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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...

Ghetto derby

Derby day comes to Francistown this Saturday as Ghetto giants Ecco City and Tafic battle it out for local bragging rights. The Debswana First Division...

Jailed

GRANNY LOCKED UP FOR DAGGA An elderly Zimbabwean woman was on Monday sentenced to an effective two years behind bars and an additional P3 000...

Prison hardens criminals

Convict claims in plea for non-custodial sentence Efforts by the government to turn the country’s prisons into rehabilitation centres especially for young offenders are yet...

Gangsta granny

57 year old woman caught with dagga An elderly Zimbabwean woman is currently languishing at the Francistown State Prison awaiting sentencing next Monday for being...

New lease on life

WHEEL CHAIR DONATION PUTS A SMILE ON DISABLED WOMAN'S FACE After being confined to the house for much of her life, 26-year-old Kediemetse Sethong, who...

UDC to launch Kalakamati candidate

...as Khama tours the area Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) is expected to launch its candidate for Kalakamati ward next Saturday afternoon, the same day...

‘You can’t see your daughter’

A man facing charges of strangling his wife might never see his 11-year-old daughter who witnessed the gruesome murder as she was ‘deeply affected’...

Gambule villagers plagued by burglaries

A recent spate of professionally conducted night time burglaries have left nervous residents of border village Gambule paranoid that they could be next. According to...

Man jailed seven years for assault

A heat of the moment reaction by a 33-year-old man from Mosetse village has earned him seven years in jail after he was found...

Debswana’s plans in disarray

Debswana Diamond Company (Pty) Limited’s development and sales plans for the year 2017 and beyond has been thrown into total hysteria amid revelations that...

BMC to export beef to Israel

Beleaguered Botswana Meat Commission (BMC) is set for revitalization following revelations that the country will soon start exporting beef to Israel. A technical team, comprising...

Taken for a ride

Teachers fooled by a mentally challenged man from a 'high office' A middle aged mentally challenged man last week managed to fool authorities at Shangano...

Cause for concern

STIs infections high in F/town A latest report by the Francistown District Health Management Team (DHMT) has revealed that the country’s second largest city comes...

Mothers urged to protect the girl child

A Francistown magistrate recently launched a scathing attack on mothers who are not in good books with their own daughters saying most of the...

Finally!

GRANNY 96, GETS HER FIRST HOUSE The saying; good things come to those who wait recently made sense for 96 –year- old Gasedirelwe Ntake of...

EU optimistic about SADC

The potential for private sector investments on the African continent especially in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region is huge - and turning...

Govt crafts bio-energy policy

In a quest to attain sustainable clean energy through domestic biogas, the government through the Ministry of Minerals, Energy and Water Resources is busy...

Women entrepreneurs to create over 1 000 jobs

Women entrepreneurs funded by the Labour and Home Affairs’ Department of Gender are expected to create over 1 000 employment opportunities to help address...

F/town business community donates to bot5o

Francistown, business people are ‘falling over each other’ donating towards the Bot50 mini celebrations currently going on in Francistown ahead of the national celebrations...

Modenga hits back

Lashes out at fellow democrats Defiant Francistown City Council (FCC) deputy mayor and Moselewapula ward councillor Lechedzani ‘Dr. Stitch’ Modenga has hit back at fellow...

Govt. seeks P4.2bn for water, power

Government, through the Ministry of Minerals, Energy and Water Resources requires at least P4.2 billion to invest in water supply and power generation for...

Distressed De Beers eyes India

With the China-fueled commodity slump having torn through the world’s biggest raw materials markets now hitting the diamond industry, De Beers has sets its...

Zim coach snubs TAFIC

Tafic's hopes of enlisting reputable coach, Mandla 'Lulu' Mpofu, in next season's campaign has hit a snag after the Zimbabwean gaffer ditched the club...

Mining sector woes continue

Problems affecting the country’s mining sector are continuing unabated as the global demand for diamonds is still low while other minerals metals are not...

Trickster to be sentenced next week

A youthful female trickster, who misrepresented herself as an administration clerk with the North East District Council (NEDC) and pretentiously obtained a sum of...