By Richard Moleofe
The polling date for the 2019 Botswana general election has been set and election campaigns have moved into top gear. Commentators and politicians are having a field day with some making sense and others making no sense but still making headlines.
By Cde Nikolai Olebeng
BY MPHO KUHLMANN
“I’m sorry miss but the test proves you are HIV positive.”
These life changing words echo in the ears of many faithful monogamous women who go in for what they thought was a routine health check up.
Most leave the doctor’s office in shock and disbelief unable to make sense of the test results.
It Has To Be Jazz®
BY RUTH KEDIKILWE
It is very disheartening to see young men lurking around street corners begging for coins whilst holding on to milk pints for dear life inhaling and exhaling glue out of them.
At the other end adults battle with repossession of assets, unable to provide for their family because they have gambled away their earnings.
By Thobo Motlhoka
Former Intelligence chief Isaac Kgosi is officially a fugitive.
This follows Broadhurst Magistrate Tshepo Thedi’s dismissal of Kgosi’s application for the initial warrant of arrest issued against him to be lifted.
By Mpho Keleboge
Minister of Justice and Security Shaw Kgathi castigated former President Ian Khama for bad leadership at a political rally in Mogoditshane over the weekend revealing that the former president used a cabinet retreat to influence members of cabinet to revolt against his deputy.
By Arnold Letsholo
The Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) President Duma Gideon Boko has said that the ‘Goliath’ in Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) has been hit hard by his party’s election manifesto and that former President, Lt General Ian Khama is the ‘spear’ with which the UDC will use to behead it.
Estranged former ruling party and the country’s President Ian Khama over the weekend asked Old Naledi residents to experiment with the main opposition Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) together with his own Botswana Patriotic Front (BPF).
Botswana Public Officers’ Medical Scheme (BPOMAS) has been accused of offering business opportunities to medical practitioners, individuals and clinics preferred by its chief executive officer, Thulaganyo Molebatsi at the expense of other more deserving cases.
FRANCISTOWN Mayor Sylvia Muzila has something to smile about. As her tenure comes to an end, the Mayoress is happy that construction of the Tonota-Francistown dual road and Thapama Interchange or “Spaghetti” as it is commonly known managed to give Francistown the much needed facelift.
As the meeting for the repatriation to their country of origin looms, hundreds of Namibian refugees have sent out an SOS call for people to come to their rescue.
Sending out an SOS call on behalf of the refugees, exiled United Democratic Party (UDP) President Mishake Muyongo has appealed to the Botswana Government not to deport the refugees back to Namibia.
By Mmapula Molapong
By Bonnie Modiakgotla
Botswana which is known to have the world's highest mobile penetration might shed that label soon as regulatory changes which will take place next year will reduce the mobile subscriber base.
The Botswana Stock Exchange (BSE) and Zimbabwe Stock Exchange (ZSE) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) this week, which among other things will see the two bourses collaborating to foster the prosperity of their financial markets, promote cross border investments, cross border listings and explore further opportunities.
By Kabelo Seitshiro
Business Botswana (BB) has implored governments and lawmakers to realign labour laws and policies to the new realities of the workplace.
It is calling for measures to be put in place to ensure workers are protected from negative impacts from the 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR).
In its second year of its three year strategy, Botswana Telecommunications Corporation Limited (BTCL) says it has made immense progress, and as it moves on the last year of the strategy it will monetise and commercialise on the significant investments made.
By Portia Nkani
The Global Financial Integrity (GFI) estimates that Africa loses over US$50 billion annually from illicit financial outflows.
Through the Association of Corporate Treasurers of Southern Africa (ACTSA) GFI says “trade-related illicit outflows from Southern Africa amounted to at least US$8.8 billion in 2015 alone.”
Letshego Holdings, the country's leading microfinance institution, says it is concerned about its share price which has significantly dropped this year despite the company having strong economic fundamentals.