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08 Oct 2019

The Public Procurement and Asset Disposal Board (PPADB) and the Ministry of Transport and Communications have prevailed over a contractor who sought to interdict them over a contentious tender.

08 Oct 2019

Revelations that Gaborone mayor, Kagiso Thutlwe, engaged in an elaborate scam to unlawfully allocate billboard advertising sites that belong to the City Council are a mere tip of the iceberg of the rot at Town Hall.

08 Oct 2019

More than ten thousands Gaborone residents who have been homeless for close to thirty years are finally being allocated Self Help Housing Appeal (SHHA) plots.

Gaborone City Council has resumed allocating residential plots in Gaborone after a three decade long freeze.

01 Oct 2019

Controversial South African businessman and Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) chief financier Zunaid Moti has ventured on a buccaneering campaign to capture Botswana and Zimbabwe.

Sunday Standard investigations have turned up confidential data in which the shady investor revealed his plan to “takeover Botswana and Zimbabwe”.

01 Oct 2019

BY THOBO MOTLHOKA

Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) Spokesperson Moeti Mohwasa says the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) owes its existence to the Khama family. Mohwasa has said the BDP is where it is because of the influence of the Khamas.

01 Oct 2019

The Directorate of Intelligence and Security Services (DIS) is facing a dilemma as to whether it should withdraw security personnel from suspended Permanent Secretary to the President Charter Morupisi or not.Morupisi is facing corruption and money laundering charges.The Sunday Standard can reveal that sometime this year, Morupisi was provided with security personnel deployed to his residence in

01 Oct 2019

The estimated number of Batswana who will depend of government food rations for survival has shot up to 38 300 for the period between April 2019 and March 2020 period – the Botswana Vulnerability Assessment Committee (BVAC) has revealed.The increase in Botswana’s food insecure population is due to the impact of drought conditions on agriculture, particularly the losses of crops and livestock th

01 Oct 2019

A legal battle for the control of Fours Group shares held by Choppies has disturbed the brief calm that followed Choppies’ recent extraordinary general meeting.At heart of the battle is an attempt by directors of Fours Group of companies to reclaim the 50 percent shares that were transferred to Ram Ottapathu’s name on behalf of Choppies.The Fours Group companies comprise; Custody (Pty) Ltd, Sha

01 Oct 2019

The Court of Appeal Judge Justice Isaac Lesetedi has dismissed a case in which China Jiangsu International Botswana was seeking an expedited appeal against among others a decision by the High Court dismissing its application for lack of urgency.The company had taken the Public Procurement and Asset Disposal Board (PPADB) and the Ministry of land Water Sanitation Service to the Court of Appeal.D

01 Oct 2019

Former President Festus Mogae’s conspicuous presence at Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) parliamentary candidate for Serowe North Kgotla Autlwetse’s recent political rally suggests that all hands are on deck as the party fights to stave off an upset by former President Ian Khama and his brother Tshekedi. Serowe which holds the symbolic cachet as the birth place of the BDP founding father Sir Ser

01 Oct 2019

Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) President Duma Boko and the party’s chief financier Zunaid Moti have hatched a plot to cut UDC Vice President Dumelang Saleshando down to size.

01 Oct 2019

Bridgette Motsepe’s estranged husband and former Minister Jeff Radebe is contemplating suing former president Lt Gen Ian Khama for wrecking his marriage.Radebe and Motsepe are currently on separation with the former minister still staying at their Sandhurst, Sandton mansion while Motsepe has moved to a five star hotel - Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff in Sandton.

01 Oct 2019

What should have been the last meeting of the Gaborone City Council Full Council ended abruptly and in chaos last Friday morning.“Some councillors from opposing camps almost came to blows and the noise in the chamber was so loud that it would have been heard downstairs,” says a councillor source of what transpired at a double-storey suite within Town Hall.

01 Oct 2019

There are many holes that one can poke in the latest Botswana Patriotic Front’s press statement that has evidently been crafted to mend bridges with civil servants ahead of a crucial election.

01 Oct 2019

The Government of Botswana has decided to extend free HIV treatment to foreign residents in a major policy shift that closes a significant gap in the country’s response to the epidemic.There are an estimated 30 000 foreign residents living with HIV in Botswana, but less than a quarter of them currently have access to treatment.

01 Oct 2019

The Court of Appeal has thrown a lifeline to death row inmate Mooketsi Kgosibodiba by temporarily interdicting the state from executing him.The Court of Appeal granted a temporary interdict against the state returnable on 14 November.

01 Oct 2019

By Mmapula Molapong

Chinese military is expected to hold the biggest military parade ever on the 1st of October when the country celebrates the 70 years of the founding of the People’s Republic of China.

23 Sep 2019

Former Directorate of Intelligence and Security Services (DIS) Director General, Isaac Kgosi with the help of an Israeli Security and Defence company Dignia Systems Limited planned a covert operation to create a militia behind the back of the Botswana Defence Force.

23 Sep 2019

Bakang Seretse’s lawyers in the P250 million National Petroleum Fund (NPF) plunder are planning a long parade of high profile witnesses including President Mokgweetsi Masisi, former President Lt Gen Ian Khama, Minister Eric Molale, former minister Sadique Kebonang, Director General of the Directorate of Intelligence and Security Services (DIS) Peter Magosi and former DIS Director General Isaac

23 Sep 2019

It has emerged that in order to bolster his chances of triumphing over his nemesis and successor, former President Ian Khama has quietly weaponised the tribal age-regiment that was formed in his honour when he became Bangwato Paramount Chief in 1979.

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