Archive for August 14th, 2009

Law firm clears Khama

source: Mmegi

In our capacity as the principal advisors to the BDP, we would like to react to the needless ongoing public row concerning decisions taken by His Excellency, the President, Lieutenant General Seretse Khama Ian Khama, in his capacity as the President of the BDP, subsequent to the National Congress held recently in Kanye (“the Kanye National Congress”)

The BDP exists as a body and a political Party created by its Constitution. The Constitution gives executive and decision-making powers to the President as the Party leader as it does define the functions of other Party Organs and Structures, including the Central Committee.

As long-standing Party lawyers, we have reviewed all the decisions, steps and instances where His Excellency, the President, can exercise his power and discharge functions with regard to the affairs of the BDP after the [continue reading]

source: Fin24
2009/08/13 09:20:00 AM Troye Lund

Cape Town – Aviation fuel shortages could be South Africa’s “biggest embarrassment” when it hosts the 2010 Fifa World Cup, Airports Company of South Africa (Acsa) MD Monhla Hlahla warned parliament on Wednesday.

“We are ready to accommodate the visitors that will come to this country for the tournament, while allowing the normal course of business to continue,” she told parliament’s transport portfolio committee on Wednesday. “The biggest risk to all this is aviation. The issue of fuel must never be forgotten.”

Hlahla’s comments came after airlines had to cut their fuel uptake by 30% at OR Tambo International Airport last week. This prompted Energy Minister Dipuo Peters to launch a task team investigating reasons for the shortage, and how a recurrence could be [continue reading]

source: Mmegi

At its half-year results briefing last week, BSE-listed RDC Properties Limited said construction of Holiday Inn Gaborone in the new Central Business District (CBD) was being fast-tracked to enable Botswana to take advantage of overflow tourism from the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.

The company said completion of the four-star hotel and re-introduction of the Holiday Inn brand in Botswana would see South African hotelier, African Sun Limited, enter the local market for the first time.

The 157-room hotel is part of RDC Properties’ Masa Centre which will become Botswana’s first mixed use development housing and entertainment centre with cinemas and a number of retail shops.

The company said Capital Entertainment Centre would [continue reading]

source: The Botswana Gazette
Written by JFG
Monday, 10 August 2009 00:00

Criminal charges may be pursued
A Gaborone Central Police Station officer is nursing injuries after two Mogoditshane police allegedly attacked him at his home in Gaborone’s Block 7 recently. Sub-Inspector Baboneng Modiegi, who has confirmed the incident, said he was “embarrassed and humiliated” in front of his wife and children by fellow police officers. He said he has reported the matter to the relevant authorities. Modiegi was concerned that his children may need counselling after they saw him battered. It is understood that he is pushing for criminal charges to be laid against his alleged assailants.

While Modiegi, who appeared to be in pain, refused to divulge the details of his ordeal, The Gazette was informed that while his sub-inspector friend was driving him home in his vehicle from Mogoditshane at about 10.30 p.m., his car became involved in a minor accident with [continue reading]