Archive for November 30th, 2007

source: Mmegi

President Festus Mogae returned to Botswana Tuesday night after spending much of the day in Songo, Mozambique.

While in Songo he joined the Mozambican President, Armando Guebuza in celebrating the handover to the Mozambican state of a majority participation in the Cahora Bassa dam and hydro-electric plant on the Zambezi River.

In addition to Presidents Guebuza and Mogae, four other regional leaders also graced the occasion, President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe, President Bingu wa Mutharika of Malawi, President Levy Mwanawasa of Zambia, and Prime Minister Absalom Dlamini of Swaziland.

Yesterday’s celebrations followed the [continue reading]

source: Mmegi


SELEBI-PHIKWE: An ominous mood has pervaded Selebi-Phikwe as fears of power shortages expected to interrupt production loom over the horizon, it emerged during a Media Day arranged by BCL Mine last Friday.

The General Manager of the mine Montwedi Mphathi said the mine “has to do something” to minimise the effects of the impending power shortages.

With electricity bills of up to P120 million per year, BCL Mine is one of Botswana’s largest consumers of electricity. It uses 18 percent of BPC supply.

Selebi-Phikwe’s energy woes will not be helped by the fact that South Africa, which supplies 70 of Botswana’s electricity, is already in the grip of [continue reading]