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16 Sep 2007

The Botswana Golf Union (BGU) will next weekend hold its annual independence tournament at the Gaborone Golf Club. The annual Standard Chartered open golf tournament is expected to attract more than 150 participants from all over the country. According to the executive secretary of BGU, Comfort Ramatebele, the tournament would be sponsored to the tune of P60 000.

16 Sep 2007

Gone seem to be the days when certain sports codes like softball, volleyball and netball were the envy of almost every aspiring young athlete. The codes used to have massive followings and sponsors were always pouring money in. The once enviable sports codes now face an uphill struggle to survive or else face the possibility of going down the drain.

09 Sep 2007

Hatch, the Canadian engineering and mining consultancy company, is said to be at the forefront of the construction phase of the much touted Lion Ore International Activox refinery at the Tati Nickel mine along the Francistown- Matsiloje road.

09 Sep 2007

Botswana Life Insurance Limited (BLIL), a subsidiary of Botswana Insurance Holdings Limited (BIHL), which is the fourth largest listing of the Botswana Stock Exchange (BSE), this week announced that it has externalised its brand values to its customers.

09 Sep 2007

Kgalagadi Breweries Limited (KBL) this week announced the appointment of Modise Koofhethile to the position of Operations Director Designate.
Also joining KBL is Meshack Tshekedi, who was appointed to the position of Supply Chain Director. Both appointments are with effect from September, 2007.

09 Sep 2007

De Beers, the world’s largest diamond producer, hailed the appointment of the new board of directors to DTC Botswana, which is expected to start operation early next year, saying “it is a very important development” in the two parties relations that span well over 40 years.

09 Sep 2007

The Citizen Entrepreneurial Development Agency (CEDA), an agency which has been operational for six years now, this week held a media briefing whose aim was to update members of the media on CEDA programs since they started up until now.

09 Sep 2007

Barclays Bank of Botswana (BBB)’s Managing Director, Thuli Johnson, said on Friday that he is embarking on a massive recruitment of the right staff as the bank gets into a two-year strategic plan that will see it maintaining its dominance in the market.

09 Sep 2007

Varda Shine, managing director of DTC London and board member of DTC Botswana, said De Beers will spend US $ 200 million (P1.25 billion) in the fourth quarter of this year to try to push up sales of gem-diamonds.

09 Sep 2007

There are flowers at funerals and at birthdays.

There are flowers given to winning athletes while outstanding performers stand at the podium garlanded with flowers.

There are flowers at weddings, initiation ceremonies and at celebrations of varying kinds.
We find flowers on dining tables and on graves.

09 Sep 2007

Members of the Crown of the Ballet Moscow will be landing in Gaborone after their performance at the State Theatre Opera in Pretoria for their performing dates on the 11th and 12th of September.

09 Sep 2007

On the eve of Big Brother Africa 2, Sunday Standard’s columnist Loose Cannon pondered about the ideal male Botswana BBA2 representative, he raved about Gaetano Kagwa’s generous physical feature.

09 Sep 2007

The crisp apple taste of Redd’s Premium Cold and Redd’s Dry is in search for Africa’s coolest fashion designers who can be rewarded for their cooler than cool designs in the Redd’s Africa fashion Design awards competition.

09 Sep 2007

Zebras coach Colywn Rowe’s preliminary squad that is scheduled to face South Africa’s Bafana Bafana in the forthcoming Council for Southern Africa Football Associations (COSAFA) has once again attracted criticism from the media. During a press conference that Colwyn Rowe called to announce the squad on Thursday, the inclusion of certain players was questioned.

09 Sep 2007

This year’s Coca-Cola Cup saw the Botswana Meat Commission (BMC) re-writing history books by winning the Cup for the first time in their history. BMC defeated Francistown based side Ecco City Green on penalties. The previous good record for BMC was in 1996 when they lost 2-0 to Township Rollers.

09 Sep 2007

Seeds of discontent regarding payment of the players are growing at the Kgatleng outfit, Mochudi Centre Chiefs. Sunday Standard is reliably informed that players have for some time been paid latter and the situation nearly got out of control last week. Players are reported to have stormed offices of one of the team officials demanding their payments with immediate effect.

09 Sep 2007

Ask anyone how many museums there are in Gaborone and the answer would be, “one, the national museum at the Main Mall.” Actually, there are two museums in the city.

09 Sep 2007

Dear Editor

Mr. Editor I would like to thank the Government of Australia in Canberra through their High Commissioner here, for taking a commendable move of promoting democratic principles and human rights in Zimbabwe by teaching the ZANU (PF) bigwigs a lesson. For those who do not know yet what has transpired in the past few days let me fill you in.

09 Sep 2007

Dear Editor

As the debate for Presidential retirement houses rages on, I believe it should be taken in the context of prudent management of the country’s resources vis-à-vis justifying the introduction of cost sharing measures.

09 Sep 2007

Dear Editor

On Tuesday September 4, 2007, the President was invited to address the public about the importance of natural resources on the socio economic development in Botswana.

A question that hit him in the face was his government’s plans to export labour in order to curb the unemployment of graduates.

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