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16 Aug 2019

BY KABELO SEITSHIRO

The recently appointed Debswana Diamond Company Managing (MD) Albert Milton has passed on in Milpark Hospital, South Africa.

14 Aug 2019

BY KABELO SEITSHIRO

Botswana’s troubled retailer, Choppies Enterprises has announced that is considering exiting its South African market after a recent strategic review of the business.

11 Aug 2019

The Permanent Secretary to the President, Carter Morupisi is expected to resign next week after the Directorate of public Prosecutions (DPP) and the Directorate on Corruption and Economic Crime (DCEC) decided to press criminal charges against him.

11 Aug 2019

Fifteen Botswana Democratic Party Members of Parliament turned against President Mokgweetsi Masisi and Finance Minister Kenneth Mathambo and voted with the opposition to block the request for P900 million for Masama project.

11 Aug 2019

Greatly displeased with what Gaborone North MP, Haskins Nkaigwa, had alleged about her during a debate on the Declaration of Assets and Liabilities Bill, Minister of Transport and Communication, Dorcas Makgatho, said two remarkable things, one inside and the other outside the house.

11 Aug 2019

The President of the Umbrella for Democratic Change, Duma Boko, will launch the candidacy of the party’s parliamentary candidate in Boteti West, Sam Digwa, this coming Saturday.

11 Aug 2019

Expelled Botswana Movement for Democracy (BMD) has registered to contest the 2019 general elections as a separate entity from the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC), court records show.

This is contained in a letter dated 15th May 2019 written by the party’s secretary general Gilbert Mangole and addressed to the secretary of the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC).

11 Aug 2019

BY CEDRIC SWANKA

The Minister of Health and Wellness has told Parliament that there is a shortage of health care professionals and support staff in Botswana.

As if that was not enough, Government does not provide security services to medical facilities such as clinics as they are outsourced to the private sector.

11 Aug 2019

The spokesperson of the newly-formed Botswana Patriotic Front, Justice Motlhabani, says that the party’s election manifesto is 90 percent complete.

“I must say it is a breathtaking document, in quality of content and aesthetics,” he says. “It contains clear targets and pragmatic deliverables. I have no doubt it will be well received.”

11 Aug 2019

BY MPHO KELEBOGE

Chief Justice Terrence Rannowane has challenged the Botswana Movement for Democracy (BMD) to reconsider its decision to drag him into its case against the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) as a Returning Officer in the election of the President.

11 Aug 2019

BY THOBO MOTLHOKA

11 Aug 2019

BY THOBO MOTLHOKA

The government of Botswana remains one of at least two countries in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) yet to sign and ratify the African Charter on Democracy, Elections, and Governance.

11 Aug 2019

The Lobatse High Court on Friday stamped its seal of approval on an advice by Directorate of Intelligence and Security (DIS) that the Public Procurement Disposal Board withdraws a tender that had been awarded China Jiangsu.

05 Aug 2019

Founders of Choppies Enterprises Ismail Farouk Ramachandran Ottapathu still have assets of the company registered in their names seven years after the chain store listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange (BSE), a document seen by The Sunday Standard show.  

05 Aug 2019

By Mpho Keleboge

Desai Law group has abruptly dumped Choppies chief executive officer Ramachandra Ottapathu following some issues with the company Board members relating to delisting and mismanagement of the company.

05 Aug 2019

President of the South African National Union of Mineworkers in South Joseph Montisetse who has vowed to unseat President Mokgweetsi Masisi is using the full might of the union to help the opposition Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC).

05 Aug 2019

BY THOBO MOTLHOKA

Member of Parliament for Sefhare/Ramokgonami Dorcas Makgato has expressed serious misgivings about the immunity extended to Members of Parliament during debates on the floor.

05 Aug 2019

BY ARNOLD LETSHOLO

The Ministry of Environment has embarked on a process to develop Management plans for concession areas, NG 19 Khwai, NG 41 Mababe and communal area of NG12, in a bid to ensure that citizens participate in the lucrative industry.

05 Aug 2019

Botswana has made progress to address the technical compliance deficiencies identified in the mutual evaluation report (MER) in relation to anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist measures but it is not out of the woods yet.

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