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December 5, 2018 12:14 PM LBS pushes for 'three-month basis' judges

The initiative, which was done through a proposal, is reportedly meant to appoint judges on a three-month basis. Currently the initiative seems to have been well received by the judicial system with reports that two judges have already been appointed. In an interview with the LSB executive secretary, Tebogo Moipolai, he confirmed that the initiative 198

December 4, 2018 4:00 AM Orange Launches Data Centre

The Centre would be inclusive of equipment space, office space, and two redundant energy centres with the completion date anticipated to be end of 2019. Located at the Botswana Innovation Hub (BIH), the state-of-the-art centre will become a central point of connectivity for national and international networking, and provide world-class data services 171

December 4, 2018 4:00 AM Ministers Dismiss Land Audit Motion

The Minister for Land Management, Water and Sanitation Services, Kefentse Mzwinila and his Botswana Democratic Party colleague and MP for Serowe South, Pelonomi Venson-Moitoi have said the land audit is unnecessary. When debating Rantuana’s motion calling for land audit, both Mzwinila and Venson-Moitoi said the motion is redundant because the Land Administration 161

December 4, 2018 4:00 AM Rantuana Calls For Land Audit

Ramotswa MP, Samuel Rantuana had brought a motion seeking Parliament to request government to carry out land audit as the current Land Administration Procedures Capacity and System (LAPCAS) is not addressing the issue of long waiting lists of plot allocation. When presenting his motion, Rantuana said access to land in Botswana remains a contentious issue 166

October 22, 2018 4:00 AM Will there be a "Masisi Doctrine" in Foreign Policy?

Moreover, a President must preside over a highly specialised and sprawling bureaucracy. When it comes to policy, the presidency has three major areas to preside over: economic policy, domestic policy and foreign affairs. These are all competing policy spheres. But the demands of the office require that presidents strike a balance between all three substantive 168

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 29, 2018 4:00 AM BFA cranks up pressure on ‘broke’ clubs

Most of the 16 BPL clubs are knee-deep in debt, resulting in the majority failing to regularly pay staff. However all the clubs were recently given the all clear by the First Instance Body (FIB), which is responsible for licencing clubs, to take part in the BTC Premiership. Just weeks into the new season, a number of clubs are already approaching various 151

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

August 21, 2018 4:00 AM AP Hold Primaries In 22 Constituencies

Speaking at a press conference last week, Kelebeng said they would hold more primaries in September as they are still working on their structures. “We are going to contest in many constituencies. For now, 22 are ready to go for elections. Others will follow in September. We will contest in many constituencies and leave out those where there is a candidate 131

August 15, 2018 1:12 PM Wi-fi could be used to detect weapons and bombs

Wireless signals can penetrate bags to measure the dimensions of metal objects or estimate the volume of liquids, researchers claim. Initial tests appeared to show that the system was at least 95% accurate. It could provide a low-cost alternative to airport-style security, researchers said. The team behind the research tested 15 types of objects and six types 166