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01 Sep 2006

As Botswana is crushed 16-0 to create biggest mark at softball worlds.

The on going ISF XI Women’s World Championships is far from generating warmth to Africa’s envoys, Botswana and South Africa.

01 Sep 2006

The 14 member states of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) are due to leap at their future challenges at the upcoming River Basin Organization (RBO) workshop to try to avoid future inter- state conflicts as they look forward to developmental issues.

01 Sep 2006

Gaborone - A high-ranking delegation from China’s ruling Communist Party was due in Gaborone this week to seal several agreements with the Botswana government, a foreign ministry official has said.

01 Sep 2006

While only 15% of small and medium enterprises in Botswana are unbanked, 90% of SMEs pay their staff in cash.

01 Sep 2006

Mascom Wireless, the mobile telephone network, is aiming to increase its sites by 120 percent in a bid to remain as a dominant player in the telecommunication industry in the country.

01 Sep 2006

Botswana government’s diamond mining profits in De Beers increased by 10 percent in the first six months to June, reflecting the impact of the newly signed agreement between the two parties, a report said last week.

01 Sep 2006

An Australian Stock Exchange listed mining prospecting outfit, A- Cap Resource Ltd, is to join the BSE this week in a bid to expand its operations in the country, thanks to an upsurge in international commodity prices.

26 Aug 2006

Undoubtedly one of the country‘s foremost publicity strategists and the past master of spin, it will be interesting to see how Jacob Sesinyi will dig Debswana out of its current public relations nightmare, touched off by revelations that the company has been using secret cameras, planted in toilets, to spy on its employees at Orapa.

26 Aug 2006

There is no line between justice and injustice in Botswana's Customary Courts, and the poor are having the worst of it.

The young lady sitting on the other side of the table sported a tag that said “Court Clerk.” I had been warned that she was a mean woman, given to prickishness, but when we finally shook hands and exchanged “hellos”, she was courteous to a fault.

26 Aug 2006

Undoubtedly one of the country‘s foremost publicity strategists and the past master of spin, it will be interesting to see how Jacob Sesinyi will dig Debswana out of its current public relations nightmare, touched off by revelations that the company has been using secret cameras, planted in toilets, to spy on its employees at Orapa.

26 Aug 2006

The negative effects caused by Survival International’s campaign on the reputation of Botswana abroad, especially in Britain, could have been mitigated if the Ministry of Foreign Affairs had been more proactive in countering the slights by the London based Non Governmental Organisation from early days.

26 Aug 2006

With negative media publicity piling against the embattled Botswana National Front leader, Otsweletse Moupo, and his law firm, the party’s Southern Region has pledged unequivocal support on the side of their leader.

26 Aug 2006

‘It will be an enjoyable evening of clean family entertainment, with no booty shaking or dirty songs,” Angela Marang Kerrison had assured me facetiously, through gales of laughter about her G-rated date with Gaborone’s opera lovers, that was set for 19th August 2006.

26 Aug 2006

A jealous member of the Nata royal family, who is quick with his fists, was this week arraigned at Urban Customary Court for assaulting his girlfriend, who he claimed was sleeping with her “Indian” bosses.

Maposa Chaka, (48), from Nata, was on Friday found guilty and fined P100 for assaulting his girlfriend, Nkemi Mogotsi, (49) a cleaner at Trade World.

26 Aug 2006

Humorous inscriptions on rear windows of local combis provide insight into the pulse of the larger society.

26 Aug 2006

A reformed criminal who tried to run away from his past was this week arrested after hiding from the police for four months.

26 Aug 2006

The words “localization” and “expatriate” cropped up at least twenty times in Parliament on Friday as parliamentarians’ campaign for citizen empowerment gathers more heat.

26 Aug 2006

Deputy Government Printer, who is Botswana’s longest serving expatriate in the Ministry of Communications Science and Technology, will not have his contract renewed when it expires next year.

26 Aug 2006

Jack, a council refuse collector, says he has found a lot of nasty surprises from his heaps of rubbish: Soiled toilet papers, used condoms and bloody clothes but the worst on his gross-o-meter is used sanitary pads.

26 Aug 2006

Lance Brodgen, Air Botswana CEO, earns almost twine the amount that was earned by his citizen predecessor, Willie Mokgatle.

Explaining the P340 035.24 difference between Brodgen’s net pay and Mokgatle’s to parliament this week, Works and Transport Minister, Lesego Motsumi, said this was “mainly due to the difference in recruitment arrangements.”

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