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‘Parliament, not the President, makes laws’-Kirby tells AG’s

30-08-2015 - Khonani Ontebetse

Judge President of the Court of Appeal, Ian Kirby last week shot down an argument by the Attorney General’s Chambers (AG’s) that Presidential Directives constitute an exercise of executive or prerogative power, and are not subject to review. Delivering judgement in a case in which the government of Botswana was appealing judgements delivered by two High Court judges, Key Dingake and Bengbame Sechele...


 

PPADB mum on legality of Morupule A tendering process

30-08-2015 - Bashi Letsididi

More than a month after Sunday Standard requested the Public Procurement and Asset Disposal Board (PPADB) to explain public procurement law as relates to circumstances in which the Ministry of Minerals, Energy and Water Resources (MMEWR) introduced an unsolicited bid into a solicited-bids process, a response has yet to be tendered. This relates to a case in which a South Korean company called Doosan...


 

Battered and bloodied, Competition Authority vows to fight on

30-08-2015 - Sunday Standard Reporter

Despite having been technically knocked out thrice by a tag team of two deep-pocketed Gaborone companies at the Competition Commission, the Competition Authority has vowed to continue bringing cases before the Commission. In the latest round, the Authority lost to Creative Business Solutions and Rabbit Group in a case in which the latter are alleged to have rigged a P20.4 million tender to supply infant...


 

Morupule A could be back in service by October next year

30-08-2015 - Bashi Letsididi

Supposing the Botswana Power Corporation (BPC) gives Doosan Heavy Industries Construction the go-ahead to overhaul and refurbish the Morupule A Power Station, “it should be feasible to secure the envisaged 90 MW generation capacity from three units by the fourth quarter of 2016 and a further 30 MW (making a total of 120 MW) by the fourth quarter of 2017.” That revelation is made in an August 3, 2015...


 

Botswana to suffer worst water shortages by 2040

30-08-2015 - Sunday Standard Reporter

Botswana’s water crisis is expected to escalate and the country is expected to see the biggest water crisis between 2020 and 2040. Water shortages are likely to become increasingly common as the world faces climate change and an increasing population and Botswana has been listed among countries which will be hardest hit according to a new report by the World Resource Institute. The report's authors...


 

Law Society condemns suspension of judges

30-08-2015 - Khonani Ontebetse

The Law Society of Botswana (LSB) on Friday criticised President Ian Khama’s decision to suspend four High Court Judges Justice Key Dingake, Justice Modiri Letsididi, Justice Mercy Garekwe and Justice Ranier Busang. The quartet is accused of undermining the Chief Justice Maruping Dibotelo and they are facing charges of bringing the judiciary into disrepute. LSB Chairman Lawrence Lecha said on Friday...


 

Foreign inmates win case for free HIV treatment

30-08-2015 - Sunday Standard Reporter

The court of appeal has upheld a ruling that foreign prisoners should receive free treatment for HIV/Aids, rights lawyers say. Prior to the ruling, foreign inmates were forced to pay for their medication, unlike native inmates. A case on the matter was opened by two HIV-positive prisoners challenging the policy alongside figures from the United Nations (UN) which estimate that approximately 25 percent...


 

Khama, Dibotelo in cloak and dagger intrigues to sack Justice Dingake?

30-08-2015 - Khonani Ontebetse

Information has surfaced suggesting that the recent decision to suspend four High Court Judges was a sleight of hand by the Office of the President and Administration of Justice to get rid of Justice Key Dingake. Insiders have revealed that President Ian Khama’s decision to suspend Justice Dingake, Justice Modiri Letsididi, Justice Mercy Garekwe and Justice Ranier Busang after they were accused og...


 

Botswana to export teachers to Seychelles

30-08-2015 - Sunday Standard Reporter

In bid to fill the shortage of teachers in various schools in Seychelles, Botswana will send a group of teachers to the Indian Ocean Island this December. The agreement follows a meeting held betweenMinister of Education and Skills Development of Botswana, Unity Dow and the Vice President of Seychelles Danny Faure recently. The meeting took place on the sidelines of the annual SADC's 35th summit held...


 

ILO takes Botswana to task over “golf club culture”

30-08-2015 - Phaladi Letswamotse

The international Labour organisation (ILO) is putting pressure on Botswana to ditch traditional business prejudices which disadvantaged marginalized groups like Basarwa and Bakgalagadi. Report on observations and comments made by the committee of experts on applications of conventions and recommendations from the International Labour Office (ILO) for 2015 demanded answers from Botswana on the...


 

 

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