More than 400 Hyundai Motor Distributors Botswana (HMDB) employees who found themselves jobless after the company closed down in 1999 are still running from pillar to post chasing their severance benefits.
It is not exactly the sort of news that unemployed university graduates – and everybody else without a job for that matter – would like to hear but a study by Africa’s number one think tank says that a firm with no employees is 3.9 percentage points more likely to succeed than a firm that has employees.
Botswana’s justice system is subverting the will of the people and underpinning authoritarian presidency, a recent study by Afrobarometer has revealed.
Hackers have compelled the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) to indefinitely suspend primary elections.
Elections were due to be held on Saturday.
The Telegraph can confirm that prior to cancelling the elections, the BDP had engaged a South African firm of IT experts to come and evaluate both the security and integrity of the party’s systems.
As a sign of the deteriorating situation inside the Botswana Democratic Party, Member of Parliament for Serowe North West Tshekedi Khama has taken the party to court.
Tshekedi who is also a minister responsible for wildlife, tourism and environmental affairs wants one of his opponents in the primaries, Moemedi Dijeng disqualified.
The Member of Parliament for Bobonong Shaw Kgathi has dismissed claims by former President Ian Khama that he snubbed the launch of the Francisco Kgoboko Trust Foundation in Mabolwe, Bobonong on Monday morning.
The raging battle for the control of multi-million government special funds has taken a new twist with the Gambling Authority seeking legal opinions against the government in a fight for access to a multi-million-Pula levy fund, The Telegraph has established.
Okavango Research Institute (ORI) of the University of Botswana has received a sponsorship amounting to P2.5 million from the European Union to undertake an extensive community development research on the promotion of sustainable livelihoods in transfrontier conservation areas.
Botswana National Front (BNF)’s prominent legislator Abraham Kesupile lost at the weekend in the ongoing primary elections that are held across the country.
The Botswana Defense Force (BDF) has been accused of covering up following a horrific incident in which a male primary school teacher was mauled by a lion and sustained serious injuries.
The Botswana Police Service (BPS) and Botswana Teachers Union (BTU) have expressed shock that they have not yet been informed about the incident.
A 27 year old man of Botshabelo ward in Maun who is a key suspect in the murder of a 22 year old woman is expected to appear before court today (Tuesday) charged with murder. The woman who was a police volunteer based in Maun, had reportedly gone missing since 27th July and had never been seen until her badly decomposed body was discovered on Saturday morning by a herd boy.
The Directorate on Corruption and Economic Crime (DCEC) is expected to add former Directorate of Intelligence and Security Services (DIS) Director General, Isaac Kgosi to the list of defendants who are facing money laundering charges.
Former President, Lt gen Ian Khama’s philanthropic donations have raised red flags inside the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) that his charitable giving is an undercover bid for political influence.
Fresh information has revealed how Capital Management Botswana (CMB) tried to falsify records and staged investment committee meetings in an attempt to cover up how they played fast and loose with public service pensioners money.
President Mokgweetsi Masisi is expected to use his visit to China in September to mend strained relations between Botswana and the Chinese government. Masisi, who is set to lead a Botswana delegation to the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation , is expected to use the opportunity to do some damage control and restore cordial relations between the two governments.
Former Bakwena Regent Kgosikwena Sebele has accused the Kweneng Land Board of undermining Bakwena Paramount Chief Kgosi Kgari Sechele III’s authority by overruling him using a “subordinate” piece of legislation.
Former president Ian Khama had to learn kwaito dance in order to dazzle a youthful voter constituency and for the same reason, his successor, Mokgweetsi Masisi, has guest-starred at a car-spinning competition using his nom de plume of smoke from a spinning car – “Sisiboy.”
Court of Appeal judge Monametsi Steven Gaongalelwe has notified the Attorney General of his intentions to approach the Court of Appeal to block the Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP) from instituting a possible theft charge against him.
President Mokgweetsi Masisi’s Vice Presidential plans face a major threat with his Vice President Slumber Tsogwane facing competition in the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP)’s upcoming primary elections.
For as long as it has been going on, the public debate about whether President Mokgweetsi Masisi can legally block the appointment of Colonel Isaac Kgosi as Lieutenant General Ian Khama’s private secretary has missed one very important detail.