The opposition Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) has asked Bridgette Motsepe Radebe for R100 million, 200 000 t-shirts, branded vehicles and top South African musicians for their 2019 elections campaign, the Sunday Standard investigations have revealed.
Former President Lt Gen Ian Khama was this week nursing a bruised ego after his cousin and King of the richest tribe in Africa, Kgosi Leruo Tshekedi Molotlegi turned down his lunch invitation, refused to give him VIP escort and spurned his request to fund the newly formed Botswana Patriotic Front (BPF).
The South African government has withdrawn the VIP escort they have been providing to former President Lt Gen Ian Khama whenever he visited the country.
BY ARNOLD LETSHOLO
The Assistant Minister of Tertiary Education, Research Science and Technology, Mosieraele Goya has assured the albinism society that the Botswana government will ratify the Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities this year.
The Directorate of Intelligence and Security (DIS) has reportedly launched an investigation into allegations that millions of Pula have been siphoned from a company in which the Botswana Development Corporation (BDC) invested millions.
According to information reaching the Sunday Standard, Kromberg Schubert Botswana has been swindled more than P40 million by some of its employees.
Gamodubu residents are worried that the landfill in their vicinity poses a health hazard.
Residents have every reason to be concerned since the landfill does not adhere to the requirements of the Waste Management Act, the Guidelines for the Disposal of Waste and the attendant operational manual as observed by the Office of the Auditor General.
With Botswana having seen a rapid increase in mobile payment methods from the three major mobile network services, a new warning has been issued that the country is increasing becoming susceptible to SIM swap fraud and millions of pula could have been lost over the years.
An industry estimate by Akin Mobile – a South African based company that provides phone carriers and their customers’ caller ID and call blocking technology says almost twenty five (25) percent of all cell-phone calls to Botswana in 2020 will come from scammers.
Scores of HIV patients’ may find themselves without ARV drugs following a court application that may disrupt supply of the life saving drugs.
A number of companies that supply the government with Anti-Retroviral Drugs (ARVs) have approached the High Court seeking an interdict against the Central Medical Stores (CMS).
The Ministry of Youth Empowerment, Sports and Culture Development paid rental fees while some of the buildings it intended to occupy were still undergoing construction.
In some instances the Ministry paid rental fees without having signed lease agreements documents seen by Sunday Standardhave revealed.
A worldwide research conducted in more than 50 countries has revealed that some rivers in Botswana contain antibiotic concentration which surpasses the average levels by up to 170 times.
Former President Ian Khama’s nephew Dale Ter Haar was appointed to the board of directors of Chobe Holdings Limited - a company that controls the controversial Xakanaka airstrip inside Moremi Game Reserve in the Okavango Delta in which a mysterious P2 million was pumped into the company.
BY KABELO SEITSHIRO
"Goodbye's (The Saddest Word)" is a song recorded by Canadian recording artist Celine Dion for her sixth English-language album - A New Day Has Come.
BY PATIENCE RADISOENG
Leaders around the world are increasingly concerned with one word: change. Trends show that change in various sectors of the society and economy is happening at higher speeds, in more areas of life and with more unknown consequences than anyone can remember.
BY PORTIA NKANI
The Platjan Bridge linking Botswana and South Africa in the SPEDU region is now at 86 percent complete although behind schedule.
BY ARNOLD LETSHOLO
The Ministry of Investment Trade and Industry (MITI) has facilitated registration of 86 business names for People with Disabilities, since 2015; out of which 15 were registered during the 2018/19 financial year.
BY CEDRIC SWANKA
Botswana`s continued investment and development towards information communication technologies which contribute to improved digital skills has been recognised among Africa`s digital initiatives to watch in 2019 by Liquid Telecom in their African Digital skills report 2019.
BY VICTOR BAATWENG
Atleast 13 African nations, five from southern Africa – Lesotho, Eswatini, Malawi, Zimbabwe and South Africa have caught up with the rest of the world in the list of countries that have ended the longstanding prohibition of the production of Cannabis and HEMP.
BY PORTIA NKANI
Numbers don’t lie and new numbers from the capital markets shows that the year 2018 has been a tough one for the multinational security giant - G4S Botswana.
The 87th General Assembly of the World Animal conference (OIE) in Paris - France has, as part of its resolutions approved the Contagious Bovine Pleuropeuminia-CBPP and the Peste Petit de Ruminantes (PPR) freedom status without vaccination in Botswana.