Archive for June 7th, 2010

source: Mmegi
Staff Writer

Papers received by Mmegi yesterday indicate that government, Basarwa and a number of human rights groups have been engaged in ‘fruitful’ negotiations.

The Botswana government is said to be negotiating with Basarwa and a group of human rights NGOs, among them BOCONGO, Ditshwanelo, the First People of the Kalahari, the Kuru family of organisations, the UB Research Centre for San Studies and the Working Group of Indigenous Minorities in Southern Africa.

The pioneer of the talks, Roy Sesana, and a number of community members are said to have pulled out of the [continue reading]

source: BOPA
04 June, 2010

SEROWE – Shoprite today further expand its franchise tentacles in Botswana as it will officially open yet another branch in Serowe.

According to one of the organisers of the opening ceremony, Mr Knight Ganje, the branch, Shoprite U Save is expected to create about 12 new jobs for the local community.

Our managers are also local citizens from other branches and will be afforded an opportunity to manage the store, Mr Ganje said in an interview.

Mr Ganje also said other than creating employment opportunities for the people of Serowe, they are going to make use of the local contractors for maintenance and other services thus contributing to the reduction of the unemployment level.

He said Serowe is a big village and they believe they can make a difference by establishing a branch in the village. Mr Ganje said Shoprite prides itself in being a limited assortment store selling basic items at low prices.

He explained that in Botswana there is one Shoprite U Save in Kanye and five Shoprite stores countrywide.

The Shoprite brand is one of the leaders in [continue reading]