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16 Sep 2019

The Botswana Congress Party may pull out of the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) after the 2019 General Elections.

16 Sep 2019

The Umbrella for Democratic Change and the Botswana Patriotic Front have rejected President Mokgweetsi Masisi’s informal proposal for a pre-election peace accord.

16 Sep 2019

In a crucial election year, you would expect the president of the main opposition party to launch the candidacy of his/her deputy president but that is not what happened last weekend with the Botswana National Front.

16 Sep 2019

BY THOBO MOTLHOKA

It is a precarious situation. The government of Botswana remains unmoved by an avalanche of criticism aimed at her recent decision to cut short schooling for some Namibian refugee students.

16 Sep 2019

United Nations Special Rapporteur has confirmed Batswana’s fears that they are drinking water that may not be safe for human consumption.

The finding that Botswana’s potable water is unsafe for drinking was first made by the United States Embassy in Gaborone – a claim which at the time peeved the former President Khama Khama administration.

16 Sep 2019

It would have been ideal for Catie Gressier of the University of Western Australia to verify information about Setswana customs that she got from a man that she refers to as a “white Motswana” with more knowledgeable sources. That didn’t happen and the result is gross misrepresentation of what used to be an important custom in Tswana culture.

16 Sep 2019

BY KHONANI ONTEBETSE & REUBEN PITSE

First he asked for clemency from President Mokgweetsi Masisi – a tall order likely to test the president’s stance on the death penalty.

Now death row inmate Mooketsi Kgosibodiba seeks a stay of execution on account of an inordinate delay on the part of the criminal justice system.

16 Sep 2019

BY KHONANI ONTEBETSE & REUBEN PITSE

Thousands of HIV patients’ lives may be at risk as Botswana faces a possible freeze in the manufacturing and supply of Anti Retroviral Drugs (ARVs).

One of the companies took the government to court and has successfully interdicted the Central Medical Stores from issuing a tender to supply the life saving drugs.

16 Sep 2019

A decision by Botswana Government to raise from 5 percent to 30 percent a transfer duty paid by non-citizens on property purchases is experiencing a push back from both inside and outside government.

Vice President Slumber Tsogwane has already registered his unhappiness with the clause, highlighting growing pressure to review it.

16 Sep 2019

Determined to demonise Robert Mugabe to the fullest, a west that is still bitter with the recently deceased Zimbabwean leader for seizing white-owned farms is not acknowledging some of the good things that he did. One was investment in the education sector.

16 Sep 2019

BY MPHO KUHLMANN

16 Sep 2019

BY BONNIE MODIAKGOTLA

The Botswana economy which was expected to pick up pace this year might slow down following several developments, which might even cause the growth projections to be revised downwards.

16 Sep 2019

BY PORTIA NKANI

Botswana’s current account recorded a deficit of P815 million in the first quarter of 2019, compared to a deficit of P330 million in the first quarter of 2018, data contained in the latest Monetary Policy Report of the central Bank shows.

16 Sep 2019

BY KABELO SEITSHIRO

The Pilane and Kanye branches of Barclays Bank Botswana are likely to be amongst the first to lose the spread eagle emblem which has featured prominently throughout the Bank’s branches across the country.

16 Sep 2019

BY ARNOLD LETSHOLO

The Chairperson of Botswana Community Based Organizations Network (BOCOBONET) - Douglas Lecholo has said that his network is well in its five year plan of reinforcing its participation in Community Based Natural Resources Management (CBNRM) policy development and implementation.

16 Sep 2019

By Victor Baatweng

This past week on one of the social media sites - Twitter there was a picture of cattle roaming the streets of Gaborone Central Business District otherwise known as CBD to most of us.

16 Sep 2019

BY VICTOR BAATWENG

Choppies Enterprise’s brand colours encompass both red and green. Ironically these are the same colours that capital markets usually use to denote whether companies’ securities are “hale and hearty” or weak in performance.

16 Sep 2019

BY BONNIE MODIAKGOTLA

Cresta Marakanelo, the leisure focused company, nearly tripled its profit for the half year, thanks largely to costs containment and some strategic acquisitions that were made.

16 Sep 2019

BY PORTIA NKANI

Fierce competitions from world markets that have risen from the globalisation tide continue to make economic diversification for little Botswana imperative. However questions continue to arise whether the diamond rich country is moving in the right direction of diversification.

16 Sep 2019

ORAPA: In an effort to motivate female students to pursue engineering professions, last week Debswana’s(OLDM) Orapa  Letlhakane and Damtshaa Mines hosted a workshop dubbed “#Ask an Engineer”.

Over 200 Junior Secondary School female students from various schools participated in this event.

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