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2008-10-09 15:00:37

Text of report by Botswana newspaper Mmegi website on 8 October [Unattributed report: "Infectious Disease Strikes"] The Ministry of Health has advised all health facilities - public, mission and private, to follow up all patients who have been referred to Gauteng province in South Africa for medical attention since September 12. This advice comes in the wake of reports that an unknown highly infectious disease has been identified in South Africa. In a press release the ministry also...

2008-09-29 06:00:21

Text of report by Bame Piet, published by Botswana newspaper Mmegi on 26 September 26 September 2008: The controversial Media Practitioners' Bill received more bashing at a one-day conference yesterday with participants calling for its total rejection. Vice chairperson of Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) Batsho Nthoi expressed alarm at the motive behind the introduction of the Bill by the Minister of Science, Communication and Technology Pelonomi Venson-Moitoi. "What has gone...

2008-08-14 03:00:28

Text of report by Botswana newspaper Mmegi website on 12 August [Unattributed report: "Media Bill Inadequate -Ditshwanelo"] In recognition of the critical role played by the media in the process of enhancing development Ditshwanelo -The Botswana Centre for Human Rights wishes to comment on the Media Practitioners Bill. The Media Practitioners Bill Number 15 was gazetted on 27 June 2008. The Bill seeks to govern the operations and general conduct of the media through the proposed...

2008-08-12 09:01:18

Text of report by Botswana newspaper Mmegi website on 11 August [Report by Onalenna Modikwa: "BMWU Rejects 15 Per cent Salary Hike"] SELEBI-PHIKWE: Enraged members of the Botswana Mine Workers Union (BMWU), Selebi-Phikwe branch have resolved to reject the proposed 15 per cent salary increase. The members expressed their feelings at a meeting convened by the branch committee to give feed back on the ongoing wage negotiations with BCL management. The mine employees said they persevered...

2008-08-08 06:00:50

Text of report by Botswana newspaper Mmegi website on 7 August [Unattributed report: "Govt To Slash Fuel Prices?"] Fuel prices are likely to be slashed this month when government undertakes its monthly reviews. The anticipated relief will come in the wake of what has variously been described as "tumbling" global oil prices. The global price of crude oil has dropped from the record US $145 per barrel to US $135. By yesterday it had reached the $118 per barrel level. Ministry of...

2008-08-08 06:00:32

Text of report by Botswana newspaper Mmegi on 7 August [Report by Bame Piet: "Media Bill Threatens Democracy -Ntuane"] Specially elected MP Botsalo Ntuane has described the Mass Media Practitioners' Bill as a threat to Botswana's democracy and international image. The Bill was presented to Parliament by the Minister for Communications, Science and Technology, Pelonomi Venson-Moitoi. The Bill gives the minister powers to dictate the operations of the private press and this has not gone...

2008-08-06 03:00:32

Text of report by Gaborone-based newspaper Mmegi on 5 August [Report by ISAIAH MOREWAGAE: "We Need No Such Law -Journos"] Media practitioners have distanced themselves from the Minister of Communications, Science and Technology, Pelonomi Venson-Moitoi's claims that they themselves called for the Media Practitioners Bill. During a consultative meeting with Members of Parliament (MPs) at the Gaborone Sun on Monday, Pamela Dube, of The Voice weekly asserted that the government was in fact...

2008-07-31 09:01:05

Text of report by Botswana newspaper Mmegi website on 30 July [Unattributed report: "End of Botswana deal will give Eskom's SA users a breather"] Eskom will have more power to supply local users until 2012 after it cuts back power to Botswana as part of a six-year bilateral agreement with the Botswana Power Corporation (BPC). Last year Eskom entered into a pact with the BPC, under which Eskom will reduce its energy supply to Botswana from 410 megawatts last year to 150MW by 2012. Andrew...

2008-07-19 06:00:25

Text of report by Botswana newspaper Mmegi website on 18 July [Unattributed report: "Impact Partners With Impala To Conquer Southern Africa"] Australian explorer Impact Minerals has struck a strategic alliance to explore for and develop nickel-platinum deposits in southern Africa with World No 2 global platinum producer, Impala Platinum. The alliance begins with Impala having first right to earn equity in any projects identified. Some of the southern African countries included in the...

2008-07-19 06:00:22

Text of report by Tsireletso Motgelwa entitled "How Mugabe's 'Press freedom' shames Khama's" published by Botswana newspaper Mmegi website on 18 July Staff writer Tshireletso Motlogelwa finds that the controversial Zimbabwean Access to Information and Protection Act may be a repressive piece of legislation, but it beats Botswana's Media Practitioners Bill at every turn. Journalism has been a much talked about, often controversial, topic of the modern world. The number of quotes relating...


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omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.