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20 Nov 2006

Margaret Nkutlwang, a records clerk at the Botswana Power Corporation was shocked to find her maid’s elder sister wearing her dresses when she had taken her maid to her home village for the holidays.

20 Nov 2006

A sixty-five-year-old man from Kanye was this Friday arraigned before the Urban Customary Court President, Kgosi Dikwalo Monametsi, charged with employing non-citizens without papers.

20 Nov 2006

Urban Customary court President Kgosi Dikwalo Monametsi convicted one resident of News Stance in Gaborone for insulting her mother’s landlord after the two had misunderstandings.

20 Nov 2006

Two female cashiers and their male supervisor at an Engen Filling Station in Bontleng, Gaborone, watched the TV screen to witness their own daring theft of liquid fruit drinks, three pies and Rosemary Cream Biscuits worth P48.

The manager of the shop played the surveillance camera tape after he told them that some of the stock was missing from his shop.

20 Nov 2006

Member of Parliament for Selibe Phikwe West, Kavis Kario, is not happy with the way things are going at BCL copper/nickel Mine.

By far, BCL is the largest employer and economic powerhouse in Selibe Phikwe.
And for the last few months, the BCL mine has been making headlines with all sorts of accusations being leveled against management by the workers and unions.

20 Nov 2006

Members of Parliament (MP)’s went back to the classroom with a glee to undertake a computer program at Botswana College of Distance and Open Learning (BOCODOL). The computer programme is aimed at empowering them with computer literacy.

20 Nov 2006

As the battle to appoint the new Executive Director at the Botswana National Youth Council reaches new fever heights, the Board Secretary, Chomie Letlole, has requested the office of the Vice President Ian Khama to intervene.

20 Nov 2006

Tati Nickel Mining Company (TNMC) recently invited Francistown investors to a meeting at which it unveiled its purchasing and corporate social responsibility policy where TCM made a commitment to support local businesses and improve the economy of the city and Botswana as a whole.

20 Nov 2006

Victims get justice and criminals go to jail – on paper. Cattle farmers, like Tumelo Magole of Tonota, wishes life were that simple.

20 Nov 2006

A huge bill, a contaminated data base, a hemorrhaging bank account and a raging legal battle are all the Citizen Entrepreneurial Development Agency have to show for their ambitious core business, the IT project, that was started three years ago – a secret report compiled for the Minister of Finance has revealed.

20 Nov 2006

For the past few months, the crisis in the Botswana insurance industry has been emerging in flashes, like snap shots.

In September, Minchin and Kelly, lawyers acting for GIB, gave government a 30 day ultimatum to the insurance company P39 million in damages or face litigation.

13 Nov 2006

Botswana National Front President Otsweletse Moupo has bared his soul at how he felt betrayed by those he had come to call close friends and comrades.

He said at the height of his troubles when he needed many friends only few were forthcoming.

11 Nov 2006

The Botswana Congress Party has dismissed as “laughable and a non-starter” a suggestion that the two parties and BAM (Botswana Alliance Movement) should merge under the banner of BPP.

In a confidential letter leaked to The Sunday Standard, a Senior BPP officer implored the BCP to dissolve and join his party's ranks.
BCP's Dumelang Saleshando dismissed the idea out of hand.

11 Nov 2006

Four Zimbabwean men were this week arraigned before the Urban Court Deputy President Kgosi Motse Sebele after they were arrested in Gaborone while working in Botswana without work and resident permits.

11 Nov 2006

The standoff between Botswana Unified Local Government Service Association President Pelotshweu Baeng and some dissidents within his executive committee is expected to reach a thunderous climax on December 4 when the association meets to elect a new executive committee.

11 Nov 2006

A Francistown young man who has traded prison khakis for car wash overalls brandished a spade at a team of police officers and Botswana Defence Force soldiers who wanted to raze down his makeshift car wash stall.

The rickety stall is the difference between his old life as a repeat offender and his new life as a small businessman.

11 Nov 2006

A leaked secret memo describing Batswana as an “inherently lazy people” is fomenting a storm in the Okavango tourism enclave.

11 Nov 2006

Zimbabwean company believed to be siphoning money out of Botswana through transfer pricing

Zimbabwean company believed to be flouting Botswana forex, company and nancial
regulations

More than three Zimbabwean ministers implicated in the scandal

Team of Zimbabwean investigators was recently in Botswana

11 Nov 2006

Mystery surrounds the whereabouts of Dipogiso Dingalo, a BCL employee who was last seen near the mine smelter vessels in Selibe Phikwe.

Although some of his colleagues maintain that he could have fallen into one of the high temperature smelters at the mine, BCL management maintains that could not be possible.

06 Nov 2006

A group led by Tallman Modimane says they are not happy with the way the national executive controlled by Jack Tlhagale and C. Chimbidzani has been conducting the union business.

As such they have set in motion a process aimed at registering the new union with the Registrar of Societies.

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