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November 12, 2018 1:50 PM Judges to finally ride top of the range Beemers

Minister of Defence, Justice and Security Shaw Kgathi said this when officially opening the 2018 Judiciary stakeholders’ conference here today. At the moment judges use Volvo S60 sedans. “I am happy to indicate that the long-term problem that you have been experiencing in relation to your transport will soon be resolved. You will soon get BMWs befitting 170

October 9, 2018 4:00 AM BDF Unhappy With One-year Financial Cycle

Addressing the on-going Parliamentary Accounts Committee (PAC) last week, the BDF commander Lieutenant General Placid Segokgo said the current financial cycle duration of a year for BDF to facilitate their programmes is not adequate. He disclosed that to purchase military equipment they need intensive engagements and acquisition hence the one-year financial 154

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

September 17, 2018 4:00 AM AG acknowledges DIS, Israeli contract

This came to light in the preliminary findings by the AG on the contract between OP and Dignia Systems for the acquisition of security equipment and surveillance platform with associated training. Besides alluding to internal processes, the AG is not disputing the legality of the contract or its existence. Again, the AG has not recommended any suspension 131

June 20, 2018 1:35 PM Canada legalises recreational marijuana use

The Cannabis Act passed its final hurdle on Tuesday in a 52-29 vote in the Senate. The bill controls and regulates how the drug can be grown, distributed, and sold. Canadians will be able to buy and consume cannabis legally as early as this September. The country is the second worldwide to legalise the drug's recreational use. Uruguay became the first 194

May 14, 2018 4:00 AM KwDC loses millions in unoccupied rental office space

Information reaching this publication is that KwDC reached an agreement with some government departments that they would share the rental after partitioning the space for more than P9 million, but to date some government departments are yet to occupy office spaces. Initially, it was planned that all government departments will be housed in the area, but appears 124

February 20, 2018 4:00 AM Notorious Modenga In Hot Soup Yet Again

The Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) councillor for Moselewapula ward in Francistown is currently a wanted man for another charge of obtaining by false pretence alleged to have been committed on October 13, 2017 in Gaborone. Since 2015, Modenga has been making headlines with similar offences, something that is alleged to have caused his downfall from the lofty 108

November 1, 2017 3:09 PM Sony revives Aibo robot dog toy

The new Aibo is the tech giant's first entertainment robot in 12 years, and for now, it will only be sold in Japan. The machine learns from its owners and environment, as well as tapping into collective data stored in the cloud by other robot units. The return of Aibo suggests that Sony has finally got its innovative spirit back, say experts, after several 171

October 31, 2017 12:11 PM Jio iPhone X and Google Pixel 2 pre-order offers revealed: Everything you need to know

Reliance Jio has announced its iPhone X and Google Pixel 2 pre-order offers, giving users an option to get buyback guarantees and freebies up to Rs. 35,000 on the purchase of these two latest flagship smartphones. While iPhone X customers on the Reliance Jio network can get as much as 70% value on buyback, Pixel 2 customers can get freebies worth up to Rs. 35,000. Extending 130

October 30, 2017 6:06 PM Apple iPhoneX Epic Fail Update

I wrote the last half of this article—see "THE ORIGINAL ARTICLE" below—on Oct. 27, circa 4:15 a.m. ET. I was tired and in a foul mood. I published it, posted it on my site, tweeted about it, and did all the things I usually do with my content. I received some ribbing from friends who suggested that I might "need some tech advice." As you can imagine 159