Thursday, 01 Dec 2016
Story By: Calistus Bosaletswe Pictures By: Calistus Bosaletswe  
Wednesday, 22 Feb 2017
Opposition members of parliament say the speaker of parliament is biased, following her decision to exclude Leader of Opposition Duma Boko’s motion yesterday in parliament.
Wednesday, 22 Feb 2017
The recent heavy down pours has damaged about 19 houses in Nkage and Senete villages.

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Wednesday, 06 Apr 2016
EU Delegation to Botswana, Trade Councilor, John Taylor says they were shocked to discover lack of interest and awareness about the European Union on issues of trade, from the trading community and the government. Taylor‘s comments were shared with journalists during a meet and greet occasion in Gaborone. He said the lack of interest was surprising despite that EU is the best trading partner, which is comprised of twenty eight countries who are members of the EU.
Saturday, 02 Apr 2016
The Independent Electoral Commission is conducting nominations for the Phillip Matante East by-election, billed for later this month. The ruling BDP will be represented by Peter Nare in the by-elections, while Uyapo Nyeku will be the UDC candidate. Former BNF activist, Chingombe Modikwa, will run as an independent candidate.
Saturday, 02 Apr 2016
Authorities at BCL Mine say the mining giant will start mining nickel at Selkirk mine, which is under Tati Nickel. BCL spokesperson, James Molosankwe told Gabz Fm news that mining at Selkirk, will resume late this year, adding that they will use open pit mining. Regarding engaging a contractor at Tati Nickel to replace Moolman Mining Company, Molosankwe said they will soon announce their new partner.
Saturday, 02 Apr 2016
Official figures show that Botswana's economy grew by 4.9 percent in the three months to December, versus a revised 3.5 percent contraction in the third quarter of 2015. Statistics Botswana says gross domestic product shrank 1.9 percent, compared to a 3.9 percent contraction in 2014. The state-owned agency says the decline on an annual basis was attributed to a fall in mining output, which slipped 30.5 percent in the fourth quarter.
Friday, 01 Apr 2016
protesting public service workers
Federation union BOFEPUSU has expressed displeasure at the decision by government, to award the three percent salary increment to public workers. The increase affects salaries and allowances in public service, including members of the Botswana security providers being the Botswana police, defense force, prisons, DIS and corruption buster DCEC.
Friday, 01 Apr 2016
Selibe Phikwe West MP, Dithapelo Keorapetse
Parliament has approved a 1.2 billion pula loan for Selibe Phikwe mine, BCL which is currently facing serious liquidity problems. Finance Minister Kenneth Matambo tabled a proposal requesting parliament to authorise government to guarantee a 1.2 billion pula loan from Barclays Bank of Botswana and South Africa’s ABSA Bank that will be extended to the BCL group. The minister said this will ensure more than 4000 jobs are saved adding that the loan facility is intended to serve as an interim measure to avoid disruption to the business.
Friday, 01 Apr 2016
The frenzied investigations by the corruption buster DCEC on the local football Premier League have intensified. DCEC officials, led by the organisation’s director Rose Seretse, swamped the premier league offices yesterday, and confiscated some computers, as they probe allegations of financial misappropriation. Last weekend the league’s board recalled its chairman, Walter Kgabuang, and chief executive, Bennett Mamelodi, after they allegedly overspent more than 6 million Pula of the league’s funds.
Thursday, 31 Mar 2016
Transport Minister, Tshenolo Mabeo, says the recent breakdown of the passenger train was caused by contaminated diesel. Mabeo told parliament that investigations revealed that the diesel for the power engines was contaminated with water, thus causing the engines to shut down. He says the cause of the diesel contamination is still being investigated. He said the train developed some problems with the power car between Mahalapye and Palapye, leading to the engine for the power plant to shut down.
Wednesday, 23 Mar 2016
President Ian Khama says the re-introduction of the passenger train service will help stimulate economic growth. The President was speaking at the launch of the train service in Lobatse yesterday. It was stopped in 2009 because the state company was making a loss in running the passenger service. Khama said the train service will offer economic opportunities for Batswana, such as catering, cleaning, sanitation and security services.
Tuesday, 22 Mar 2016
A senior official in the Energy and Water Resources Ministry says vehicle emissions continue to pose a threat to human health and welfare. Speaking during the national workshop to promote low sulphur fuels in Francistown earlier today, the Deputy Permanent Secretary in the Ministry Dr Obakeng Obakeng, said urban areas where human population is concentrated are at risk. Obakeng said there are significant social and economic benefits to be gained by curtailing the health impacts, resulting from intense exposure to sulphur emissions.

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