Friday, 23 Jun 2017
The late former President Sir Ketumile Masire will be accorded a state funeral and will be laid to rest on Thursday next week in Kanye.
Friday, 23 Jun 2017
President Ian Khama has declared 3 days of national mourning, starting today in remembrance of former President Sir Ketumile Masire.
Friday, 23 Jun 2017
The Mo Ibrahim Foundation has paid tribute to its Board Member and Former President Sir Ketumile Masire.

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Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013
Five local charities will benefit from funds raised from this year’s Steinmetz Gaborone Marathon, which will take place on May 5th. The five charities which were chosen from 30 applicants are Bana Ba Metsi, BOSASNet, which was plagued with funding problems last year, Camphill Community Trust, Stepping Stones International and Lady Khama Charitable Trust.
Thursday, 07 Mar 2013
The Ngwato land board has collected close to 12 million Pula, which it was owed in arrears for the previous 2 financial years. Ngwato Land Board Principal Accountant, Seraho Phirinyane told Gabz Fm news, that revenue collected for the 2012 financial year is around 5 million 500 thousand Pula, whereas over 6 million 500 Pula has been collected for the current financial year ending in March. Phirinyane said they have set a target to collect over 25 million Pula.
Thursday, 07 Mar 2013
Tlokweng Police are investigating an incident in which an unidentified man suspected to be a Zimbabwean was allegedly beaten to death by a mob this morning. Tlokweng Police station commander, Lebalang Maniki did not give details of the incident as he said the matter is still under investigation.
Thursday, 07 Mar 2013
The Ophthalmic care system in the country is to launch a 3 year, 1.5 million Pula project later today on the prevention and possible cure of eye diseases. Standard Chartered Bank International in partnership with Addenbroke’s Abroad and the government will invest over 600 thousand US dollars in a Vision 2020 project dubbed ‘Seeing is Believing’.
Thursday, 07 Mar 2013
North West District councillors in Maun have expressed concern that the Thamakalane River has been blocked due to the construction of a 78 million Pula Bridge. Speaking at a presentation yesterday by the Roads department, they said this may be detrimental to fish stocks and cripple bio-diversity in the river. Councillor Tapoloso Mosika says the construction company has used gravel to block the flow of the river. Another councillor, Abel Molelo, complained that the environmental impact assessment report for the project is old and outdated as it was done in 2008.
Thursday, 07 Mar 2013
There is a danger that indiscriminate cutting of trees by Ipelegeng workers could have a negative effect on the environment in the long term. The observation was made by participants at a meeting in Phikwe this morning, between government departments and ward development committees to review Ipelegeng projects. One of the participants, Etlhomilwe Raditshego, advised those in charge of the programme to consider introducing replanting of trees, especially in schools.
Thursday, 07 Mar 2013
The government is not yet providing protective clothing to Ipelegeng employees despite reports of accidents and injuries taking place during their working hours. Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Peter Siele informed Parliament that Ipelegeng beneficiaries are not provided with protective clothing because they are engaged on a rotational basis. The Minister noted that the employees are only given safety clothing on a selective basis.
Friday, 01 Mar 2013
Former head of Livestock and Procurement at BMC, Clive Marshall, has denied claims that he had a stake in some of the companies that he awarded BMC tenders while he was working for the state company. Marshall told a parliamentary select committee probing the alleged maladministration at BMC that he was never involved in such dubious activities. Marshall said that he sold his farming business before he was appointed a livestock and procurement manager at BMC, adding that there was never any conflict of interest in his role while he was a manager.
Wednesday, 20 Feb 2013
 Thabo masilo
Murder suspect Thabo Masilo, will learn today whether he will get bail, when the Village Magistrates’ court delivers a ruling on his bail application. The 21 year-old is accused of killing teenage girl, Tshephang Motlhabane in Gaborone in November last year. He is also facing a series of other charges among them rape and robbery. Masilo has been held since the murder incident last year, mainly for his own safety. This after an angry crowd, mostly students, bayed for his blood.
Tuesday, 19 Feb 2013
The Botswana Defence Force will be commemorating its Fallen Heroes Day on Wednesday next week. The event is held annually. It will be held at Extension 14 cemetery in Gaborone as well as in Francistown, Thebephatswa and Selibe Phikwe. A statement from the BDF says the day is meant to commemorate the personal sacrifices made by its members and their families.

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