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17 Jun 2019

BY PATIENCE RADISOENG

Botswana Labour Migrants Association (BoLAMA) and its members are thrilled at the news of the finalization of the Tuberculosis/Silicosis class action, by way of a R5 billion unopposed settlement agreement before the Johannesburg High Court. The case is slated for 27 July 2019.

17 Jun 2019

BY KABELO SEITSHIRO

Botswana Housing Corporation (BHC) intends to increase rental fees prices with more than 100 percent by 1st July 2019.

The Corporation confirmed that indeed a consultative meeting was held with tenants at the Phase 4 Sweets Flats, to inform them of the impending rent adjustments, which are cost recovery based.

17 Jun 2019

PORTIA NKANI reflects on Warren’s latest findings and achievements before departure.

BROKER’S FEES (POST-LIQUIDATION)

17 Jun 2019

BY BOTLHALE KOOTHUPILE

Despite the fleece, the Botswana Premier League (BPL) is still in the red. The league is currently said to be back to close to P3 million in debt.

This was revealed by the league Vice Chairman Solomon Mantswe addressing the BPL Annual General Assembly (AGM) this past Friday.

17 Jun 2019

BY BOTLHALE KOOTHUPILE

After months of futile attempts to uncover the truth, the Botswana Premier League (BPL) has acknowledged being faced with problems with the league sponsors - the Botswana Telecommunications Corporation (BTC).

17 Jun 2019

BY DUNCAN KGANGKENNA

Jwaneng Galaxy’s war with the Botswana Premier League over the rescheduled match between Township Rollers and Miscellaneous is far from over.

On the 7th of May this year, the Jwaneng based outfit wrote a letter to the BPL questioning the legality of the game which was played on the evening of that very same day.

17 Jun 2019

BY PATIENCE LEPHOGOLE

The Botswana Rugby Union (BRU) over the weekend sent the girls national under-18 and boys under 19 teams to the fourth edition of the Soweto 10’s Rugby Tournament to be played from 15-16 June 2019.

17 Jun 2019

Forget about the noisy armchair conservationists who are threatening to boycott Botswana’s tourism and diamonds. It is in their nature to always declare their whiteness.  Their incoherent nose is part of their usual declaration about whose words should matter most in the sphere of public policy around the globe.

17 Jun 2019

There is a common phrase at the government enclave – “System e down” (The computer system is not operational or is offline).

This is a popular, yet not so sweet response usually uttered by front desk officers at government departments and some state-owned agencies when giving feedback to customers, mostly members of the public

17 Jun 2019

BY RICHARD MOLEOFE

17 Jun 2019

BY THOBO MOTLHOKA

For the LGBTQI community, the recent landmark judgement decriminalising same-sex sexual conduct between consenting adults finally opened doors to the freedom they had always longed for.

10 Jun 2019

South African billionaire businessman, Patrice Motsepe pledged P22 million towards helping Pelonomi Venson Moitoi to topple President Mokgweetsi Masisi as Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) President.

10 Jun 2019

South African multi-millionaire Bridgette Motsepe Radebe financed former President Lt Gen Ian Khama recent meeting in Serowe where he announced his resignation from the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) and unveiled the new party – Botswana Patriotic Front.

10 Jun 2019

The Botswana government is reviewing a number of visa restrictions placed by former President Lt Gen Ian Khama on a number of foreign nationals among the South African Economic Freedom Front (EFF) President Julius Malema and South African based Malawian prophet Shepherd Huxley Bushiri.

10 Jun 2019

The long-awaited details of how former Vice President of Zimbabwe Phelekezela Mphoko and his son Siqokoqela Mphoko exited from embattled Choppies Enterprises have finally been made public.

In a notice to shareholders, Choppies revealed that it has paid the Mphokos US$2, 9 million (about P31 million) to buy their shares in Choppies Supermarket Zimbabwe. 

10 Jun 2019

BY CALISTUS BOSALETSWE

A petition to deny the Umbrella for the Democratic Change (UDC)) leader Duma Boko from standing in this year’s elections following alleged violation of the Electoral Act has all the hallmarks to put the coalition in disarray.

10 Jun 2019

Officially, the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) and the Botswana Patriotic Front BPF) are not working together but the two parties have clearly established common ground on one very important electoral issue – the 2008-2018 corruption.

10 Jun 2019

Why is it that beginning last year, most of Gaborone smells like the “fresh-produce” section of supermarkets that are part of a certain notorious retail chain? The answer is that, alongside copper cables, sewer manhole covers are another hot commodity that is burning up the black market.

10 Jun 2019

A fresh report on global disaster risk says Botswana does not have reliable data on droughts that could inform mitigation strategies and this will likely pose a "hidden danger" to the country.

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