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Nicholas Mokwena
  • Councils decry decline in budget ceiling

    The economic outlook of the Country and factors that affect government spending have affected Revenue Support Grant allocations of most, if not all Councils in a negative way.This was said by Mogoditshane-Thamaga District Council Chairman, Dux...

  • Economic Inclusion Act not yet implemented

    Acting Minister of Entrepreneurship Mabuse Pule says the Economic Inclusion Act is yet to be implemented. He said the Ministry is still working on the finalisation of the regulations. Pule announced that the Coordinator was appointed two weeks back...

  • Public sector unions demand 15% salary increase

    Five public sector Cooperating Trade Unions are demanding for a 15 percent salary increment for their members following within the bargaining unit A-D bands.The unions say this follows their own analysis of the economic performance, and thus they...

  • Kgatleng District council over-spends by P15m

    Kgatleng District Council has experienced an over-expenditure of over P15 million by February this year.Council Chairman Daniel Molokwe said as of February 29, 2024, their expenditure stood at P172, 586,288.51 against the projected 11-month...

  • Guma ducks auction of his property

    Businessman, Samson Moyo Guma has managed to interdict First National Bank Botswana (FNBB) and Deputy Sheriff Bathusi Billy from selling his properties over a debt by his company, United Refineries Botswana Holdings (Pty) Limited.The applicants in...

  • BMC improves performance despite losses

    While the Botswana Meat Commission (BMC) is technically insolvent, the performance of the Commission has improved, this according to the Assistant Minister of Agriculture, Molebatsi Molebatsi.Molebatsi revealed this week that as per the audited...

  • Same old white supremacy story?

    Some African countries, as well as major diamond producers like De Beers have already raised concerns about its dangerous implications on global diamond trade. “While strongly agreeing that the time has come for the industry to be able to trace the...

  • CAAB accused of snubbing local companies

    The Civil Aviation Authority of Botswana (CAAB) has come under fire for allegedly considering foreign companies in its lucrative tenders and ignoring qualifying citizen contractors.This comes after the authority ran a tender for AVSEC Screening...

  • Majaga on thin ice

    President Mokgweetsi Masisi’s remarks at a star rally held last Saturday in Nata has left tongues wagging in the constituency.In fact, some party members are even suggesting that the President could be planning that the current legislator Polson...

  • BDP heading for implosion

    The build-up to the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) primary elections, known as Bulela-Ditswe has now turned into mud-wrestling as fellow democrats are resorting to dirty campaign tricks. While anxiety continues to grow within the party due to the...

  • BNF embarks on damage control in Mahalapye East

    Botswana National |Front (BNF) has expressed confidence in retaining the Mahalapye East constituency, following the resignation of the area MP, Yandani Boko.This past week, Boko provided fodder for political discourse when he resigned from Parliament...

  • BPC punishing customers for its operational losses

    Leader of Opposition, Dithapelo Keorapetse says in the last five years, electricity tariffs have been increased by 35 percent, which is very steep for people who are paid slave wages and majority of whom are unemployed at nearly 32...

  • Molebatsi fights for political future

    Tensions continue to grow in Mmadinare as the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) prepares for its primary elections.The BDP is expected to issue a writ once all processes of elections for Cell, Ward, Branch and Regional Committees are concluded....

  • Remedial works on Morupule B to complete by 2027

    Minister of Minerals and Energy, Lefoko Moagi this week revealed that remedial works on Unit 4, which is the first unit to be remedied at the Morupule B 600MW Coal Power Station, and undergoing defects remediation, have been completed. He said...

  • BDP funders accuse party of extortion

    The business community, which has been funding the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) elections and political activities are threatening to pull a fast one on the party, if it doesn’t puts its house in order.The BDP has not shied away from...

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