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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...

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,...