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Saturday 30 August 2014 | 08:11 AM    
 
 

Would opposition perform better in the coming elections had the Botswana Congress Party stayed as part of UDC?






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Masire’s office in PR goof

25-08-2014 - KHONANI ONTEBETSE

The controversy surrounding announcement that former President Sir Ketumile Masire will not attend any political party veered off into a new row with his office distancing itself from its original statement that he would not attend launches of political party candidates. This week Masire’s private secretary Charles Mogotsi accused the media of misreading the press release that was issued by his office...


 

High Court orders Botswana to provide foreign inmates with ARV’s

25-08-2014 - Godfrey Ganetsang

High Court Judge Bengbame Sechele on Friday ordered the government of Botswana to provide non-citizen inmates with Highly Active Anti-Retroviral Treatment (HAART). Delivering judgment in a case in which two Zimbabwean inmates, Dickson Tapela and Mbuso Piye, together with Botswana Network on Ethics Law and HIV-AIDS (BONELA) had brought a constitutional challenge against a decision by the government...


 

“Victory is imminent”-Phenyo Butale

25-08-2014 - PHALADI LETSWAMOTSE

When the Umbrella or Democratic Change (UDC) unveiled Phenyo Butale as the man who will replace the late Gomolemo Motswaledi as the party’s new parliamentary candidate in Gaborone Central, many political pundits opined that he was a political novice who would be summarily trounced by Botswana Congress Party (BCP)’s Dumelang Saleshando. In fact, one of the BCP supporters said by fielding Butale against...


 

BDP in hasty attempts to recruit Nagafela

25-08-2014 - KHONANI ONTEBETSE

The ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) has reportedly lost faith in its candidate for Letlhakeng West constituency, Ngaka Ngaka and has been making frantic attempts to recruit Botswana National Front (BNF) candidate Filbert Nagafela ahead of the 2014 general elections. Information reaching Sunday Standard indicates that BDP operatives have been holding clandestine meetings with Nagafela in a bid...


 

Train crews want scarce skill allowance

25-08-2014 - Bashi Letsididi

Botswana Railways train crew members want to be paid scarce skill allowance because, as a union representative explains, they both provide a scarce skill and form part of the national essential services cadre. “It is not easy to find people who do what we do. When an enginemen or trainmen resigns, it is not easy to find a replacement because ours is a specialised service. It is also not the sort of...


 

Dikgosi are also running for (re)election

25-08-2014 - Bashi Letsididi

With absolutely no fanfare, no public campaign programme and parallel to the political election, dikgosi across the country are quietly lobbying for support to be either elected or re-elected to the lower house of parliament, Ntlo ya Dikgosi. Following the amendment of the law to expand membership of Ntlo ya Dikgosi, the tenure of office for some members is linked to the dissolution of parliament....


 

Licenced to kill? DIS goes rogue

25-08-2014 - Sunday Standard Reporter

Documents detailing how for six years the Directorate of Intelligence and Security Services (DISS) command presided over a cover up of murder in their ranks reveals the extent to which the spy agency has gone rogue and become so powerful that that those with oversight are too intimidated to check its incursions on liberty. The documents, which have been passed to the Sunday Standard reveal for...


 

Mossad/DIS linked to Khama’s War Room

25-08-2014 - Sunday Standard Reporter

Scores of Israeli consultants with links to the Israeli spy outfit Mossad and a few trusted Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) insiders will spend much of the next few weeks holed up behind a door labeled “War Room” at the party headquarters in a bit to ensure that President Lt Gen Ian Khama wins a second term in office. Personalities close to President Khama’s war room provides a fascinating insight...


 

Temporary and contract teachers accuse gov’t of neglecting them

25-08-2014 - PHALADI LETSWAMOTSE

Over 3000 teachers who are employed by government on either temporary or contract basis have complained that they were left out when teachers who are employed on permanent and pensionable basis were upgraded through the levels of operation. In an interview with Sunday Standard, the temporary and contract teachers said their employer, Ministry of Education Skills and Development, does not recognize...


 

Police investigate mysterious disappearance of gov’t vehicles

25-08-2014 - PHALADI LETSWAMOTSE

Government’s security apparatus have been roped in to investigate a suspected incident of theft in which vehicles belonging to the Central Transport Organisation (CTO) mysteriously disappeared after being collected from the Botswana Defense Force (BDF) barracks in Glen Valley, where they were parked. Sunday Standard investigations have revealed that the Botswana Police Service’s Serious Crime Squad...


 

 

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