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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 1319

November 21, 2018 9:38 AM Minergy seeks P70m to finalise Masama

Minergy is developing Masama Coal Mine, which early next year will be Botswana’s second colliery and the first open cast coal mine in the country. The mine and associated coal wash plant, are being developed 50 kilometres northwest of Gaborone and will involve the export of an initial one million tonnes per annum into South Africa. Masama is estimated 169

November 4, 2018 4:00 AM Mmamontle helps Batswana move local products

Global producers sometimes overlook consumers’ authentic issues, but small-scale businesses that do not have enough budget to take up shelf space in stores are now getting a platform to sell their products thanks to Mmamontle Store at Molapo Crossing Mall in Gaborone. The store located next to Stanbic Bank Piazza is hard to miss. Passers-by always enquire 165

October 22, 2018 4:00 AM The curse of Camp Dubai

What is shocking is that these self-appointed generals believe the war they are waging is a secret yet they are leaving their prints all over, continues Seretse. Seretse does not mention names but it is not difficult to tell who he is referring to. The irony of this statement is that Seretse is said to be one of those who told Masisi to his face at a Cabinet 163

September 25, 2018 11:50 AM Liquor industry implores govt not to cut alcohol levy …for now

Liquor traders, under the umbrella of the Botswana Alcohol Industry Association (BAIA), held discussions with assistant trade minister, Moiseraele Goya at their AGM yesterday morning. The meeting came as government’s ongoing efforts to review both the alcohol levy and the liquor trading hours, continue through countrywide consultative meetings 161

September 18, 2018 4:00 AM BERA Laptop Acquisition Raises Eyebrows

He went on to accuse some of his colleagues in the Board and senior management for tainting his name. Sources claim that Ndove made a controversial sale of computers to the energy regulator through his company Pipe King Services. According to documents seen by The Monitor, Ndove sold four laptops to BERA for Board members at the value of P34, 384. According 180

August 14, 2018 4:00 AM Bleak Future For Dstv Subscribers

Only those who are currently illegally using South African decoders would continue enjoying DStv. This is as a result of the Botswana Communication Regulatory Authority (BOCRA) winning a legal battle that will see them regulate price increases by MultiChoice Botswana. MultiChoice had said if the clause requiring regulation of its tariffs remains, it would 131

July 25, 2018 1:25 PM Beverage prices rise highest within food basket

According to the latest consumer price index figures, tea, coffee and cocoa prices by June, had risen by 6.1% from their levels last June, while milk, milk products and cheese prices had climbed 2.3% over the same period. On the other end of the scale, the average prices of bread and cereals fell 6.4% in the year to June 2018, on the back of supportive 105

July 10, 2018 4:00 AM Waar WasJy To Donate To Charity

Speaking at a media briefing on Friday, the festival organiser, Lecco Kenosi said after a three-year break, they brought back the series with a bigger and better plan. “We sat down as Waar WasJy and decided to come up with ideas to put Botswana first,” he said. Lecco said they then identified BSD as a way to give back to the community. He said they have reserved 138

June 11, 2018 4:00 AM The importance of communication in macroeconomic policy management

For a number of reasons, a central bank needs to continually interact and disseminate information to stakeholders. Such interactions and communication clarify the Bank’s role and, therefore, reinforces the effectiveness with which it discharges its mandate of ensuring price stability, sound financial and well-functioning payments systems and, more broadly 127