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23 Aug 2006

A 22 year old cleaner at the Botswana Nurses Association, was this Friday arraigned before the Urban Customary Court President, Kgosi Dikwalo Monametsi, charged with being found in possession of suspected stolen property.

Kgomotso Mokgaka, 22, from Motlhabi Ward in Digawana, was on the 17th/08/2006 arrested and charged after she was found with a Motorola C113 cell phone worth P400.

23 Aug 2006

A 22-year-old mother was this Friday arraigned before the Urban Customary Court President, Kgosi Dikwalo Monametsi, and charged with neglect of her ten month old infant, after it was discovered that she walked away, never to return, leaving her infant child with some other kids.

23 Aug 2006

A 37-year-old woman, from Goora Setsiba Ward in Mmankgodi, was this Friday brought before the Urban Customary Court President, Kgosi Dikwalo Monametsi, and charged with assault common after she assaulted her colleague.

23 Aug 2006

An 18-year-old Form Five student at Ledumang Senior Secondary School this Friday pleaded guilty to charges of assaulting another student, stealing her money and her Nokia cell phone, worth P400.

23 Aug 2006

Civil society organisations in Southern Africa say failure to tackle the Zimbabwe crisis was delaying key infrastructural and economic development projects in the region.

23 Aug 2006

Botswana youths use condoms more regularly than any of their partners in Africa. This emerged at the International AIDS Conference in Toronto this week. In Africa where condom use between “non regular partners” in the age group 15 to 24 can be as low as 5 percent, Botswana scored an impressive 88 percent.

23 Aug 2006

Indian expatriates, with bogus degree certificates, are attending to patients at government hospitals and teaching students at the University of Botswana (UB) - an aggrieved Indian insider in the organized racket has revealed.

23 Aug 2006

The battle for the BNF presidency will be lost and won at the party back room and not on the pages of local newspapers. Smart money bets that Moupo will emerge stronger with a tighter stranglehold on the party.

“Moupo quits”

“Moupo sinks deeper”

“It’s only a matter of time”

23 Aug 2006

President Festus Mogae was this week forced to recuse himself from a cabinet meeting that decided the appointment of the PEEPA (Public Enterprises Evaluation and Privatisation Agency) Chief Executive.

Mogae's recusal was meant to avoid a possible conflict of interest.

23 Aug 2006

Arguably the “whipping boys” of Botswana's St Louis Rugby league, EMG Gunners of Selebi-Phikwe last weekend showed that one who writes them off does that at their own peril. Gunners hammered a hapless BDF Sharks 20-9.

23 Aug 2006

The Gaborone Special Support Group (SSG) dominated side, Wonder Sporting, defied all odds to bounce back into the Med Rescue First division league.

The team in Gold achieved this feat by coming second to Moshupa-based Kgabosetso Callies in the just ended first division playoffs.

23 Aug 2006

Last week Sunday marked the official kickoff of the First National Bank sponsored Youth development golf programme.

A substantial number of youths from the Gaborone area participated in the prestigious golf development programme.

23 Aug 2006

Gaborone glamour side, Notwane Football Club last week completed the signing of crack Township Rollers and Zebras marksman, Tshepiso “Sox” Molwantwa, Notwane spokesperson, Pudi “Ace” Mooki, revealed to Sunday Standard Sport.

23 Aug 2006

Many who have watched the Township Rollers side destined to conquer in the 2006/2007 season, would agree that the team would be difficult to beat. Reason: the enlisting of midfielder, Boitumelo Mafoko, from Tasc.

23 Aug 2006

African Banking Corporation, the pan-African wholesale bank’s Zimbabwe operations defied the hostile economic conditions as it aided the bank to achieved record results of 72 percent headline earnings in the first six month of the year.

23 Aug 2006

Barclays Bank of Botswana, the largest retail bank in the country raised competition stakes in the local market by announcing its intention to launch the retail direct sales initiative coupled with portable banking plans in an attempt to increase its foot-print across the country.

23 Aug 2006

In an attempt to explore investment opportunities in South Africa, First Sun Alliance tied the knot with South African-based KIH Group.

The two, together with BDO Spencer Steward, provide share administration, legal, accounting, company secretarial and marketing and sales function required to ensure the success of BPI, the brainchild of the engagement.

23 Aug 2006

Chobe Holdings, the tourism outfits listed on the Botswana stock Exchange (BSE), is planning expansion programmers into Africa in a bid to enhance shareholders' value at a time when most of the companies are looking up north Zambezi.

23 Aug 2006

The titanic Botswana Insurance Holdings’ operating profits lifted-up 23 percent in the first six months of the year leaving embedded value through the P 1 billion mark, the company said at its half year results Friday.

14 Aug 2006

Stars of the Ballet Moscow Gala Concert WORKS: Paganani by Leonid Lavrovsky - prologue and finale Yury Vetrov; Pas de quatre by Perrot/Dolin; Gopak by R Zakharov; Don Quixote - grand pas de deux by Petipa /Gorsky

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