The opposition Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) has asked Bridgette Motsepe Radebe for R100 million, 200 000 t-shirts, branded vehicles and top South African musicians for their 2019 elections campaign, the Sunday Standard investigations have revealed.
Former President Lt Gen Ian Khama was this week nursing a bruised ego after his cousin and King of the richest tribe in Africa, Kgosi Leruo Tshekedi Molotlegi turned down his lunch invitation, refused to give him VIP escort and spurned his request to fund the newly formed Botswana Patriotic Front (BPF).
The South African government has withdrawn the VIP escort they have been providing to former President Lt Gen Ian Khama whenever he visited the country.
BY ARNOLD LETSHOLO
The Assistant Minister of Tertiary Education, Research Science and Technology, Mosieraele Goya has assured the albinism society that the Botswana government will ratify the Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities this year.
The Directorate of Intelligence and Security (DIS) has reportedly launched an investigation into allegations that millions of Pula have been siphoned from a company in which the Botswana Development Corporation (BDC) invested millions.
According to information reaching the Sunday Standard, Kromberg Schubert Botswana has been swindled more than P40 million by some of its employees.
Gamodubu residents are worried that the landfill in their vicinity poses a health hazard.
Residents have every reason to be concerned since the landfill does not adhere to the requirements of the Waste Management Act, the Guidelines for the Disposal of Waste and the attendant operational manual as observed by the Office of the Auditor General.
With Botswana having seen a rapid increase in mobile payment methods from the three major mobile network services, a new warning has been issued that the country is increasing becoming susceptible to SIM swap fraud and millions of pula could have been lost over the years.
An industry estimate by Akin Mobile – a South African based company that provides phone carriers and their customers’ caller ID and call blocking technology says almost twenty five (25) percent of all cell-phone calls to Botswana in 2020 will come from scammers.
Scores of HIV patients’ may find themselves without ARV drugs following a court application that may disrupt supply of the life saving drugs.
A number of companies that supply the government with Anti-Retroviral Drugs (ARVs) have approached the High Court seeking an interdict against the Central Medical Stores (CMS).
The Ministry of Youth Empowerment, Sports and Culture Development paid rental fees while some of the buildings it intended to occupy were still undergoing construction.
In some instances the Ministry paid rental fees without having signed lease agreements documents seen by Sunday Standardhave revealed.
A worldwide research conducted in more than 50 countries has revealed that some rivers in Botswana contain antibiotic concentration which surpasses the average levels by up to 170 times.
Former President Ian Khama’s nephew Dale Ter Haar was appointed to the board of directors of Chobe Holdings Limited - a company that controls the controversial Xakanaka airstrip inside Moremi Game Reserve in the Okavango Delta in which a mysterious P2 million was pumped into the company.
South African billionaire businessman, Patrice Motsepe pledged P22 million towards helping Pelonomi Venson Moitoi to topple President Mokgweetsi Masisi as Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) President.
South African multi-millionaire Bridgette Motsepe Radebe financed former President Lt Gen Ian Khama recent meeting in Serowe where he announced his resignation from the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) and unveiled the new party – Botswana Patriotic Front.
The Botswana government is reviewing a number of visa restrictions placed by former President Lt Gen Ian Khama on a number of foreign nationals among the South African Economic Freedom Front (EFF) President Julius Malema and South African based Malawian prophet Shepherd Huxley Bushiri.
The long-awaited details of how former Vice President of Zimbabwe Phelekezela Mphoko and his son Siqokoqela Mphoko exited from embattled Choppies Enterprises have finally been made public.
In a notice to shareholders, Choppies revealed that it has paid the Mphokos US$2, 9 million (about P31 million) to buy their shares in Choppies Supermarket Zimbabwe.
BY CALISTUS BOSALETSWE
A petition to deny the Umbrella for the Democratic Change (UDC)) leader Duma Boko from standing in this year’s elections following alleged violation of the Electoral Act has all the hallmarks to put the coalition in disarray.
Officially, the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) and the Botswana Patriotic Front BPF) are not working together but the two parties have clearly established common ground on one very important electoral issue – the 2008-2018 corruption.
Why is it that beginning last year, most of Gaborone smells like the “fresh-produce” section of supermarkets that are part of a certain notorious retail chain? The answer is that, alongside copper cables, sewer manhole covers are another hot commodity that is burning up the black market.
A fresh report on global disaster risk says Botswana does not have reliable data on droughts that could inform mitigation strategies and this will likely pose a "hidden danger" to the country.