Archive for October 14th, 2010

source: Mmegi
BAME PIET
Staff Writer

Mystery surrounds suspension of national airline – Air Botswana from the membership of International Aviation Transport Association (IATA). While Air Botswana says it was suspended from the organisation, the latter says the airline resigned from the organisation in 2008.

In a written response to our queries Albert Tjoeng, assistant director of corporate communications of IATA headquarters in Geneva Switzerland (Asia Pacific) said “Air Botswana resigned from IATA membership at the end of 2008 (they were not suspended). In terms of why they chose to stop their IATA membership, you might want to check with Air Botswana directly”.

However, Air Botswana acting commercial director, Helen Chilisa would not say a word on [continue reading]

source: allAfrica
The Herald (Harare)
Published by the government of Zimbabwe
14 October 2010

Harare — South African President Jacob Zuma’s talks facilitation team jetted into Zimbabwe yesterday to review progress in inter-party dialogue between the Global Political Agreement’s three signatories.

Sadc appointed President Zuma to facilitate dialogue between Zanu-PF and the two MDC formations.

The South African leader in turn established a team to assist him with the task.

The agenda of this week’s meetings and the duration of the team’s stay could not be established yesterday.

Arriving at a Harare hotel yesterday, team member Ms Lindiwe Zulu — who is President Zuma’s adviser on international relations — declined to issue a public statement. The parties have disagreed on [continue reading]

source: Mmegi
BRIAN BENZA
Staff Writer

Mobile phone communication service provider, be MOBILE, says after shaking off a slowdown caused by the SIM card registration exercise, its customer base has bounced back to a growing trend and is now inching towards 300, 000.

Speaking to Mmegi on the sidelines of the launch of its latest offering, BTC Group General Manager (commercial service), said the parastatal began to experience a declining rate of growth in its customer base late last year.Anthony Masunga said the decline was caused by SIM card registration demanded by the Botswana Telecommunications Authority (BTA).

BTC was launching Mobile Office Manager (MOM), its latest product, in Gaborone yesterday.

“But we have recovered now and [continue reading]

source: allAfrica
BuaNews (Tshwane)
13 October 2010

Pretoria — The Department of Home Affairs has received more than 18 000 applications from Zimbabweans since the start of the documentation process.

Addressing the media on Wednesday, Home Affairs Director General Mkuseli Apleni said that by 8 October, 18 454 applications had been received by his department.

Undocumented Zimbabweans living in South Africa have until 31 December to apply to the department to have their stay in the country registered.

Since the process began on 20 September, there have been particularly high volumes of applications at the department’s offices in Pretoria and Johannesburg.

Apleni said so far, 465 fraudulent documents had been handed in. He encouraged more Zimbabweans in [continue reading]