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Political appointees flood public service as Khama rewards fallen Ministers, MP's

15-12-2014 - PHALADI LETSWAMOTSE

The fall of Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) big shorts in the recent elections is expected to flood Botswana’s diplomatic service and the government enclave with more political appointees. Sunday Standard has learnt that former Assistant Minister in the Ministry of Agriculture Oreeditse Molebatsi will be appointed Botswana’s ambassador in Zimbabwe. Molebatsi will be replacing another political...


 

Gabz FM punished for “evil” plan with American Embassy, British High Commission and BOFEPUSU

15-12-2014 - Sunday Standard Reporter

Government has singled out Gabz FM from other radio stations and slapped an advertising ban on them because of the election debates sponsored by the American Embassy, The British High Commission and BOFEPUSU, which the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) maligned as an “evil” plan, Sunday Standard has been informed. In the run up to the general elections, Vice President Mokgweetsi Masisi warned...


 

Mogae kept HRDC management in the dark about BIUST

15-12-2014 - Bashi Letsididi

Former president Festus Mogae and his education minister at the time are alleged to have kept the Botswana Tertiary Education Council (BTEC) in the dark about plans to establish what is now known as the Botswana International University of Science and Technology (BIUST). This allegation is contained in a report from a South African think tank called the Centre for Higher Education Transformation (CHET)....


 

The Seretses in crowded race for BDP chair

15-12-2014 - PHALADI LETSWAMOTSE

Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) factions are regrouping in preparations for the party’s 36th National Congress in July next year and heavy weights have started throwing their hats into the ring. Former Minister of Defence, Justice and Security Ramadeluka Seretse and former Botswana ambassador in the United States of America Tebelelo Seretse, will slug it out for the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP)...


 

Tawana’s regiment to meet Kgafela

15-12-2014 - Basadi Morokotso

Kgosi Tawana Moremi’s regiment, Matsaakgang is planning a friendly meeting with Bakgatla ba ga Kgafela chief Kgafela Kgafela in Moruleng, South Africa in the first quarter of 2015. The regiment has rallied behind Tawana Moremi following insults hurled at him during a Botswana Democratic Party rally in Maun in the run up to the recent general elections. The group which has emerged more militant...


 

Ex apartheid spies collude with security forces to smuggle diamonds-report

15-12-2014 - KHONANI ONTEBETSE

Former apartheid spies are colluding with Botswana’s security forces and senior public officers to smuggle diamonds, a research by the United Kingdom based intelligence and security firm IHS Jane reveals. The report released recently states that Botswana and Namibia are hotspots for diamond theft. IHS research shows that South African crime syndicates are often implicated in smuggling networks that...


 

High Court fees hinder Dibeela from petitioning for a recount in Mathethe

15-12-2014 - KHONANI ONTEBETSE

The Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) Parliamentary candidate for Mathethe/Molapowabojang constituency in the just ended General Elections Dr Reverend Prince Dibeela said hefty fees required by the High Court as security stopped him from petitioning the court to order and supervise a ballot recount in the constituency. Information reaching Sunday Standard is that Dibeela together with a team from...


 

Businessman swindled in land deal

15-12-2014 - REUBEN PITSE

Criminal Investigation Department (CID) is on a manhunt following reports that a suspect swindled an Asian businessman cash amounting to P1 million. The incident took place after the suspect claimed to be the owner of a piece of land in Kgatleng District. Information gathered by the publication indicates that a well known businessman collapsed after he was swindled close to P1 million when trying...


 

Diamond Beneficiation in Decline in Namibia and South Africa and Stagnant in Botswana

15-12-2014 - Professor Roman Grynberg

The wages of diamond cutters in Botswana and India are not dissimilar yet in India there are 800,000 cutters and in Botswana only 3,750. The difference between the two countries stems largely from the productivity of workers. De Beers in its 2014 Diamond Insight Report has said that the cost of cutting in 2013 ranged from $60-120/ct in Botswana while in India the range varies from $10-50 per carat....


 

A former ambassador to Botswana, new Zim VP is a bareknuckle fighter

15-12-2014 - Bashi Letsididi

Should Botswana get into another spat with Zimbabwe, chances are that the latter’s Second Vice President, Phelekezela Mphoko, will immediately fly straight to Gaborone and burst into the target Government Enclave office within minutes of landing at the Sir Seretse Khama International Airport. The reason: rather than have to cowardly remonstrate with the offending party by telephone, Mphoko showed a...


 

 

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