Wednesday, 29 Mar 2017
The Presidency has confirmed that President Ian Khama has agreed to lift the suspension of four Judges of the High Court.
Wednesday, 29 Mar 2017
The Gantsi district has recorded 16 malaria cases with a further 44 suspected cases.
Wednesday, 29 Mar 2017
Francistown City Council has intensified efforts to collect rates from residents.

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Friday, 24 Mar 2017
The Department of Road Transport and Safety resumes driving practical tests from Monday this coming week. The tests which will be offered in Gaborone, Mochudi and Molepolole will be done up until Friday. The Department advises the public to book to be tested for all the classes except for motorcycles and earth moving machines starting today.
Thursday, 23 Mar 2017
The ruling BDP has been accused of using underhand tactics to recruit new members at Gerald Estates in the Francistown west constituency. There are claims that some BDP members have embarked on a massive recruitment drive by registering people, claiming that they will be allowed to vote using the controversial Electronic Voting Machines, EVMs in 2019 general elections.
Thursday, 23 Mar 2017
The Deputy Permanent Secretary in the Health Ministry, Dr. Haruna Jibril says the recent rains have triggered the outbreak of Malaria that has already claimed seven lives. Jibril says there are more than 635 reported cases of Malaria countrywide even in areas that are not prone to the ailment. He stated that the Okavango region accounts for more than 50 percent of the cases due to its topo-graphical area which has a number of water bodies on the surface.
Thursday, 23 Mar 2017
Over 22 billion Pula has been approved for projects and programmes to be implemented in the North West district during the eighth District Development Plan, DPP 8. The Land Management, Water and Sanitation Services Ministry has the highest share in the district with projects to a tune of over six billion Pula. The district council chair, Reaboka Mbulawa says the money is for improving water and sanitation that will help attract investors into the district.
Thursday, 23 Mar 2017
The traffic violation offenses are said to have been on the rise in the previous year across the country. This was brought to light by the Defence, Justice and Security Minister, Shaw Kgathi when delivering the recurrent budget proposal before the committee of supply yesterday. In his remarks, he said over 340 thousand road traffic offenses were recorded in the year 2016 / 2017 which is an increase as compared to over 272 offenses registered in the year 2015 / 2016.
Thursday, 23 Mar 2017
Ms Kushatha Moswela_Old Mutual Botswana Short-Term Insurance_Managing Director Introduces the Guest Of Honour
In its efforts to participate more meaningfully in growing the local economy and improving the lives of Batswana, Old Mutual launched the Old Mutual Botswana Life Insurance Company. Speaking at the launch event in Gaborone recently, the Managing Director of Old Mutual, Thebe Modikwa says he believes there is a gap in the current life insurance market in Botswana which should be catered for.
Thursday, 23 Mar 2017
The domestic economy is expected to prosper as diamond sales are to increase in the near future. According to the latest statistics brief on mining production for the fourth quarter of 2016, by Statistics Botswana, diamonds are showing growing signs of rebounding on the international market after a decline for close to 10 years due to the economic meltdown. The report indicates that index of mining production stood at 82.4 percent in the last quarter of 2016, showing an improvement of 5.8 percent from 77.9 during the last quarter of 2015.
Thursday, 23 Mar 2017
Transport and Communications Minister, Kitso Mokaila, has once again said the recent rains have worsened the poor state of the country’s roads, which he said were not up to standard. He was presenting budget proposals for his Ministry in parliament yesterday. Mokaila said the challenge remains that while the ministry has to expand the road networks and maintain the existing roads, the budget allocated to the ministry is inadequate. Motorists have complained that the rains have left many roads with potholes while some roads are impassable.
Thursday, 23 Mar 2017
Authorities say at least 24 students including a standard 5 pupil left school in Lobatse in 2016 alone, 15 of which were due to pregnancy. This was revealed by Lobatse Urban Development Committee representative, Gaomodimo Ntlotlang, when delivering the Urban Development Committee report, at the Lobatse town council meeting yesterday. Ntlotlang said 9 of the 24 students dropped out due to desertion whilst a Saint Theresa standard 5 girl, was one of those who dropped out due to pregnancy.
Thursday, 23 Mar 2017
Botswana Qualifications Authority is spanning its wings to further spread knowledge about the importance of considering relevant consultation, before enrolling for a course of choice at local tertiary institutions. This follows an ongoing a Career Fair in Gaborone and the continued ignorance by students who apply without consulting the authority to ensure course accreditations. There have been protests at some tertiary institutions recently, with students complaining that they were offered courses that are not recognized.

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