Archive for August 22nd, 2009

source: Mmegi
Staff Writer

The Kedikilwe-Kwelagobe faction in the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) is reportedly planning to hire a top South African lawyer, Wim Trengove to handle their imminent court case against President Ian Khama.

The 60-year-old lawyer has an impeccable record of handling high profile cases. He represented respected former South African president, Nelson Mandela in his divorce case against Winnie-Madikizela Mandela. Another prominent client is current South African President, Jacob Zuma.

A highly placed member of the BDP said that local lawyers are busy communicating with Trengove in a bid to prepare affidavits. Khama has alarmed the Kedikilwe-Kwelagobe faction or Barata-phathi by suspending BDP secretary general Gomolemo Motswaledi and [continue reading]

source: The Botswana Gazette
Written by JFG
Tuesday, 18 August 2009 10:52

Would have to cost P2 billion

Government has rejected a Public Private Partnership (PPP) project that would have cost the tax- payer a whopping P2 billion. Funding for the project – office spaces house the Ministries of Lands and Environment Wildlife and Tourism – is to be relooked at.

The Minister of Lands, Mr. Nonofo Molefhi, told The Gazette that government had realized that the cost of building the project via the PPP route would to be too high hence the proposed funding scheme was rejected. He said it was never a fully-fledged project but rather a concept.
Molefhi said government would flight a public tender in the near future inviting companies to submit designs and [continue reading]

source: Mmegi
Staff Writer

FRANCISTOWN: A senior manager at Tati Nickel Mining Company (TNMC) says the company will never exceed its set 10 percent ratio of local employees to expatriates.

Addressing journalists after a tour of Phoenix Mine, TNMC manager for organisational capability, Peter Meswele, said his company promoted localisation.

“During the construction of the Dense Medium Separation (DMS) plant and other newly acquired technology, experts came from all over to help us,” he said in response to a question.

He said while other countries had the expertise that TNMC and other mining companies needed, “we vow never to exceed our set target of [continue reading]

source: SW Radio Africa
By Alex Bell
20 August 2009

South African President Jacob Zuma is expected in Zimbabwe next week, and is set to tackle the political stalemate threatening the stability of the six-month-old unity government.

Zuma will be a guest of honour at the Harare Agricultural Show that opens next week, where he is expected to officially open the exhibition next Friday. He is also set to meet the principals of the power share arrangement, and it is hoped he will use the time to meet with Robert Mugabe to challenge him on ‘weighty’ issues threatening the already fragile unity accord. Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai’s spokesperson James Maridadi on Thursday could not confirm exactly what Zuma’s itinerary will be, but said the outstanding issues of the Global Political Agreement will feature in talks between the leaders.

But Mugabe’s press secretary George Charamba has this week insisted that Zuma will not be raising the outstanding issues when he meets Mugabe, telling state media that Zuma’s visit has nothing to do with [continue reading]