Monday, 26 Jun 2017
Botswana Telecommunication Corporation has relocated its service centre from KB mall to Railparl Mall as part of its strategy to better serve and enhance its customer’ experience.
Monday, 26 Jun 2017
Former South African President Thabo Mbeki says with the passing of Masire, the African continent has lost a humble giant whose exemplary life has made all of us proudly African.
Monday, 26 Jun 2017
Tributes have continued to pour in for the late former President Sir Ketumile Masire.

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Thursday, 08 Jun 2017
The Defence, Justice and Security Minister, Shaw Kgathi’ son, Lone will have more time to prepare his defence after his trial of a cocaine possession charge which was scheduled for today was postponed to September 12. Twenty-three-year-old Kgathi is charged alongside Tumisang Tlhaelang, Kgosietsile Dihutso and Alphious Raditlhadi all under the ages of 25 years and all Gaborone residents. They face a single count of unlawful possession of the substance believed to be habit-forming cocaine.
Thursday, 08 Jun 2017
BPP leader, Motlatsi Molapisi has criticised the decision by the government to privatise the struggling national airline, Air Botswana. Molapisi told Gabz Fm news that the decision was deliberate so that the airline could be bought by the elite. He accused President Ian Khama of being corrupt after local newspapers reported that Wilderness Holdings has been chosen as the preferred bidder for the privatisation of the cash-strapped airline.
Thursday, 08 Jun 2017
Government is said to be owed close to P450 million for projects funded under the Youth Development Fund YDF. The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture, Kago Ramokate told the Public Accounts Committee PAC today that various projects have been funded through YDF and that although not all the owed amount will be recovered, there is hope that the millions of Pula will be recovered.
Thursday, 08 Jun 2017
The Botswana Police Service collects between 1.5 million and two million Pula on a weekly basis on traffic fines. When appearing before the Public Accounts Committee PAC this morning the Police Commissioner Keabetswe Makgophe said these weekly collections have resulted in the traffic fine fund accumulating 60 million Pula to date. Makgophe, however, dismissed allegations that he has given a directive that police stations must have set targets to collect on a weekly basis.
Thursday, 08 Jun 2017
Francistown High Court has ordered that the UN High Commissioner for Refugees be served with court papers about the urgent application lodged by rejected asylum seekers who are detained at Gerald Center for Illegal Immigrants. Over 170 rejected asylum seekers and about 250 of their children from the DRC, Burundi and Somalia have approached the high court on urgency seeking their release from the centre. They want to be sheltered at Dukwi refugee camp where their children can have an opportunity to attend school.
Thursday, 08 Jun 2017
An automotive plant in Lobatse PASDEC has taken its more 500 workers to the industrial court in a bid to interdict the ongoing strike over wages. The firm, which manufactures car parts, started operations in 2015. In a press statement, the company says it has been granted an order requesting the employees to show cause why they should not stop the current strike.
Thursday, 08 Jun 2017
The opposition UDC has hailed the move by the International Labor Organisation ILO to blacklist Botswana as one of the countries that violate the rights of workers. The government of Botswana, which is appearing before the ongoing 106th ILO Conference in Geneva, is answering on issues of labour rights violation, after being reported by trade federation BOFEPUSU. In a statement by the UDC Labor Secretary, Justin Hunyepa, the BDP led government is accused of having failed to comply with the ILO labor standards.
Wednesday, 07 Jun 2017
The parliamentary Public Accounts Committee has been told that government plans to sell the multi-billion pula Morupule B power plant, to the contractor, EPC Contractors. Appearing before the committee yesterday, the accounting officer at the Minerals Ministry, Obolokile Obakeng, said that government initiated the sale of the plant to EPC Contractors on a right to refusal basis.
Wednesday, 07 Jun 2017
In Maun, a campaign team for Cabinet minister, Nonofo Molefhi, who is running for the ruling party’s chairmanship is allegedly aggrieved by the way the regional congress delegates were chosen. The delegation is said to be dominated by a faction aligned to Vice President Mokgweetsi Masisi. They will have to vote for a new leadership at the BDP congress in Tonota next month. One of Molefhi’s loyalists, Oarabile Johannes, claims that Boseja South ward in Maun East, was unfairly disqualified from participating in the selection of delegates.
Wednesday, 07 Jun 2017
Francistown high court is due to hear an urgent application by the more than 170 rejected asylum seekers, who want to be released from the Center for Illegal Immigrants. The foreign nationals are from the DRC, Burundi and Somalia. They are challenging their prolonged detention after their application for refugee status was rejected by the government. They are seeking shelter at the Dukwi refugee camp so that their children could have an opportunity to attend school.

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