Friday, 24 Mar 2017
The ministry of health has commended the Anti Tobbacco Network for its advocacy role which has compelled government to come up with the tobacco control legislation.
Friday, 24 Mar 2017
Government this week pledged its commitment to enhancing efforts in empowering and promoting social inclusion of people with disabilities.
Friday, 24 Mar 2017
The Department of Road Transport and Safety resumes driving practical tests from Monday this coming week.

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Thursday, 23 Mar 2017
Botswana Qualifications Authority is spanning its wings to further spread knowledge about the importance of considering relevant consultation, before enrolling for a course of choice at local tertiary institutions. This follows an ongoing a Career Fair in Gaborone and the continued ignorance by students who apply without consulting the authority to ensure course accreditations. There have been protests at some tertiary institutions recently, with students complaining that they were offered courses that are not recognized.
Tuesday, 21 Mar 2017
Former parliamentary speaker, Margaret Nasha has also criticised President Ian Khama for the delay in issuing the writ of the parliamentary by-election in Tlokweng. She claimed for the first time in the country’s history the writ has not been announced for close to four months. The Tlokweng parliamentary seat fell vacant after the death of Same Bathobakae of the UDC in November last year. Nasha alleged that President Khama has delayed the writ because his ruling BDP is not prepared for the by-election.
Tuesday, 21 Mar 2017
Former parliamentary speaker, Margaret Nasha has also criticised President Ian Khama for the delay in issuing the writ of the parliamentary by-election in Tlokweng. She claimed for the first time in the country’s history the writ has not been announced for close to four months. The Tlokweng parliamentary seat fell vacant after the death of Same Bathobakae of the UDC in November last year. Nasha alleged that President Khama has delayed the writ because his ruling BDP is not prepared for the by-election.
Tuesday, 21 Mar 2017
Former parliamentary speaker, Margaret Nasha, has condemned the alleged harassment, detention and intimidation of journalists under President Khama’s regime, saying it is a clear indication that the government is hiding something in Mosu. Speaking at a rally in Tlokweng, Nasha said the media should be allowed to expose corrupt practices, which she said appears to be the norm under the current regime.
Monday, 20 Mar 2017
Children with disability reportedly continue to face a lot of challenges in the country. This was revealed by the board chairperson of Tshidilo Stimulation Centre in Maun, Segi Dimbo during the handing over of physiotherapy equipment donated to the center by FNBB Foundation. Dimbo says one of the biggest challenges the children face is a shortage of rehabilitation equipment to improve their quality life. Dimbo says rehabilitation equipment is very expensive and most of the disabled children benefiting from them come from impoverished families.
Monday, 20 Mar 2017
Cabinet Minister, Dorcas Makgato, has retained her position as Chairperson of the ruling BDP Women's wing. The Sefhare-Ramokgonami MP was unopposed in elections held yesterday in Maun during the 16th National Women's Wing Congress. Orefitlhetse Masire, Pearl Markus and Bridget Mavuma were also unopposed for the positions of treasurer, vice treasurer and vice secretary general respectively. Veronica Lesole also retained the vice-chairperson position after defeating Kgalalelo Mokgweetsi with 335 votes to 163.
Monday, 20 Mar 2017
BPC CEO Dr. Stephan Schwarzfischer (pic FB, BPC)
Power utility, BPC, says tariff for domestic users consuming up to 200 kilowatts will go up by 7.5 percent while tariffs for those consuming more than 200 kilowatts will be increased by 10 percent. Businesses will see tariff increases of 12 percent for small scale and 13 percent for medium and large scale enterprises. In a statement, BPC says the increase of tariffs is to sustain its operations to meet growth in electricity demand.
Friday, 17 Mar 2017
Part of the student community at the University of Botswana who were part of student demonstrations over allowances have been charged with different offences including five SRC members who have also received their charges. The UB SRC vice president Dikosha Dikosha said the school management served them with letters of disciplinary actions for a number of offences. He said the five SRC members received the letters yesterday morning while other students are yet to receive theirs.
Friday, 17 Mar 2017
In Lobatse, Chief magistrate Mareledi Dipate today convicted a 41 year old man of Moshupa village Michael Moitato for stealing goods worth 19 thousand Pula at a supermarket in Goodhope village last year. Moitato broke into Tesco Investments (PTY) Ltd on September 11, 2014 and stole cash and goods which included canned beef, cigarettes, airtime vouchers and sim cards. Dipate said it was not disputed that the shop was broken into and that the goods were stolen.
Friday, 17 Mar 2017
A 48 year old Zimbabwean illegal immigrant, Ronald Mujaji has pleaded guilty to the unlawful possession of elephant tusks. Mujaji was arrested by the police at Francistown Nzano shopping complex in January this year and upon searching his motor vehicle, they found fragmented elephant tusks weighing over a kilogram. Mujaji also pleaded guilty to being in possession of a fake Professional Driving Permit, PRDP and also entering Botswana through an un-gazetted point of entry.

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