On the face of it, there was absolutely nothing wrong with the Botswana Democratic Party Secretary General, Mpho Balopi, revealing a private arrangement between President Mokgweetsi Masisi and his predecessor, Lieutenant General Ian Khama, but there really is.
It’s one of the recurring topics in which there is consensus amongst employers – the job unpreparedness of many new graduates who enter the job market. So how real and/or widespread is it?
Section 12 of the Botswana Energy Regulatory Authority (BERA) Act is very clear on what should happen when a board member is the subject of a criminal offence: “The Minister may, in writing, suspend from office a member against whom criminal proceedings are instituted for an offence in respect of which a sentence of imprisonment may be imposed, and whilst that member is so suspended, he or she
On the second day of his second month as president, Mokgweetsi Masisi embarked on the second phase of his redesign of the civil service.
In a tell it all interview with The Telegraph, Kenny Kapinga who is a devout member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church and private practicing lawyer in Shakawe sternly warned Batswana against voting the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) into government in the upcoming 2019 general election because the party which has been in power since 1966 at independence has absolutely nothing new to o
While they admit that the salaries they offer are not good, Chinese shopowners ‘continuously stress that the salaries are in line with government regulations’, ‘do not think the shop assistants deserve better pay’ and believe assistants are poor because they are ‘lazy and wasteful’
There was only ever one D in President Ian Khama’s 5Ds roadmap and the personality of one individual came to define the institutional character of that D.
The fact that this man had a work ethic, mindset and skillset with which he had distinguished himself in a colonial First World work environment should not have raised eyebrows when, in 1977, President Seretse Khama appointed him Permanent Secretary (PS) in the Ministry of Home Affairs.
The law is supposed to protect citizens but as the case of Imen (anagram of subject’s real name in translation) shows, the Control of Smoking Act and Worker’s Compensation Act fail to protect non-smokers like her who work in cigarette smoke-filled establishments.
The food that your waitress just delivered to your table looks appetizing but it is certainly in your best interests to gen up on some unappetizing facts about food hygiene and safety standards at even some of the most popular high-end restaurants.
Botswana Congress Party, a contracting member of the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) on March 14 issued a political writ for its 2019 general election primaries which should have been concluded by end of June 2018. The writ notwithstanding, the party has however not yet made a public pronouncement on its leader’s envisaged constituency.
I never personally got close to the late former MP until he settled in Maun a couple of years ago where he set up the popular Qhwigaba Guest Lodge, located at Maun’s Matshwane area. He also used to come to Maun on official duties as he belonged to various parliamentary committees. I had also known him to be a close ally of former Botswana Congress Party (BCP) president Gilson Saleshando.
The longer it takes to resolve the issue of the P250 million, the graver the consequences for the public image of the Botswana Democratic Party will be.
With no foreign policy doctrine in place, Botswana’s has been largely guided by who is president. Never once did Presidents Sir Seretse Khama, Sir Ketumile Masire and Festus Mogae publicly attack other leaders, preferring to talk over contentious issues behind closed doors.
Bootlicking is a dangerous culture of sweet talk that has over the past decade been cultivated mainly in the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) to the detriment of the party and the country. President Masisi unfortunately is also a self confessed bootlicker.
For Ompelege Keolopile Matenanga, Social studies has always been second nature. The twenty seven year old young adult says this all changed in 2009 when she rediscovered that Food Science was her new passion and she has never looked back since. She completed her Bachelor’s degree in Food Science and Technology in 2013 and is now a researcher.
A little less than ten years ago – and long before he became a senior member of cabinet, two SUNDAY STANDARD journalists SPENCER MOGAPI & OLIVER MODISE were dispatched to go and interview Mokgweetsi Masisi. This past week Masisi became President of Botswana. We reproduce the interview below
Balisi Bonyongo is a realist - exceedingly bullish but also awake to possible pitfalls ahead.
His demeanour is a perfect blend of ebullience and caution.
For a leader of a company that has spent a good amount of its recent history in the deep end, Bonyongo speaks with clear confidence and unmistakable boldness.
A man who not only understands Botswana crime landscape thoroughly but has also had top-secret clearance for decades, is a qualified lawyer and has represented the country abroad as ambassador, has used quite shocking language to describe President Ian Khama’s relationship with white-collar crime.
When secondary school leaving examination results were announced last month, Shoshong Senior Secondary School emerged just two notches above the bottom of the national rankings.
It has been a fall from grace that has been felt from afar.