Tuesday, 25 Apr 2017
Employment need in Botswana continues to be evident through masses of applications thrown in for opportunities that arise, including that of the land board membership.
Tuesday, 25 Apr 2017
The Ombudsman, Augustine Makgonatsotlhe has expressed concern about the delayed police investigations in criminal matters.
Tuesday, 25 Apr 2017
Kagiso Thutlwe has retained his seat as Gaborone City Mayor.

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Monday, 24 Apr 2017
Police in Rakops are still investigating an incident in which a local celebrity, Vincent Tiro, popularly known as Steez is said to have died in a car accident near Rakops over the weekend. Rakops Station Commander, Superintendent Makgothe Oageng told Gabz fm news that it is suspected that Steez was the driver of a Toyota Run X that collided with a Nissan Hardbody and both cars burnt to ashes. Oageng says both drivers were trapped inside the burning vehicles but only the one driving a Nissan Hardbody managed to be rescued by the public.
Monday, 24 Apr 2017
In Lobatse, depilated Athlone hospital will this year be refurbished and upgraded to a modern hospital at a tune of 300 million Pula. Addressing a Kgotla meeting recently, MP for Lobatse, Sadique Kebonang said the hospital maintenance has long been overdue hence the need for total re build and maintenance. Athlone hospital has several challenges that include bad roads within the hospital and the boiler which is usually down leading to some patients reportedly using cold water to bath.
Monday, 24 Apr 2017
The race for the Tlokweng Constituency by-election intensifies as former Specially Elected Member of Parliament MP, Shirley Segokgo joins the race. The constituency that became vacant after the passing of the then MP, Same Bathobakae last year is due to hold its by-election on the 13th May 2017. In an interview with Gabz Fm news, Shirley Segokgo said that she can only confirm that she will be standing for the elections as an independent candidate and that she submitted her name this past Friday as it is her constitutional right as a Botswana citizen.
Monday, 24 Apr 2017
Government has expressed concern at what is calls allegations suggesting that it has been refusing to negotiate at the Public Service Bargaining Council. In a statement, government says its representatives have always remained ready and willing to engage their Trade Union Party counterparts, who have been admitted to the Bargaining Council. It says a meeting was held last week, in which both Employer and Trade Union Party representatives were in attendance.
Mozambican president, Felipe Nyusi is due to land in Gaborone this morning on a three-day State Visit. It will be his first State Visit to Botswana and it follows a visit to Mozambique by President Ian Khama in 2015. During the visit, the two Presidents will deliberate on issues of mutual interest and explore ways and means of deepening relations between the two countries. Botswana and Mozambique established formal diplomatic relations in 1975.
Monday, 24 Apr 2017
Researchers say tourism has largely failed to make significant contribution to rural developments in the Okavango Delta where it is however concentrated. A Research Scholar at the Okavango Research Institute, Patricia Madigele attributes the failure due to weak linkages of tourism with the domestic economy of the area particularly the agricultural sector. Speaking at the world heritage day commemoration held in Maun this past week, Madigele highlighted that tourism is however the second largest economic sector after diamonds productions.
Thursday, 20 Apr 2017
Police say road accidents during the Easter holiday decreased compared to the same period last year. A statement from the Botswana police shows a decrease of 17.6 percent in the total number of general road accidents that happened during the period. However, the number of fatal crashes has increased from five in 2016 to 7 this year with fatalities increasing also from five to seven.
Thursday, 20 Apr 2017
Attorney Morgan Moseki has written a letter to the Attorney General demanding the release of hundreds of asylum seekers from Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo and Namibia who are detained at Francistown Center for Illegal Immigrants. Moseki told Gabz Fm news that he has given the Attorney General 14 days to have released the asylum seekers or else he will take the government to court. He revealed that government is ill-treating the asylum seekers as their children are denied access to education.
Thursday, 20 Apr 2017
Justice Monametsi Gaongalelwe is expected to hear the appeal by BOPEU for a stay in a case against BOFEPUSU after dismissing an application to have himself recused from the case by BOFEPUSU. Before dismissing the case at the court of appeal yesterday, Justice Gaongalelwe heads an application by Advocate Duma Boko who is representing BOFEPUSU to have Gaongalelwe recuse himself from the case following a judgment by Justice Tafa last month regarding the constitutionality of the appointment of members of the court of appeal.
The Court of Appeal has ruled that President Ian Khama acted unlawfully in declining to appoint attorney Omphemetse Motumise as a high court judge. A panel of five judges agreed unanimously yesterday that the President is not entitled to turn down the recommendations of the Judicial Service Commission, which determines when to fill the vacancy. In 2015, the Law Society and Motumise filed an application against the President and the Judicial Service Commission following the latter’s recommendation to appoint Motumise as a judge and the President’s refusal to do so.

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