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23 Sep 2018

Shareholders of Debswana Mining Company – the Botswana government and De Beers Mining Company are expected to “forfeit” their shares of profit to fund two key projects - Jwaneng Cut 9 and Orapa Cut 3.

While it is not yet clear how much each shareholder will pay towards the two projects, the Botswana government has hinted on an amount just over P4 billion.

23 Sep 2018

The Domestic Companies Index (DCI) declined by a further 9.1 percent in the second quarter of 2018, continuing the downward trend that started in the third quarter of 2017.

23 Sep 2018

The country's sole colliery, Morupule Coal Mine will not be able to take advantage of the shortage of coal in neighbouring South Africa, the company’s Chief Public and Corporate Affairs Officer Boineelo Seitshiro has said.

23 Sep 2018

Choppies Enterprises Limited, the leading native grocer, with listings on the Botswana Stock Exchange and Johannesburg Stock Exchange, says the publication of the financial results for the year ended 30 June 2018 will be delayed. The company also warned its shareholders to expect lower profits.

23 Sep 2018

At a time when we are being told that the big brother down South is still bull-dozing other members of the Southern African Customs Union (SACU), we ought to ask ourselves a few questions that include on how we intend to turn the tables as citizens and consumers in Botswana.

23 Sep 2018

Gaborone United (GU) Chairman Boitumelo Nsunge has rubbished reports that the club is facing another lawsuit for not paying a former player.

Early this week, rumours started circulating that GU’s former Zambian player Jefferry Sikapite had written a letter of demand to the embattled club asking for his dues.

23 Sep 2018

Township Rollers is allegedly moving closer to changing from a society to a fully fledged company. According to sources close to the team hierarchy, preparations are at an advanced stage to change the status of the club.

23 Sep 2018

Botswana Football Association (BFA) has parted ways with its erstwhile suspended Finance Officer and former acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Susan Lawrence.

While the association is still cagey with details regarding its alleged sacking of Lawrence, the latter has however confirmed she has indeed left the employ of the BFA.

23 Sep 2018

Tsaone Latiwa of Botrail Cycling club has become the latest cyclist to receive an elite scholarship to study abroad and further her sporting career.

The 19 year old will soon leave for Griffith College in Queensland, Australia, to pursue Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Sciences for duration of five and a half years.

23 Sep 2018

Botswana Football Association (BFA) has confirmed that it has taken back the hospitality kit that was given to the national Under 17 side that did duty at the COSAFA Under 17 tournament that was hosted in Mauritius.

23 Sep 2018

The two dozen or so journalists wrinkled their noses and gagged as they struggled to keep down the bacon and eggs breakfast they had just binged on at Kasane Travel Lodge Hotel. Most, however, just covered their noses from the aggressive stench of rotting flesh and jostled for vantage positions around the decomposed elephant carcass.

23 Sep 2018

President Mokgweetsi Masisi should move swiftly to give back the guns his government seized from Wildlife Anti-Poaching Unit – whatever it takes.

May be the reasons for seizing these arms from the Unit were after-all benign, to use his favorite word, but what Masisi’s decision  has in effect done has been to throw red meat to his adversaries.

23 Sep 2018

There is a deep irony and even paradox about what Botswana Development Corporation was established for and what the state owned company has been doing lately.

BDC was established by Botswana Government in 1970 as its premier investment vehicle.

The company has a genuine and fair claim to being one of Botswana’s earliest and indeed enduring blue chips.

23 Sep 2018

If it is true, and its seems undoubtedly so, that President Mokgweetsi Masisi’s administration is grappling with a powerful renegade intelligence service which has the support of some influential civil servants, he has every right to be very worried, as do all of us.

17 Sep 2018

Former President Ian Khama’s nephew tried to sell the BCL Mine diamond licence a few months after government decided to close the loss making copper and Nickel mine.

Sunday Standard investigations have turned up an SMS message from Ian Khama’s nephew (name withheld) to a colleague in the industry asking him for help to find a buyer for the BCL diamond mining licence.

17 Sep 2018

A Cabinet Minister and senior government officials have been implicated in the suspected misappropriation of P600 million that was allocated by Parliament for the e-government project.

Cabinet was a few weeks ago notified by officials that all the money that has been allocated to the e-Government project cannot be accounted for, Sunday Standard has been informed.

17 Sep 2018

As President Mokgweetsi Masisi prepares to leave for New York where he will make his maiden speech to the General Assembly as substantive Head of State, there are fears within Government that he will be met by hostile online pressure group demonstrators posing as conservationists.

17 Sep 2018

In addition to being an NGO, there is another label that can fit Elephants Without Borders very well – “selective outrage machine.”

Judging by content on its Facebook wall, it is evident that EWB monitors both domestic and international media for stories on wildlife, especially elephants. The thoroughness of the media monitoring shows that it was both consistent and systematic.

17 Sep 2018

The ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) has yet to resolve the disputed Boteti East Bulela Ditswe primary elections. Counting for the elections was halted following irregularities in the ballot papers for two of the constituency’s nine wards. The incumbent Member of Parliament for the constituency Setlhomo Lelatisitswe was leading the count by almost 200 from the counted seven wards.

17 Sep 2018

Priceless indigenous knowledge in the sole possession of the Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle in Paris, France shows that the disastrous consequences of the hunting ban that former President Ian Khama imposed on the basis of what some allege was self-serving pseudo-science are more numerous than previously thought.

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