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  • Poachers, farmers threaten vultures

    Senyatso said the survival of vultures should be addressed urgently. He said poachers lace carcasses eaten by vultures to kill the birds because law enforcement officers use the sight of circling vultures as an indication that an animal has been...

  • Selebi-Phikwe records 422 abortions in a year

    According to the Selebi-Phikwe mayor, Amogelang Mojuta, the town recorded 422 cases of abortion in 2015. “We are very worried about abortion cases that were recorded last year as the numbers are very high,” he said. Mojuta said from the...

  • Alleged Satanist deputy head re-deployed

    In an interview with Mmegi, the director of regional operations for the Central Region, Sane Mooketsi, said the situation at Boikhutso JSS was hostile. “We decided to remove Mokobi from Boikhutso JSS for her own security. She could have been...

  • BCL in bailout negotiations with external suitors

    Speaking during a presentation by BCL Mine at the council session on Wednesday, Mahupela said that the mine, currently facing cashflow problems, has been advised by the shareholder to seek funding in order to keep it sustainable. He said that the...

  • Kgosi concerned about murder cases

    Thipe said he was worried about men who killed women over relationship breakups or arguments. He said parents who let their children misbehave and let them control them cause these murders. “Parents are failing to discipline their children and...

  • Living Off Discarded Bottles

    A former BCL employee from Mahalapye, Gabonthone says he lost his job in 2015 after an injury on the backbone. This forced him to find other means of earning a living and he eventually thought of cutting beverage and liquor bottles to make different...

  • SPEDU avails land for entrepreneurs

    The plots, which were owned by the Selebi- Phikwe Town Council (SPTC), were last August handed over to SPEDU to spur the economic diversification of the region. SPEDU CEO, Mokubung Mokubung said they have 74 light industrial plots that are currently...

  • Economists reiterate need to prioritise high-return projects

    Speaking at a budget review seminar hosted by Stanbic Bank and Business Botswana at Cresta Bosele here on Tuesday, Tlhalefang said it remains  worrisome that the country is failing to identify sectors that can help boost the  economy. He...

  • Shanky Briz collaborates with upcoming artist

    The 25-year- old Shanky Briz said he chose to collaborate with Lico B to boost him and help him penetrate the music industry quickly since he is top. “I met Lico B at one of my current trending album “Table of two” launch last year...

  • BCL woes snowball Phikwe’s economic plight

    Moithobogi, also the managing director of Kwebo Management Consultants, said small businesses relied on BCL mine for financial and economic boost. He said small businesses would be forced to shut down if the BCL did not have money. Due to low...

  • SKSG fights alcohol and drug abuse

    The monitoring and educational officer for SKSG, Otima Manyeme revealed this week that they want to eliminate alcohol abuse in Selebi-Phikwe and surrounding areas by 2018. She said this at a consultative meeting with stakeholders, which was held at...

  • Dichaba explains his absence from court

    The 22-year-old Dichaba stabbed a 32-year-old man at a shebeen in 2012 and has not been appearing before the Magistrate Court after his last mention in March 2015. Briefing the court on why he has not appeared in coura, Dichaba said that he has been...

  • Cattle cause havoc in Selebi-Phikwe

    One of the concerned residents, Lefoko Senane, said cattle that enter their yards at night also disturb their peace. “They make a lot of noise at night. They push and break dustbins to eat waste food and anything they find including...

  • Students hail 'amazing 'bootcamp

    The students said they were exposed to quite a number of aspects that would help them take a step forward as they join the mainstream community. One of the students, Thabo Tito, 17, described the bootcamp as amazing. “I was hesitating to...

  • STIs on the rise in Selebi-Phikwe

    On Tuesday, Samuel Kenaape, the District AIDS Coordinator here, said the town still had the highest number of people infected with STIs, despite government’s efforts to provide free education on the diseases. Speaking at the District’s...

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