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09 Dec 2018

The Botswana Police Crime Intelligence Bureau (CRIB) has cracked Botswana’s biggest land scam in which a whole village has been parceled out through fraudulent allocations.

 

09 Dec 2018

There is a growing body of evidence that the Directorate of Intelligence and Security Services (DISS) under former President Lt Gen Ian Khama cowed Batswana into silence and political apathy.

09 Dec 2018

Two reports by independent researchers published this week paint a far direr picture of the immediate consequences of climate change for Botswana than previously thought.

09 Dec 2018

It is certainly a sentiment that will raise heckles but a scholar who has studied Botswana’s history for decades feels comfortable enough to assert that Batlokwa’s claim to the vast tract of land by the Khama family is mistaken.

09 Dec 2018

Botswana’s first learned society has dedicated the 50th issue of its annual publication (“which is the country’s longest surviving indigenous journal”) to honour Botswana’s second president.

09 Dec 2018

A Botswana High Court full bench comprising judges Abednico Tafa, Michael Leburu and Jennifer Dube has ordered that the hearing challenging the constitutionality of sections 164(a), 164(c) and 167 of the Penal Code which criminalise same sex sexual activities be heard on 15 March 2019.

09 Dec 2018

A Zimbabwean fringe Political Party - Mthwakazi Republic Party (MRP) – is mobilising a racist and xenophobic campaign against the embattled Botswana Stock Exchange and Johannesburg Stock exchange listed Choppies Group.

09 Dec 2018

A high profile conference of lawyers held under the auspices of the African Network of Constitutional Lawyers (ANCL) at the University of Botswana a few weeks ago may have laid a powerful foundation for critical dialogue on Constitutional reform in Botswana despite what presently appears to be a passive appreciation of constitutionalism by politicians in this country.

09 Dec 2018

Failure to streamline the issue of disability in development and policy formulation has exercabated stigma and discrimination against people with disabilities to the extent  that a large number of people who see themselves as normal on account of their being free from any obvious deformities, are generally uncomfortable around people with known disabilities

09 Dec 2018

A Senior Law  Lecturer at the University of Botswana(UB)Dr. Liz Macharia Mokobi has urged the government of Botswana to  consider enacting a law that will safeguard the rights of persons with disabilities and amend existing ones which as at now have reduced them to objects of medical treatment,charity and social care.

09 Dec 2018

BY PORTIA NKANI

Just as recent as November 2018, Botswana households got a “treat” from retailers known as “Black Friday” – a popular discounted shopping spree where some shops decide to sell their products at a “normal-normal” price to consumers.

09 Dec 2018

Once again, that our neighbours, South Africa are facing massive power problems is not news. What also is not news is the fact that when South Africa coughs we get the flu. It is for this reason that the minister responsible for energy resources Eric Molale and the Botswana Power Corporation has come out to caution against eminent load shedding.

09 Dec 2018

BY KABELO SEITSHIRO

As a measure to tighten screws on-money laundering the Citizen Entrepreneurship Development Agency (CEDA) says it is developing a framework to safeguard its reputation and to prevent being used as a channel for money laundering or other illegal financial activities.

09 Dec 2018

BY KABELO SEITSHIRO

The Bank of Botswana (BoB) Governor - Moses Pelaelo called on the country’s key financial stakeholders that deal with issues relating to money laundering to join hands  and map a way forward  to address what he calls “strategic deficiencies”.

09 Dec 2018

BY PORTIA NKANI

Global wage growth in 2017 was not only lower than in 2016, but fell to its lowest growth rate since 2008, far below the levels obtaining before the global financial crisis.

09 Dec 2018

BY CALISTUS BOSALETSWE

Botswana has been referred as a conduit for Japan appetite for minerals and oil in the region after Fukushima nuclear disaster seven years which exacerbated Japans energy insecurity,and forced the country to aggressively explore and extract resources worldwide.

09 Dec 2018

BY ARNOLD LETSHOLO

Different stakeholders the past week met in Borolong, a district already experiencing the impacts of climate change, to device means of reducing its impacts- mitigation; and device means of positively living with its impacts-adaptation.

09 Dec 2018

A number of businesses are selling expired goods to unsuspecting customers in Sowa Town posing to them health hazards. The revelation was made by the Mayor of Sowa Town George Maphane during a Sowa Town Full Council meeting last week. He said during their routine inspections they identified retailers who were selling expired goods and they were fined for doing that.

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