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Gov’t prepared to call referendum on married fathers adopting step children

18-09-2014 - Khonani Ontebetse

The State has said that in the event it loses an ongoing custody case in which a Gaborone man is challenging the adoption of his child by a step father without his consent, it proposes there be a referendum on whether unmarried fathers have paternity rights over their biological children, and whether or not that right can be taken away and transferred to a step father without their consent? It is...


BOFEPUSU threatens to tell its members to unsubscribe from Orange Botswana

18-09-2014 - Phaladi Letswamotse

Botswana Federation of Public Sector Unions (BOFEPUSU) has warned Orange Botswana that it is considering ordering is members to terminate their subscriptions with the network provider. This comes after 27 employees were left jobless after being told that they were retrenched because of Ericson takeover. Last month Orange was summoned for mediation on August 27, 2014 after Employee Committee wrote...


Mokalake accuses Land Board officers of dishonesty

18-09-2014 - Obusitse Kologwe

The Minister of Lands and Housing, Lebonaamang Mokalake has expressed concern over some Land Board officers who have the habit of providing him with false information leading to his embarrassment at the Office of the President and even in parliament. Speaking during the Ministry of Lands and Housing Leadership Forum in Francistown on Monday, Mokalake said that on numerous occasions he has observed...


Pheto tells Khama to back-off independent candidates

18-09-2014 - Khonani Ontebetse

Independent Candidate and former MP for Kweneng East constituency Moeng Pheto has called on President Ian Khama not to let his hatred for independent candidates to be a national issuer. Pheto also urged Khama to familiarise himself with the Country’s Constitution because choosing to stand as an independent candidate in the general elections is a right enshrined in the Constitution. Pheto said President...


Ebola chokes tourism sector in Botswana

18-09-2014 - The Telegraph Reporter

The outbreak of Ebola virus has a potential to affect tourism volume arrivals in the country which could have a negative impact on the tourism industry. Minister of Environment, Wildlife and Tourism, Tshekedi Khama stated in an interview that arrivals are likely to be affected because tourists from the western African countries that have been affected will not be able to come to Botswana. He said...


Botswana risks losing American financial support –analysts

18-09-2014 - Khonani Ontebetse

Botswana faces diminishing chances of receiving more financial support and other forms of aid from the United States of America due to the souring diplomatic relations. Experts this week warned that the United States is likely to halt state financial assistance to Botswana as the relationship between the two countries reached a new low following a diplomatic spat over the arrest of Sunday Standard...


Former death row inmate turns preacher

18-09-2014 - Morula Morula

A South African citizen former death row inmate who served time inside the Gaborone Central Prison says that he is now preaching the word of God in the streets of Soweto, schools and prisons. Speaking from Soweto in a telephone interview Molefe , who was released from prison early this year and immediately deported to South Africa after serving a total of 13 years five of which was as a death...


BCP parliamentary candidate in Gabane thinks big

18-09-2014 - Arnold Letsholo

A month after he launched his constituency manifesto, the Botswana Congress Party (BCP) Parliamentary candidate for Gabane/Mankgodi, Nthusang Mozambia Dibe is confident that he is going to emerge victorious in the forthcoming general elections. His manifesto shows that he already has four motions to table once he gets to parliament, which he feels will make a difference in people’s lives. In an interview,...


Police, banks probe international fraudsters who loot customer accounts

18-09-2014 - Reuben Pitse

The Botswana Police Service and some commercial banks have joined hands in a bid to trace the whereabouts of criminal syndicates that are reportedly swiping millions of Pula from customers’ bank accounts in commercial banks. However, some of the commercial banks have been accused of failing to report such cases for fear of losing business from the public. The Telegraph understands that some commercial...


Magistrate calls for training of police officers in handling civil and criminal matters

18-09-2014 - Obusitse Kologwe

Francistown Principal Magistrate, Dumisani Basupi has advised police officers to hold workshops in order to enhance their skills in handling civil and criminal matters. Basupi made the statement when presiding over a case in which five women claim to have been defrauded a total of over P10 000 by a business agent in Francistown in June 2013. According to the charge sheet, Ketshabile Ntuka, a business...



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