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18 Dec 2006

MPs on Friday expressed their dissatisfaction with government for taking too long to effect successful motions that were thoroughly discussed and passed by parliament.

The MPs said the government was leaving them in the lurch by not implementing bills passed despite unequivocal support given by the responsible ministers.

18 Dec 2006

When Friends and relatives wish them compliments of the new season, Minister of Finance and Development Planning, Baledzi Gaolathe, and his assistant, Duncan Mlazie, will sigh with relief that a cruel year is finally behind them.

17 Dec 2006

DiamondEx, the mid-tier diamond miner, bounced back to trading Thursday with an announcement that it secured funding for the mine construction and development for its Lerala project that will spur economic boom in the northern parts of the country.

The miner, which took a three-day break from trading, said it had secured a A$ 20 million (P 98 million) from Babcock & Brown.

17 Dec 2006

Imara Holdings brightened the faces of its shareholders as its half year results shot up 76 percent year-on-year, thanks to a bull run in the commodity markets and an increase in assets managed by its fund management division.

17 Dec 2006

Metsef, the estranged wholesale company, staged a spectacular come back last week when Sefalana Holdings acquired the entire shareholding of Metcash South Africa in a court settlement to duck-out of one of the most acrimonious legal tussles in Botswana’s corporate history.

17 Dec 2006

The Ministry of Communications Science and Technology is in the process of finalising an Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Policy.

17 Dec 2006

IAMGOLD, the dual-listed gold exploration and mining company, said Friday that it intends to float its shares on the Botswana Stock Exchange soon following the de-listing of Gallery Gold early this year.

17 Dec 2006

In a bid to finance its expansion programme, the Water Utilities Corporation (WUC) sounded warning bells to the markets Friday about its intentions to raise P 400 million through the issuance of a bond in the coming year.

17 Dec 2006

Coaching a team of Township Rollers’ caliber is not an easy task. One is always under intense scrutiny and pressure from important stakeholders like the supporters and the media. It is even worse if the results are not forthcoming because the team has ample resources and is an envy of many teams. Rollers have many quality players and a large support base throughout the country.

17 Dec 2006

The Botswana Golf Union this week launched the Junior Development Coaching Clinic, a momentous programme that focuses on children of ages five to 17 years.

17 Dec 2006

As the curtain is about to fall on the year 2006, it will be covering a year that was filled with both happiness and atrocious developments in the sports fraternity. Other sports codes had a financial windfall while others saw themselves struggling with sponsorships throughout the year. Other codes made visits to the courts of law their daily routine.

17 Dec 2006

The virulent disease in the senior national team, Zebras, is spreading to the junior under 20 team. The Zebras have a tendency of scoring first in most of their games only to crumble when it matters the most, especially in the dying minutes.

11 Dec 2006

December 9, 2006, marks the World Anti Corruption Day.

With this day in mind Transparency International Botswana would like to send a message and share some useful information with Botswana Government, Business community, civil society and the general public.

11 Dec 2006

The excitement of graduating has clouded many from seeing the relevance of certain academic programmes, or lack thereof, in present day Botswana and indeed the wider world. The privilege of walking the hallowed halls of university, the parties and unbelievable freedom that are part of student life further compound the paralysis.

11 Dec 2006

There was never a dull moment at the emotionally charged Botswana Unified Local Government Service Association National Congress which saw incumbent President Pelotshweu Baeng and his campaign team romp to victory in a hotly contested campaign.

11 Dec 2006

Modiri Ontitile, 29, was this Friday arraigned before the Urban Customary Court President, Kgosi Dikwalo Monametsi, charged with assaulting his ex girlfriend at Maruapula on December 2, 2006.
Ontitile, who is a Public Relations Officer at the Kalahari Conservation Society, was sentenced to four strokes for the assault to which he pleaded guilty.

11 Dec 2006

Parliament was this week told that Zambians dominate government ministries. Answering questions in parliament this week Ministers of Lands and Housing and Assistant Minister of Education, Ndelu Seretse and Mbaakanyi, respectively, told parliament that their ministries are dominated by Zambians.

11 Dec 2006

To be in love with the mother of your 13-year-old child thirteen is not a license to dog her movements around let alone to assault her as you have not tied the knot.

11 Dec 2006

The Botswana Football Association (BFA) is deeply concerned by the way Lesotho is handling the situation in which they have withdrawn from the Under 23 All Africa Games qualifier match that was scheduled for next weekend.

11 Dec 2006

A 28-year-old woman, who is a resident of Bontleng in Gaborone, was this Friday arraigned before the Urban Customary Court President, Kgosi Dikwalo Monametsi, charged with the use of insulting language.

The accused, Kefuraletswe Marole, from Manamatha Ward in Semolale and who is a cook at Ituteng Primary School, insulted Malaki Tekane for taking too long to repay her P160.

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