Archive for March 7th, 2007

Mmegi/The Reporter  (Gaborone)
March 6, 2007
Posted to the web March 6, 2007

Oarabile Mosikare

Cellphone company Orange Botswana held a site launch over the weekend in Zwenshambe, taking the opportunity to donate a payphone to the local hospice, a computer to Zwenshambe Primary School and a soccer kit to Zwenshambe XI football team.

“Every place Orange is available, we make sure that we provide quality network that is reliable,” said Segole, a spokesman of the company.

“A week ago, we opened a branch office in Palapye. Orange has also improved its network coverage in Goodhope after a similar initiative at other places, among them Mmashoro, Khudumelapye and Moiyabana.”

Segole said Orange was committed to providing quality but affordable telecommunication services throughout Botswana, adding that his company would endeavour to promote Vision 2016 at all times.

Meanwhile, Minister of Labour and Home Affairs, Charles Tibone, who is also the local MP [continue reading]

source: Mmegi

An intense programme to give the police computer sufficient savvy to stem the tide of software piracy was concluded today (Tuesday) at the Gaborone Sun.

The workshop follows days after the launch of Windows Vista in the country. Microsoft sources say the training will help the Botswana Police Service in identifying pirated software products, a growing ‘white-collar’ activity in Botswana and the rest of southern Africa.

Infact, software piracy is so rife here that a May 2006 study commissioned by the Business Software Alliance (BSA) ranked Botswana in the top 15 countries with the highest piracy rates worldwide. [continue reading]