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The rise of dancehall in SADC
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The rise of dancehall in SADC

Staff Reporter - May 26, 2017

By Tiri Masawi RECENT applause of Zimbabwean dancehall ace Winky D as one of the best dancehall artists in the world ahead of Jamaican heavyweights Sean Paul, Mavado,…

SADC staff tell Mswati they want salary hike
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SADC staff tell Mswati they want salary hike

Staff Reporter - May 22, 2017

By Bakang Mhaladi Gaborone - The Southern African Development Community (SADC) secretariat staff last week told the regional bloc's chairperson, King Mswati III that their salaries are…

SADC needs to collectively solve the region’s power crisis
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SADC needs to collectively solve the region’s power crisis

Staff Reporter - May 22, 2017

The ground around the majority of informal markets in the Zambian capital Lusaka is covered in black sand. On close inspection one will realise that the sand…

Tracing Chinese investments in SADC
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Tracing Chinese investments in SADC

Staff Reporter - May 15, 2017

Tiri Masawi China has curved a niche in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) as the fastest rising single largest investor with an insatiable appetite for the…

Bots finally signs SADC Gender Protocol
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Bots finally signs SADC Gender Protocol

Staff Reporter - May 08, 2017

By Mpho Tebele Gaborone-The government of Botswana announced this week that it has taken a decision to sign the Revised Southern African Development Community (SADC) Protocol on…

A new breed of trade unionists needed for SADC
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A new breed of trade unionists needed for SADC

Staff Reporter - May 08, 2017

Despite having been dead for 36 years, music legend Bob Marley’s work remains relevant in 2017 as was in the 1970s when he released most of his…

Botswana ready to sign SADC gender protocol
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Botswana ready to sign SADC gender protocol

Staff Reporter - May 08, 2017

By Nyarai Kampilipili and Kizito Sikuka The announcement by Botswana that it is ready to sign a regional protocol that advances gender equality and equity signals another…

SAPP steps up efforts to link up SADC, East Africa power grids
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SAPP steps up efforts to link up SADC, East Africa power grids

Staff Reporter - May 08, 2017

By Joseph Ngwawi SOUTHERN Africa has stepped up efforts to ensure electricity grids of all mainland countries are interconnected and that the regional power network taps into the…

Botswana exempts SADC citizens from tourism levy
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Botswana exempts SADC citizens from tourism levy

Staff Reporter - May 08, 2017

By Mpho Tebele GABORONE – All visitors to Botswana, excluding residents and citizens of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) member states, will pay a tourism levy.…

SADC mourns sport heroes  – Bots loses footballer Tiro and professional boxer Nkabiti
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SADC mourns sport heroes – Bots loses footballer Tiro and professional boxer Nkabiti

Staff Reporter - May 07, 2017

By Bakang Mhaladi GABORONE – It was a dark week for Botswana sport after two well-known sports persons, footballer, Gofaone Tiro and professional boxer, Herbert Nkabiti died just…

Rossing bags R109m profit amid  power challenges
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Rossing bags R109m profit amid power challenges

Staff Reporter - May 02, 2017

By Tiri Masawi WINDHOEK – Mining giant Rossing Uranium, basking in the comfort of a R107million profit margin on the backdrop of plummeting uranium spot prices worldwide, is…

COMMEMORATING WORLD MALARIA DAY April 25, 2017
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COMMEMORATING WORLD MALARIA DAY April 25, 2017

Staff Reporter - Apr 25, 2017

World Malaria Day this year will be commemmorated by highlighting the commendable strides that have been made across the SADC region towards eliminating malaria, with the theme…

Eyes on the ball …as SADC member states on high security alert
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Eyes on the ball …as SADC member states on high security alert

Staff Reporter - Apr 24, 2017

By Lovemore Ranga Mataire SADC security and defence officials are on high alert following intelligence reports of heightened destabilisation activities in countries governed by former liberation movements. Zimbabwe’s…

Sealing the lid on ICC
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Sealing the lid on ICC

Staff Reporter - Apr 24, 2017

By Tiri Masawi Namibia’s Deputy Prime Minister, Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah last week sealed the lid on the thorny issue of dumping the International Criminal court (ICC) opting  to…

Lacklustre mineral laws costing Zambia dearly
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Lacklustre mineral laws costing Zambia dearly

Staff Reporter - Apr 18, 2017

By Jeff Kapembwa Lusaka - Zambia, like other countries endowed with mineral resources, is losing an estimated US$1 trillion in revenue annually due to investors harbouring corrupt…

Energy cooperation paying off as SADC records power surplus
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Energy cooperation paying off as SADC records power surplus

Staff Reporter - Apr 10, 2017

By Joseph Ngwawi Southern Africa is experiencing surplus electricity generation capacity for the first time in a decade, thanks to the success of regional cooperation in energy planning…

When South Africa sneezes SADC catches the cold
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When South Africa sneezes SADC catches the cold

Staff Reporter - Apr 10, 2017

By Tiri Masawi WINDHOEK – Recent events in South Africa where President Jacob Zuma unexpectedly wielded the axe on former Minister of Finance Pravin Godhan and eight more…

Botswana military deal triggers regional security fears
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Botswana military deal triggers regional security fears

Staff Reporter - Apr 03, 2017

By Mpho Tebele GABORONE - International peace researchers have warned Botswana to reconsider its decision to purchase Gripen fighter jets from Swedish manufacturers, saying the move could…

SADC must urgently respond to destruction caused cyclones, floods
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SADC must urgently respond to destruction caused cyclones, floods

Staff Reporter - Apr 03, 2017

THE SADC region is poised for a good harvest this year following the good rains received across the region thus far, thanks to the La Nina weather…

Region commits to Lesotho stability
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Region commits to Lesotho stability

Staff Reporter - Mar 27, 2017

By Sechaba Mokhethi MASERU - The Southern African Development Community (SADC) has once again been called into the fray to safeguard peace and stability in the conflict-prone…