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15 Jul 2019

By Richard Moleofe

This country has been thrown into a very unstable situation. We have never experienced this amount of uncertainty in our fifty-three years of independence. And when situations get this ugly, how I wish Rre Masire was here. In his old age he was spew absolute wisdom at every junction.

07 Jul 2019

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.

07 Jul 2019

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.

07 Jul 2019

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.

07 Jul 2019

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.

07 Jul 2019

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.

07 Jul 2019

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.

07 Jul 2019

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

07 Jul 2019

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.

07 Jul 2019

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.

07 Jul 2019

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”.

07 Jul 2019

BY VICTOR BAATWENG

As is stands a steel-ball is in the court of Pula Steel and Manufacturers (Pty) Limited liquidators – John Hinchliffe Consultants.

07 Jul 2019

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.

07 Jul 2019

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.

07 Jul 2019

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.

07 Jul 2019

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.

07 Jul 2019

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.

07 Jul 2019

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.

07 Jul 2019

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.

07 Jul 2019

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.

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