipated to be end of 2019. Located at the Botswana Innovation Hub (BIH), the state-of-the-art centre will become a central point of connectivity for national and international networking, and provide world-class data services 134

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 130

November 16, 2018 7:22 AM Appellant board to decide Mabaila’s fate

President Mokgweetsi Masisi is the chairperson of the committee and again is the one who chooses members who sits in that committee. The party’s national disciplinary committee last month, slapped Mabaila with five years suspension and he has since appealed to the president. Yesterday BDP secretary general Mpho Balopi told the media that Masisi had informed 126

November 15, 2018 9:13 AM Gov’t develops disability legislation

The development comes at a time when there has been an outcry that people living with disability are often disadvantaged, and sidelined and their rights stumbled upon. General counsel from Office of the President, Dittah Molodi said there was a need to protect the rights of people living with disability. Speaking during the Ditshwanelo workshop on Wednesday 125

November 13, 2018 2:21 PM Shock as athlete dies during training

Mmegi Sport is reliably informed that the 32-year-old collapsed during training at UB stadium and was certified dead upon arrival at hospital. Botswana Athletics Association (BAA) president, Thari Mooketsi confirmed Mokgadi’s passing in a press statement. The deceased was part of the 2008 Olympic games preparatory team in Germany and also represented 134

November 12, 2018 2:04 PM AoJ stakeholder conference postpones withdrawing of EVMs case

The AoJ stakeholder conference is among others attended by the Minister of Defence, Justice and Security Shaw Kgathi and the Chief Justice Terence Rannowane. In his maiden State of Nation Address (SONA) President Mokgweetsi Masisi also stated the EVMs were not going to be used in 2019 general elections. “The procurement of Electronic Voting Machines 113