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Klass flaunts it out

Sasa Klass, the curvaceous Hip Hop artist, definitely has it, so she flaunted it during her performance at the Botswana Public Employees Union (BOPEU)’s...

Rough diamond sales show 2% increase in growth

Diamond sales by De Beers Group have reached P18.6 billion (an estimated US$1.86 billion) since the start of the year – showing a promising...

Rains reduce Botash production by 30 %

Heavy rains experienced countrywide during the just ended summer season saw salt and soda ash production at the Botswana Ash (Botash) plunging in February...

Bots explores export business to Namibia

Last month’s mission by local companies to Namibia is expected to generate export business worth millions of pulas in the near future, Botswana Investment...

Consumer spending pushes GDP up 4.2%

Botswana economy accelerated to 4.2 percent growth in the final three months of the just ended 2016/17 financial year, as Batswana spent more and...

Unprotected sex in the second city

GHETTO SEX WORKERS SHUN CONDOMS In the heart of Francistown’s central business district (CBD), a group of young women lurk in dark alleyways, daubing their...

From combi driver to deputy mayor

Godisang Radisigo, the recently elected Francistown City Council (FCC) Deputy Mayor believes his life’s journey shows that it is possible for anyone to overcome...

Economy set to sparkle again, as diamonds rebound

Botswana’s economy is set to sparkle once again if latest statistics brief on indices of the physical volume of mining production for the fourth...

Namibian refugees return home

Despite possible reprisals awaiting them in their native country, scores of Namibian refugees from Dukwi Refugee Camp are returning to home. Situated about 130 kilometers...

P75m to fix damaged roads

The bill to repair Francistown’s crumbling road infrastructure damaged by recent rains could cost the city council over P75 million. Estimates provided by a senior...

Fists fly at BDP congress

  Infighting among ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) members in the Francistown West constituency is reportedly intensifying by day as the build-up to the 2019...

Storm destroys farms

  Horticultural farmers in the peripheries of Francistown are counting their losses after the devastating impact of the depressed tropical cyclone Dineo. Officials from the ministry...

Govt entices foreign investors

  Government, through the Ministry of Nationality, Immigration and Gender Affairs, seeks to address issues of foreign investors work and residents by tabling an Immigration...

Muzila slams bogus prophets

Worried Francistown mayor, Sylvia Muzila, has slammed exploitative pastors and churches for potentially reversing the gains made in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Muzila charged that...

FCC targets vendors for revenue generation

Francistown City Council (FCC) is working on a cocktail of measures to ensure all vendors plying their trade in the city are fully licensed...

Mine closures hit exports

Recent closures of copper and nickel mining companies have hit hard the country’s exports, Statistics Botswana (SB) has announced in its international merchandise trade...

Zim cash crisis weighs on Botash

Botswana Ash (Botash)’s efforts to fully capitalize on the Zimbabwean market have been thrown into disarray due to severe cash shortages prevailing in the...

Defeated UDC candidate in child support drama

*Kuchwe fails to pay P1000 monthly fee *Amount accrues to P27 000 in arrears *Claims campaign bankrupted him It never rains but pours for the vanquished...

Mokaila challenges BR to diversify

Transport and Communications Minister Kitso Onkokame Mokaila has challenged Botswana Railways (BR) to wake up and drive the parastatal’s diversification exercise. Year in year out,...

Paedophile stepfather jailed for raping young teenager

For preying on his 15-year-old stepdaughter, a paedophile stepfather has been jailed for 10 years. 35-year-old Ndibo Fani of Muzila ward at Shashemooke village, had...

Low-cost carriers scramble for local skies

The long-suffering and the near-demise of Air Botswana (AB) may have tremendously dented national pride, but the scores of operators scrambling to fill the...

Grey imports flood Botswana

Largely attributed to affordability, the demand for used vehicles recorded a sharp increase quarter-on-quarter during 2016. During the second quarter thus from April, May and...

Man accused of killing business partner

A man who owed his business partner P20 000 has, together with his accomplice, been remanded in custody for murder after the associate was...

Shop breakers locked up

A 27-year-old Zimbabwean woman recently appeared before the Francistown magistrates’ court for breaking into a shop and stealing food and toiletry worth P761.65. Sethembisile Ndlovu...

Child traffickers plead guilty

They blame President Mugabe for their illegal business Three Zimbabweans, convicted on their own plea of guilty to eleven counts of neglecting and ill treatment...

Drunken driver freed

A self-confessed drunken driver on Monday left the Francistown magistrates’ court a free man after bungling police officers admitted to having destroyed evidence of...

Botash to produce fertilizers

Botswana Ash (Botash) Pty Limited’s financial books are about to get a major boost following revelations that the mining entity is scheduled to open...

Tourist arrivals increase by 20%

Statistics show that the country recorded a 20.1 percent increase in tourist arrivals last year to 2 501 616 people, largely driven by visitors...

Axe-wielding toy-boy attacks sugar mummy

It is feared that a 40-year-old lady could have suffered serious brain-damage following a frenzied axe attack perpetrated on her by her live-in boyfriend...

Kazungula Chief distressed by sex-workers

If he had his way, Kgosi Tshegofatso Samoka of Kazungula villlage would eliminate prostitution by punishing sex-workers in the area. According to Samoka, he and...

Teenage girl charged with arson

In a classic scenario of jumping from a frying pan onto the fire, a border jumping Zimbabwean girl landed on the wrong side of...

Botswana sets sights on rising tourism prospects

Traditionally reliant on mineral revenues especially from diamond sales, the country is banking on the seemingly fast improving tourism sector to become a central...

feeling the pinch

Price pain predicted for rural population Difficult times await the country’s rural population as food prices continue to rise, driven by a combination of inflation...

No benefits for retrenched employees

Retrenched employees of the shutdown BCL Mine and its subsidiary Tati Nickel Mining Company (TNMC) will not be paid any terminal benefits as yet...

No mercy

Remorseful housebreaker jailed A convict’s plea to be spared a jail sentence fell on deaf ears as he last week received an effective three-year jail...

Zim imposes import ban

Chinese businesses in F/town feel the pinch Economic activity in Francistown is feeling the pressure of a blanket import ban imposed by President Robert Mugabe...

Sithole’s debut for Tafic delayed until January

Tafic fans will have to wait until January before they get their first glimpse of the club's exciting new striker, Simbarashe Sithole. The highly-rated 27-year-old...

BOFUS revenue up by 1%

Despite the harsh economic conditions that Botswana Sectors of Educators Union (BOSETU) Funeral Scheme (BOFUS) has been operating under, the funeral scheme has managed...

Tax evasion

Asian businesses accused of flouting tax laws A number of Asian-run businesses operating in Francistown have come under scrutiny following claims they are flouting the...

Man 23, allegedly rapes 87- year- old great granny

Police at the diamond mining village of Letlhakane on Saturday arrested a 23-year-old man who is suspected to have raped an 87-year old great...