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18 Mar 2007

The Botswana Democratic Party members of parliament are preparing to pass a motion of no confidence on the Speaker of the National Assembly.

They join opposition members who have been publicly casting aspersions on the impartiality of the Speaker.

18 Mar 2007

More than 1000 Batswana have lost their jobs because South Africa and Zimbabwe have conspired to close down Botswana Railways ? parliament has been told.

14 Mar 2007

Deputy Speaker of Parliament Gladys Kokorwe has subjected the Minister of Finance Baledzi Gaolathe to the worst form of public humiliation since ascending his post.

It was the second such humiliation Gaolathe suffered in less than a week.

Early in the week parliament declined to debate and approve his ministry?s budget.

11 Mar 2007

This week, the Minister of Finance, Baledzi Gaolathe, found himself subjected to the worst form of public humiliation since ascending his post.
Early in the week, parliament declined to debate and approve his ministry?s budget.

11 Mar 2007

On Wednesday, seven students from Credmark Botswana made a mark in the history of Credit Management profession in Botswana when they received their Institute Credit Management (ICM) Credit 1 Certificates at a ceremony held at the Gaborone Sun.

11 Mar 2007

SEROWE: Mokwaledi Dipebe, 20, from Paje, was on Thursday convicted of rape. Passing judgment, senior magistrate, Munashe Ndhlovu, said the court was satisfied with state evidence that Dipebe had carnal knowledge of the complainant without her consent.

11 Mar 2007

The motion presented by Member of Parliament for Shoshong, Duke Lefhoko, calling for the establishment of a government policy on citizen empowerment has won universal support from members across the political divide.
The motion calls for such a policy to be established urgently.

11 Mar 2007

Batswana women are breaking the glass ceiling in boardrooms faster than their counterparts in developing countries - an international survey revealed last week.

The latest results from the Grant Thornton International Business Report survey ranks Botswana sixth in the global league when it comes to the percentage of women in the senior management of businesses.

11 Mar 2007

Batswana who are married to foreigners in community of property do not qualify for CEDA loans ? the Minister of Finance and Development Planning told Parliament on Friday.

11 Mar 2007

Rogue engineers are having a field day in Botswana because when Ministry of Works Transport and Communications officers put together a bill nine years ago seeking to regulate the country?s engineers, they forgot to make provision for funding and operation of a regulatory board.

11 Mar 2007

Aggrieved Botswana Police officers, who, it was feared, would take the state to court for refusing to pay them their 2002 overtime allowances, are expected to back down after government climbed down from its position.

11 Mar 2007

The Ministry of Labour and Home Affairs is experimenting with replacing inefficient building contractors with cheap prison labour.

In a push to clear the backlog of prison projects, which have fallen behind due to contractors? poor performance, the ministry has, in at least one case, diverted to prison labour a construction project that had been contracted to the private sector.

11 Mar 2007

Thousands of Batswana inmates are breathing down each others necks in prison cells that are packed like slave ships; patients seeking medical attention spend long hours in hospital queues and sleep on floors of crowded wards because ministers are falling short of their responsibilities ? The Sunday Standard can reveal.

04 Mar 2007

The Ministry of Trade and Industry on Tuesday held a workshop in response to the clarion call from the private sector for the establishment of business linkages between local traders. This was meant for local manufacturers and those traders who mainly trade in imported goods.

04 Mar 2007

Tebogo Oabile, 29, who enjoyed peeping at women as they took their baths at the UB hostels was on February 27, 2007 rearrested and charged with criminal trespass.

04 Mar 2007

Tswapong North residents who have been waiting for a police station in Tsetsebye as promised by former Commissioner of Police were disappointed this week when they learnt that government never had any such plans.

04 Mar 2007

Continuing with their support to Wildlife Conservation and Management Programme, European Commission (EC) and Ministry of Environment, Wildlife and Tourism on Tuesday signed a P88 million infrastructure development contract with the Italtswana Construction Company.

04 Mar 2007

Botswana is the only African country that has been able to protect its elephants from poachers since CITES imposed a ban on ivory trade in 1989 ? it emerged last week.A new study released yesterday claims as many as 23,000 elephants were slaughtered last year alone.

With the exception of well-protected herds in Botswana, the rest of Africa saw 1 in 12 elephants killed this past year.

04 Mar 2007

Scores of students who could have passed their form five examinations and secured places at university posted poor results because they were guinea pigs in the government?s experimental double shift system that is going awry ? the Botswana Secondary Education Teachers Union claimed last week.

04 Mar 2007

The Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) is tipped to benefit hugely from political party funding.
Mahalapye East legislator, Botumile Tshireletso, believes the situation would be so as the opposition parties in the country are fragmented and far apart ideologically.

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