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30 Nov 2018

By Kabelo Seitshiro

Retail investors might have given a lukewarm response to pan-African banker – African Banking Corporation Holdings which seeks to make a return to the Botswana Stock Exchange Limited (BSEL) through the listing of one of its subsidiaries – BancABC Botswana.

30 Nov 2018

By Victor Baatweng

Troubled mass retailer – Choppies Enterprises last week confirmed the appointment of former Barclays Bank Botswana Wilfred Mpai to its board of directors as non-executive director with effect from 22 November 2-18.

Mpai parted ways with Barclays Bank Botswana under cloudy circumstances in 2012 and has been lying low since then.

30 Nov 2018

By Bonnie Modiakgotla

It would appear that the Botswana government has now become directly involved in the BCL liquidation process decisions, a departure from an earlier approach where the government’s role in the whole matter was limited to pumping in billions during the liquidation process.

30 Nov 2018

FRANCISTOWN - As the land saga continues to simmer between Francistown City Council (FCC) and Tati Company (TC) Limited, FCC has since turned down a proposal by the company to give it an alternative access to its land named Farm NQ1 as part of resolving the impasse. FCC is currently at logger heads with TC for refusing it access to the land (farm) it bought from the company.

30 Nov 2018

By Bonnie Modiakgotla

Botswana’s leading grocer Choppies which has been dogged by negative publicity for much of this year is facing yet other fresh charges from Zimbabwe, where it stands accused of a toxic work environment.

30 Nov 2018

By Cedric Swanka

JWANENG - Apart from mining diamonds, Debswana Mining Company seems to be positioning itself to be well-known for large-scale corporate social responsibility activities.

30 Nov 2018

By Duncan Kgangkenna

Sometime in 1956, Irish author Brendan Behan generated immense publicity for his play The Quare Fellow after appearing drunk on a TV show.

Following this, and talking from experience, Behan wrote what is now one of his famous quotes, “There’s no such thing as bad publicity except your own obituary,” so he wrote.

30 Nov 2018

By Godfrey Mowaneng

Botswana Amateur Fencing Society (BAFS) says despite the financial constraints that have struck the society, they will this week send four fencers to neighbouring South Africa to compete at the Eastern Cape open championship slated for December  1st and 2nd.

30 Nov 2018

By Oratile Otsetswe

The first round of the Kweneng Regional Women football league ended in style over the weekend, a fitting way to make football the real centre piece. The match between Mexican Girls and Makufa lived up to all expectations and the two rivals went into the weekend fixture occupying the top two positions.

30 Nov 2018

By Anita Rannoba

Botswana is expected to take part in the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) World Beach Games, to be held in San Diego next year October.

30 Nov 2018

By Anita Rannoba

A sports and exercise Physician, Dr Lesedinyana Odiseng, says he has grave concerns over the way athletes are being treated by the Ministry of Youth Empowerment, Sports and Culture Development and the Botswana sporting fraternity.

30 Nov 2018

The next edition of the Yarona FM Music Awards (YAMAs) is set to be more than just about music accolades, hype, fan-fare, fashion and lifestyle. With a new theme ‘Retro 5’ for the 2019 event, the Station says it is all about exploring artists’ personal brand trademarks for growth in the home market and beyond.

30 Nov 2018

By Thobo Motlhoka

No subject has been off the table at the National Assembly this season. Never a dull moment with the current crop of legislators. More recently this week the topic has shifted from warning Youth Minister Thapelo Olopeng from leaning suspiciously too close to Minister of Trade Bogolo ‘Honourable Bae’ Kenewendo to the importance of sex.

30 Nov 2018

The fourth edition of Botswana International Music Conference (BIMC) will be held from today (Wednesday November 28) to Friday November 30, 2018. This year the event will be held at the iconic Little Theatre, National Museum in Gaborone Main Mall.

30 Nov 2018

By Thobo Motlhoka

Minister of Youth Empowerment, Sport and Culture Development (MYESC) Thapelo Olopeng has been advised to swallow the chill pill when dealing with issues involving young people. Speaking in parliament recently Lobatse Member of Parliament Sadique Kebonang said the Youth Minister should learn to exercise patience when dealing with his constituency.

30 Nov 2018

Hints coming from the government side are that Botswana will soo introduce a visa on arrival policy.

If that becomes a policy this will mean that means that people visiting Botswana will not have to make applications before arriving, which is time consuming and terribly inconvenient.

30 Nov 2018

One of the finest statistical linguists and philologists was George Kingsley Zipf. He was a Harvard based linguist whose major interest was statistical linguistic distributions. He developed what has now become known as Zipf’s law. Its claim is that while only a few words are used very often, many or most are used rarely.

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