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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...

P110.5 million for HRDC’s capacity expansion plan

Human Resources Development Council (HRDC)’s capacity expansion drive has cost P110.5 million during the 2016/17 financial period. Details from HRDC 2016/17 annual report have indicated...

Fast-flowing stream sweeps Sebina man to death

The recent torrential rains experienced across much of the country led to the death of a Sebina man at the weekend. The 48-year-old drowned after...

North east council looking for new revenue sources

North East District Council (NEDC) councilors have agreed in unison that the time is now to act vigorously and identify new sources of revenue,...

Debswana sets aside P2.3 million for Letlhakane electrification project

Debswana Diamond Company Limited, the owners and operators of Orapa, Letlhakane and Damtshaa Mines (OLDM) has made a provisional budget of around P2.3 million...

Impressive results

BOSETU’s business wing posts P7m surplus A decision by the board of Botswana Sectors of Educators Trade Union (BOSETU)’s investment arm to task the management...

Three nabbed for child trafficking

Two South African nationals alongside their alleged Zimbabwean partner in crime were on Tuesday remanded in custody for smuggling six minors from Zimbabwe into...

X-Mas bargains as inflation drops

Retailers are gearing up for one of the busiest shopping weeks of the year ahead of the Christmas holidays, as low inflation has resulted...

Pay as you park

F/town identifies seven paid parking lots Francistown City Council (FCC) has identified seven plots for the development of paid parking lots as it seeks to...

AfDB finances Pandamatenga farms road network project

The government has entered into an agreement with the African Development Bank (AfDB) for the financing of the Pandamatenga Infrastructure Development Project (PIDP) for...

Sowa Town Council targets local SMMEs for growth

Sowa Town Council (STC) has embarked on an exercise targeting Small, Medium and Micro Enterprises (SMMEs) operating within the radius of the soda ash...

BTU urges teachers to venture into business

Teachers in the northwestern parts of the country have been urged to take advantage of opportunities in the flora and fauna infested resort townships...

No respite for Kasane threat to kill suspect

Kasane senior magistrate, Nthabiseng Merafe-Tladi this week denied a man accused of attempting to shoot and kill his girlfriend bail. A herdsman in possession of...

Govt promises profitable agriculture by 2025

Government, through the Ministry of Agricultural Development and Food Security, says it is doing everything within its power to ensure that the agricultural sector...

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...