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June 13, 2018 2:14 PM Suspected Foot and Mouth hits Ngamiland District

The director of veterinary services, Dr Letlhogile Modisa said this comes about after reports from farmers of sightings of cattle showing suspicious signs. Officials from the department of veterinary services followed up the allegations and found five animals that were showing sings that are consistent with the disease. He explained that export of all meat products 20

June 12, 2018 3:33 PM Toyota leads as over 50,000 more cars registered in 2017

Statistics Botswana numbers released earlier today also indicate that the total vehicle population rose nearly six percent in 2017 to 515,396 vehicles, the majority of these being Toyota passenger vehicles. Honda was the second most popular brand registered last year, continuing its climb over previously fashionable makes such as Volkswagen, Mazda and Ford. In the fourth 23

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 32

June 5, 2018 4:00 AM Police Dismiss Zeerust/Tlokweng Road Car Hijack Claims

This follows allegations on Facebook recently that some Batswana were cautioning others on ‘Fight crime in Gaborone’ Facebook page to be on the look out for car hijackers when visiting South Africa via Tlokweng border post. Facebook users revealed that of late car hijackers have been targeting motorists from Botswana, threatening them with guns before 42

May 29, 2018 4:00 AM Business Botswana Confident In Masisi’s Economic Roadmap

Since taking power in April this year there have been strong suggestions that Masisi is showing signs of improving various sectors that drive the economy of the country. Business Botswana president, Gobusamang Ebineng expressed optimism in Masisi's regime over the weekend at the official opening of the annual northern trade fair in Francistown. The fair is the brainchild 35

May 29, 2018 4:00 AM Churches Warned Against Disturbing Neighbourly Peace

SEDC says it took action after numerous complaints from the public pertaining to unbearable noise from churches around Tlokweng came in. According a SEDC report done by By-Law Enforcement between May 21 and 22, 2018 churches are now in close proximity with entertainment hotspots and do not exhibit their registration certificates at their place of worship 29

May 19, 2018 4:06 PM Global diamond jewellery sales hit P812bn

According to the report, sales among consumers in the US accounted for US$43 billion last year, up four percent, while demand in China hit US$10 billion, growing by one percent in US dollar terms. In both markets, growth was underpinned by positive macroeconomics and strong consumer confidence, particularly in China where the latter indicator was said to be at a 20-year 36

May 8, 2018 2:11 PM Arrest warrant out for 'Facebook rapist' suspect

The alleged perpetrator, Dropper Monna, 33, was granted bail by the then Chief Magistrate Thebeetsile Mulalu who as of beginning of April was transferred to Maun. The state alleges that Monna, a former security officer, raped his first victim on March 1, 2018 at Block 5 and robbed her of a black Lenovo cellphone worth P599. Monna, who allegedly uses multiple 46

May 1, 2018 4:00 AM Accused Father 'Killer' Pleads For Bail

Gabashe, who originates from Mokgomane, is alleged to have on August 27, 2016 in Mokgomane village, killed his father, Olefile Gabashe after stabbing him with a knife following an argument. He also allegedly used a tyre lever in committing the crime. In October 2016, a psychiatric evaluation report ruled that the accused person was fit to stand trial 57

March 28, 2018 1:35 PM Remove the BDP from power to solve corruption

The 1995 Social Democratic Programme (SDP, revised 2009) is clear on its anti – corruption stance. The BNF 1999 manifesto also emphatically condemned corruption (pg 23). The BNF therefore rejects corruption in all its forms, even today. In its track records, the BNF proposed that its government will have a Standing Committee on Corruption or an independent 84