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By Mmapula Molapong

02 Feb 2019

By Mmapula Molapong

Disclosing one’s HIV status to their loved ones can be quiet a daunting exercise. One such person, who still hasn’t mastered up the courage to do so, is 29 year old Masego. She was diagnosed with HIV in 2014.

Masego is one of the estimated 380 thousand people in Botswana living with HIV.

11 Feb 2019

Botswana Power Corporation (BPC) key staff members are believed to have colluded with a Chinese contractor to embezzle more than P 1 billion from the multi-billion Pula Morupule B power project - a forensic investigation has revealed.

11 Feb 2019

Colourful businessman and Member of Parliament for Tati East Samson Moyo Guma has applied for a voluntary judicial management of his United Refineries – a cooking oil manufacturing plant outside Francistown.

Last week the Botswana Unified Revenue Services (BURS) pounced on Moyo Guma on allegations of tax evasion among others.

11 Feb 2019

BY MPHO KELEBOGE

Court of Appeal judges have slammed the Botswana Communication and Regulatory Authority (BOCRA) management for failure to control and regulate MultiChoice Botswana to conduct a conducive environment for Batswana.

The court appeal then ruled in favour of MultiChoice Botswana and ordered BOCRA to pay the cost of the lawsuit.

11 Feb 2019

By Calistus Bosaletswe

Debswana may be intruding on a business terrain earmarked for the small black market citizen operators in tourism who acquired financial assistance from financial institutions such as the Citizen Entrepreneurial Development Agency (CEDA).

11 Feb 2019

Botswana Power Corporation (BPC) customers may find themselves saddled with huge electricity bills while scores of board members pocket millions of Pula in kick-backs should the proposed sale of Morupule B power plant to CNEEC, a Chinese contractor go through – Sunday Standard investigations have revealed.

11 Feb 2019

BY MPHO KELEBOGE

Court of Appeal judge, Monametsi Gaongalelwe, was on Friday absolved from being subjected to criminal investigations stemming from accusations of ’theft’ and fraudulent acts.

The charges and the impending investigations were pronounced by High Court Judge Michael Mothobi relating to Gaongalelwe’s controversial housing allowances.

11 Feb 2019

Government has diverted P 100 million from the Botswana Power Corporation (BPC) subsidy to help finance the Directorate of Intelligence and Security Services (DIS) debt to the National Petroleum Fund.

11 Feb 2019

The outspoken ruling party Member of Parliament for Francistown West Ignatius Moswaane has joined ranks with the opposition parties rekindling the debate over the living wage.

The legislator insisted the introduction of the measure was necessary and overdue to cushion public service employees’ bargaining power long eroded since the world economic meltdown.

11 Feb 2019

BY KHONANI ONTEBETSE & REUBEN PITSE

Former Minister of Defence, Justice and Security Ramadeluka Seretse has broken ranks with the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) insisting he will contest as an independent candidate during the upcoming general elections.

11 Feb 2019

By Calistus Bosaletswe

A move to relocate Khumaga residents in Boteti who own farms along the Boteti River – a prime tourism area - has taken a new twist.

11 Feb 2019

BY ARNOLD LETSHOLO

A Bushfire Risk Management Plan (BRMNP) was launched last week at Lemepe lodge in Molepolole for the Kweneng District’s 2019 to 2023 bushfire seasons.

03 Feb 2019

President Mokgweetsi Masisi’s security detail was on high alert yesterday (Saturday) following intelligence about a possible attempt on his life and that of the Director General of the Directorate of Intelligence and Security Services (DIS) Peter Magosi.

03 Feb 2019

This week the flamboyant businessman and Member of Parliament for Tati East, Samson Moyo Guma found himself in hot soup as a cluster of law enforcement officers from DCEC (Directorate on Corruption and Economic Crime) together with those from BURS (Botswana Unified Revenue Services) called him for questioning.

03 Feb 2019

The Botswana’s Asset Forfeiture Unit is this week expected to apply to the High Court to seize former Directorate of Intelligence and Security Services Director General, Isaac Kgosi’s property.

03 Feb 2019

BY MPHO KELEBOGE

Bakang Seretse’s house which is under the radar of the Directorate on Corruption and Economic Crime (DCEC) surveillance has been placed under the hammer.

First National Bank of Botswana (FNBB) apparently is after Seretse for failure to pay the bank a mortgage loan.

03 Feb 2019

BY KHONANI ONTEBETSE & REUBEN PITSE

A section of the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) leadership that is pushing back against President Masisi’s attempt to stop the flow of dirty money into politics has closed rank around a Chinese contractor whose multi million Pula tender was stopped following intelligence information of alleged corruption.

03 Feb 2019

BY THOBO MOTLHOKA

Former Trade minister Sadique Kebonang’s mother, Jeannette Mooketsi, can ride a taxi while her Mercedes Benz is still in possession of the Directorate of Corruption and Economic Crime (DCEC), Justice Monametsi Gaongalelwe has ruled.

Mooketsi on Friday lost with costs an appeal not to have her Mercedes Benz impounded by the DCEC. 

03 Feb 2019

In a development that could prove very costly to pension fund administrators, two former employees of African Alliance have won a court case through which they sought to recoup money they had been paying into the company’s pension fund. 

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