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Botswana earmarked for Marriot’s expansion

Botswana has been earmarked for Marriot International Inc.’s ambitious expansion exercise on the African continent. The brand is planning to have more than 200 hotels...

Students turn abandoned buildings into sex and drugs initiation schools

Unruly students in Francistown are said to have turned some of the city's deserted buildings into havens for illicit sex and drugs. The startling revelations...

Female ‘shoplifter’ stabs Palapye shop owner to death

A Palapye businessman was last weekend stabbed to death while attempting to stop a suspected female shoplifter from stealing some yet to be ascertained...

Kasane herdboy accused of triple-murder attempt

A jilted 29-year-old man who suspected his girlfriend was cheating on him appeared before Kasane Magistrates Court on Tuesday charged with three counts of...

Africa urged to curb lack of capacity in labour admin

African countries have been urged to come up with innovative policies to stem the spiraling lack of capacity in labor administration thereby increasing informalisation...

The brothers grim

Siblings accused of stabbing a man for P450 Two Pandamatenga brothers, accused of stabbing a man with a knife and then robbing him of P450,...

Mining production increases year-on-year

Influenced by an upsurge in diamond production, Botswana’s mining production indicated a 1.5 percent increases year-on-year, latest figures from Statistics Botswana (SB) released early...

Councils sluggish in revenue collection

Councils urged to collect owed revenue by March 2018 -Programmes too dependent on central govt. In future, the government through the Ministry of Local Government...

Electricity imports escalates in Q2

A noticeable decrease in electricity generation has resulted in an insignificant increase in imports of electricity in the second quarter of 2017, as the...

Muzila implores private sector to join council

Francistown City Council (FCC) Mayor, Sylvia Muzila, has implored the private sector to join her city in strengthening Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) in forging...

JET shuts doors to save sales

Jet Stores (Pty) Ltd, a subsidiary of the regional textile retailer, Edcon has reportedly started shutting down some of its stores in a bid...

FCC loses fight against potholes

Francistown has been urged to plan migrating to concrete roads arguing that the traditional asphalt ones are prone to cracks and potholes. The Francistown City...

Human-wildlife conflict costs govt. P1.4million

A least P1 353 777. 50 have been disbursed to farmers in the North East District (NED), as compensation to farmers whose ploughing fields...

22 000 on ARVs in F/town

At least a fifth of Francistown’s population estimated at just above 100 000 has been successfully enrolled on the Anti-Retroviral Therapy (ART), Francistown City...

FCC identifies investor for new CBD

Francistown City Council (FCC) Mayor, Sylvia Muzila, says her municipality has identified an investor to construct a new central business district (CBD) as part...

Zim man admits assaulting officer

The long arm of the law has caught up with an illegal immigrant – two months after he evaded arrest, having beaten up a...

Underage sex prominent in bots

About 19 percent of the sexually active students at surveyed primary and secondary schools in the country are reported to have had sexual intercourse...

Five arrested for illegal ivory possession

Members of the Botswana Police Service (BPS)’s Narcotics Squad – Flora and Fauna - in Francistown are questioning at least five people arrested over...

Botswana explores beef markets

Botswana is industriously seeking alternative markets for beef and its byproducts. This was revealed by President Lieutenant General Dr. Seretse Khama Ian Khama during the...

Councilor’s house raided

Francistown police recently raided the premises of Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) councillor’s house, Zibanani Benifield, in a clampdown on suspected illegal ivory dealers believed...

Majaga wants charges dropped

Nearly eleven years after he was slapped with stock-theft charges, Nata/Gweta Member of Parliament Polson Majaga, insists there has been an unreasonable delay in...

UK-SACU trade to continue after BREXIT

The trade agreement between the United Kingdom (UK) and her trade partners in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) would not be disrupted by...

Seretse calls for vibrant cooperatives

With the government continuing to improve the doing business environment in the country, cooperatives and Batswana at large have been urged to reflect on...

Barclays to the rescue

Bank to assist F/town SMEs to unlock prospects Barclays Plc’s transforming subsidiary, Barclays Africa, has pledged to offer financial assistance to constrained small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs)...

Blind teacher faces six sex offences

In a baffling development, a 32-year-old visually impaired man is alleged to have committed half-a-dozen sex offenses on six different women and occasions between...

Dukwi refugees in desperate plea

Refugees at the Dukwi Refugee Camp have made a passionate plea to the international community to assist them with furthering their education. Chairperson for the...

Accreditation complements EDD – Butale

Accreditation of products and services will fully support initiatives by the government which are aimed at growing investment, trade and industry in the country,...

Back in business

Zim lifts ban on imported goods -F/town businesses look set for fresh boost Businesses in the Francistown area look set to get a fresh boost...

BDP councilor’s wife sued for P14 700 debt

Three Francistown residents have turned to the Small Claims Court after the wife of Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) councillor for Kanana ward, Cornelius Gopolang,...

Muzila decries patriarchy

Botswana has just come of age as a constitutional democracy based on progressive values that include freedom, human dignity, equality, non-racialism and non-sexism let...

Cross-border crimes rife in North East

Ongoing computers and vehicle theft syndicates running riot in the border villages in the northeastern part of the country have sparked some xenophobic threats...

Lesedi La Rona’s fragment fetches over P175million

Canada headquartered Lucara Diamond Corporation has sold a stone that was originally part of the second-largest rough diamond in history, Lesedi La Rona for...

Zim bond notes flood Francistown

Enterprising foreign currency exchange dealers in Francistown are getting into cash selling business amid reports the Zimbabwean bond notes are being shipped out of...

” Cruel” prophet divorces songstress

Wife moved out after two months Prophet Thuso Molefhe of Abundance City International (ACI) and his songstress wife tied the knot in a glitzy private...

Bartender robbed and raped at knifepoint

Police are on the hunt for a robber who held a 31-year-old woman at knifepoint and raped her repeatedly throughout Monday night, releasing her...

Inflation estimates near recession-era levels

Estimates for consumer price increases are at their lowest since the country’s 2008 recession. This is due to a collapse in commodity markets, counterbalancing the...

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...