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...
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...
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...
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Fresh information indicates that the Government has partly withdrawn funding amid allegations of financial mismanagement...
26-01-2015 - KHONANI ONTEBETSE AND PHALADI LETSWAMOTSE
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
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