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TOM ONIRO
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  • ‘Land Boards, Land Tribunal have no powers over inheritance’

    “There is nowhere the Land Board is empowered to adjudicate over inheritance disputes. It too does not have that jurisdiction,” Justice Maripe noted. In its earlier ruling, the Land Tribunal here had said it did not have the jurisdiction over...

  • Ethiopian Airlines inaugural flight lands in Maun

    The route will be covered on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays, with a stop-over in the Zambian copper belt city of Ndola. In fact, the inaugural flight on Monday delivered its first passengers to Maun and later took away new passengers to Addis...

  • FlyNamibia set to launch Windhoek-Maun flights

    FlyNamibia’s safari operations manager, Marco Theron, said the flight would be from Eros International Airport in the Namibian capital, Windhoek, and Maun International Airport. The Windhoek-Maun route will offer direct flights on Wednesdays,...

  • When ex-presidents throw spanners into statecraft works

    In Botswana, the political disconnection with former President Ian Khama began at the advent of President Mokgweetsi Masisi’s tenure on April 1, 2018. The problem has since metamorphosed into a crisis, with Masisi’s administration...

  • Constitutional amendment Bill out

    The Bill, published on March 12, 2024 in the Extra-ordinary Government Gazette, is expected to be presented before Parliament by Minister for State President, Kabo Morwaeng.According to the draft Bill, the object is to amend the Constitution...

  • IEC registration workers still not paid

    This week’s announcement by the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) of a supplementary voter registration has been received with indignation by the affected temporary workers. The IEC announced that the supplementary voter registration will...

  • Botswana faces electoral integrity concerns

    Botswana is set to be amongst the 70 countries holding elections this year.However, it will not be counted amongst the 43 nations considered to conduct fully free and fair elections, according to The Economist Intelligence Unit's report published...

  • Zim promises to address trade impediments

    The Botswana Trade and Investment Centre (BITC) and ZimTrade had jointly organised a business forum on the sidelines of the week-long fourth session of the Botswana/Zimbabwe Bi-National Commission (BNC) held in Maun recently. At that forum, Kgafela...

  • Zim yearns for one-stop border, rail project

    This came out here on Tuesday at the on-going fourth session of the Botswana-Zimbabwe Bi-National Commission (BNC). Senior government officials, ministers and the business community, are attending the meeting. The two countries’ ministers from...

  • Moagi faces court contempt

    The application also seeks Minister Moagi to show cause why he ought not to be held in contempt of court by reason of his failure to comply with the December 15 judgment of the court.The court order lapsed on December 29, 2023. In that ruling,...

  • Mineral minister ordered to renew Gcwihaba licence

    Justice Maripe further ordered that the renewal should be “subject only to justifiable safeguards necessary for the protection of the heritage area.Such safeguards are not to include any further demand for reduction or shifting of the license area...

  • Farmers bay for BMC blood

    The state-owned abattoir had lately outdone itself with most payments for the cattle that were sold in April/May only paid for in November.Prominent farmer and former chairman of North West Integrated Farmers Association (NWIFA), Simon Bojosi has...

  • Double murder case set for March 1

    The accused, Moabi Molapisi also wants the right to be an active participant together with his pro deo counsellor in the trial.The case was in court on Thursday (December 14), and the ruling has since been set for March 1, 2024. Justice Nthomiwa said...

  • ‘Dose’ treated to family appreciation dinner

    Outstanding athletics coach, Kebonyemodisa ‘Dose’ Mosimanyane has thanked his family for being supportive of his career path.Mosimanyane was speaking at an appreciation dinner organised on Friday night in Maun by his family – the Mosimanyanes,...

  • Threat of impending drought is real

    MAUN: Normal to below-normal precipitation is expected to negatively impact the first half start of the 2023-24 agricultural season from October to December 2023.The forecast came out of a statement, released by the 27th Southern Africa Regional...

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