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November 4, 2018 4:00 AM Mmamontle helps Batswana move local products

Global producers sometimes overlook consumers’ authentic issues, but small-scale businesses that do not have enough budget to take up shelf space in stores are now getting a platform to sell their products thanks to Mmamontle Store at Molapo Crossing Mall in Gaborone. The store located next to Stanbic Bank Piazza is hard to miss. Passers-by always enquire 163

November 3, 2018 4:00 AM Botswana, Namibia headed for T20 showdown

The two countries, were, heading into Thursday and Friday fixtures, unbeaten on six points, and are virtually guaranteed the two places at the next stage of the qualifiers to be held in Uganda next year. Botswana will be looking to finish top after an impressive start to the competition, although there was a little scare against Malawi on Tuesday afternoon 114

November 2, 2018 2:00 PM Reds, Blues prepare for derby clash

With 21 league titles between the two sides, the clash is much anticipated, although it is now viewed as a harsh reminder to the GU faithful who have lived in the shadow of their more illustrious opponents since the last league triumph in 2009. The Reds are in 14th spot with just six points from nine games. The team is enduring their worst start to the season 170

November 2, 2018 2:00 PM BAA under fire ahead of IAAF president’s visit

Coe is the first leader to visit Botswana, but BAA affiliates feel they have been sidelined. “The purpose of the visit is not clear. It is just a guessing game for us as affiliates. The BAA should have used the visit to its advantage. They should have brought us on board so that we strategise and come up with talking points for the visit,” an affiliate 139

October 31, 2018 2:46 PM Botswana on the verge of progressing in T20 qualifiers

The qualifiers, being played in Gaborone, have seen Namibia and the hosts stamp their authority as favorites to progress to the next round of the 2020 T20 World Cup qualifiers. Two teams from the seven participating countries will progress to the next round, scheduled for Uganda next year. Botswana opened their campaign with a 123 run demolition of Mozambique 140

October 30, 2018 4:00 AM Enraged Man Accidentally Burns Himself

But the idiom recently assumed another meaning (although incidents of a similar nature have occurred in the past) when a man who suspected that his girlfriend was cheating him with another man, the lover unleashed a torrent of fury that ended up razing his girlfriend’s house. He burnt himself in the process. According to police officers privy to the issue 152

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 142

October 29, 2018 4:00 AM Botswana, Russia jostle for top diamond post

Botswana is the largest producer of rough diamonds by value, while Russia is the largest producer by volume. Botswana last chaired the KPCS in 2006, after Russia’s own term ended in 2005. Under KPCS rules, the annual battle to lead the organisation is focussed on the vice chair, as the vice automatically becomes chair the following year. The vice is chosen 170

October 28, 2018 4:00 AM A toast to the return of the Botswana’s thirst buster

Finally exciting news for patriotic beer lovers! Tinkling in like the heartwarming sounds of the Happy Hour bell announcing the best time of the day during a hot evening in a Gaborone beer joint are news that the Kgalagadi Breweries Limited (KBL) has brought back its award-winning local premium beer, St Louis Export after halting its production in 2016. The St Louis 180

October 24, 2018 8:57 AM JMS teacher up for three counts of indecent assault

The state alleges that Manuel Mathews Greenland indecently assaulted the three female JMS students aged 11, 12 and 13 at the school on September 27. The accused pleaded not guilty to all the counts after he was arraigned before Magistrate Kaveri Kapeko. Inspector Mengistu Chigala did not oppose Greenland, who is currently on suspension from his duties 164