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15 Mar 2019

By Patience Radisoeng

Epilepsy is a brain disorder characterized by recurrent seizures. However Young Epilepsy Botswana (YEB) public relations personnel, Bame Motsomatshukudu said not all seizures are due to epilepsy as other conditions that can look like epilepsy include fainting, or very low blood sugar in some people being treated for diabetes.

15 Mar 2019

In a battle of ideas, just like in war, it is to be expected that the first casualty will be truth – objective truth. Individuals are creating their own truths.

11 Mar 2019

The European Union (EU) placed Botswana on its money laundering blacklist because former President Lt Gen Ian Khama’s administration allowed politicians and their relatives to launder millions of pulas in dirty money from the Botswana construction industry – Sunday Standard investigations have established.

11 Mar 2019

Former Minister Sadique Kebonang and his twin brother Zein benefitted from weaknesses in Botswana’s money laundering regime a few months after the weaknesess were exposed by the Eastern and Southern African Anti-Money Laundering Group (ESAAMLG).

11 Mar 2019

Government is said to be investigating the reasons behind the multi-million tender cost escalation for the construction of the Mahalapye Prison fence.

The fence was constructed by Defence Concepts which was one of the preferred suppliers of Directorate of Intelligence and Security Services (DISS) when its former director Isaac Kgosi was at the helm of the intelligence entity. 

11 Mar 2019

The newly acquired jet by Air Botswana, Embraer E-70 will not fly any time soon as it has to satisfy certain conditions.

This is according to a statement issued by Air Botswana Corporate Communications Manager Thabiso Leshoai.

11 Mar 2019

Scores of nurses and possibly other medical professionals at Princess Marina hospital are at the centre of investigations following mysterious disappearance of a habit forming drug – pethidine - in large quantities.

The hospital is said to be running short of the medication due to theft.

11 Mar 2019

Officially, the Executive Committee of the Gaborone City Council took a decision to reserve a minimum of 30 percent of its outdoor advertising space to “verified marginalised groups.” Resultantly, three companies - Master Carpentry & Joinery, Jun Bud Holdings and Goleba Out Door – were the only ones that benefitted from that special dispensation from the entirety of individual entities with

11 Mar 2019

The case in which creditors of liquidated Capital Management Botswana (CMB) are demanding compensation has branched off into a new twist.

Its former directors are now fighting with attorney for the CMB liquidator Peter Collins over who will receive about P20 million expected from one of its debtors.

11 Mar 2019

A final report by former statutory manager of Capital Management Botswana (CMB) Peter Collins marked ‘confidential’ details how the company’s directors Rapula Okaile and Tim Marsland siphoned millions of Pula from pensioners’ money to finance their personal assets.

11 Mar 2019

BY EDGAR TSIMANE

With an earthquake monitoring station capable of detecting nuclear explosions occurring as far as North Korea in place, scientists are now planning Botswana’s first seismological centre.

11 Mar 2019

If you want to reach for easy, mentally-untaxing answers, it is very easy to appreciate President Mokgweetsi Masisi’s anti-corruption crusade in terms of a scores-settling campaign. The facts reveal something else.

11 Mar 2019

BY MOSIDI MOKAEYA

Chairman of Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) Botswana Mboki Chilisa has said the level of freedom in any society is an indicator of the health of its press and democracy.

11 Mar 2019

BY VICTOR BAATWENG

One after another, the Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer of the pan-African lender – Letshego Holdings have followed each other, not on Twitter, but rather in a sudden physical exit of the Gaborone head-quartered company.

11 Mar 2019

BY CALISTUS BOSALETSWE

The water utility cooperation has questioned the quality of what it calls “mushrooming bottled water” in local the market.

The corporation also argues that its tap water is of better quality compared to some of the bottled water sold in local retail stores.

11 Mar 2019

BY ARNOLD LETSHOLO

The Department of Waste Management and Pollution Control (DWMPC) has taken an exemplary move of water conservation by introducing rainwater harvesting initiative at its head office in Gaborone, Block three industrial.

11 Mar 2019

BY VICTOR BAATWENG

The founder of telecommunications operator -Mascom Wireless, Strive Masiyiwa could return as a major player in Botswana’s telecommunications sector. This follows reports that he could buy 44 percent stake belonging to South African teleco giant – MTN Group Ltd.

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