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First division north to start next Sat

Ftown set for double-headed launch First Division North League (FDNL) has tentatively scheduled a double-header at either the Francistown Sports Complex or the Old Francistown...

Transport sector’s contribution to GDP up

The country’s transport sector looks set to be one of the major contributors to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) after mining, agriculture and tourism...

Doing it for the arts

Leadership in the Francistown West constituency have agreed to set aside at least P3 mullion out of the P10 million Constituency Development Fund to...

About 33 new STIs recorded in Francistown daily

As the fight against HIV/AIDS rages on, it has emerged that on average 33 people test positive for sexually transmitted infections (STI) in Francistown...

Indebted Edcon remains committed to Botswana

Despite an impeding deadline to put its house in order by the end of next month, the heavily indebted Edcon Group remains committed to...

There’s no space for the poor

Francistown City Council (FCC) has been urged to provide market space for the beneficiaries of the poverty eradication programme within the city’s central business...

We’re going underground

Buoyed by the successful implementation of the Letlhakane Mine Tailings Resource Treatment Project (LMTRTP), Debswana will consider the possibility of implementing underground mining at...

Excitement building for Serowe District Agric show

Serowe Agricultural Show and Exhibition is expected to be 50% bigger than last year’s event. Scheduled for the 6th to the 12th of August, the...

Imported power up 46.7% y/y

Mainly on account of operational challenges at the Morupule B Power Station, the volume of imported electricity increased by 46.7 percent (88 218 MWH)...

Flying pests

Pandamatenga farmers are spitting feathers after a sudden invasion of Quelea birds in their fields has threatened the bumper harvests they anticipated for this...

Opposition North East cllrs walk out of council

Four opposition councilors last Wednesday walked out of a full North East District Council (NEDC) session following a fallout with their Botswana Democratic Party...

Local acapella group set to release first album

Rebranded local acapella group, Ultra-Chord of Melodies (UCM), have released their debut album – a six-tracked effort titled ‘Boela Gae’. The Francistown-based outfit, whose sound...

Cattle population decreases from 2.15million 1.74 million

The country’s population of cattle has decreased to 1.74 million in 2015 from 2.15 million in 2004 even as the birth rate increased from...

Botswana economy grows in Q1 of 2018

Businesses are brimming with confidence in the President Mokgweetsi Masisi era and they continued to ramp up their outlays in the first quarter of...

Dukwi refugees set for miserable winter

A United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) official has described conditions at Dukwi Refugee Camp as ‘appalling and deplorable’. UNHCR associate protection officer, Layla...

Restaurants, bars ready to cash in on World Cup

Once every four years, the world goes into a frenzy over the FIFA World Cup - and that includes football lovers in Botswana. Bars and...

Cross-border traders welcome dollarization on SADC borders

Zambian and Zimbabwean cross-border traders have welcomed the dollarization of trade on the borders Botswana shares with both Zambia, Zimbabwe and the rest of...

BIUST graduates 294 ICT teachers

Information, communication and technology (ICT) is a key enabler for economic transformation towards a knowledge-based economy through research, the Vice Chancellor of Botswana International...

Suspected poacher abandons car at roadblock

There was drama at Ngwasha Veterinary gate near Nata village on Sunday evening as a motorist, suspected to be a Zambian poacher, abandoned his...

BOTASH MD decries poor Sowa road network

Acting Botswana Ash Managing Director Kangangwani Phatshwane says the deplorable state of roads leading into and out of Sowa Township is negatively affecting economic...

Teach the poor to fish – Kwambala

City of Francistown’s Itekeng ward councilor, Lesego Kwambala has urged the government through the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development to teach destitute...

Creative industries can drive economic growth- Motshwane

In his keynote address during the annual Presidential Competition’s Visual Arts finals for the northern region in Francistown late last week, Kgosi Paul Motshwane...

SADC to introduce USD as trading currency by October

Southern African Development Community (SADC) states have agreed in unison to introduce the United States (US) dollar, as a trading currency on the southern...

Government intensifies drive to boost SMMEs

Investment, Trade and Industry Minister, Bogolo Kenewendo says the government has begun intensifying the drive to boost the contribution of Small-to-Macro and Medium Enterprises...

F/town Hotels cash in on COSSASA

Hotels and lodges in Francistown experienced a welcome boom in business during the just ended Confederation of School Sport Associations of Southern Africa (COSSASA)...

New hope for cross border traders

F/town-Kazungula railway line announced A proposed rail line from Francistown to the pristine resort township of Kazungula carries hope for the informal cross border traders...

‘Old Policies stifle tourism diversification – Matsheka

Continued failure to review old-fashioned policies and legislative instruments has contributed to the lack of diversification in the tourism sector, Hospitality and Tourism Association...

Adapt or die

Sandveld ranchers urged to adapt to climate change The decision to sell cattle during tough times can prove catastrophic to the country’s beef exports, Agricultural...

Zim charms BITC

13 local companies participate in ZITF Charmed by Zimbabwe’s ‘we are open for business’ mantra, Botswana Investment and Trade Centre (BITC) has expressed interest in...

75-year-old nabbed for ‘raping’ 15-year-old

A 75-year-old man of Gerald Estates location here in Francistown has been taken into police custody for allegedly having carnal knowledge of an underage...

DriveSure takes grey out of grey imports

DriveSure, a local auto insurance provider specifically for grey imports, has vowed to do away with the grey areas associated with the purchasing a...

Nuisance wife

The wife of the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP)’s specially elected councilor Tuelo Zazambi was last Friday hauled before Francistown magistrate Lebogang Kebeetsweng facing a...

Btv reporter escapes jail

P350 maintenance fee nearly lands thamage in prison Popular Botswana Television (Btv) crime reporter, Onkutlwile Thamage earlier this week escaped time in prison by a...

SOWA join forces with Namibian town

Sowa Town Council last Thursday signed a twinning arrangement with Namibian town Karibib, which it believes presents investment potential for both. The two councils enjoy...

Licence to kill!

Govt issues F/town donkey abattoir with licence The Government has resumed the licencing of donkey slaughterhouses in a move aimed at creating employment and revenue,...

Dam tourism to boost economic activity

Tonota Sub-District and its environs are expected to benefit immensely from the tourism prospects presented by last weekend's launch of the Shashe Dam’s tourism...

Mascom controls 53% of market share

In terms of market share in Botswana’s telecommunications sector, Mascom Wireless is said to be controlling the development, use and advancement of the information,...

Be content with the size of your vagina- Nurse tells women

A Sexual Reproductive Health Coordinator for the Greater Francistown District Health Management Team (DHMT), Caroline Setshego has warned women to desist from using vagina-tightening...

BITC to sign MoU with ZIA

Botswana Investment and Trade Centre (BITC) is towards the end of next month expected to sign another memorandum of understanding with other Zimbabwean body...

Appalling farewell for Modenga

Moyo blasts BDP members for campaigning at coucillor's funeral Long before the former Francistown City Council (FCC) deputy mayor Lechedzani Modenga’s casket was lowered into...