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07 Jul 2019

KHONANI ONTEBETSE & MPHO KELEBOGE

A preliminary report by Deswai Law Group has recommended that the Board of suspended Choppies Enterprise chief executive officer Ramachandran Ottapathu should institute disciplinary action against him.

The report also suggests that Ottapathu may have entered into illegal transactions without authority from the Board.

07 Jul 2019

Post-office, the late President Sir Ketumile Masire experienced an unusual kind of hero-to-zero descent in the continental pecking order when he attended the official launch of the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.  Ironically, he was actually doing something very heroic and no, he didn’t moan and groan about that experience to the South African Broadcasting Corporation television on his

07 Jul 2019

Cash strapped Botswana Meat Commission (BMC) has listed cyclone Dineo as one of the factors that contributed to its continued loss of profit.

Tropical storm Dineo hit Botswana in 2017 and brought heavy rainfall to some parts of the country.

07 Jul 2019

BY THOBO MOTLHOKA

The Botswana Movement for Democracy (BMD) has filed an application with the Chief Justice interdicting the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) President Duma Boko’s nomination as the coalition presidential candidate for the 2019 general elections.

07 Jul 2019

BY MPHO KELEBOGE

Government through the Attorney General has surprised pro gay activists by appealing a landmark decision of the High Court decriminalizing same sex relationships.

After the judgment, President Masisi voiced his support for the LGBT community, saying: “Just like other citizens, they deserve to have their rights protected”.

01 Jul 2019

The Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) high command has agreed to keep vice president Dumelang Saleshando out of their secret deal to raise R100 million from South African business woman Bridgette Motsepe Radebe – Sunday Standard investigations have revealed.

01 Jul 2019

Even before it is officially launched, the Botswana Patriotic Front (BPF) plans to field candidates in all 57 constituencies but one particular corner of Botswana presents an unsual challenge – Selebi Phikwe.

01 Jul 2019

Chobe Land Board (CLB) and Pandamatenga community are currently fighting over allocation of 42 Small Agricultural Holdings at Mahabapi in Pandamatenga.

This was revealed by the Chairman of Chobe Land Board(CLB) Johane Chenjekwa during a press briefing in Francistown last week. 

01 Jul 2019

BY THOBO MOTLHOKA

The Chief Executive Officer at SPEDU, Dr. Mokubung Mokubung and his senior managers have been reported to the Directorate of Intelligence and Security (DIS) on corruption allegations ranging from receiving kickbacks for tenders, misappropriation of funds, and nepotism among other issues.

01 Jul 2019

Customers of Pule Funeral Services may find themselves in a lurch as the company is facing liquidation.

The Citizen Development Agency (CEDA) has petitioned the High Court seeking a court order that Pule Funeral Services be placed under liquidation.

01 Jul 2019

More invested in the sentimentality of creating a “sense of belonging” than practical need to secure the property of such community, the Botswana Housing Corporation doesn’t struggle to explain why it has not built a perimetre wall around its two blocks of flats in Block 5, Gaborone.

01 Jul 2019

Failure to collect refuse on a regular basis and a decrease in the stock of refuse receptacles at a Block 5 residential complex have precipitated a public health emergency that both the Botswana Housing Corporation and the Gaborone City Council haven’t been unable to contain.

01 Jul 2019

With the High Court having decriminalized gay sex, some Batswana who were granted refugee status in that country will have to start looking for another First World country where they can live in comfort.

01 Jul 2019

A Molepolole resident Maurice Lefifi has had to wait for 22 years for the Kweneng Land Board to allocate him a commercial plot in Mogoditshane.

After the land authority turned him down he belatedly approached the Gaborone Land Tribunal which subsequently upheld a decision by the land board on account that the policy environment has changed to his disfavour.

01 Jul 2019

Botswana has been listed among countries that continue to  violate the United Nations (UN) Security Council Resolution and sanctions against North Korea, a new report by  the Institute for Sciences and International Security has revealed.

The report comes after Botswana has issued a denial that it continues to have business dealings with any Korean entity.

01 Jul 2019

South African billionaire, Patrice Motsepe has indicated that he will file an urgent application to stop the Sunday Standard from reporting further about his financial pledge to former President Lt Gen Ian Khama.

24 Jun 2019

President Mokgweetsi Masisi went into hiding last week after it emerged that there was a plan to assassinate him.

The president’s official aircraft, the OK 1 en route to Maputo, Mozambique was forced to make a u-turn mid air on Tuesday following intelligence that would be assassins were waiting in Mozambique to strike on him.

24 Jun 2019

What does he know and when did he know it? This famous line that brought down the late US president Richard Nixon may come to haunt Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) President Duma Boko as it emerges that he was privy to details of the dirty campaign to topple President Mokgweetsi Masisi.

24 Jun 2019

BY THOBO MOTLHOKA

The case in which Balete are fighting the government over Bamalete Land Boards’ intention to strip them of ownership of Farm Forest Hill 9KO farm will be heard by the Gaborone High Court on October 23, 2019.

24 Jun 2019

BY MPHO KELEBOGE

Thabo Masilo is not going to be hanged or face any death penalty as punishment for his alleged evil behavior thanks to his indulgence in outlawed substances.

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