Archive for November 22nd, 2009
Botswana focused explorer Impact Minerals believes it is on the track of a potentially large new uranium province in Botswana after defining the Lekobolo prospect that covers about 110 square kilometres and contains elevated uranium-in-soil values.
Impact Minerals said yesterday that its Kekobolo prospect has a geological setting similar to the Letlhakane uranium deposit, owned by another Australian explorer A-Cap Resources Ltd.
Lekobolo is 20 km along strike to the south west of the large Letlhakane uranium deposit that covers an area of about 30 square kilometres.
A-Cap Resources has reported its project has an [continue reading]
source: The Botswana Gazette
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Tuesday, 17 November 2009 09:52
Barolong Paramount Chief Lotlamoreng II has urged Batswana to stop selling their residential and commercial plots to foreigners. Officiating at the Rolong Land Board
Open Day held in Good Hope last Saturday under the theme, ‘Efficient Land Management Towards 2016’, Kgosi Lotlamoreng said while there is an outcry of shortage of land, some Batswana who have acquired plots from Land Boards continue to sell them to foreigners. Addressing Barolong Kgosi Lotlamoreng said their land is small but could be sustainable if efficiently managed. “We need land in order to have a safe, secure and democratic nation; we need land to have a developed, educated and productive nation”.Kgosi Lotlamoreng addressed residents’ complaints that the Land Board does not serve them adequately and on time.
He called for good working relations between the Land Board and the community, adding that they would hold consultation meetings between the two entities to resolve differences and to avoid future complaints. He also encouraged the [continue reading]
November 19 2009 at 11:42PM
President Jacob Zuma on Thursday described the conditions at the Madelakufa informal settlement in Tembisa as “very bad”.
“The situation here is very bad. As we’ve seen, the place is dirty,” Zuma said during his unannounced visit to the informal settlement, east of Johannesburg.
“Like I’ve always said, those who are not working have no reason to remain in their positions,” he said referring to councillors, who residents accused of neglecting them.
“We don’t even know our councillors. The situation here is unbearable, but we are forced to live here in this dump site,” Christina Maoka told Zuma.
Another resident, Zola Msimango complained about the allocation of houses and [continue reading]
LEKOPANYE MOOKETSI and BAME PIET
Two ruling party MPs have called for constitutional reforms to make the country more democratic.Tati-East MP Samson Guma Moyo and Wynter Mmolotsi of Francistown East said in Parliament yesterday that the constitution is outdated and needs to be amended. The legislators were responding to President Ian Khama’s State of the Nation Address.
Moyo vowed that pushing for constitutional reforms is going to be his main task in the current Parliament. He told Parliament that Africa does not need strong leaders but strong institutions. “We need to make sure that we have strong institutions,” he said. He added that when the current constitution was drafted, none of the legislators was there. “We need to review it. I am going to advocate for that,” he charged.
He said law and order is very important and should apply to [continue reading]