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05 Aug 2018

The abandoned Ntsweng Heritage Sight (also known as Ga Mmakgosi) in Molepolole is set to become a hive of activity thanks to the planned P30 million cultural hub. The organizers, Kgosi Sechele I Museum Board have so far raised P22 million that will be used to complete Phase One of the project.

03 Aug 2018

The Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) has released its list of members that will contest the party’s primary elections.

The lists depicts a crowded field, raising fears that a failure to reach consensus and compromise among contenders will cause inner-party strife.

For the last two years the party had tried to move mountains in efforts to reduce contests in the primaries.

03 Aug 2018

The Botswana Public Employees Union (BOPEU) leadership was to lock horns in court in a legal battle that pits its President Masego Mogwera against a faction led by one Zibani Philemon.

In an interview late Monday, Philemon confirmed that their lawyers were working on serving the Mogwera-led faction with court papers.

03 Aug 2018

The Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources Conservation and Tourism is waiting for two helicopters.

That will raise the ministry’s air fleet to 13.

The Ministry’s Permanent Secretary Thato Raphaka confirmed that two helicopters are expected to be delivered before the end of this year.

03 Aug 2018

Botswana Police Service (BPS) has vowed to name and shame stock theft suspects as a deterrent because the matter has now escalated into a national crisis.

The Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP) has partnered with the police in their operation dubbed “Kgomo Khumo” to speed up stock theft cases that are before various magistrate courts.  

03 Aug 2018

The Minister of Local Government Pelonomi Venson-Moitoi has made another u-turn, saying she will not be contesting for the 2018 Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) Primary elections.

Venson-Moitoi has in the past told The Telegraph sister publication Sunday Standard that she would be contesting for the 2018 Primary election but she has since made a u-turn.

03 Aug 2018

Nine veterinary officers have taken the government to court demanding over P1.7 million as unpaid benefits. The case is before Francistown High Court Judge, Lot Moroka.  According to their particulars of claim the plaintiffs, Christopher Mudongo and eight others claim that the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Development(defendant) owes them a total sum of P 1 712 555.30.

03 Aug 2018

A Whistleblower Soccer Moruakgomo whose report led to the arrest of a Palapye based lawyer who is currently facing corruption charges relating to the allocation of land has said that his decision has come back to haunt him.

Ngwato Land Board has terminated its contract with the attorney as its legal advisor following corruption allegations leveled against the law firm.

03 Aug 2018

Alliance for Progressives (AP) Chairperson Major General Pius Mokgware has been requested by a section of his constituency to go and negotiate for a possible cooperation with the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) as the general election looms.

03 Aug 2018

Francistown Chief Magistrate, Thebeetsile Mulalu and the Attorney General are currently fighting a fierce legal battle at Francistown High Court after the Magistrate gave a nod for a litigant to sue the government for unlawful arrest, detention, prosecution and assault as a “poor litigant”. The case is before Justice Lot Moroka.

30 Jul 2018

The trail of the Botswana Public Officers Pension Fund (BPOPF) missing P 200 million has gone cold, safe for a few hundred thousand pula that lead to Permanent Secretary to the President and BPOPF Chairperson Carter Morupisi’s wife – Sunday Standard investigations have revealed.

30 Jul 2018

Investigators chasing the trail of Botswana Public Officers Pension Fund missing millions have turned up information that Capital Management Botswana (CMB) Chief Executive Officer, Rapula Okaile is among world's elite who move their wealth through secretive tax havens to dodge tax and avoid the public prying eyes.

30 Jul 2018

A decision by former Cabinet Minister, Prince Maele to grant property mogul Sayeed Jamali permission to construct a bridge without exercising due diligence has raised eye brows.

30 Jul 2018

President Mokgweetsi Masisi has stopped former President Lt Gen Ian Khama’s controversial Economic Stimulus Programme (ESP) after it emerged that the multi-million Pula programme was a waste of tax payers’ money.

30 Jul 2018

While the Maun West MP, Tawana Moremi was right that there was never any bloodshed in the centuries-long interaction between Wayeyi and the Batawana, he also left out some very important contextual details.

30 Jul 2018

High Court Judge Omphemetse Motumise’s competence was on trial this week following his judgement that enabled Capital Management Botswana (CMB) to continue siphoning off millions of Botswana public officers pension money.

30 Jul 2018

Unlike their contemporaries in OECD countries, Batswana men are 7 percentage points less likely to enter into self-employment than females.

30 Jul 2018

Mystery surrounds Capital Management Botswana’s (CMB) investment in Lobatse Clay Works and Yarona Media Group, the holding company that owns Yarona FM, Horizon Advertising and the Echo newspaper.

30 Jul 2018

Criminal investigations against Capital Management Botswana (CMB) bosses Rapula Okaile and Tim Marsland’s alleged attempt to defraud BIFM of millions of Pula could be the tip of an iceberg.

30 Jul 2018

Taxpayers may find themselves with a legal bill of more than P50 million as government negotiates an out of court settlement to cancel a P150 million (USD 14  559 860.00) contract for the controversial e-government project, Sunday Standard can reveal.

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