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07 Jul 2019

BY PATIENCE LEPHOGOLE

Constituency league games or the affectionately known ‘dibolo tsa ga Ian’ continue to gain more recognition and players.

The tournaments run thrice a yea. Volleyball has over the years suffered a situation where league and national players opted for constituency games than their organised league games.

07 Jul 2019

BY ANITA RANNOBA

Township Rollers is in for a tough season.

Rivals are gearing up to topple Popa off their title as the Premier League winners.

07 Jul 2019

BY GODFREY MOWANENG

The Botswana Premier League (BPL) board has appointed fresh leadership taking over the helm of the BPL board.

This follows an overdue controversial appointment of the outgoing Township Rollers president Jagdish Shah.

07 Jul 2019

BY BOTLHALE KOOTHUPILE

The Botswana Karate Association (BOKA) has been accused of withholding scholarships awarded to two of its deserving karatekas.

Earlier in March, the Botswana National Olympic Committee (BNOC) wrote a letter to BOKA informing it that it had awarded Olympic Solidarity (OS) continental scholarships to Ofentse Bakwadi and Entle Maungwa.

07 Jul 2019

The man who trashed reportage about plans to assassinate President Mokgweetsi Masisi has himself a track record of personally making similar claims that he wants the public to take seriously.

07 Jul 2019

As it tries to rally its troops, the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) is also facing the difficulty of telling friend from foe, largely on account of an unusual situation that it has never ever had to deal with before.

07 Jul 2019

BY RUTH KEDIKILWE

The internet has taken the wisecrack “Age ain’t nothing but a number” to another level. Just take a stroll down the streets of social media pages and you are likely to find yourself in the company of children who can barely talk or walk. Welcome to sharenting, another social phenomenon bequeathed to us by the internet.

07 Jul 2019

BY MPHO KUHLMANN

Botswana has been posting hair raising divorce statistics. More Batswana couples are untying the knot like never before. The divorce rate stood at 56% in 2008 rose to 60% in 2009, 70% in 2010 and is still rising. Behind the sobering statistics are harrowing human stories, and women are having the worst of it.

07 Jul 2019

Botswana needs to be defended against its growing list of enemies.

Many of these enemies are home based, in politics and working in cahoots with their foreign masters.

A common thread among them is an ever growing disloyalty to the country.

If they are allowed to have their way, their agenda will in future have immense ramifications for Botswana.

07 Jul 2019

Unfortunately, not stopping a crime is not a crime. I have no obligation to call the police or alert anyone when I see a person or persons trying to break into any building.

As I walk by and witness a murder, it is not a crime to mind my own business and continue walking.

07 Jul 2019

It is almost two decades ago since the then World Bank President James Wolfensohn, in his address to the Board of Governors said: ‘We have seen how corruption flourishes in the dark, how it prevents growth and social equity, and how it creates the basis for social and political instability’.

07 Jul 2019

By Richard Moleofe

The Member of Parliament for Mogoditshane Sedirwa Kgoroba is currently circulating a petition for members of the community to sign. The petition is directed at raising awareness among members of the public about the growing levels of crime and as well as twisting the arm of government in implementing what the petition is calling for.

01 Jul 2019

The Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) high command has agreed to keep vice president Dumelang Saleshando out of their secret deal to raise R100 million from South African business woman Bridgette Motsepe Radebe – Sunday Standard investigations have revealed.

01 Jul 2019

Even before it is officially launched, the Botswana Patriotic Front (BPF) plans to field candidates in all 57 constituencies but one particular corner of Botswana presents an unsual challenge – Selebi Phikwe.

01 Jul 2019

Chobe Land Board (CLB) and Pandamatenga community are currently fighting over allocation of 42 Small Agricultural Holdings at Mahabapi in Pandamatenga.

This was revealed by the Chairman of Chobe Land Board(CLB) Johane Chenjekwa during a press briefing in Francistown last week. 

01 Jul 2019

BY THOBO MOTLHOKA

The Chief Executive Officer at SPEDU, Dr. Mokubung Mokubung and his senior managers have been reported to the Directorate of Intelligence and Security (DIS) on corruption allegations ranging from receiving kickbacks for tenders, misappropriation of funds, and nepotism among other issues.

01 Jul 2019

Customers of Pule Funeral Services may find themselves in a lurch as the company is facing liquidation.

The Citizen Development Agency (CEDA) has petitioned the High Court seeking a court order that Pule Funeral Services be placed under liquidation.

01 Jul 2019

More invested in the sentimentality of creating a “sense of belonging” than practical need to secure the property of such community, the Botswana Housing Corporation doesn’t struggle to explain why it has not built a perimetre wall around its two blocks of flats in Block 5, Gaborone.

01 Jul 2019

Failure to collect refuse on a regular basis and a decrease in the stock of refuse receptacles at a Block 5 residential complex have precipitated a public health emergency that both the Botswana Housing Corporation and the Gaborone City Council haven’t been unable to contain.

01 Jul 2019

With the High Court having decriminalized gay sex, some Batswana who were granted refugee status in that country will have to start looking for another First World country where they can live in comfort.

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