Archive for December 28th, 2009

source: The Botswana Gazette
Written by EDITOR
Sunday, 27 December 2009 12:40

The Directorate of Intelligence and Security (DIS) has been given an extra P2 million under the recurrent budget to augment the provision for special investigations. This comes in the wake of the anticipated 2010 football World Cup to be staged in South Africa.

“The coming 2010 soccer activities require the Directorate to be ready to curb the security risks that may occur.” The Directorates is reportedly facing challenges that include criminal activities which have increased in terms of [continue reading]

source: IOL
December 27 2009 at 05:35PM

Security has been increased on South African Airways (SAA) flights to the United States of America, the airline said on Sunday.

“SAA has implemented additional security measures on its US flights to Washington and New York in order to comply with a directive from the US Transport Security Administration (TFA),” said SAA spokesperson Azure Janneker.

“This security, such as increased pre-screening of passengers, will apply to prior departure as well as on board the aircraft.”

She said passengers should factor additional time into the travel arrangements due to [continue reading]

source: The Botswana Gazette
Written by AUBREY LUTE
Friday, 25 December 2009 16:10

The Botswana Telecommunications Authority (BTA) has said the end of 2009 mark the end of a successful managed liberalisation process and heralds the beginning of full competition in the communication sector.

In its 2009 annual report, the Authority says it is working together with the parent Ministry to ensure that the transition to full competition is well managed so as not to create uncertainty for the players in the sector.

“The service-neutral licensing framework that has been the [continue reading]

source: allAfrica
The Herald (Harare)
Government of Zimbawe
25 December 2009

Harare — Nestlé Zimbabwe has been asked to reopen its factory after assurances were given by the Government over the safety of staff and agreement was reached over how milk from Gushungo Dairies will be processed.

In a statement yesterday, Industry and Commerce Minister Professor Welshman Ncube said he had held consultations with Nestlé Zimbabwe, Gushungo Dairies and other “key stakeholders in the dairy sector”.

“As a result of those consultations, the parties have collectively reached an understanding to work together in ensuring that milk produced at Gushungo Dairies is absorbed by the local dairy processors.

“For its part, Government has given its assurance on the safety of staff and management at both Nestlé Zimbabwe and Gushungo Dairies,” said the statement.

While no details of the “understanding” were made public, it appears that milk from Gushungo, which is owned by the First Family, will go into the general pool of milk processed by Dairibord and others and that Nestlé will buy its requirements from that pool.

Minister Ncube said he had [continue reading]