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January 14, 2019 4:00 AM Higher SACU receipts help trim 2018/19 deficit

Last February, Finance Minister, Kenneth Matambo projected a deficit of P3.6 billion, revising this in September to P4.6 billion, mainly due to revenues being diverted to Debswana mega-projects. Government, as a shareholder in Debswana, has funding obligations to the diamond miner’s upcoming projects, which include Cut 9 at Jwaneng and Cut 3 in Orapa 1277

December 11, 2018 4:00 AM Acts Of Mob Justice Worry Police

The Officer Commanding (OC), senior Superintendent Counsel Moyo told The Monitor that they are worried over the increase in the number of cases of mob justice. This comes days after an angry mob at Gaborone West Phase 4 assaulted a young man in his 20s after he was suspected to have snatched someone’s wallet. “It appears after they heard the news members 195

December 10, 2018 8:47 AM Four Rape Cases In Two Days

Police have identified most of the cases as date rape with perpetrators often being casual friends, who would have met the victims at entertainment places. Officer Commanding (OC) senior superintendent Counsel Moyo told The Monitor that investigations is such cases give the police a headache as the perpetrators would claim to have had consent from the alleged 197

November 14, 2018 9:16 AM Bulela Ditswe verdicts out on today

This publication has learnt that some of the appellants will hear from the central committee today that the Appeals Board has dismissed most of the cases because they did not have enough evidence. The Appeals Board is expected to present the report to the BDP central committee on the day. According to a source, the party's Appeals Board quashed the protests 177

October 29, 2018 4:00 AM Debswana production drops in Q3

According to Anglo American’s third quarter production figures, output at Orapa dropped 21% quarter on quarter to 2.6 million carats, while at Jwaneng it rose marginally to 3.14 million carats from 3.03 million carats. Anglo American owns 85% of De Beers, with the balance held by the Government of Botswana. De Beers, in turn, owns 50% of Debswana with the balance 143

October 8, 2018 4:00 AM Global equities lift Debswana’s P7bn pension fund

The Debswana Pension Fund (DPF) has more than 12,000 members and holds about P7 billion in assets locally and offshore through 10 fund managers. The assets include local cash, local and offshore equities, property, local and offshore bonds, African private equity and emerging market equities. According to statements the DPF shared with members this week, global 111

October 4, 2018 10:57 AM Pack Charlie murder case delayed for psychiatric assessment

This time the delay is to allow the prosecution to send him for psychiatric assessment. Charlie, believed to be a drug addict, is alleged to have stabbed his own mother to death with a knife in June this year at Ginger-Broadhurst location in Gaborone. is yet to send him for psychiatric assessment booked for next year at the Sbrana Psychiatric Hospital 135

September 21, 2018 4:00 AM Gov't to chase Chase to court

On Wednesday, Department of Wildlife and National Parks (DWNP) deputy director Churchill Collyer, revealed that government has taken the matter to the Attorney General to look into a possible breach of Chase’s contract with government. He was responding to questions during a tour by local and international media of various sites where Chase recently 167

September 17, 2018 4:35 PM Major sponsors shun Mayor's marathon

Speaking during a press briefing on Monday, Gaborone mayor, Kagiso Thutlwe said companies have refused to be part of the event because of what transpired last year. “The companies want a report so that they can consider us for next year. I do not have a problem with that. After this marathon, we are going to have a proper technical report that we will submit 178

September 17, 2018 4:00 AM NBC: Lessons from abroad

Switzerland is a migration country with about 2.1 million foreigners as at 2018, Matthey told the conference held at Adansonia. The current national population of Switzerland stands at about 8.5 million people. “For a country to be successful, you need to be very open in so far as migration issues are concerned,” Matthey advised. He said what made his company 156