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16 Aug 2017

The Executive Editor of the Sunday Standard newspaper, Outsa Mokone, has announced the death of veteran journalist Eddie Kuhlmann (58).

Mokone told the Sunday Standard team on Wednesday morning that Kuhlmann succumbed to death at his home village of Otse on 15 August 2017 following short illness.

13 Aug 2017

The American government compiled a personal profile of President Lt Gen Ian Khama which they used to manipulate him to do their bidding – Sunday Standard investigations have revealed.

13 Aug 2017

China is reported to have prevailed over the Government of Botswana and the Dalai Lama to cancel the much awaited and scheduled visit to Botswana by the Tibet Spiritual leader.   

13 Aug 2017

The P2, 2 billion Economic Stimulus Package (ESP) was a slight of hand by government to legitimise corruption and give lucrative tenders to friends – minutes of a closed door meeting between the Botswana Corruption Curbing Task Force and leaders of the country’s construction industry have suggested.

13 Aug 2017

While he is now a politician, Wynter Mmolotsi’s heart is still in the classroom. And so one can understand why his mood sours when he hears his colleague MPs mispronounce the name of the subject he taught for years: Agriculture.

13 Aug 2017

Even in its latest iteration, the push for citizen-owned banks has failed to raise a corollary issue that has yet to be mainstreamed into public discourse.

13 Aug 2017

For now at least, the Ministry of Agricultural Development and Food Security has successfully sidestepped a question about the nature of the business relationship between the Botswana Meat Commission and a United Kingdom-based marketing company.

13 Aug 2017

Jumanda Gakelebone’s understanding of the nature of the Dalai Lama visit is that President Ian Khama is embracing the Tibetan spiritual leader because he has been persecuted by the Chinese government.

13 Aug 2017

That “good to excellent bee-keeping conditions” exist in some parts of Botswana will be very good news to the entrepreneurially-minded but there is also the bad news. A study by the Department of Agricultural Economics at the Botswana College of Agriculture (renamed the Botswana University of Agriculture and Natural Resources) also identified the dangers that come with this business venture.

13 Aug 2017

It certainly wasn’t a good idea for a company called Zimmal Reliance to build a perimeter wall fence that encroached on plots owned by the Gaborone City Council. Sunday Standard learns from good GCC sources that the company will be ordered to demolish sections of the wall that were built on neighbouring Council land.

13 Aug 2017

While Francistown South MP, Wynter Mmolotsi, may have raised a very valid point about compliance with the law, the broader context of the issue he raised lacks a solid foundation in rationality.

Mmolotsi asked the Minister of Nationality, Immigration and Gender Affairs, Edwin Batshu, to explain the citizenship of the Deputy Treasurer of the Botswana Democratic Party, Natwarl Jagdish.

13 Aug 2017

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is breathing heavily on the neck of the Botswana government to have it pass into law and implement the new Tax Administration Act.

13 Aug 2017

The fight against the obliteration of the wheat levy by Botswana Millers Association appears to be advancing in its argument but doing so however at the face of a seemingly unbending government decision.

13 Aug 2017

Government is aware of a certain company, Harvest Investments of Dukwi that has over the years dominated food rations supply in junior secondary schools in the Nata/Gweta and Nkange constituencies.

To date, Harvest Investment, whose owner was unnamed has won atleast 12 tenders to eclipse other equally competent rivals including some local youth owned in the two constituencies.

13 Aug 2017

A second quarter economic bulletin by local stock broking firm Motswedi Securities has suggested that a newly introduced levy, targeted at tourists could impair small local tourism enterprises.

First announced in late 2016, the new tourists’ tax will see non SADC citizens paying up to P300 at the country’s various points of entry.

13 Aug 2017

The Botswana Meat Commission (BMC) plant in Maun is planning to expand its sales “abroad” with focus now shifting to neighbouring South Africa and Namibia. The two countries are however notable producers of beef with the latter directly competing with Botswana for lucrative markets in the global space.

13 Aug 2017

Botswana’s recovery is expected to strengthen over the medium term, supported by a pickup in diamond demand, public investment, and structural reforms, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has said.

Declaring risks to the positive outlook as “balanced”, the IMF says its baseline forecast for Botswana envisions macroeconomic stability and continued growth.

13 Aug 2017

Analyse Africa, a data analysis platform which aggregates macroeconomic data from 42 leading global sources into a single data platform has corroborated the findings of the World Bank on entrepreneurship.

13 Aug 2017

The Letlhakane Mine tailings project is currently at the final commissioning stage, diamond mining giant, Debswana Mining Company has said.

The joint venture company said this week that the soon diamonds recovery process at the mine through Tailings Resource Treatment Project (LMTRTP) will kick start soon after the final commissioning stage.

13 Aug 2017

This week marks a year since the unusual and rather disappointing incident that unfolded in front of our Parliament in August 2016. For the sake of those who might have forgotten, it was on the second week of August 2016 that scores of unemployed youth who petitioned Parliament were ‘brutally’ whipped with sjamboks by police officers whilst Parliament turned a blind eye.

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