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08 Mar 2007

With only about eleven games left before the curtain falls on the 2006/2007 Mascom Premier League, Francistown based side, Ecco City Green looks set to re-write history books by becoming the first team from the northern part of the country to clinch it. ?Mamojadiski? as Ecco City are affectionately called by its die hard supporters, have opened a seven points?

04 Mar 2007

Currently, many Batswana are ululating because the level of soccer in the country is improving drastically, especially at national team level. Both the senior team and the under 23s have put behind the once famous ?Whipping boys of Africa? tag and are now renowned as the most improving team.

04 Mar 2007

The Department of Culture and Youth is currently hosting a series of workshops to finalise the Draft National Action Plan on Culture. ?In 2001 a policy on culture formulated by the Ministry of Labour and Home Affairs was approved by Cabinet but policy documents do not come with an implementation plan,?

04 Mar 2007

Terra Incognita ? BW Series, the Vivek Karmokar exhibition, opens at Alliance Francaise this week (see A&E Guide). Terra being a Latin word meaning region, and Incognita meaning unexplored.

04 Mar 2007

Notable teams that successively won their league titles three times in a row are Township Rollers in the mid eighties and Lobtrans Gunners in 1992, 93 and 94. Nowadays, things are different and teams even fail to defend the title once. In the mid eighties Rollers was the most feared team as they won many tournaments in a row.

04 Mar 2007

Many good sports players in Botswana are sent overseas to sharpen their skills while pursuing their studies. However, the most unfortunate thing about the players upon finishing their studies is that a little is heard about them and their talent is almost gone to waste.

04 Mar 2007

Currently, many Batswana are ululating because the level of soccer in the country is improving drastically, especially at national team level. Both the senior team and the under 23s have put behind the once famous ?Whipping boys of Africa? tag and are now renowned as the most improving team.

04 Mar 2007

SEROWE: These days, one of the village?s hottest talking points is the precarious position that the local football side, Miscellaneous, has languished in for the most part of the Med Rescue First Division (North) campaign.

The villagers curse, shake heads, and sigh heavily. The debates surrounding the team?s fate are heated.

04 Mar 2007

He is meticulous in cleaning the day?s catch. Then he seizes each fish by the gills, and hangs it up by the head on a long piece of wire. The fish is reasonably big, but the fisherman insists that it is not his best catch.

04 Mar 2007

LionOre International, the giant metals and precious stones miner, opened the year in style with the commencement of its trail-blazing refinery project and new finds at Selkirk in Botswana as it pushes to increase its shareholders? value.

04 Mar 2007

DiamonEx, the Australian junior miner, is set to commission its mine by the end of the year in a bid to feel up the gap in the diamond supply market.
Head of the planned Lerala mine, Mark Cotzee told The Sunday Standard on Wednesday that mine construction is going to plan and they would be having their first production by the end of the year.

04 Mar 2007

African Diamonds, the premier junior miner, is putting its bet on the young Chinese brides over its AK6 as the partners in project are currently burning the mid-night oil to come up with a pre-feasibility study.

04 Mar 2007

Morupule Colliery mine is aiming to get the ISO 14001 certification?before the end of the year in a bid to meet international standards to export its coal to the international market.

04 Mar 2007

Debswana?s Orapa and Letlhakane Mines handed over the road linking Letlhakane Village to the Orapa- Francistown road to the Central District Council, as part of its social corporate responsibility to communities that it operates from.

04 Mar 2007

DTC Sightholder, Exelco International, has launched their industry?s leading Batswana Employee Skills Transfer program (BEST), sending the first of 60 Batswana trainees to Thailand, to be trained in diamond cutting ahead of the launch of their new cutting facility in Botswana.

04 Mar 2007

Credmark Botswana will once again host a skill development event for members of the credit and risk fraternity in Botswana. Credmark, a Credit and Risk Management training and consulting firm, will be hosting the National Credit Convention 2007. This event will be held at the Botswana Bureau of Standards (BOBS) Conference Centre on the March 21, 2007.

04 Mar 2007

First National Bank of Botswana (FNBB), the second biggest bank on the stock exchange, intensified its campaign to be the leading bank in product innovation and the fastest growing by launching the first fixed repayment scheme dubbed ?Islamic Finance?.

04 Mar 2007

Botswana Insurance Fund Management (Bifm), the biggest fund management concern in the country, is pulling its weight by venturing into Public Private Partnership (PPP) and into the regional expansion in a bid to create shareholders? value.

04 Mar 2007

It is now a fait accompli.
Ian Khama is Festus Mogae?s inevitable successor.
With still over twelve months to go, Khama?s coming presidency is already determining the parameters of political debate.

Inside every bar, inside every restaurant and under every tree, the conversation always veers to Khama?s coming presidency.

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