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14 Oct 2019

The Gaborone City Council audit report that implicates the mayor, Kagiso Thutlwe, in the unlawful allocation of billboard advertising sites left out an even more shocking detail – a company owned by a person living with disability was used as a front by one of the two other companies that were controversially favoured by the mayor.

14 Oct 2019

If the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) wins and keeps its promise, by this time next year, some 100 000 more people would be able to return home in the evening lugging groceries-laden plastic bags.

08 Oct 2019

BY MPHO KUHLMANN

In Botswana Defence Force (BDF) Public Affairs Staff Officer Major Monty Malomo’s vocabulary, “kill” is a four letter word.

08 Oct 2019

With one Molepolole man (a Botswana Democratic Party veteran) having stated that President Mokgweetsi Masisi is taking Botswana back to the proverbial crossroads, another (himself a long-time but now expelled Botswana National Front member) has also come out to state that Masisi is taking Botswana to the land that the BNF has long promised.

30 Sep 2019

A Gaborone City Council investigation report shows that the Mayor, Kagiso Thutlwe, lied to internal auditors about unlawful billboard allocation that deprived the Council of revenue that one account estimates at P3 million.As Sunday Standard reported in March this year, Thutlwe allocated three companies billboard advertising space on dubious grounds in September 2017.

30 Sep 2019

Section 67 of our constitution gives persons who are citizens of Botswana, and who have attained the age of 18 years, to make an application at such time and in such manner as may be prescribed in any law to be registered as a voter for purposes of participating in elections of elected members of parliament.

23 Sep 2019

BY THOBO MOTLHOKA 

“So, what do you think of the October elections? What do you think a new government will have in store for us the Pandamatenga farmers? Are we safe?” Herman Venter fires a quick succession of questions from the driver’s seat of his white Toyota 4x4 as we drive through the vast Pandamatenga commercial farms.

16 Sep 2019

BY MPHO KUHLMANN

06 Sep 2019

BY RUTH KEDIKILWE

The Telegraph caught up with an outspoken, flamboyant anti-drug use ambassador in 31-year-old Tumelo Sengawane, who for the past few years, took a bold and active decision to quit drugs, alcohol and cigarettes.

06 Sep 2019

BY JOSEPH BALISE

A Botswana Institute for Development Policy Analysis (BIDPA) research paper by Pelotshweu Moepeng on “Food Security, Agricultural Policy and Environmental Interface: African Perspective” highlights that Botswana is a flat country with the Kalahari Desert covering more than two thirds of its size.

02 Sep 2019

If you lack substance but can entertain a crowd at an open-air political rally (“freedom square”), then you are the real star at what has come be known as a “star rally.” You get to feature on the speaker roster because the organisers know that you will rouse the crowd, not enlighten it.

02 Sep 2019

BY MPHO KUHLMANN

At first take, a pregnant Motswana woman and a condemned man on death row have nothing in common. But look closer and a chilling parallel emerges: Pregnancy is a death sentence for hundreds of pregnant Batswana women mostly in rural areas.

26 Aug 2019

Fed up with “corrupt” cabinet ministers, High Court judges, journalists and other players (“God is the only person who cannot be bribed”), a Selebi Phikwe man has taken an unusual step to reverse the outcome of a Court of Appeal judgement.

26 Aug 2019

A collective of ten former Daily News freelance journalists is threatening to take government to court for breach of contract.

The disgruntled journalists are collectively demanding over P1 million for damages suffered.

19 Aug 2019

For most of the last two decades, dozens of shops bearing the red Choppies brand signs have been mushrooming all over Botswana, literally painting the country’s retail market red. And one word was arguably synonymous with the retail giant: Ram.

19 Aug 2019

There have been calls for some time in this country for a review of our constitution with very little discussion about protection of constitutional order. I will below demonstrate that there are instances in the past that show that there are real threats to constitutional order in this country that have manifested themselves without any of us taking notice.

11 Aug 2019

There are those who would strongly disagree but the Information and Publicity Secretary of the Botswana Patriotic Front, Justice Motlhabani, feels confident in asserting that today’s Botswana is “reaping the rewards” of “sound economic management” that former president, Ian Khama exercised.

11 Aug 2019

BY JOSEPH BALISE

Succinctly put, the intentions are, to a great extent, ill-advised and still born, unless proved otherwise once the wheels begin rolling out for all to see and gauge for themselves their success. If ever there will be any.

29 Jul 2019

When the Botswana Unified Revenue Services (BURS) seized four luxury cars from a Phakalane home, there should have been mention of the National Petroleum Fund (NPF) but there wasn’t. Not that the cars were bought with money looted from the NPF as has been alleged with regard to some suspects who have already been charged in the case.

21 Jul 2019

BY MPHO KUHLMANN

The headlines are sadly, maddeningly familiar.

The Mmegi headline states: “Letlhakane teen (18) rapes granny (80)”.

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