Thursday, 27 Apr 2017
Music lovers, fans and friends of the late hip hop artist Vincent Tiro, better known as Steez, are due to descend upon civic centre in Gaborone, to remember the late rapper.
Thursday, 27 Apr 2017
The Gantsi community is calling for the Gantsi Agricultural show financial report to be audited, following allegations of mismanagement of funds.
Thursday, 27 Apr 2017
Defense Justice and Security Minister, Shaw Kgathi says he intends to table a bill to amend the penal code in the July parliamentary session.

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Steez’s memorial service to be held in civic centre

Music lovers, fans and friends of the late hip hop artist Vincent Tiro, better known as Steez, are due to descend upon civic centre in Gaborone, to remember the late rapper.

Steez aka Mochine oo icenchang, died in a tragic car accident over the weekend.

The public memorial service which will be held by the Botswana Musicians Union, BOMU, will start at 5 pm and is scheduled to end at 8:30pm.

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Gantsi community calls for the Agricultural show financial report to be audited

The Gantsi community is calling for the Gantsi Agricultural show financial report to be audited, following allegations of mismanagement of funds.

The report received hostility earlier this month, with Gantsi residents rejecting the report at its first presentation at a kgotla meeting recently.

The meeting ended with Kgosi Botshelo Lekgothu cancelling the meeting and ordering the committee to come back with a sound report.

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Kgathi intends to table a bill amending the penal code in the July parliamentary session

Defense Justice and Security Minister, Shaw Kgathi says he intends to table a bill to amend the penal code in the July parliamentary session.

Speaking during the 7th National Cluster Policing Awards in Selebi Phikwe today, Kgathi said he wants to increase the age of consent from 16 to 18 years, in an effort to curb the ever rising defilement cases.

Kgathi further said under the amended act they will be stiffer penalties for perpetrators.

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Govt to sign the revised SADC protocol on Gender and Development

The government has taken a decision to sign the revised SADC protocol on Gender and Development.

The Protocol is a commitment of SADC Heads of State, in recognition of the fact that gender equality and equity is a fundamental human right.

The Protocol aims to provide for the empowerment of women; eliminate discrimination against them; and also achieve gender equality.

In a statement, the Nationality, Immigration and Gender Affairs Ministry, says the Protocol has been harmonised with other SADC Instruments, to optimize resources and avoid duplication.

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Botswana wins the tourism for tomorrow award

Botswana has won the Tourism for Tomorrow award at the ongoing World Travel and Tourism Council in Thailand for its outstanding leadership and integrity in sustainable tourism development.

Announcing the award earlier, the category sponsor, Senior Director, Digital Engagement at Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, Nickolas Mattera says Botswana tourism organisation has successfully influenced policy to protect the Environment.

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Bible society of Botswana translates bible into indigenous languages

The bible society of Botswana has embarked on a project to translate the bible into indigenous languages.

The church relations officer of the bible society of Botswana pastor Sebelo says they are translating the bible into the ikalanga, seyei, sesarwa as well as Sekgalagadi languages.

He further said that this year they are focusing on the ikalanga language, which has a New Testament and they are working towards translating the Old Testament.

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Ministry works on reviewing the trade unions and employers organization act

Employment, Labour Productivity and Skills Development Ministry is working on reviewing the Trade Unions and Employers Organizations Act and Employment Act.

This was revealed by Minister Tshenolo Mabeo when addressing the media, adding that his ministry has also established an employment bureau in line with its approved ministerial structure.

Mabeo said while the ministry was making efforts to facilitate employment creation, there were challenges of high number of retrenchments.

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Khama awarded peace and governance award

President Ian Khama has been awarded a peace and good governance award by the Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS.

The award that was granted by the ECOWAS Court of Justice Women's Forum is said to be a first of its kind from the organisation.

Botswana continues to be ranked high in the area of peace and governance as recorded by various organisations across the globe, a matter with on numerous instances the opposition parties and civil society groups have questioned especially since the tenure of Khama.

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Yellowman calls on all councillors to rally behind Gaborone mayor

An opposition councillor in Gaborone Sergeant “Yellowman” Kgosietsile has called on all councillors in the city council to support Kagiso Thutlwe, who was voted for the mayoral position.

His comments come after another UDC councillor Rhoda Sekgororoane defied a caucus this week and challenged Thutlwe in the elections.

Kgosietsile says there is a need to support the mayor in his quest to deliver services to residents.

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Protesters released after demonstrating against Unemployment

The chairman of the Unemployment Movement, Thebe Ditshego says two of their members, who were arrested yesterday for picketing near the Ombudsman offices have been released.

He says the pair was demonstrating to sensitise the public about the plight of unemployed youth.

He added that they were briefly detailed even though their demonstration was peaceful.

Ditshego says the police have since released the two members who are part of a group that is deployed in different locations to raise awareness about the unemployment among the youth.

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