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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Thursday, 22 Jun 2017
Botswana Energy Regulatory Authority, BERA, will soon start its operations in Lobatse, following the appointment of the board chairman. Speaking during a kgotla meeting to introduce the company's board chairman, Bernard Ndove, in Lobatse this week, Mineral Resources, Green Technology and Energy Security Minister, Advocate Sadique Kebonang, said the appointment of the board, has been completed and work will soon begin at the energy mandated institute. The parastatal is expected to create at least 26 jobs in Lobatse.
Thursday, 22 Jun 2017
The Secretary General of the BOFEPUSU, Tobokani Rari, has flatly denied claims that union delegates were involved in a brawl with their counterparts from the Botswana Federation of Trade Union at the recent ILO meeting in Switzerland. But Rari admits that there was a disagreement between BOFEPUSU and BFTU delegates following a decision by BFTU to co-opt a BOPEU delegate to substitute BOFEPUSU delegate Ketlhalefile Motshegwa. He was addressing the media in Gaborone following their trip abroad.
Friday, 09 Jun 2017
Wilderness Holdings Limited, a tourism firm linked to President Ian Khama, has withdrawn its bid to buy Air Botswana. In a statement, Wilderness Holdings says it pulled out from the plan after careful deliberation and that it has advised the government of its decision. The government had announced the firm as the preferred bidder for the privatisation of the national airline, with the Transport Minister saying the government wants to start discussions with the company regarding the bid.
Thursday, 08 Jun 2017
An automotive plant in Lobatse PASDEC has taken its more 500 workers to the industrial court in a bid to interdict the ongoing strike over wages. The firm, which manufactures car parts, started operations in 2015. In a press statement, the company says it has been granted an order requesting the employees to show cause why they should not stop the current strike.
Wednesday, 07 Jun 2017
The parliamentary Public Accounts Committee has been told that government plans to sell the multi-billion pula Morupule B power plant, to the contractor, EPC Contractors. Appearing before the committee yesterday, the accounting officer at the Minerals Ministry, Obolokile Obakeng, said that government initiated the sale of the plant to EPC Contractors on a right to refusal basis.
Tuesday, 06 Jun 2017
Scores of mineworkers at Lerala Diamond Mine have expressed their frustrations at the uncertainty they face, and many unanswered questions regarding their future, following the closure of the mine. The workers told union and governor officials who addressed them yesterday that many live in rented houses in the village, which they cannot afford to maintain without their jobs. The employees say they have not been paid their May salaries, while some of them who are deemed essential are expected to continue working.
Tuesday, 06 Jun 2017
Lerala Diamond Mine director, Spencer Kaisara, says there is a possibility that the troubled mine could be bought by some Chinese investors. He told employees yesterday that the investors, who are scheduled to visit the mine next week Monday, have had problems obtaining Visas but expressed hope that the matter will be resolved this week so the visit can go ahead. He said the new investors have indicated that they can only make a decision to buy the mine after a site visit.
Monday, 05 Jun 2017
Top officials in the Minerals ministry are yet to meet employees of the Lerala Diamond Mine, almost a week after the mine closed. An official of the Botswana Mine Workers Union, Abel Buka, expressed concern that up to now neither the minister, Sadique Kebonang, not any of his top lieutenants have shown up in Lerala to address the plight of the stranded employees. Buka said the only contact they've had with the minister and his officials so far has been on the phone.
Friday, 02 Jun 2017
Minister responsible for minerals, Sadique Kebonang has dispatched the commissioner of mines to Lerala, to enquire about the closure of a diamond mine owned by an Australian firm, Kimberly Diamonds. Kebonang told Gabz Fm news that he only learnt about the closure of the mine yesterday, saying government was never informed about the decision to shut it down. The closure of the mine has left over 130 miners jobless. The shutdown on Tuesday was its 3rd in its history, following closures in 2009 and 2012.
Wednesday, 26 Apr 2017
The ruling BDP has issued an apology following what it calls a false message issued by its structures last week, purporting that the leadership will make a major announcement regarding the future of the BCL mine. A member of the BDP Political Education and Election Committee, Botho Ntirang, told GabzFM News that the party is aware that a public announcement was made, which could have created a false hope on former BCL employees but emphasised that it did not originate from the Central Committee.

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