The negative effects caused by Survival International’s campaign on the reputation of Botswana abroad, especially in Britain, could have been mitigated if the Ministry of Foreign Affairs had been more proactive in countering the slights by the London based Non Governmental Organisation from early days.
With negative media publicity piling against the embattled Botswana National Front leader, Otsweletse Moupo, and his law firm, the party’s Southern Region has pledged unequivocal support on the side of their leader.
‘It will be an enjoyable evening of clean family entertainment, with no booty shaking or dirty songs,” Angela Marang Kerrison had assured me facetiously, through gales of laughter about her G-rated date with Gaborone’s opera lovers, that was set for 19th August 2006.
A jealous member of the Nata royal family, who is quick with his fists, was this week arraigned at Urban Customary Court for assaulting his girlfriend, who he claimed was sleeping with her “Indian” bosses.
Maposa Chaka, (48), from Nata, was on Friday found guilty and fined P100 for assaulting his girlfriend, Nkemi Mogotsi, (49) a cleaner at Trade World.
Humorous inscriptions on rear windows of local combis provide insight into the pulse of the larger society.
A reformed criminal who tried to run away from his past was this week arrested after hiding from the police for four months.
The words “localization” and “expatriate” cropped up at least twenty times in Parliament on Friday as parliamentarians’ campaign for citizen empowerment gathers more heat.
Deputy Government Printer, who is Botswana’s longest serving expatriate in the Ministry of Communications Science and Technology, will not have his contract renewed when it expires next year.
Jack, a council refuse collector, says he has found a lot of nasty surprises from his heaps of rubbish: Soiled toilet papers, used condoms and bloody clothes but the worst on his gross-o-meter is used sanitary pads.
Lance Brodgen, Air Botswana CEO, earns almost twine the amount that was earned by his citizen predecessor, Willie Mokgatle.
Explaining the P340 035.24 difference between Brodgen’s net pay and Mokgatle’s to parliament this week, Works and Transport Minister, Lesego Motsumi, said this was “mainly due to the difference in recruitment arrangements.”