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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.