Friday, 26 May 2017
The Transport and Communications Ministry has dismissed as false, reports that both bus and taxi fares will be increased by Monday this coming week.
Friday, 26 May 2017
The police have dismissed as a hoax, a message circulation online claiming that four gunmen are on a spree to commit a series of offences including killing, rapes and robbery.
Friday, 26 May 2017
Police investigations into a case in which packages of pregnancy termination tablets went missing at Athlone hospital a fortnight ago have not born any fruits yet.

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Tuesday, 02 May 2017
Trade federation BOFEPUSU has announced its active participation in politics ahead of the 2019 general elections. BOFEPUSU Deputy Secretary General, Ketlhalefile Motshegwa made the announcement at the launch of the UDC Parliamentary candidate for Tlokweng this past Sunday. Motshegwa said the federation has exhausted the legal route of protecting workers rights, but will from now on, be actively involved in politics until there is a change of governance in Botswana.
Tuesday, 02 May 2017
Leader of Opposition, Duma Boko, has called on the trade union movement to lead by example and make unity work like as it happened with opposition parties. Speaking at a May Day Rally hosted by BOPEU and the Botswana Federation of Trade Union in Selebi Phikwe yesterday, Boko said the trade unions played a key role in bringing the opposition together and called on them to follow their own example. He warned them against personal attacks on each other, saying they should be bound by the principle of advocating for better working conditions for their members.
Tuesday, 02 May 2017
The ruling BDP also launched its candidate, Elijah Katse, over the long weekend. BDP activist Lotty Manyapedza said Katse is a credible candidate as he has been involved in a number of developments in Tlokweng and as thus his record of working with Batlokwa is highly visible as compared to that of the UDC candidate Kenneth Segokgo. Manyapedza also said he believes independent candidate Shirley Segokgo will withdraw from the race as she has a good record with the BDP.
Tuesday, 02 May 2017
UDC President Duma Boko says Kenneth Segokgo’s priority will be to fight and claim back freehold land surrounding Tlokweng, which he said belongs to Batlokwa. Boko was launching Segokgo as the party's parliamentary candidate in the upcoming Tlokweng by-elections. Speaking at the same rally, BOFEPUSU Labour Secretary Johnson Motshwarakgole, claimed that BDP candidate Elijah Katse will not win, as President Ian Khama's loyalties lie with independent candidate Shirley Segokgo.
Tuesday, 02 May 2017
Trade union federation BOFEPUSU says it has terminated its membership at the Public Service Bargaining Council. BOFEPUSU Deputy Secretary General, Ketlhalefile Motshegwa, made the announcement at the launch of the UDC Parliamentary candidate for Tlokweng on Sunday. Motshegwa said following the success by its rival union BOPEU and government on Friday, to have a stay of execution in a judgment to have the unilateral salary increments reversed with immediate effect.
Friday, 28 Apr 2017
A court case in which trade union federation BOFEPUSU wants two top government officials detained for contempt of court is due to heard by the Gaborone high court. BOFEPUSU claims Permanent secretary to the President, Carter Morupisi and the head of the public service management, Ruth Maphorisa, defied a court ruling on salary increments for public servants, delivered earlier this month.
Friday, 28 Apr 2017
The Transport ministry is said to have issued an order that requires taxi owners to put a large print tag on their doors in a new initiative aimed at fighting piracy in the taxi business. This initiative is aimed at fighting prevalent duplication of public transport permits in the taxi industry by illegal taxi operators. This follows a series of incidents where certain permit numbers were found to be in use by more than three taxi operators in Gaborone.
Friday, 28 Apr 2017
Police Commissioner, Keabetswe Makgophe has expressed concern at the use social media by some people to commit offences. Speaking during the 7th National Cluster Policing Awards in Phikwe yesterday, Makgophe said some members of the public are now using social media to commit offenses such as fraud. He added that some even publish pictures from accidents scenes even before the police have informed the next of kin of the victims.
Friday, 28 Apr 2017
Dithapelo Keorapetse
The Botswana Congress Party has decried the current animosity between trade unions within the public service. In a statement, BCP spokesperson Dithapelo Keorapetse says the party has resolved not to take a side of either BOFEPUSU or BOPEU. He says it is in the best interest of the public service industrial relations that the two unions work together for purposes of collective bargaining. Keorapetse says only the employer stands to benefit from the animosity that exists between BOFEPUSU and BOPEU.
Friday, 28 Apr 2017
Judgement in a case in which BOPEU, together with the government had approached the Court of Appeal to seek a stay of execution of Judge Tshepo Motswagole's judgment on the scope of the PSBC, will be delivered this morning at 9:30. Last month the judgment by Justice Tshepo Motswagole had determined that the scope and mandate of the PSBC, includes ALL public servants, including the unionized, whose unions are not in the Council, and the non - unionized.

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