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09 Sep 2019

Dignia Systems, the Israeli company at the centre of the P250 million National Petroleum Fund (NPF) money laundering case, has taken the Directorate of Intelligence and Security Services (DISS) to court.

09 Sep 2019

A suspect in the National Petroleum Fund (NPF) money laundering case and businessman Bakang Seretse has turned the tables on the state.

09 Sep 2019

BY CALISTUS BOSALETSWE

The controversy marred National Petroleum Fund (NPF) has gotten a lifeline after the Finance and Economic Development agency took a decision to withdraw P500 million from the Road Levy Collection Fund to augment the ailing fund.

09 Sep 2019

Unreliable airlines and poor roads are making it difficult for Botswana to attract tourists - the biennial Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report for 2019 released, by the World Economic Forum (WEF) has revealed.

09 Sep 2019

Plans to commit suspects in the National Petroleum Fund (NPF) case have been stalled as the defence and the prosecution reached an impasse on which legal process to follow.

09 Sep 2019

BY CALISTUS BOSALETSWE

Government has allayed fears of a looming crisis in the Ngamiland as some of the Okavango Delta tributaries dry up due to drought.

09 Sep 2019

BY CEDRIC SWANKA

Government was this week on collision course with quail egg farmer following a public statement warning against the marketing and sale of the eggs as medicine.

The Ministry of Health and Wellness (MOHW) last week issued a statement cautioning against some vendors who are marketing quail eggs as medicine.

09 Sep 2019

Gaborone High Court Judge Abode Khan has scoffed at an advice that the Directorate of Intelligence and Security (DIS) had tendered to the Public Procurement Disposal and Asset Board (PPADB) declaring China Jiangsu Botswana International a security threat. 

The same advice was also tendered to the Ministry of Land Management Water and Sanitation Services.

09 Sep 2019

BY VICTOR BAATWENG

What is next for Choppies? - This is possibly a question on the lips of each and every person who have been following with keen interest the unfolding rise and stall of local retailer – Choppies Enterprises.

09 Sep 2019

BY PORTIA NKANI

Markets at which pan African lender – Letshego has no presence will have to wait until the company re-gains an expansion appetite as for now the BSEL quoted company says it has none.

Acting Chief Executive - Dumisani Ndebele confirmed this week that there is currently no appetite for any new acquisitions.

09 Sep 2019

The independence of the newly elected board of directors of Choppies Enterprise will be put to test on its early days as the BSEL quoted company prepares to find its feet back.

09 Sep 2019

BY ONKABETSE TSARO

PALAPYE: The Assistant Minister of Tertiary Education Research Science and Technology and also Member of Parliament for Palapye Moiseraela Goya has applauded and commended the growth and success of the Sphalabanyana Business Expo which is in its second year running.

09 Sep 2019

BY VICTOR BAATWENG

This past week the African continent woke up to yet another dose of bloodshed. Just like a few years back, nationals of neighbouring country – South Africa killed and in some instances injured nationals of other African countries.

09 Sep 2019

BY DUNCAN KGANGKENNA

The decision to allow some multi-national retailers to import bottled water into Botswana despite the ongoing ban continues to cause division in the retail sector.

Both local chain stores and suppliers of bottled water are now irate as they say the current set-up works against the whole intention of empowering the locals.

09 Sep 2019

BY BOTLHALE KOOTHUPILE

‘When elephants fight, it is the grass that suffers the most,’ so goes an African proverb. How apt the proverb may be for the embattled Lobatse based Gunners.

This past week, a few ‘concerned supporters’ of the Lobatse based side wrote to the club hierarchy calling for the sacking of Babitseng.

09 Sep 2019

BY PATIENCE LEPHOGOLE

Given a chance to shine at the All Africa games held at Rabat in Morocco, Botswana’s cycling team could not secure a medal for the country.

09 Sep 2019

BY GODFREY MOWANENG

A dark cloud hovers over the BTC premiership giants Extension Gunners following tightened screws of the club licensing crescendos.

09 Sep 2019

One of the greatest attributes about the late South African president and struggle icon, Nelson Mandela has been his ability to forgive.

Mandela believed in the infinite goodness of humanity and went at great lengths to honour that part of mankind.

After staying in jail for almost a generation he walked out preaching peace and reconciliation for his race-war ravaged country.

09 Sep 2019

“It is better to starve in freedom than to have plenty in bondage”, Mangaliso Robert Sobukwe, founding President of the Pan 
Africanist Congress.

09 Sep 2019

By Richard Moleofe

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