Archive for January 4th, 2010

source: BOPA
31 December, 2009

GABORONE – The Ministry of Trade and Industry has advised liquor traders to adhere to the trading hours as stipulated in the Liquor Regulations.

A press release from the ministry reminds bar owners that their hours of operation are between 2 p.m. and 10 p.m. from Monday to Thursday and 12 noon to 11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. and 10 p.m. on Sundays and public holidays. Bottle store licenses authorise the sale of liquor for consumption off the premises between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. from Monday to Saturday and they are not to be operational on Sundays.

The press release states that night clubs are open between 7 p.m. to 12 midnight from Monday to Thursday and operate between 7 p.m. and 2 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Sundays and public holidays. A liquor club, as the press release states, operates between 2 p.m. and 10 p.m. from Monday to Thursday, 12 noon and 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Sundays and public holidays. Liquor depot operational times are similar to [continue reading]

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source: IOL
January 03 2010 at 10:37PM

The media must stay away from President Jacob Zuma’s wedding to his fifth wife, Thobeka Madiba, on Monday, the Presidency said on Sunday.

The Presidency said in a statement that the wedding was “a private family ceremony”.

Zuma will tie the knot with Madiba, 37, who also uses the name Mabhija, at his homestead in rural KwaZulu-Natal on Monday.

He paid ilobolo (bride price) to Madiba’s family in 2007. The couple are already married under South African law and have three children together. Madiba has also been appearing with the president at official events.

The Sunday Times newspaper reported on Sunday that VIPs expected at the ceremony included Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande, Cosatu Secretary-General Zwelinzima Vavi, KwaZulu-Natal Premier Zweli Mkhize and [continue reading]