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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Friday, 12 May 2017
Political parties are due to hold final electioneering campaigns today on the eve of the by-election. The ruling BDP is set to host its star rally in the area from 10 this morning where a number of speakers, including party leader, President Ian Khama, will address supporters. The opposition, UDC, will at the same time have its own major rally where leaders of four political parties in the coalition, are set to attend.
Friday, 12 May 2017
The Selebi Phikwe Town Council has introduced a centralised transport system aimed at alleviating transport shortage and curb abuse of council vehicles. In other news, the Selebi Phikwe Town Council has introduced a centralised transport system aimed to alleviate transport shortage and curb abuse of council vehicles. According to Town Clerk, Godimo Garegope, under the strategy dubbed 'Call a Cab,' all council fleet is parked at a central point and officers call the Transport Officer whenever they need the use of a vehicle.
Thursday, 11 May 2017
The Lobatse high court yesterday postponed a case in which attorney, Gabriel Kanjabanga is suing the Botswana Gazette newspaper for half a million Pula for defamation. Kanjabanga alleges that his character was defamed by a former editor, Oaitse Mathala, and its former reporter, Phaladi Letswamotse. The case was postponed because Kanjabanga told the court that his attorney no longer works at his law firm and therefore cannot represent him. He has now been given time to appoint a new lawyer to represent him.
Thursday, 11 May 2017
The Investment, Trade and Industry Minister says the newly launched, Kromberg Factory in Gaborone has contributed significantly to government’s objectives of wealth creation, employment creation and poverty eradication. Speaking at the launch of the Kromberg Factory earlier this morning, Vincent Seretse said his ministry continues to remove all impediments that may frustrate doing business locally.
Thursday, 11 May 2017
The Selebi Phikwe Town Council has denied accusations that it is not doing enough to support businesses in the ailing town. Butchery owners have bitterly complained about the frequent breakdown of the council abattoir, which they say has become a serious threat to the survival of their businesses.
Thursday, 11 May 2017
Consumers in Selebi Phikwe, have been forced to bear the brunt of the breakdown of the town's only abattoir. For the past four weeks, the town has experienced acute shortage of beef, and where it is available the price has almost doubled. A snap check carried out by Gabz FM news around Phikwe's main butcheries and supermarkets, has found most without the most preferred meat, with only a few and well resourced shops having it. The price has almost doubled from an average of 28 Pula to around 50 Pula per kg.
Thursday, 11 May 2017
Prospective investors for the troubled BCL mine are said to have finished their due diligence assessment in Botswana. Minister responsible for minerals, Sadique Kebonang told Gabz Fm news that the Dubai royal family is currently in South Africa to access Nkomati mine. He said the prospective investors have given them positive feedback which gives them hope that the mine will re-open in the near future. As soon as prospective investors have completed the assessment in South Africa, intense negotiations will resume determining the value and price of the mine.
Wednesday, 10 May 2017
The government of Botswana has expressed gratitude to the efforts by the European Union in the country's development efforts. When speaking at the celebration of the Europe Day in Gaborone yesterday, the Finance and Economic Development Minister, Kenneth Matambo dismissed the notion that as a middle-income country, Botswana can independently support herself without foreign aid. Matambo further appealed to foreign nations to continue supporting Botswana in order to progress in International peace and prosperity.
Wednesday, 10 May 2017
Union federation BOFEPUSU has claimed that the debt it owed the Public Service Bargaining Council, is a portion of what is owed by a former affiliate, BOPEU, from their previous BOFEPUSU Acting Jointly Agreement. Government recently expressed concern at the exit of BOFEPUSU from the bargaining council, citing that BOFEPUSU has financial obligations to the council.
Tuesday, 09 May 2017
BDP councilor for Kanana ward in Francistown, Cornelius Gopolang’s wife, Grace has been dragged before the small claims court for unpaid debts. In the first case, Walter Machola claims that Gopolang failed to pay him over 4 thousand pula for construction services. She pleaded not guilty to the charge. In another incident, Gopolang allegedly obtained over 3 thousand pula from Gloria Aguiar as rental fees for her property but she did not honour their agreement.

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