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Kgafela due in Botswana soon

26-01-2015 - Mpho Keleboge

Bakgatla Kgosikgolo Kgafela II is expected return to Botswana before end of March this year. In an interview with The Sunday Standard, Moagi Molebatsi of the Bakgatla Task Team confirmed that Kgafela might return to Botswana as early as March this year. He said government has softened its stance on Kgosi Kgafela and other regiments which were charged together with him. The charges are related to...


“Lucky to be alive” – British journalist survives Botswana lions

26-01-2015 - TIM JOHNSON

Taking a simple walk had never seemed so dangerous. Gathered around a camp table set up with maps, field guides – and gin and tonics – we plotted our stroll into the late afternoon heat. Normally jovial, our guide Paul Ditiro looked around the group, fixing us with a serious look. “The first rule is no running – at all,” he said, his usual glimmer of mirth buried in the gravity of the moment. “And...


Standard Chartered retrenches staff

26-01-2015 - Reuben Pitse

Standard Chartered Bank employees are planning to take their employer to court as part of their effort to halt the ongoing retrenchment exercise. At least 17 employees are expected to be retrenched end of next month. Documents passed to the Sunday Standard reveal that about 17 employees will be retrenched by the end of February. According to the documents, employees have been categorised into grades...


Youth left in the lurch as Govt clamps on BNYC financial dealings

26-01-2015 - Phaladi Letswamotse and Khonani Ontebetse

Thousands of youth who were hoping to benefit from government funded programmes coordinated by the Botswana Youth Council (BNYC) face an uncertain future as the Government threatens to stop the full operation of the council, documents passed to the Sunday Standard have revealed. Fresh information indicates that the Government has partly withdrawn funding amid allegations of financial mismanagement...


Khama freezes BNYC accounts following claims of impropriety


President Khama has ordered a freeze on funds of the Botswana National Youth Council (BNYC) following the preliminary results of an internal audit and a compiled report by the Directorate on Intelligence Service (DIS) agents which revealed abuse of funds. Sunday Standard has it on good authority that agents from DIS were deployed to gather and compile information relating to abuse of funds and resources...


Cash-strapped WUC fails to pay employees

26-01-2015 - Phaladi Letswamotse

The cash strapped Water Utilities Corporation cash flow problems are so serious that the parastatal is unable to pay employees salaries for January, Sunday Standard investigations have revealed. As a result, the Corporation moved its normal payment date of the 25th of each month to an ‘unknown’ date before 30th January, 2015 due to financial constraints. WUC Corporate Communications Manager, Matida...


Inside Project Khama – How US planned to use Khama for their political agenda

26-01-2015 - Sunday Standard Reporter

A personal profile of President Khama, put together by the United States government portrays the President of Botswana as an Oreo sandwich biscuit – black outside and white inside - and an atheist who fears the church and steers clear of discussing spiritual issues. Khama’s profile, classified as “Confidential” and sent to the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) the US Defence Agency , the National...


Poor corporate governance bleeding BNYC

22-01-2015 - Phaladi Letswamotse and Khonani Ontebetse

The Ministry of Youth Sports and Culture has impounded a considerable number of vehicles that were allegedly purchased illegally by the Botswana National Youth Council (BNYC). Information passed to The Telegraph indicates that the Ministry instructed its officers to impound the vehicles late last year as they were reportedly purchased with loans that were not approved by the Ministry. Some of the...


Cash strapped Ministry in race against time to block teachers’ boycott

22-01-2015 - Khonani Ontebetse

The Ministry of Education and Skills Development will on Thursday hold an emergency meeting as part of its effort to avert planned consultative meetings by teachers’ union representatives. At the centre of the financial wrangle is the Ministry’s decision to refuse to pay teachers overtime allowances citing depletion of funds from its overtime vote. The Ministry of Education says not enough funds...


Paramount chiefs dominate Ntlo Ya Dikgosi

22-01-2015 - John Regonamanye

Incumbent Chairperson of Ntlo Ya Dikgosi, Puso Gaborone has retained the position. He is assisted by Kgisi Lotlamoreng of Barolong. While Kgosi Gaborone was unopposed for the Chairmanship, the tussle was between Lotlaamoreng II, Tshipe Tshipe of Mahalapye region and Oreagetse Machilidza of Boteti region for the Deputy Chairmanship. Tshipe was fighting to retain the position of Deputy Chairperson. For...



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