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November 23, 2018 2:00 PM Bright faces the chop

The national team is winless in five Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers, with Bright in charge of four of the matches. Englishman, Peter Butler was in charge of the first match against Mauritania, which the Zebras lost 1-0 last year June. Bright has seen the side lose three matches, and draw one against Burkina Faso. The Zebras abysmal run has yielded 181

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 11, 2018 3:01 PM Botswana not considering use of cannabis oil

The oil that is often referred as cannabis oil and approved by the World Health Organisation (WHO), has been reported to be useful in curing certain diseases including childhood epilepsy. However the ministry’s permanent secretary (PS), Ruth Maphorisa says the oil has not been presented before the ministry for review. She explained that despite being 165

September 11, 2018 2:34 PM Alcohol levy didn't work, made drinkers desperate

The Ministry of Investment, Trade and Industry commissioned BIDPA to research the issue last year and is now sharing the results, as a nationwide review of the levy and restrictive alcohol trading conditions gather momentum. This morning, the ministry’s permanent secretary, Peggy Serame told members of the Public Accounts Committee that the levy had achieved 160

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 12:44 PM Court blocks Caprivi refugees deportation, orders detainees' release

Lobatse High Court judge, Godfrey Nthomiwa today ordered that the government should not deport 709 refugees who refused to sign for voluntary repatriation. He ordered that pending a review application to be lodged by the refugees no one should deport the refugees to Namibia/Caprivi strip. “The respondents or anyone purporting to act on their behalf are hereby 116

July 16, 2018 4:00 AM Silence of the Lambs

His pledge to leading an inclusive Government with people at the centre of the debate is the recipe for success and prosperity. Whilst the Masisi Review may be unpalatable to many, his approach is not entirely about hunting. It’s about appropriate land use, and how to engage rural communities in wildlife-based management. To date there has been a chronic 149

July 10, 2018 4:00 AM Gov't Takes Special Funds Under Its Wing

These measures include transfer of all funds held under Special Funds into the Government Remittance Account to be managed as part of the Government cash balances held at the Bank of Botswana. “This will ensure that government closely monitors the use of these funds, thereby ensuring compliance with both the Public Finance Management Act and the Fund Orders 110

June 25, 2018 4:00 AM Kgosi, Khama relationship: Most feared duo back together

Khama adorned his long time bosom confidante, Colonel Isaac Kgosi with the award of Presidential Order of Honour. The award is given to a citizen who has rendered efficient and devoted service to Botswana. The fact that Khama honoured Kgosi at the 11-hour of his presidency demonstrated their close relationship and most importantly showed that the president 161

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