Botswana Police this Friday admitted to the Urban Customary Deputy Court President, Kgosi Kgosimotse Sebele, that they are having a difficult time arresting dagga smokers and traffickers around Gaborone because of the increasing number of people being charged with possession of the habit forming plant.
Government is considering the possibility of an over arching legislation on privatization – Finance and Development Planning Minister, Baledzi Gaolathe, told Parliament this week.
Botswana has avoided the curse of most resource-abundant economies and maintained growth consistent with its resources, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said on Tuesday.
Bank of Botswana (BoB) and the Directorate on Corruption and Economic Crime (DCEC) are believed to have slept on warnings that the Botswana investor who defrauded the Namibian government of close to P100 million was involved in money laundering.
The Botswana government is sitting on information that a prominent businessmen with close links to the Botswana cabinet and a high ranking Botswana Development Corporation (BDC) official worked with South African Defence Force and agents of the apartheid regime to set up Newslink Africa in Gaborone - a confidential report passed to the Sunday Standard has revealed.
Botswana National Front is embroiled in a bitter power struggle. At the centre of the dispute is the contention by a section of the Central Committee that wants Party President, Otsweletse Moupo, to resign.
Moupo has, however, turned down such calls, saying he will only resign if the general membership wants him to.
The 2006 Orange Kabelano Charity Cup champions, Township Rollers, got a rude awakening from South African Premier Soccer League wonder boys, Silver Stars. Rollers got a 2-0 thrashing at the Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace in Phokeng, South Africa, last weekend.
Sir Seretse Khama Barracks based BDF Cheetahs last weekend consolidated their supremacy in Botswana rugby by walloping a sorry-looking Selebi-Phikwe based EMG Gunners 57-13 in Selebi-Phikwe.
Gunners, a soldier dominated rugby team, had vowed to get off to a winning start at the expense of Cheetahs. From the 3 games they have played so far, Gunners are still to register a win.
Selebi-Phikwe golf club’s Shane Granger won the Makgadikgadi golf open played in Sowa town.
This was the first time that Granger won a Botswana golf union tournament. The event was played on a 36 holes stroke play on the attractive Sowa golf club course.
Silver Stars new recruit, Phenyo “Mzambiya” Mongala, had a stormer against Township Rollers last weekend at the Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace, in Phokeng, South Africa.
Mongala, who was playing against his former team for the first time since leaving the Botswana shores two months ago, was at his usual best after coming on as a second half substitute.