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27 Nov 2006

Old Naledi residents pay more to connect electricity to their houses compared to residents in affluent addresses of Gaborone - it emerged this week.

Minister of Minerals, Energy and Water Resources, Charles Tibone, told Parliament on Wednesday that 'electricity connection costs had gone up throughout the country for domestic users, especially in non serviced areas like Old Naledi.

27 Nov 2006

A couple from Maruapula was this Friday arraigned before the Urban Customary Deputy Court President, Kgosi Motse Sebele, charged with affray.

27 Nov 2006

A 21-year-old man was this Friday brought before the Urban Customary Court Deputy President, Kgosi Motse Sebele, charged with promising to assault a University of Botswana student.

Gofaone Biki Patle, who is unemployed and from Mokgosi Ward in Kanye, pleaded guilty to the charges of assault common.

27 Nov 2006

Chamunorwa Mafukidze, 27, from Bulawayo, was randomly stopped and searched then was arrested by the Urban Police Patrolling Team in White City in Gaborone.

27 Nov 2006

Security Guards at Riverwalk Shopping Complex arrested a 21-year-old woman for stealing clothes worth P543 from three different shops.

27 Nov 2006

With only two weeks left before the Botswana Unified Local Government Service Association National Congress on December 4 in Masunga the wish lists are out.

Incumbent Secretary General, Motelebane Motelebane, is upping the stakes and campaigning for the Vice Presidency.

Under the BULGASA rules Motelebane cannot continue as Secretary General.

27 Nov 2006

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Botswana Chapter of the Global Water Partnership launched the UN Human Development Report last Friday.

27 Nov 2006

A Botswana Defence Force (BDF) aircraft crushed on Thursday night during a night training session at the Thebephatswa Air base, 30 kilometers from Molepolole Village.

The P C-7 trainer aircraft is alleged to have crushed on the Thebephatshwa runway just before landing.

27 Nov 2006

Employees of De Beers Prospecting are caught in a retrenchment battle with the company’s management. This week, the management of De-Beers Prospecting is alleged to have given some of its employees letters of retrenchment after announcing in an emergency meeting the company’s plan to reduce the number of its workers.

27 Nov 2006

Kenya’s Ogiek people, one of the last hunter-gatherer ethnic communities in East Africa, have joined a call by rights groups to the Botswana government to allow Basarwa families relocated from the Central Kgalagadi Game Reserve to return home.

27 Nov 2006

Leader of Opposition Otsweletse Moupo and Botswana National Front Secretary General Akanyang Magama this week chickened out of answering President Festus Mogae’s state of the Nation Address following a party strategy that bombed out on the parliament floor.

20 Nov 2006

Tumalalo Gazangeri, 26, a security guard at the Office of the President was on Tuesday arraigned before the Gaborone West Customary Court Deputy President, Kgosi Aron Setswane, charged with use of insulting language.

20 Nov 2006

Seabeng Moagi, 20, a security guard from Mokakane Ward in Moshupa, was arraigned before the Urban Customary Court President, Kgosi Dikwalo Monametsi, for slapping his girlfriend who had allegedly demanded a lot of money from him.

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.

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