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, 14 Mar 2013
Parliament has heard that most of the disputes at the Industrial Court are a result of security companies that failed to resolve their disputes with employees. Minister of Labour and Home Affairs, Edwin Batshu, advised MPs to engage owners of security companies in an endeavor to curb the number of disputes before the industrial court. Batshu stated that his ministry is the process of engaging the Ministry of Defence, Justice and Security in resolving the problem that has left many security guards without employment and monthly payments.
Thursday, 14 Mar 2013
Farmers along the Botswana and Zimbabwe border line have blamed elephants for fueling the foot and mouth disease between the two countries. They blame the elephants for destroying the border fence thus allowing livestock to cross into Zimbabwe. Speaking in Parliament yesterday, Labour and Home affairs Minister, Edwin Batshu said the onus is now on the Ministry to ensure that farmers’ livestock in the concerned area is protected and come up with ways of controlling the damage caused by elephants to the border fence.
Thursday, 14 Mar 2013
Government has threatened action against retailers who fail to comply with regulations concerning the marking and labeling of Halaal products. Trade and Consumer Affairs Director, Rosinah Bontsi, said they have observed that besides failing to distinguish by marking Halaal from non-Halaal products, retail outlets also discriminate in procuring meat from suppliers based on whether or not they are halaal. Bontsi warned that action will be taken against outlets that don’t abide by the regulations.
Thursday, 14 Mar 2013
Opposition parties have voiced their concerns over a decision by the electoral commission to exclude political formations from committees appointed for the demarcation of council wards. They have expressed fears that the move, which is clouded in secrecy, may disadvantage opposition parties. BMD Secretary General, Wynter Mmolotsi says the decision is a deviation from the traditional practice where political parties were part of the committees that demarcate wards. He suspects that it is an instruction from President Khama’s government.
Thursday, 14 Mar 2013
Government says it is committed to ensuring a mindset change in which businesses operate under an environment which allows for competition in all economic activities. Trade Minister, Dorcus Makgato-Malesu, says two years after the formation of the Competition Authority, Batswana should now be aware of the role of competition in developing the economy. She was officially opening the 2nd stakeholders conference held by the Competition Authority in Gaborone this morning.
Thursday, 14 Mar 2013
Botswana Post says it will be retrenching 372 employees by the end of this month. Speaking a Press Conference this morning, Pele Maleta says 606 people had applied for the voluntary exit package but 238 were rejected and re-deployed to other relevant departments. He says most of the people who were shown the door were those who have been with the organization for the past eighteen years. He says Botswana post has 1 100 employees country wide.
Thursday, 14 Mar 2013
Diplomatic tension between Botswana and Kenya may be brewing after Foreign Affairs minister Phandu Skelemani’s alleged remarks on President-elect Uhuru Kenyatta. Skelemani reportedly said Kenyatta will not be welcomed in Botswana if he fails to cooperate with the International Criminal Court. Kenyatta is to be arraigned before the ICC in July for his alleged involvement in the post election violence in 2007.
Thursday, 14 Mar 2013
The family of robbery suspect Olefile Momphitlhi, who disappeared while in police custody in Molepolole in 2011, says it will not give up until they know what happened to their son. According to the Police, the 35 year-old man escaped from custody at Old Naledi on August 7th 2011 after he had handed himself to Police. He was wanted for an armed robbery case at Taj Filling station in Molepolole, which occurred in July 2011. It is alleged that Momphitlhi and three other suspects were involved in the robbery and that his vehicle was used as a getaway car.
Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013
Court of Appeal President, Justice Ian Kirby, says the current legislation on industrial relations is confusing. Kirby was this morning handing down judgement on the appeal by public service unions over a ruling by the Industrial Court in 2011, that the strike by essential workers was illegal. He said the Trade Dispute Act, and Public Service Act clauses on essential workers’ participation in an industrial Action are irreconcilable.
Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013
BOFEPUSO spokesperson, Johnson Motshwaragole says union Members should stand up and vote for the government which listens to their grievances and not one that relies on contradictory and confusing provisions of the law. He was reacting to the ruling by the Court of Appeal that the strike by essential service workers had been illegal. He says union members should be prepared for 2014 and must be ready to implement what they initially agreed on at the beginning of the strike. He added that it is clear from the ruling that the government does not take them seriously.

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