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  MAKING UP FOR LOST TIME ⋆ THEVOICEBW
Making up for lost time Ghetto collaboration to overcome Covid-19 challenges The advent of Coronavirus has completely changed the way people perceive a lot of things. For entrepreneurs, it has meant coming up with innovative new ways to keep afloat during these uncertain times. Those who have been unable to adapt are faced with an...
https://news.thevoicebw.com/2020/09/making-up-for-lost-time/
  MANAGING A NEW HOTEL IN THE COVID ERA ⋆ THEVOICEBW
Despite Covid-19 bringing business crashing to a virtual standstill, Parkview Selective Hotel’s General Manager, Onkgetse Onks Laletsang has big plans for the Maun-based enterprise, located on the banks of the mighty Thamalakane River. Armed with 14 years experience in the hotel industry, Laletsang, 41, remains resolute, outlining her mission in this interview with FRANCINAH BAAITSE-MMANA....
https://news.thevoicebw.com/2020/09/managing-a-new-hotel-in-the-covid-era/
  FEASIBILITY STUDY CARRIED OUT ON TSABONG AIRFIELD ⋆ THEVOICEBW
A feasibility study was carried out on a P 1.5 million airfield in Tsabong, Transport and Communications Minister, Thulaganyo Segokgo has said. Segokgo was answering questions asked by Kgalagardi South Member of Parliament (MP), Sam Brooks in parliament this week. Brooks wanted to know if Segokgo was aware of an airfield plot at Logaganeng South...
https://news.thevoicebw.com/2020/09/feasibility-study-carried-out-on-tsabong-airfield/
  CELEB EDITION WITH SUFFOCATE ⋆ THEVOICEBW
Award-winning producer and Artist Manager, Theo Lloyd aka Suffocate is a well-known figure in the entertainment industry. He has worked with artists such as Vee and Jah Prayzah, Khoisan, MMP Family, Slizer, Mapetla, Ntando and Ishmael from South Africa among others. Q. How did you land in the music industry? I believe it was my...
https://news.thevoicebw.com/2020/09/celeb-edition-with-suffocate/
  STEPPING TO 'THE COUNT OF TWO' ⋆ THEVOICEBW
Bobedi’s jazz-funk album spreads good vibes Dynamic duo, Bobedi is the new group on the block to look out for. The genre-bending collective consists of singer Kasto “Mouzai” Lejuta and producer Tswelelo “Tswex” Malabola. Their 20- track -debut album ‘The Count of Two’ was released on May 1st 2020 across all digital stores as well...
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  FULFILLING A PROPHECY ⋆ THEVOICEBW
Cousins with a gift for comedy Confident and creative, but most importantly funny, Kaone Ngwanamonna and Promise Ntshese have gained a cult following on social media for their short and snappy skits. Indeed, with over 183, 000 Facebook followers, the 23-year-old cousins don’t just have a bright future, they are dazzling in the present! The...
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  MY TOP 5 - BARBARA REATSHWANA GOTLOP ⋆ THEVOICEBW
I legit feel like Franco o nkgodisitse. I have loved his music from when I was still a teenager… even today when I hear his music I feel like I belong. The funniest guy in Botswana, he makes my dark days brighter. His song Tinto just showed us how multi-talented he is. One of the...
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  BISHOP'S OUTBURST A CONCERN ⋆ THEVOICEBW
Shaya has observed with concern, Bishop Marumo’s behaviour on social media. Ooh to those who don’t know who Bishop is, he is the brand behind the Guerrilla Puff clothing label, a hip-hop artist of repute who is a founding member of the Off Army Crew and a graphic designer. Three years back, Bishop went rampant...
https://news.thevoicebw.com/2020/09/bishops-outburst-a-concern/
  NETBALL 'BOGUS' AWARDS CANCELLED ⋆ THEVOICEBW
BONA reports organisers for Cybercrime Organisers of the much publicised BW Netball Awards got a rude awakening this week when Botswana Netball Association (BONA) reported them to the Cyber Forensic Branch. The awards initially slated for 28th November had to be cancelled as the organisers had violated cyber crime regulations. In an interview with Voice...
https://news.thevoicebw.com/2020/09/netball-bogus-awards-cancelled/
  FROM BEATING BULLIES TO NURTURING NINJAS ⋆ THEVOICEBW
Taekwondo star reflects on the stunning rise At the age of 22, William Rampeba is already a mentor in the high-flying, all-action sport of Taekwondo. Having first taken up the sport back in 2013, the charismatic youngster has enjoyed a steady rise through the ranks, fighting his way to the top of local taekwondo with...
https://news.thevoicebw.com/2020/09/from-beating-bullies-to-nurturing-ninjas/
  JWANENG GALAXY PREPS FOR CAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE ⋆ THEVOICEBW
Published 2 weeks ago on September 9, 2020 Botswana Premier League(BPL) outfit Jwaneng Galaxy have unveiled their roadmap as their  preparations for the Confederations of African Federations (CAF) Champions League underway. Galaxy were declared 2019/20 BTC Premiership Champions following the league cancelation due Covid-19 disruptions. They were just a point above second-placed Township Rollers and two points ahead of Orapa United who were third placed with 10 games left to play. In a press release issued this week, Galaxy confirmed their participation in the next edition of the CAF...
https://news.thevoicebw.com/2020/09/jwaneng-galaxy-preps-for-caf-champions-league/
  BFA CAMPAIGN WARS INTENSIFY ⋆ THEVOICEBW
The Botswana Football Association (BFA) elections campaign this week reached another level as the incumbent President, Maclean Letshwiti, accused Maokaneng Bontshetse of abuse of the association’s vehicle. The Vice President-1 hopeful, Bontshetse, seems to have stoked the already simmering tension with the rival Letshwiti camp when he posted a picture on Facebook campaigning in Kgalagadi...
https://news.thevoicebw.com/2020/09/bfa-campaign-wars-intensify/
  SUNDAY STANDARD | EXCELLENCE IS STANDARD PRACTICE
A password will be e-mailed to you. Tuesday, September 22, 2020 Want to read the newspaper? . Workers in the mining industry have petitioned the Minister of Mineral Resources Green Technology Lefoko Moagi and his counterpart at the Ministry... Sunday Standard Interview with former President Ian Khama33:41 JOBLESS + LAMONADE = LOVE03:09 GAY OR HUMAN, WHO DO YOU SEE?03:12 SHOULD WE REWARD CAR MARSHALLING?01:02 WHAT A SILLY SEASON02:01 CORRUPTION: SPEAKING TRUTH, AS I SEE IT04:58 THE STREET COFFEE MAESTRO02:55 FOOD, THOUGHT DIFFERENTLY03:30 SHE DIDN'T DREAM IT BUT SHE LIVED IT03:57 WHY I MADE...
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  UDC WANTS DCEC ‘REMOVED’ FROM OP | SUNDAY STANDARD
A password will be e-mailed to you. Tuesday, September 22, 2020 The main opposition in Parliament – Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) intends to table a Private Members Bill to amend the Directorate on Corruption and Economic Crimes (DCEC) Act. The intention seeks to reduce the vested powers that the state president has on the agency.   In a special address to Parliament on Monday afternoon, Leader of Opposition – Dumelang Saleshando said that they are concerned at the frequent change of guard at the DCEC.  The DCEC has had four directors between August 2017...
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  SUNDAY STANDARD REPORTER | SUNDAY STANDARD
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  DIS SUSPENDS TOP THREE OFFICERS OVER LEAKS? | SUNDAY STANDARD
A password will be e-mailed to you. Tuesday, September 22, 2020 The erstwhile notorious Directorate of Intelligence and Security (DIS) has reportedly suspended two of its senior managers suspected of leaking confidential information. It is understood that such information relates to, among others, secret leaks relating to the transfer of 100 officers across the country and high-profile cases.   Gathered is that the two officers have been slapped with indefinite suspensions and are likely to face disciplinary action which could result in criminal charges being laid against them. A...
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  AIR BOTSWANA FLYING ON A WING AND A PRAYER | SUNDAY STANDARD
A password will be e-mailed to you. Tuesday, September 22, 2020 Air Botswana (AB) reportedly risks lives of passengers with flight deck crew members whose licenses have not been endorsed by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAAB). The Sunday Standard can reveal that some unendorsed pilots at AB were recently assigned to fly illegally during a trip to Eswatini (formerly Swaziland) on the 12th June, being an example. This publication is in possession of some names of the crew members whose licenses are yet to be endorsed by CAAB but were assigned to fly to Eswatini.  They are part of...
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  NEWSPAPER | SUNDAY STANDARD
A password will be e-mailed to you. Tuesday, September 22, 2020 Digital edition of The Telegraph, September 23, 2020. Digital copy of Sunday Standard issue of September 20 - 26, 2020. Digital edition of The Telegraph, September 16, 2020. Digital copy of Sunday Standard issue of September 13 - 19, 2020. Digital edition of The Telegraph, September 9, 2020. Digital copy of Sunday Standard issue of September 6 - 12, 2020. Digital edition of The Telegraph, September 2, 2020. Digital copy of Sunday Standard issue of August 30 - 5 September, 2020. Digital edition of The Telegraph, August 26,...
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  MINERS PETITION MINISTERS MOAGI, BALOPI | SUNDAY STANDARD
A password will be e-mailed to you. Tuesday, September 22, 2020 Miners petition Ministers Moagi, Balopi Workers in the mining industry have petitioned the Minister of Mineral Resources Green Technology Lefoko Moagi and his counterpart at the Ministry of Employment, Labour Productivity and Skills Development, Patrick Balopi over what they describe as callous working conditions. The executive board of Botswana Federation of Trade Unions, which is representing diamond workers, informed Moagi that they request a meeting “With yourself to discuss various issues affecting employees in the mineral...
https://www.sundaystandard.info/miners-petition-ministers-moagi-balopi/
  TRANSPORT UNION DEMANDS BR INQUIRY REPORT | SUNDAY STANDARD
A password will be e-mailed to you. Tuesday, September 22, 2020 The Botswana Transport and General Workers Union (BTGWU) has written to the Minister of Transport and Communications Thulagano Segokgo demanding a copy of the Botswana Railways Train Accident Inquiry Report. In the letter dated 10th September 2020, the union’s secretary general, Thapelo Motube Molefe states that “The Botswana Transport and General Workers Union (BTGWU) is hereby kindly requesting a copy of the report of the public inquiry into the December 2019 Botswana Railways (BR) train accident.” He stated...
https://www.sundaystandard.info/transport-union-demands-br-inquiry-report/
  TRUCKERS DECRY DELAYS IN COVID-19 TEST RESULTS | SUNDAY STANDARD
A password will be e-mailed to you. Tuesday, September 22, 2020 The situation at Gaborone’s COVID-19 holding area for truck drivers looks set to boil over due to delayed test results. Regional truck drivers are up in arms over the government’s failure to issue test results on time, leading to a weeklong stay at the isolation camp. Some drivers, in transit to various SADC countries say they have been staying at the camp for a week with no proper explanation from the authorities on what exactly is causing the delay. “I have been here for seven days now,” a South African truck driver in...
https://www.sundaystandard.info/truckers-decry-delays-in-covid-19-test-results/
  ACHAP DENIES DONOR TAPS HAVE RUN DRY | SUNDAY STANDARD
A password will be e-mailed to you. Tuesday, September 22, 2020 The African Comprehensive HIV/AIDS Partnerships (ACHAP) has denied it faces an uncertain future amid allegations that donor taps have run dry. The organisation prides itself as a key partner in enhancing and supporting Botswana’s national HIV/AIDS response through a comprehensive approach across the spectrum of prevention, treatment, care and support. Responding to Sunday Standard enquiries, ACHAP spokesperson Jonathan Moalosi said: “The major funders of ACHAP since the end of Bill and Melinda Gates and Merck...
https://www.sundaystandard.info/achap-denies-donor-taps-have-run-dry/
  A TALE OF TWO ECONOMIES: THE WIDENING GAP BETWEEN THE RICH AND POOR SHOULD BE SOURCE OF CONCERN | SUNDAY STANDARD
A password will be e-mailed to you. Tuesday, September 22, 2020 The curtain is almost closing on the debate relating to the Mid-term review of the National Development Plan 11 (NDP 11) at Parliament. Parliament itself is about to go on recess. The question that come to mind is – how productive has this session been? Parliament, should or could be seen as board of directors if we were to compare our country to a corporate company. A place where key decisions relating to the direction that this country seeks to take are made. A place where decision on how what the nation should allocate its...
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  SUNDAY STANDARD COMMENTARY | SUNDAY STANDARD
A password will be e-mailed to you. Tuesday, September 22, 2020 P. O. Box 1079AAD, Gaborone, Botswana Plot 104, Moores Rowland, Unit 21 Ngilichi House (Meriting Spar), Unit 6, Francistown. Tel: (+267)...
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  SADC MIXED MESSAGES ON ZIMBABWE SERVES TO EMBOLDEN THE JUNTA AGAINST HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVISTS | SUNDAY STANDARD
A password will be e-mailed to you. Tuesday, September 22, 2020 The general mood was supposed to be ecstatic this year with SADC turning 40 years. Yet we see a dark cloud hovering all over the region, a result of events unfolding in Zimbabwe. The general feeling among human rights activities is that SADC is moving backward – and in big steps. The very reasons for Zimbabwe being a member of SADC seem lost on the government down there but also on other regional governments inside SADC. The current SADC dispute mechanism, for lack of a better classification is too weak because it fails to take...
https://www.sundaystandard.info/sadc-mixed-messages-on-zimbabwe-serves-to-embolden-the-junta-agains...
  POSITION OF DCEC HEAD NEEDS SECURITY OF TENURE | SUNDAY STANDARD
A password will be e-mailed to you. Tuesday, September 22, 2020 In less than three years the Directorate on Corruption and Economic Crime (DCEC) has had no less than three Directors General. There has been Rose Seretse, Bruce Paledi, Joseph Mathambo and now Tymon Katlholo. This does not inspire confidence on the position or the institution, for that matter. Removing a head of the DCEC almost on a daily basis risks turning people against the president as the appointing authority. No explanation is ever given when these people are removed. There was a groundswell of innuendos way ahead of...
https://www.sundaystandard.info/position-of-dcec-head-needs-security-of-tenure-2/
  BANKING SECTOR: THE EVER-CHANGING NARRATIVE | SUNDAY STANDARD
A password will be e-mailed to you. Tuesday, September 22, 2020 As rightfully described by Bogatsu, the banking sector in Botswana has been at the centre of all the financial storms – the 2008 global financial recession, the 2014/15 liquidity crisis and now the Covid – 19 sponsored economic uncertainties. Here is how the banks have performed financially in the first half of the year 2020, which also doubles as the pandemic period. On Wednesday, the First National Bank Botswana (FNBB) announced its Full Year Results for the year ended 30 June 2020. The biggest highlight from the bank is a 5...
https://www.sundaystandard.info/banking-sector-the-ever-changing-narrative/
  GOVT MAPS WAY FORWARD TO IMPROVED EFFICIENCY | SUNDAY STANDARD
A password will be e-mailed to you. Tuesday, September 22, 2020 Government has laid plans to improve public sector reliability and service to provide a favourable environment for performance monitoring and evaluation. Minister of Presidential Affairs, Governance and Public Administration Kabo Morwaeng during the Mid Term Review of National Development Plan 11 chapter 8 on Monitoring and Evaluation revealed one of the key priority areas of the plan is ensuring efficient Government spending and financing. Key to achieving such a priority would be the implementation of an effective Performance...
https://www.sundaystandard.info/govt-maps-way-forward-to-improved-efficiency/
  SLUGGISH DIAMOND SALES WIDEN BOTSWANA’S TRADE DEFICIT IN JUNE | SUNDAY STANDARD
A password will be e-mailed to you. Tuesday, September 22, 2020 Botswana’s Trade balance continue to deteriorate on account of a slowdown in sales of diamonds, latest trade data compiled by Statistics Botswana (SB) shows. A monthly digest on International Trade put together by Statistics Botswana shows that   Botswana’s overall exports amounted to P943.5 million, a decrease of 70.3 percent (P2, 228.5 million) compared to the revised May 2020 value of P3, 172.0 million. On the contrary, the data shows that Botswana’s imports stood at P7, 251.8 million, displaying an increase of 45.4 percent...
https://www.sundaystandard.info/sluggish-diamond-sales-widen-botswanas-trade-deficit-in-june/
  NEW ISPAAD GUIDELINES EXPECTED END OF FINANCIAL YEAR | SUNDAY STANDARD
A password will be e-mailed to you. Tuesday, September 22, 2020 The long-awaited review of the Integrated Support Programme for Arable Agriculture Development (ISPAAD) is undergoing evaluation to be considered for review before the end of the financial year 2020/21. Junior Minister of Agricultural Development, Food Security, Beauty Manake told Parliament last week that the process will review, consider a wide range of aspects meant to improve delivery and output of the programme. She highlighted: “Key aspects to be considered will be inputs subsidies and how to implement them. Productivity...
https://www.sundaystandard.info/new-ispaad-guidelines-expected-end-of-financial-year/
  FINANCIAL STABILITY COUNCIL SAYS COVID-19, ECONOMIC STRUCTURE COULD AFFECT STABILITY IN THE LONG RUN | SUNDAY STANDARD
A password will be e-mailed to you. Tuesday, September 22, 2020 Financial Stability Council says Covid-19, economic structure could affect stability in the long run Botswana’s financial sector is not facing imminent financial instability but should the current impacts of Covid – 19 persist long-term stability cannot be guaranteed, the Financial Stability Council (FSC) has said. The FSC was officially launched in February 2019 and comprises senior officials of the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development (MFED), the Bank of Botswana, Non-Bank Financial Institutions Regulatory Authority...
https://www.sundaystandard.info/financial-stability-council-says-covid-19-economic-structure-could-...
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  GOV’T SWIFTLY ACTS ON BMC - THE MIDWEEK SUN
Government has moved swiftly to place Botswana Meat Commission under the care of a management firm; the move is meant to put the Commission into shape both operationally and financially. This was disclosed by Finance and Economic Development Minister, Dr Thapelo Matsheka, further stating the BMC is technically insolvent despite having received nearly P1billion as...
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  BSE INVITE COMPANIES FOR CSD PROJECT - THE MIDWEEK SUN
Botswana Stock Exchange (BSE) has intentions to implement a new Central Securities Depository (CSD) system by the second quarter of next year. Authorities at the bourse have already put out a call for companies to perform a post migration data verification and quality assessment from the current depository system to a new depository system set...
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  KWENENG DISTRICT COUNCIL SETS TRUST TO FACILITATE DEVELOPMENTS - THE MIDWEEK SUN
Kweneng District Council has established a trust to assist the district council facilitating funding toward local economic empowerment, social uplifting and coordination of rural development programmes in the Kweneng district council Through the trust, the Council will conduct fund raising projects and social awareness programmes, which include the walk for charity in April 2020. Kweneng...
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  COMPETITION & CONSUMER AUTHORITY NOW IN OPERATION - THE MIDWEEK SUN
The minister of investment, trade and industry, Peggy Serame, has through the Extraordinary Government Gazette of 2nd December 2019 published the Competition Act, and the Consumer Protection Act (Date of Commencement) Orders, thereby commencing the Competition and Consumer Authority, CCA. The ministry announced in a press release that the Competition Act and the Consumer Protection...
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  BTCL SUPPORTS FOR 4IR - THE MIDWEEK SUN
Botswana Telecommunications Corporations Limited (BTCL) has announced unwavering support to the 4th industrial revolution developments on the local economy. “At BTC, we believe that the fourth industrial revolution is a global language and through our continued investments in new digital capabilities, we are enhancing the backbone of the telco industry and bridging the gap,” said...
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  LOCAL HOCKEY BODY TO INCUR MASSIVE FINANCIAL LOSS POST COVID-19 - THE MIDWEEK SUN
Botswana Hockey Association (BHA) President Unaswi Matebu has confessed that her Association will suffer major financial losses post the Covid 19 pandemic that has left the sport fraternity at a standstill. Matebu recently told this publication that the current situation does not only have tremendous effects on their schedule, but also there will be financial...
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  BFA WILL NOT DECLARE THE SEASON NULL AND VOID - YET - THE MIDWEEK SUN
Amidst wide spreading fears that Botswana’s top flight league might be canceled and considered null and void because of the crippling Covid-19 pandemic, the Botswana Football Association (BFA) has yet to make a determination on the matter and has in fact ruled out scrapping off the season altogether. Local football observers and pundits alike have...
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  HOW FORE XTRADING BECAME THE #1 SIDE-HUSTLE FOR AFRICANS - BOTSWANA GUARDIAN
Monday, 21 September 2020 As the largest financial market in the world, the Forex Market has seen an influx in traders from around the globe in the past few months, especially from African traders. There are numerous reasons for this influx, with the predominant reason surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic, economic situations in African countries, and the fact that more global brokers are opening their doors to African traders. The Covid-19 pandemic, and lockdown measures imposed to curb the spread of the virus, have been the driving forces behind more African traders taking to the Forex...
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  AFRICAN POISED TO BECOME FIRST WOMAN LEADER OF WORLD TRADE BODY - BOTSWANA GUARDIAN
Thursday, 03 September 2020 Amina Mohamed – Kenya’s minister of Sport, Heritage and Culture - bears Africa’s hopes to lead the Geneva-based World Trade Organisation (WTO) for the first time in history. Mohamed was thrust into the spotlight by reason of the sudden resignation of WTO Director General, the Brazilian Roberto Azevedo, almost a year before the end of his term. Incidentally, Azevedo is the man who beat Mohamed for the post back in 2013. He leaves the organisation this month (August) in his own words, to allow for a successor to be chosen before WTO Council meetings in 2021. Kenyan...
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  AMBASSADORS DESIGNATE MOKAILA AND MANGOLE BID MASISI FAREWELL - BOTSWANA GUARDIAN
Friday, 14 August 2020 President Dr Mokgweetsi Masisi bid farewell to Ambassador designate to the United States of America Kitso Mokaila and High Commissioner designate to India Gilbert Mangole.The two newly appointed  are retired  politicians who served in the 2014 -2019 Parliament. Mokaila is also former cabinet minister. Mangole, a former opposition Member of Botswana Movement for Democracy (BMD) and Mokaila will leave any  day from next week depending on the availability of flight connections to their respective destinations. Giving them his final word before they depart, Masisi told...
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  INDIA IS A CONSTRUCTIVE, DEPENDABLE ACTOR GLOBALLY - BOTSWANA GUARDIAN
India is a constructive, dependable actor globally Friday, 14 August 2020 Through the pandemic, it has not only met its domestic requirements but taken a range of steps for global goodCovid-19 continues to exact a heavy toll worldwide. In India too, positive cases are rising. However, our effective domestic response has led to a significant improvement in our recovery rate, which is now 68.78%. The case fatality rate at 2.01% remains one of the lowest in the world. High recovery and low-fatality outcomes can be attributed to proactive measures taken to deal with the outbreak from its early...
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  FIRST VACCINE AGAINST THE CORONAVIRUS REGISTERED INRUSSIA, AUGUS 11, 2020 - BOTSWANA GUARDIAN
First vaccine against the coronavirus registered inRussia, Augus 11, 2020 Thursday, 13 August 2020 On August 11, 2020, Russian President Vladimir Putin during a cabinet meeting announced that the world's first vaccine against COVID-19, named "Sputnik V" were registered in Russia. The vaccine is expected to go into civilian circulation on 1 January 2021, according to the registration certificate. Whereupon the World Health Organisation announced that the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 was officially a pandemic, the Gamaleya National Research Centre of Epidemiology and Microbiology of the...
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  PARIS PEACE FORUM IN NOVEMBER WILL TACKLE COVID-19 RESPONSE - BOTSWANA GUARDIAN
Thursday, 16 July 2020 The third edition of the Paris Peace Forum slated for November this year will be devoted to multi-stakeholder response to Corona virus, French Ambassador to Botswana Laurence Beau, has said. Speaking this week on the occasion of Bastille Day celebration, Ambassador Beau said the response will be both in terms of improving “our immediate response and resilience, and of rebuilding a more sustainable world”. She reiterated that President Emmanuel Macron and France are “very much committed to the African continent, its development and its stability” and expressed hope...
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  FRENCH ENVOY, LAURENCE BEAU PAYS TRIBUTE TO FRONTLINE WORKERS ON BASTILLE DAY - BOTSWANA GUARDIAN
French Envoy, Laurence Beau pays tribute to Frontline Workers on Bastille Day Thursday, 16 July 2020 The French embassy in Botswana celebrated Bastille Day (National Day) on June 14th with an address by the Ambassador H.E Laurence Beau beamed through social media. The Ambassador began by commending the Botswana authorities for their “exemplary management” of the Corona virus health crisis, noting that safety and hygiene measures were quickly implemented and complied with. She observed that likewise, France had taken similar decisions and postponed many international events that were...
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  VIDEO: HOW TO COMPLETE COVID19 WAGE SUBSIDY FORM - BOTSWANA GUARDIAN
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  PROPARCO’S FINANCING PARTNERSHIP WITH BANCABC BOTSWANA TO SUPPORT 4, 500 DIRECT AND INDIRECT JOBS - BOTSWANA GUARDIAN
Proparco’s financing partnership with BancABC Botswana to support 4, 500 direct and indirect jobs Friday, 24 April 2020 Proparco, the French Development Agency’s private sector financing arm, has concluded a US$10 million Tier II long-term debt financing with African Banking Corporation Botswana (“BancABC Botswana”) to accelerate the bank’s activity towards supporting the growth of SMEs and commercial enterprises.  With the current global economic challenges wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic, this facility reaffirms Proparco’s long-term commitment to financial institutions and MSMEs, both...
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  BEMA WORRIED THAT LOCAL MARKET DOES NOT MANUFACTURE SURGICAL MASKS AND VENTILATORS - BOTSWANA GUARDIAN
Saturday, 18 April 2020 The German Development Cooperation (GIZ) in collaboration with Botswana Exporters and Manufacturers Association are identifying companies to assist in upscaling their production. “GIZ CESARE has shown interest in supporting companies in the SADC region that produce relevant medical equipment such as sanitisers, gloves, gowns, masks, oxygen flasks and ventilators to increase the local production with the hope that this will help address the worldwide shortage of said medical supplies and facilitate access for the SADC region,” said BEMA Chief Executive Officer,...
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  NEW ELECTRICITY TARIFFS TO TRIGGER INFLATION RISE - BOTSWANA GUARDIAN
Friday, 17 April 2020 Over the past two months the country’s annual inflation has remained stable, although current developments have potential to swing up inflation rate. Statistician General Burton Mguni, this week said the annual inflation rate in March 2020 was 2.2 percent, the same as in February 2020. “All-tradeables inflation rate stood at 2.1 percent in March 2020, recording a drop of 0.1 of a percentage point from 2.2 percent recorded in February 2020,” said Mguni. He said the main contributors to the March annual inflation rate were food and non-alcoholic beverages at 0.5 of a...
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  SA MOBILE PAYMENT APPLICATION EYES LOCAL MARKET - BOTSWANA GUARDIAN
Wednesday, 15 April 2020 A new mobile payment application – ‘Ukheshe Africa’ developed in South Africa is identifying business-to-business opportunities for the platform across the African continent, as cashless trend gains momentum. Although the platform has been focused on South Africa, Ukheshe has now set eyes on the Southern Africa bloc and beyond. “There are already opportunities underway for the micro-payment platform in Zimbabwe, Zambia, Namibia, Nigeria, Malawi, Botswana and Angola,” said Mark Dankworth, the newly appointed Executive Director of Ukheshe Africa. Dankworth said the...
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  COVID19 WAGE SUBSIDY – FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS - BOTSWANA GUARDIAN
Tuesday, 14 April 2020 Citizens of Botswana with valid o’mang. The purpose of the subsidy is to provide assistance to employees of eligible sectors. The Government cannot dictate to employers how much they must pay employees but encourages employers to do their best to meet employees wages and salaries. NO. The facility is to be accessed by employers on behalf of their employees. No. Wages and salaries are the same for purposes of the subsidy. The computation of subsidy, however, is based on the basic wage or salary of the employee. Non-monetary benefits are not considered in determining...
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  STANBIC PROFITS FALL DESPITE RISE IN ADVANCES, DEPOSITS - BOTSWANA GUARDIAN
Stanbic profits fall despite rise in advances, deposits Monday, 13 April 2020 Stanbic Bank profits for the year to December 2019 have taken a nosedive despite most major performance indicators being up. According to the lender’s financial results, which were released over the weekend, profit after tax closed at P140million down significantly from P252 million realised the year before. Nonetheless, the unlisted bank which is led by Sam Minta, saw its total income jumping by 16 percent to close at P1.1 billion year on year. Despite an increase on the key lending rate by Bank of Botswana last...
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  THAPONG VISUAL ARTS CENTRE PREPARES FOR LIFE POST COVID-19 - BOTSWANA GUARDIAN
Sunday, 26 April 2020 The Coordinator for Thapong Visual Arts Centre, Reginald Bakwena has challenged local visual artists to creatively reflect on the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. According to Bakwena, artists are in a position to come up with solutions that might go a long way in helping the society fight the virus. He revealed that once everything settles down, an exhibition focusing on the virus will be held. The idea behind this exhibition is to showcase what happened during the Coronavirus pandemic. He says that mediums such as paintings can be used to depict emotions. "Artists can tell...
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  POSITIVE PERFORMANCE BOTSWANA VIDEOS KICK OUT LOCKDOWN BLUES - BOTSWANA GUARDIAN
Saturday, 18 April 2020 Positive Performance Botswana (PPB) has begun producing and sharing short videos on ways of boosting levels of well-being during the lockdown period. The videos that cover an array of topics are broadcast on social media. Botswana is currently on day 15 of a month-long Lockdown to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Celia Boitshepho Potgieter of PPB said they were inspired to do the videos by the feelings about the present situation facing many around the world - anxious, scared, uncertain about what was coming next, looking ahead to a big unknown, and worrying about...
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  DSTV AND VIRGIN ACTIVE, YOUR EXERCISE COMPANIONS DURING LOCKDOWN  - BOTSWANA GUARDIAN
DStv and Virgin Active, your exercise companions during lockdown Friday, 17 April 2020 DStv and Virgin Active have partnered to bring viewers workouts designed by the very best instructors and fitness experts from around the world. The show that premiered on SuperSport Blitz this Thursday (April 16th) seeks to grease the bodies of viewers who have been stuck at home, possibly missing out on some much-needed exercise. It airs at 0800Hrs & 1700Hrs daily. The first show was a hit, leaving some viewers panting for breath and looking forward to other exciting workouts under the...
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  DESIGNER MAKES MAKGABE FASHIONABLE - BOTSWANA GUARDIAN
Monday, 27 January 2020 For the renowned Lydia Oile of Nchadinyana Clothing, who is also a member of the local and international traditional music group, Culture Spears, fashion means looking unique and elegant. She tells BG Style that she grew up with the hidden talent of designing which most of her fans do not know about. It was only last year in October, when the smart designer tried out her talent and all fell into place. She has always created designs for clothes, when she was growing up using plastic bags. She shares that she loves clothes and this has just fuelled her passion as she...
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  MUVHANGO CREATOR TO TRAIN BOTSWANA ACTORS - BOTSWANA GUARDIAN
Monday, 27 January 2020 GENEROUS... Dr Duma Ka Ndlovu has extended the training offered at DNA to Botswana. About 50 young actors will be admitted to the Dr Duma Ndlovu Actors’ Academy (DNA) bridging course to take place every two months from March throughout this year in Botswana. Auditions to select those who will be part of the class will take place on Saturday February 1 at Botho University, Lecture Theatre 2, according to Coordinator and Facilitator, Michael Mosipidi. Dr Ndlovu, the creator and director of the popular South African soapies, Muvhango, Uzalo and Imbewu will conduct the...
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  LOCAL SHOE MANUFACTURER MAKES INROADS - BOTSWANA GUARDIAN
Monday, 27 January 2020 Botswana’s shoe designer, 28 year-old Merapelo Manuhwa says that for a long time she has observed that when it comes to the fashion industry in the country, everyone flocks to clothes. So she decided to give Botswana fashion a feel of something different, which is why she chose shoe making. She has always loved shoes, and her dream was to see someone manufacturing shoes in Botswana and this turned out to be her. “It has not been a long time since I introduced the shoe business in the country, I only started manufacturing in bulk early this year,” explains Manuhwa....
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  MOTSWANA GIRL GOES TO AMERICA’S GOT TALENT - BOTSWANA GUARDIAN
Monday, 27 January 2020 TALENTED,,,Phomolo Somolekae Fourteen-year old Phomolo Khanyo Somolekae is set for the stars. She has been accepted into America’s Got Talent show in Los Angels, California, USA. Somolekae, a girl from Serowe, is an amazing singer, discovered at the age of four when she shocked her family with a rendition of the Jackson Five song, ‘Who’s loving you.’ In an interview with BG Style, Phomolo’s mother, Monica Somolekae says they were inspired to enter her into the show because of her outstanding talent. Somolekae narrates that it all started one day when the family had...
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  ‘OPERATION 70% LOCAL’ GAINING MOMENTUM - BOTSWANA GUARDIAN
Monday, 27 January 2020 Promoter of the initiative, ’70 percent operation local music’ and also Director at Gilbert Promotions, Gilbert PP wa Pimp Seagile says that it is long overdue since the local content has been awarded 40 percent over 60 percent of international airplay, locally. Their research notes that there is so much local content produced but still overwhelmed by international airplay in the ratio of 40:60 percent airplay. They therefore saw it fit to try and change this because of the findings that local artistes have enough content to be presented at a higher percentage. On...
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  TOURISM BILLIONS A MIRAGE FOR BATSWANA - BOTSWANA GUARDIAN
Government is still to show its seriousness on citizen-economic empowerment regarding tourism as to date there are no reserved concessions rights for Batswana in the heartland. This is despite that 40 percent of areas are tourism space. Currently most if not all lodges and camps in the heartland are foreign-owned with indigenous Batswana relegated to mere employees such as tour guides. Records show that Botswana’s tourism sector grew by 3.4 percent in 2018 injecting at least 2.7 billion US Dollars into the local economy according to World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) report.   The...
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  ADV. PILANE VOWS TO STOP BOKO’S BRAGGING - BOTSWANA GUARDIAN
Adv. Pilane vows to stop Boko’s bragging Botswana Movement for Democracy (BMD) has rubbished claims by Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) lawyers that they are delaying their expulsion case. Early this week UDC lawyers led by Dick Bayford accused the BMD for delaying the case which was supposed to have been heard by the high court on Monday this week. Bayford also told the media that the BMD would not stop the current UDC to use its symbol during this year’s general elections. The standoff between the UDC and BMD could cast an ugly spectre for opposition and confusion among voters in the...
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  CAN MASISI DELIVER A FREE AND FAIR ELECTION? - BOTSWANA GUARDIAN
Opinion is divided over whether President Dr Mokgweetsi Masisi can deliver a free and fair general election given his temperament as well as the existing legal infrastructure governing elections. Masisi took over from Lt. Gen. Dr Ian Khama just over a year ago. General elections are scheduled for October this year. When Dr Masisi became President his job was clearly cut out for him. The country had experienced unprecedented shrinking of the democratic space in its history during the 10 years of Dr. Khama’s rule. His fight against corruption also spiralled into the period of Dr Khama’s...
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  MANSLAUGHTER ACCUSED FEARS WILL NOT HAVE FAIR TRIAL - BOTSWANA GUARDIAN
Tuesday, 22 January 2019 ACCUSED...Talkmore Givemore Sibanda. Talkmore Givemore Sibanda, who is accused of manslaughter, has expressed doubt that he will have a fair trial in the absence of a photo album which was to be used in the case. Sibanda has approached the Court of Appeal to determine whether in the circumstances of the charges he is facing, the absence of the photo album detailing the photos taken at the scene of discovery of the deceased’s body and in his absence and postmortem examination of the deceased’s body and in his absence will amount to an infringement of his right to a...
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  BDF SOLDIERS RETIRE INTO POVERTY - BOTSWANA GUARDIAN
The AGM is hosted by Mahalapye Branch. The meeting comes at a time when some of the retired senior officers are putting together a case against their former employer over a Report which is held by the Defence Council. The Report which is yet to be taken to cabinet talks about the former army men pensions. The former BDF officers have for long been complaining about their welfare and pension. They have argued that they are being taken for granted after having served the country for a long time. They also argue that government through Minister of Defence Justice and Security Shaw Kgathi has...
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  FRANCISTOWN MUST BE RENAMED NYANGABGWE - BOTSWANA GUARDIAN
Monday, 28 August 2017 There have been calls especially from councillors and other local authorities for the decolonisation of Francistown by changing both its name and names of its streets. Significantly, Francistown, named after a gold-digger from England, Daniel Francis, has got the abiding distinction of being the only town in Botswana with a colonial name. Over the years, several motions have been adopted by the town council, the last one being in 2008, to rename Francistown to Nyangabgwe, its traditional name. Calls have also been made to change the names of streets such Blue Jacket...
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  BOSETU TO HOLD ITS 11TH ELECTIVE CONGRESS IN PALAPYE - BOTSWANA GUARDIAN
Monday, 28 August 2017 BOSETU Publicity Secretary General, Edwin Maitshoko Botswana Sectors of Educators Trade Union (BOSETU) will hold its Elective Congress in Palapye at Majestic Five Hotel from 24th-28th August 2017 under the theme “BOSETU-Championing Educators’ Rights In The Midst Of Collective Bargaining Challenges”. The objective of the Congress is to elect the Union’s new leadership and introspect on the achievements and challenges facing the Union and to carve a new path towards a brighter future. BOSETU Elective Congress is held every three years. The event will be a memorable one...
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  MAN SENTENCED TO 10 YEARS FOR LOVER’S DEATH - BOTSWANA GUARDIAN
Tuesday, 15 August 2017 Francistown High Court Judge, Justice Lot Moroka Francistown High Court Judge, Lot Moroka on Wednesday slammed a 31 year old man, Kenalemang Rakgomo with a 10 year sentence for murder after he entered a plea of guilt. According to court documents, Rakgomo killed Tsholofelo Kemolathe who was in a relationship with him in 2010. During the course of the relationship, Rakgomo and Kemolatlhe had a misunderstanding owing to Rakgomo’s suspicion that the deceased was in another relationship with a boy called Nombi.  Rakgomo is said to have seen Kemolathe with Nombi naked in...
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  LOW LIQUIDITY MAY AFFECT PROPERTY DEVELOPMENTS - BOTSWANA GUARDIAN
Tuesday, 03 March 2015 Banks are expected to be more conservative in their lending assessment and pricing in property financing this year. A property expert and Managing Director of Vantage Properties, Sethebe Manake is of the view that access to property financing will be difficult as a result of low liquidity levels compared to last year. “Those who wish to develop property should be creative and innovative and plan well. It also helps to avoid buying unnecessary, expensive materials,” she says. On the other hand, she encourages people to always engage architects in their plans so that...
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  MASA APPEALS TO BUSINESS TRAVELLERS - BOTSWANA GUARDIAN
Wednesday, 27 August 2014 The new Central Business District (CBD) has established itself as a preferred destination for business travellers looking for a one-stop centre for business meetings and entertainment, RDC Properties says. In their financial results for the half-year ended 30 June 2014, the Botswana Stock Exchange listed company stated that there is growing interest from stakeholders in relocating from the Main Mall and other areas to the new CBD. “The strategic positioning of MASA Centre in the new CDB and its mixed nature will enable the group to benefit from the concentration of...
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  TURNING GABORONE INTO A DIAMOND CITY - BOTSWANA GUARDIAN
Friday, 17 January 2014 Gaborone City Council pins its hope on the private sector to turn Gaborone into a diamond city. In an interview, the City Mayor Haskins Nkaigwa said they will need huge support of the private sector in order for them to perform the multi-million pula project of upgrading the Central Business District (CBD) as well as construction of the Gaborone CBD bridge. Nkaigwa said although they have sent the proposal through the Ministry of Lands and Housing to upgrade the Central Business District (CBD), it should be noted that the project depends on the performance of the...
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  LUXURY APARTMENTS UNVEILED - BOTSWANA GUARDIAN
Friday, 20 September 2013 Louie Ville Horizon, a block of 200 residential units was handed over to owners last week in a glamorous ceremony. The high density, yet luxurious block of residential flats are located in Block 8 in Gaborone. Their plan was adapted from India. The flats, which are also located in a well-lit area, have a wide common entertainment area with a fountain, shade, swimming pool and security guards. There is also a gym for tenants and a children’s mini park with swings. Developer and managing director of ODE and E-man Enterprise, Theo Emmanuel who is an investor from...
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  BOTSWANA CHESS PLAYERS COMPETE ONLINE DURING LOCKDOWN - BOTSWANA GUARDIAN
Wednesday, 22 April 2020 Botswana Chess Federation (BCF) has adopted the private online gaming as a way of supporting players and keeping their minds abreast with the game during the COVID-19 pandemic. Online gaming has kept players across the country active. With the current suspension of tournaments BCF has advised players to use the Lichess application to keep playing chess digitally. “Most of the chess players across the country have downloaded the Lichess App and created user accounts. Vincent Masole set up a tournament called COVID-19 Lockdown blitz challenge which takes place...
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  BFA DENIES CEO DEPARTURE ALLEGATIONS - BOTSWANA GUARDIAN
Friday, 17 April 2020 BFA Chief Executive Officer, Mfolo Mfolo The Botswana Football Association, (BFA) president, Maclean Letshwiti has quashed rumors that Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Mfolo Mfolo is on his way out. The future of Mfolo at BFA is alleged to be uncertain as several unconfirmed reports indicate the association might let him out following his secondment from the Ministry of Tertiary Education some years ago. According to reports, the Union of European Football Association (UEFA) delegation that paid the association a visit late last year allegedly found Mfolo to be unskilled...
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  NIJEL AMOS LOSES P1MILLION IN EARNINGS DUE TO COVID-19 - BOTSWANA GUARDIAN
Thursday, 16 April 2020 Botswana's 800m star Nijel Amos this week revealed that he has lost approximately P1 million in earnings due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Amos who recently qualified for the cancelled Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games has not competed for the bulk of this year. Amos, fondly known as 'Zoro' made this revelation during a live social media broadcast with his fans this week. The reserved and enigmatic track and field star was surprisingly candid and introspective during the live broadcast from Oregon, USA where he lives and trains. “I want to get married when I get home after the...
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  HOW FRANK NUTTALL LANDED AT ROLLERS - BOTSWANA GUARDIAN
Monday, 27 January 2020 NEW RECRUIT…Nuttall has already made an impact after recently arriving at Township Rollers. The Scottish coach has recorded a 7-0 victory against Police X Township Rollers has seemingly flouted labour law procedures in the hiring of their Scottish coach Frank Nuttall. As things stand, the same approach seems to have been possibly applied in the signing of their new Ghanaian striker Francis Afriyie, BG Sport has established. Rollers announced cutting ties with underperforming former coach Tomas Trucha on the 3rd January 2020. On 9thJanuary (Thursday), the club...
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  BRANCH RETURNS TDR STOMPING GROUNDS - BOTSWANA GUARDIAN
Monday, 27 January 2020 Local motorsports legend, Ross Branch is set to return to racing in  local shores this year after confirming that he will be competing at the  Toyota Desert Race in Selibe Phikwe this  year. Branch, who has put local motorsport in the international spot light recently after competing in two Dakar Rally events told  BG Sport  that  he  will be  definitely  returning to  his  old  stomping grounds  that   forged  his legendary racing career. The KTM 450cc rider gained international fame after winning the best rookie award at the   2019 Dakar Rally in Peru after ,...
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  ATHLETES GET LAST CHANCE TO QUALIFY FOR TOKYO 2020 - BOTSWANA GUARDIAN
Monday, 27 January 2020 The University of Botswana Athletics Club and Botswana Athletics Association (BAA) will tonight host the second edition of night series. The event will see athletes from track and field events turn out in numbers as they chase qualification for the Olympics. With each athlete allowed to participate in a maximum of two events under the floodlights at the National stadium tonight, expectations are that athletes will give full measures in the night series and possibly find themselves among those who will compete against the best in Tokyo. BAA Vice President Technical...
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  GLOBAL ECONOMIC FORECAST POSITIVE - BOTSWANA GUARDIAN
Tuesday, 03 March 2015 The poor outlook of markets like the Euro have potential to affect good economic outlook in the US due to inter-regional trade, Stanlib Chief Economist, Kevin Lings says. Lings was presenting on the current challenges faced by ripple effects across continents and the opportunities that are available with the intricacies of the global economic movements. Lings concurs with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on the positive global economic forecast for the year 2015, with the Sub-Saharan Africa projected to grow at five percent. He however is quick to say Europe,...
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  BTCL VIES FOR ‘ALIBABA’ TOP SPOT - BOTSWANA GUARDIAN
Monday, 17 November 2014 A series of delays that have characterised the Botswana Telecommunications Corporation Limited (BTCL) share sale will not dampen punters to participate in the process when it opens during the festive season. Top fund managers and a technical advisor of the Initial Public Offer (IPO) have commented, days after government announced the process has been put on hold, at least for now. Some commentators said delays of the IPO might lead to loss of confidence in the whole process. “Those who want to buy will still buy when the IPO opens,” explained Carol-Jean Harward, a...
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  DISCOVERY METALS’ FUTURE UNCERTAIN - BOTSWANA GUARDIAN
Monday, 03 November 2014 Discovery Metals Limited consolidated group directors stated that the company’s future financial results are dependent on the successful ramp up of the Zeta underground development. In the recently released Annual Report the copper mining company Chairman Jeremy Read and Chief Executive Officer Robert Fulker stated that there is fear that developing and operating its copper operations in Botswana may be affected by a number of challenges. The group fears that there is no certainty that the group will have access to financial resources sufficient to fund its...
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  COMPASSION MOVES PRISON OFFICERS - BOTSWANA GUARDIAN
Wednesday, 17 June 2015 Graduate prison officers, Class One of 2014 recently gathered resources to uphold the Vision Pillar of a ‘Compassionate and Caring Nation.’ In light of the winter season, the officers contributed funds towards buying winter school uniform for needy students of Ikongwe Primary School in Mahalapye. The officers took advantage of the Prisons day celebrations, held last month in Mahalapye. Two hundred and sixty-seven officers graduated after a six month training and are now ready to serve. Prison Staff College Commandant, Shirley Owageng said the objective of the...
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  YOUNG INNOVATORS CONVENE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE FOR D’KAR - BOTSWANA GUARDIAN
Wednesday, 17 June 2015 It appears the youth of Botswana have come to embrace the idea of innovation and the Vision 2016’s pillar of ‘A Prosperous, Productive and Innovative Nation’. A youth owned enterprise that focuses on innovation and development of communities called, These Hands GSSE, is in collaboration with international partners to host a 13-country development summit for innovators scheduled for August 3-14 in D’Kar near Gantsi. The two-week International Development Design summit’s main focus is for its participants to work with communities to identify livelihood challenges and...
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