Wednesday, January 29, 2020

News

Quarry and pit from hell swallows children

A disused quarry together with an adjacent water drainage pit associated with it in Mogoditshane Block 5 have become a death trap...

BMC missing P300 million

Untraceable P212 million worth of meat, P50 million in possession of a GPS company and a P220 000 loan to a union...

Modest investment would have prevented P15 million-loss train accident

The 2016 train accident involving a passenger train is one that should never have happened. A locomotive travelling at 80km/hour rammed into...

BR warned about dangerously ‘wanting safety systems’ in 2017

More than two years before the fatal rail accident that happened last month, the Botswana Transport and General Workers Union sought an...

Will Botswana regain its ‘least-corrupt’ crown on Thursday night?

After being dethroned by a small island for a coveted international beauty-pageant title, Botswana (currently the first princess) awaits Thursday night with...

BURS closes down import car dealerships

The Botswana Unified Revenue Services (BURS) this week pounced on Mogoditshane second hand vehicle import dealers in what is said to be...

New act requires regional stores to use pula currency in adverts

The party is well and truly over for South African mega-chain stores that have taken Botswana consumers for a ride for decades.

Ray Molomo did what few dared do – speak truth to royal power

Around the time that Bakgatla age-regiments (mephato) went on the rampage soon after Kgosi Kgafela II’s installation, some members of Ntlo ya Dikgosi were...

Binge drinking turns Letlhakane village into a giant “Animal House”

Despite traditional believe that “drink provokes the desire, but takes away the performance,” randy Letlhakane men are defying brewer’s droop and turning the...

The weatherman drills law enforcers on ozone

The government of Botswana has through the Ozone office in the Department of Meteorological Services trained 200 people from law enforcing agencies...