I have no doubt in my mind that most of the complaints that you find in the music industry are legitimate, especially those experienced by jazz musicians and composers. Yes, indeed I support any effort that goes towards addressing those issues. By the same token, I believe jazz folks need to frequently take stock of where they are in terms of their career path.
De Beers Diamond Trading (DBDT) is suspicious of strangers asking questions about its diamond cleaning operation. The diamond mining giant is especially wary when the strangers happen to be journalists.
The process to fill the Diamond Trading Company Botswana (DTCB) vacancy for Chief Executive Officer is revealing where the real power lies in the 50/50 partnership between De Beers and Botswana government.
BY KHONANI ONTEBETSE & MPHO KELEBOGE
It appears the Choppies head honcho Ramachandran Ottapathu may not be out of the woods yet.
An investigation by various South African law firms into allegations of mismanagement at the Botswana Stock Exchange listed Choppies Enterprises is expected to open a can of worms, court records show.
The village of Moshupa almost became the venue for the launch of the Botswana Patriotic Front (BPF) but a show-of-hands vote moved the venue farther west.
KHONANI ONTEBETSE & MPHO KELEBOGE
A preliminary report by Deswai Law Group has recommended that the Board of suspended Choppies Enterprise chief executive officer Ramachandran Ottapathu should institute disciplinary action against him.
The report also suggests that Ottapathu may have entered into illegal transactions without authority from the Board.
Post-office, the late President Sir Ketumile Masire experienced an unusual kind of hero-to-zero descent in the continental pecking order when he attended the official launch of the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Ironically, he was actually doing something very heroic and no, he didn’t moan and groan about that experience to the South African Broadcasting Corporation television on his
Cash strapped Botswana Meat Commission (BMC) has listed cyclone Dineo as one of the factors that contributed to its continued loss of profit.
Tropical storm Dineo hit Botswana in 2017 and brought heavy rainfall to some parts of the country.
BY THOBO MOTLHOKA
The Botswana Movement for Democracy (BMD) has filed an application with the Chief Justice interdicting the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) President Duma Boko’s nomination as the coalition presidential candidate for the 2019 general elections.
BY MPHO KELEBOGE
Government through the Attorney General has surprised pro gay activists by appealing a landmark decision of the High Court decriminalizing same sex relationships.
After the judgment, President Masisi voiced his support for the LGBT community, saying: “Just like other citizens, they deserve to have their rights protected”.
BY VICTOR BAATWENG
As is stands a steel-ball is in the court of Pula Steel and Manufacturers (Pty) Limited liquidators – John Hinchliffe Consultants.
BY KABELO SEITSHIRO
While there is no foolproof way to prevent bad leadership decisions, many global analysts believe that the field of “corporate governance” is a very good place to start.
The spread eagle emblem which has featured prominently throughout the Barclays Bank Botswana branches across the country will be no more, come first quarter of 2020.
BY PATIENCE RADISOENG
As mobility has increased with the use of smartphones and other devices, so has healthcare organisations’ interest in the modality.
Throughout the globe, mobile health or mHealth is increasingly disrupting the health care industry, and Botswana seems to be on the right path to atleast play a catch-up.
BY VICTOR BAATWENG
President Mokgweetsi Masisi this week announced the national transformation team led by economist and banker – Moatlhodi Sebabole.
It was refreshing to read from the state owned newspaper – Dailynews that Sebabole has been appointed as the chairman of the team.
A renewed effort to liven up the area around Kasane-Kazungula termed – Kasane-Kazungula Re-development Plan is likely to get its influence from as far as Sweden, thanks largely to twinning relationship between Kasane and the Vanersborg Municipality in that European country.
BY PORTIA NKANI
One after another, foreign copper miners come and before anyone knows they are gone. This has been the case at the Mowana copper mine located near Mosetse and Dukwi villages, some western side of the City of Francistown.
BY CEDRIC SWANKA
Batswana still carrying old Pula and Thebe coins can no longer use them to buy goods - but it's not too late to swap them for new coins.
The old coins ceased to be legal tender in 2014. This means Batswana could no longer use them to make purchases in shops or any legal purchase in the streets including at the informal markets.
BY ARNOLD LETSHOLO
To bolster the efforts of rangers protecting Botswana’s wildlife animals from poaching, the United States Embassy in Botswana has extended a helping through a donation of equipment to the Department of Wildlife and National Parks (DWNP) this past week.
BY BOTLHALE KOOTHUPILE & DUNCAN KGANGKENNA
After months of uncertainty, the Botswana Telecommunication Corporation (BTC) has allegedly finally terminated its sponsorship of the Botswana Premier League (BPL).
The decision means the league will now have to hunt for a new sponsor ahead of the new season which starts in August.