Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Authors Posts by Shingirai Madondo

Shingirai Madondo

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BMC to export beef to Israel

Beleaguered Botswana Meat Commission (BMC) is set for revitalization following revelations that the country will soon start exporting beef to Israel. A technical team, comprising...

Taken for a ride

Teachers fooled by a mentally challenged man from a 'high office' A middle aged mentally challenged man last week managed to fool authorities at Shangano...

Cause for concern

STIs infections high in F/town A latest report by the Francistown District Health Management Team (DHMT) has revealed that the country’s second largest city comes...

Mothers urged to protect the girl child

A Francistown magistrate recently launched a scathing attack on mothers who are not in good books with their own daughters saying most of the...

Finally!

GRANNY 96, GETS HER FIRST HOUSE The saying; good things come to those who wait recently made sense for 96 –year- old Gasedirelwe Ntake of...

EU optimistic about SADC

The potential for private sector investments on the African continent especially in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region is huge - and turning...

Govt crafts bio-energy policy

In a quest to attain sustainable clean energy through domestic biogas, the government through the Ministry of Minerals, Energy and Water Resources is busy...

Women entrepreneurs to create over 1 000 jobs

Women entrepreneurs funded by the Labour and Home Affairs’ Department of Gender are expected to create over 1 000 employment opportunities to help address...

F/town business community donates to bot5o

Francistown, business people are ‘falling over each other’ donating towards the Bot50 mini celebrations currently going on in Francistown ahead of the national celebrations...

Modenga hits back

Lashes out at fellow democrats Defiant Francistown City Council (FCC) deputy mayor and Moselewapula ward councillor Lechedzani ‘Dr. Stitch’ Modenga has hit back at fellow...

Govt. seeks P4.2bn for water, power

Government, through the Ministry of Minerals, Energy and Water Resources requires at least P4.2 billion to invest in water supply and power generation for...

Distressed De Beers eyes India

With the China-fueled commodity slump having torn through the world’s biggest raw materials markets now hitting the diamond industry, De Beers has sets its...

Zim coach snubs TAFIC

Tafic's hopes of enlisting reputable coach, Mandla 'Lulu' Mpofu, in next season's campaign has hit a snag after the Zimbabwean gaffer ditched the club...

Mining sector woes continue

Problems affecting the country’s mining sector are continuing unabated as the global demand for diamonds is still low while other minerals metals are not...

Trickster to be sentenced next week

A youthful female trickster, who misrepresented herself as an administration clerk with the North East District Council (NEDC) and pretentiously obtained a sum of...

Desperate mom abandons child

A single mother who left her two- year- old child in the custody of a neighbor so she can go and make a fresh...

Banks renew interest in diamond sector

Local financial institutions have renewed their interest to invest in the country’s diamond industry as the government also steps up efforts to revive the...

Kwa Nokeng Oil on expansion drive

Kwa Nokeng Oil (KNO), which is primarily based in the northern part of the country is set to open more branches throughout the country. The...

Woman pleads guilty to fleecing loan shark

A youthful Francistown woman – believed to be part of the female syndicate terrorizing city loan sharks was last Friday hauled before the courts...

‘Beat up prostitutes’ -F’town mayor

Francistown Mayor, Sylvia Muzila has instructed the police to beat up prostitutes Never the one to mince her words, Muzila voiced her growing concern at...

Barclays enhances ATM convenience

Barclays Bank of Botswana has introduced a cardless cash deposit solution to further enhance banking convenience for their customers. The bank’s Head of Marketing and...

Dagga abuse in F/town primary schools

Dagga peddling is now prevalent on the streets and primary schools in Monarch, Francistown, prompting the area member of parliament(MP) to raise a concern. Lamenting...

Boko in the US for Democrats Convention

Opposition Botswana National Front (BNF) and Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) leader Duma Boko left for the United States (US) on Friday to attend...

Savage

• Son ties mother to a car and drags her to her death • He allegedly believed his mom was bewitching him In an act depicting...

Zim informal traders cry foul

Informal traders in Zimbabwe are crying foul over the blanket banning of imported goods into their country arguing that the development will push them...

In the name of god

Bazezuru defy govt in fight against Bilharzia - Vow to prevent immunisation of children A bitter row over immunisation of children between religious sect members...

Moswaane defends Charma Gal

Eke Ntolo leader and founder, Magdeline Lesolebe, popularly known as Charma Gal came under attack on Sunday during the burial of one of her...

Man nabbed for stock-theft

A suspected serial cattle rustler accused of terrorizing livestock farmers in the Francistown area was back in the dock last week for allegedly stealing...

Statistics Botswana announce a drop in inflation

The rate of consumer prices index (CPI) has dropped, with inflation falling to 2.7 percent in June, down from 2.8 percent in May, according...

Power generation drops by 37.1%

Botswana’s days of over reliance on imported electricity are far from over if the current production figures released by Statistics Botswana (SB) are anything...

Choppies Zim to stay

Ongoing public anger over the worsening economic conditions in Zimbabwe will not deter Choppies Group of Companies from continuing to do business in the...

Bogus cops lose bid for freedom

Two Francistown men who allegedly impersonated members of the Botswana Police Service (BPS) with the intention to commit crimes have lost a bid for...

Accountants urged to help the taxman

Certified chartered accountants affiliated with the Botswana Institute of Chartered Accountants (BICA) have been urged to ensure that the organisations they work for adhere...

GDP Shoots Up In first quarter

The country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) grew a robust 2.8 percent in the first quarter of the current 2016/17 financial year starting April and...

Slow movement at the border

Zimbabwe shut down earns Immigration officials paid holiday The usually bustling Ramokgwebana and Plumtree border posts on the Botswana and Zimbabwe sides respectively were quite...

Would-be rapist begs for mercy

A Francistown man who was convicted on his own plea of guilty on a single count of attempted rape has begged for mercy Wazha Maphosa,...

“She is mentally ill but her private parts are normal”

Rapist’s argument, background save him from jail A rustic background has saved a 59- year –old man from spending the next 10 years in jail...

Rapist 26, claims child ,9, is his girlfriend

A convicted rapist who claimed that he was in a sexual relationship with his employer’s 9-year-old daughter has been jailed for 10 years for...

New Hospital On the Cards

The Ministry of Health has announced imminent plans to build a Children’s Haematology and Cancer Centre of Excellence in Gaborone. It will be the first...

Muzila gone too soon

“An audacious and highly ambitious man gone too soon, the pain is too much to bear.” This was the overwhelming pain that most mourners who...