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09 Nov 2018

I write this column to clarify the misconception that seems to prevail more in the younger generation than the older one – the misconception is that bogadi is given to thank the bride’s family for raising their daughter. This is a weird supposition because nowhere in bogadi discussions or negotiations do you have anybody mentioning that they are delivering bogadi to thank the bride’s family.

09 Nov 2018

On Monday President Mokgweetsi Masisi used his maiden state of the Nation Address to claim a political high ground that has up to now eluded him.

He used the speech to set a broad economic strategy for his presidency.

He made big and bold announcements, like setting an Investment Board that he will chair.

05 Nov 2018

In a curious turn of events, Vice Chairperson of troubled Choppies Enterprises Farouk Ismail, Gaborone High Court Judge Zein Kebonang and businessman Moitsheki 'Checks' Lekalake went to Zimbabwe last week to meet the Mphoko family behind the back of other Choppies Directors.

04 Nov 2018

BY REUBEN PITSE & KHONANI ONTEBETSE

Samson Guma Moyo is facing investigations for allegedly abusing his power as Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on Statutory Bodies to pursue vendetta against former Directorate on Corruption and Economic Crime (DCEC) Director General Rose Seretse.

04 Nov 2018

BY THOBO MOTLHOKA

The Ministry of Youth Empowerment, Sport and Culture (MYESC) has climbed down from their decision to get rid of one of former president Ian Khama’s populist programmes. The Ministry released a statement last week that they were suspending Khama’s programmes, citing budgetary constraints.

04 Nov 2018

On a purely objective basis, there is nothing that Ian Khama achieved in the decade that he was Botswana president between 2008 and 2018.

04 Nov 2018

BY THOBO MOTLHOKA
 
Lawyers in the power tussle case involving the International Pentecostal Holiness Church (IPHC) have submitted an application with the Registrar of the High Court calling for increased security at the high profile case scheduled for tomorrow (Monday, November 5) at Gaborone High Court.

04 Nov 2018

BY THOBO MOTLHOKA


Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly Kagiso Molatlhegi seems the most likely candidate to replace current Speaker of the House Gladys Kokorwe should the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) win the 2019 General Elections.

04 Nov 2018

A huge international scam masquerading as a United Nations humanitarian agency targeting the poor and vulnerable is reported to be operating in Botswana.

04 Nov 2018

At the height of the electoral season, when ritual murder is suspected in almost every missing-person case, a Tswapong village grapevine has falsely labelled an innocent man a ritual murderer courtesy of a fibbing primary school student who stayed out late.

04 Nov 2018

BY KHONANI ONTEBETSE


The African Commission on Human and People's Rights has accused Botswana government of airbrushing its human rights report in a bid to present a beautiful picture to the world.

04 Nov 2018

Just like a simmering volcano under the rocks which often erupts unexpectedly causing devastation, land conflicts behave in the same fashion. More often land conflicts are taken frivolously, but the truth of the matter is they have caused wars, bloodshed and even deaths across the world.

04 Nov 2018

BY PORTIA NKANI

The local bourse is on its way to a three year long bear run with cumulative losses on the Domestic Company Index (DCI) from 2016 amounting to 28.6 percent as at the end of third quarter (Q3) of 2018.

There has however been an overall positive earnings season, and a number of counters seem to offer value.

04 Nov 2018

BY OBUSITSE KOLOGWE

One of the leading education institutions in the country, Institution for Development Management (IDM) last week held a celebration in Francistown as it officially opened its campus in Francistown and its Centre for Local government. The institution is located within Botho University Premises in Francistown.

04 Nov 2018

BY PATIENCE RADISOENG

Tourists who wish to swap night city lights for natural one from moon and stars will have to look no further than Botswana, a local safari company - Going Africa Safaris and Tours has aid.

04 Nov 2018

BY BONNIE MODIAKGOTLA

One of the biggest commercial bank in the country - First National Bank Botswana (FNBB) appears fed up with mobile service providers that have encroached in what was traditionally the bank’s playground. The bank is responding with a similar product of its own.

04 Nov 2018

BY VICTOR BAATWENG

The United States Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) has issued an advisory to banks in the United States of America regarding the screening of transactions from two African countries – Botswana and Ghana.

04 Nov 2018

BY PORTIA NKANI

A new European Union ambassador is in town – and he is ready to hit the ground running, looking at ways to improve bilateral ties as well as maintain relation between Botswana and his native land.

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