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19 Aug 2019

Tale of the tape: the very first, most important point to make is that Professor Joseph Mbaiwa is not a politician, wasn’t invited to comment on the hunting ban issue as one and is certainly not commenting as one.

19 Aug 2019

For the first time, the Government of Botswana has officially confirmed that it had a long-running diplomatic tussle with China over The Dalai Lama, court records show.

The bickering which had been happening behind the scenes was disclosed by Permanent Secretary to the President Carter Morupisi in a letter he wrote to former President Ian Khama.

19 Aug 2019

“We will shun sycophancy (bolope) at all costs and promote both meritocracy and high ethical standards,” says BPF spokesperson, Justice Motlhabani, by way of giving a sneak peak into his party’s still-under-wraps election manifesto. “We will re-introduce a meritocratic society in government where the best and the brightest are given opportunity to move our country forward.”

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.

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