Archive for November 28th, 2009

source: BOPA
27 November, 2009

GABORONE – Minister of Minerals, Energy and Water Resources says he is aware that solar panels in most government establishment across the country including Shoshong constituency are dysfunctional.

Mr Ponatshego Kedikilwe said in most cases, the panels are dysfunctional due to poor workmanship during installations and lack of proper maintenance there after.

However, Minister Kedikilwe stated that a detailed assessment of the condition of solar panels across Botswana is already underway and currently, the assessment of condition and status of solar panels installed in and around Gaborone has started.

He said so far, the assessment has covered the Botswana Defence Force barracks (Mogoditshane and Glen Valley), University of Botswana and will be extended to other parts of the country. The project shall be completed by 2012. Recommendations to address the dysfunctional systems will be communicated to institutions as and when the [continue reading]

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source: Fin24
Nov 27 2009 22:39

Johannesburg – The Internet Service Providers’ Association (ISPA) on Friday welcomed a Supreme Court of Appeal decision to set aside a decision on the referral of a complaint against Telkom to the Competition Tribunal.

ISPA said in a statement the decision paved the way for the Competition Tribunal to finally examine Telkom’s conduct in the internet services market during the early part of the decade.

“It also sets important precedent regarding the jurisdiction of the Competition Commission over the communications sector.”

The SCA upheld an appeal by the Competition Commission against a
decision of the High Court in Pretoria to review and set aside its decision to [continue reading]