An Israeli media name and shame investigative story this week exposed the business- at- all-cost shady dealings of two Directorate of Intelligence and Security Services (DISS) biggest suppliers with strong links to former Director General Isaac kgosi and the Khama brothers Ian, Tshekedi and Anthony.
Directorate of Intelligence and Security Services Director general (DIS) Brigadier Peter Magosi has suggested that the recent hacking of the spy agency’s network which has blown the cover off all Botswana spies and exposed the DIS numerical strength was one of the many attempts by saboteurs to undermine his administration.
After an almost two-week class boycott by students at the Phakalane campus of the Gaborone Institute of Professional Studies, management is convinced that there are outside forces which are inciting students.
The teacher at the receiving end of President Mokgweetsi Masisi’s verbal attack during a Kgotla meeting in Serowe last week says he stands by the questions he addressed to the President.
Leaked documents have revealed that former Directorate of Intelligence and Security Services Director General, Isaac Kgosi ignored the Directorate of Public Prosecutions (DPP) investigations on his contract with Dignia Systems and went ahead with the controversial deal.
Botswana Energy Regulatory Authority (BERA) Board Chairman Bernard Ndove was accused of impropriety by the Public Accounts Committee.
Ndove was last week racked over the coals by the PAC following allegations that he appointed executive managers without advertising their posts and issued filling station licenses without following laid out procedure.
Botswana has rejected recommendations by the African Commission on Human and People’s Rights (ACHPR) to reduce the dictatorial powers of the president, a report passed to the Sunday Standard has revealed.
The drums of change are sounding louder and louder as the conversation on the job readiness of university graduates becomes heated in the face of increasing youth joblessness fueled partly by doubts on the quality and employability of most graduates from some universities.
The Committee on Statutory Bodies and Public has labeled state run Botswana Power Corporation procurement committee as the most corrupt department in Botswana.
Speakers at a Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) star rally in Maun over the weekend that the Botswana Congress Party leader Dumelang Saleshando should be seen for a tourist that he.
Speaking at the same rally Member of Parliament for Okavango constituency Bagalatia Arone said he had influenced the lineup of speakers at the event in a bid to expose Botswana Dumelang Saleshando.
The Minister of Defence, Justice and Security Shaw Kgathi has said his ministry is currently facing an uphill battle to retain best performing employees due to bad conditions of service.
Officially opening the Directorate of Public Prosecutions (DPP) office last week in Selibe Phikwe, Kgathi said that they are currently working around the clock to harmonize the situation.
The Ministry of Mineral Resources, Green Technology and Energy Security, Permanent Secretary, Cornelius Dekop has distanced himself from a letter awarding almost a P2 billion tender for a 200 megawatts solar power plant to a Chinese company in the North West District.
Botswana National Front (BNF) has blamed the recent increase in fuel prices to the funds that were diverted from the National Petroleum Fund (NPF) while the Ministry of Minerals Resources, Green Technology and Energy is denying that the hike has anything to do with the diversion.
Government departments are among the biggest debtors of the cash-strapped Water Utilities Corporation.
They owe a combined amount of P300 million between them.
The Thebepatshwa military airbase is among the top three debtors.
This emerged as the WUC chief executive officer Mmetla Masire appeared before Parliament Statutory Committee.
Former Minister of Mineral Resources, Green Technology and Energy Sadique Kebonang received curious payments from the embattled Capital Management Botswana (CMB).
A series of nocturnal meetings and heated disagreements among some in the leadership of the University of Botswana management and the University Council ended up with one of them saying a false reason should be concocted to stop conferring a doctorate degree on President Mokgweetsi Masisi.
Millions of public funds allocated for the BOT50 Independence celebrations through the Ministry of Youth Empowerment, Sport and Culture Development (MYESC) remain unaccounted for, giving credence to the wave of corruption accusations levelled against the Ministry in the build up to the 2016 celebrations.
The taxpayer never incurred any extra cost when Presidents Sir Ketumile Masire and Festus Mogae were flown home in state aircraft.
African airlines’ go-it-alone approach to aviation business is making it extremely difficult for them to compete against major international airlines like British Airways.
A welcome development that Gaborone Bonnington South MP, Ndaba Gaolathe, said would benefit Botswana’s travel and tourism hugely is finally coming about.