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14 Feb 2019

By Mpho Kuhlman

Sescenti Salt, a local youth owned brand established in 2018, was set up to bring in different types of food stuffs that weren't necessarily available in the Botswana market.

14 Feb 2019

BY JOSEPH BALISE

Without the political euphoria that usually engulfs the Botswana political landscape ahead of any upcoming general election, the Alliance for Progressives is currently the undoubtedly most stable and well organized political outfit in the country.

14 Feb 2019

The study of names is known as onomastics. The study of the specific area of personal names is called Anthroponomastics while the study of place names is known as toponomastics. I have previously written on three Setswana names: Neo, Kabo and Mpho which semantically deal with something that is given. I am revisiting this discussion on Friday at a seminar at the University of Botswana.

14 Feb 2019

Corruption thrives in darkness. It is appalling that in this day and age a government purporting to be democratic and a company feigning openness and transparency could see nothing wrong keeping away from public scrutiny the contents of Agreements that have so much material impact on the economic wellbeing and even existence of a nation.

03 Dec 2018

By Mmapula Molapong

02 Feb 2019

By Mmapula Molapong

Disclosing one’s HIV status to their loved ones can be quiet a daunting exercise. One such person, who still hasn’t mastered up the courage to do so, is 29 year old Masego. She was diagnosed with HIV in 2014.

Masego is one of the estimated 380 thousand people in Botswana living with HIV.

11 Feb 2019

Botswana Power Corporation (BPC) key staff members are believed to have colluded with a Chinese contractor to embezzle more than P 1 billion from the multi-billion Pula Morupule B power project - a forensic investigation has revealed.

11 Feb 2019

Colourful businessman and Member of Parliament for Tati East Samson Moyo Guma has applied for a voluntary judicial management of his United Refineries – a cooking oil manufacturing plant outside Francistown.

Last week the Botswana Unified Revenue Services (BURS) pounced on Moyo Guma on allegations of tax evasion among others.

11 Feb 2019

BY MPHO KELEBOGE

Court of Appeal judges have slammed the Botswana Communication and Regulatory Authority (BOCRA) management for failure to control and regulate MultiChoice Botswana to conduct a conducive environment for Batswana.

The court appeal then ruled in favour of MultiChoice Botswana and ordered BOCRA to pay the cost of the lawsuit.

11 Feb 2019

By Calistus Bosaletswe

Debswana may be intruding on a business terrain earmarked for the small black market citizen operators in tourism who acquired financial assistance from financial institutions such as the Citizen Entrepreneurial Development Agency (CEDA).

11 Feb 2019

Botswana Power Corporation (BPC) customers may find themselves saddled with huge electricity bills while scores of board members pocket millions of Pula in kick-backs should the proposed sale of Morupule B power plant to CNEEC, a Chinese contractor go through – Sunday Standard investigations have revealed.

11 Feb 2019

BY MPHO KELEBOGE

Court of Appeal judge, Monametsi Gaongalelwe, was on Friday absolved from being subjected to criminal investigations stemming from accusations of ’theft’ and fraudulent acts.

The charges and the impending investigations were pronounced by High Court Judge Michael Mothobi relating to Gaongalelwe’s controversial housing allowances.

11 Feb 2019

Government has diverted P 100 million from the Botswana Power Corporation (BPC) subsidy to help finance the Directorate of Intelligence and Security Services (DIS) debt to the National Petroleum Fund.

11 Feb 2019

The outspoken ruling party Member of Parliament for Francistown West Ignatius Moswaane has joined ranks with the opposition parties rekindling the debate over the living wage.

The legislator insisted the introduction of the measure was necessary and overdue to cushion public service employees’ bargaining power long eroded since the world economic meltdown.

11 Feb 2019

BY KHONANI ONTEBETSE & REUBEN PITSE

Former Minister of Defence, Justice and Security Ramadeluka Seretse has broken ranks with the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) insisting he will contest as an independent candidate during the upcoming general elections.

11 Feb 2019

By Calistus Bosaletswe

A move to relocate Khumaga residents in Boteti who own farms along the Boteti River – a prime tourism area - has taken a new twist.

11 Feb 2019

BY ARNOLD LETSHOLO

A Bushfire Risk Management Plan (BRMNP) was launched last week at Lemepe lodge in Molepolole for the Kweneng District’s 2019 to 2023 bushfire seasons.

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