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10 Sep 2018

Former Botswana Football Association (BFA) President Tebogo Sebego says he will welcome any FIFA sanctioned investigation into his conduct should the football world governing body seek to do such.

10 Sep 2018

Botswana’s first traditional games team to bring home medals from an international competition was recently awarded recognition certificates and their medals.

Officially handing the team awards, the Director of Botswana Traditional Games (BOTGA) Evah Kesiilwe said the team had performed well beyond expectations.

10 Sep 2018

Of the tallest orders that he could ever have had to contend with in the first few months of his administration, President Mokgweetsi Masisi is being egged on by tourists from western countries to continue an unlawful policy that was introduced by his predecessor, General Ian Khama. 

10 Sep 2018

The peep of day transpired as the aura that filled the Great Hall of China, a moment which could later be marked the turning point, in fact the beginning, of a period in which Botswana and China would rise to new heights.

10 Sep 2018

Ian Khama is waging a high intensity war against Botswana’s interests.

In his dream world he claims he sees himself as the most patriotic citizen this country has ever seen, yet latest evidence shows that he has enlisted the backing of foreign interests to help him in his coordinated efforts to upend and ultimately undermine the authority and integrity of the state.

10 Sep 2018

Botswana has close to 300 billion tonnes of known coal reserves underground.

The actual figures are probably much higher. It is thus befitting that on his recent trip to China, President Mokgweetsi Masisi chose coal as one of his key selling points.

Choosing coal as an integral component of our sales pitches has come rather too late and half-heartedly.

05 Sep 2018

The leader of Alliance for Progressives Ndaba Gaolathe has called on President Mokgweetsi Masisi to return the Act that introduced the Electronic Voting Machines back to Parliament.

02 Sep 2018

The fight for the control of Choppies Zimbabwe branched off into a new controversy last week with group Chief Executive Officer Ramachandran Ottapathu and senior managers being implicated in money laundering allegations involving millions of Pula.

02 Sep 2018

Member of Parliament for Tati East Samson Moyo Guma has entered the boardroom brawl pitting Choppies Enterprise Limited Chairman former President Festus Mogae and chief executive officer Ramachandaran Ottapathu against former Zimbabwe Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko and his family.

02 Sep 2018

The Ministry of Local Government has suspended a multi-million Pula tender that was awarded by Gaborone City Council to install new electric lights across the City and has appointed a Commission of Enquiry to investigate circumstances surrounding the tender.

02 Sep 2018

Sunday Standard has managed to get its hands on the copy of an immigration application form at the centre of a contentious claim in a new book titled “One Life at a Time: An American Doctor’s Memoir of AIDS in Botswana.”

02 Sep 2018

Sunday Standard Editor Outsa Mokone is to appear before the Broadhurst Magistrate’s Court on Monday, September 3rd to face a charge of Sedition arising from an article published by this publication in September 2014.

02 Sep 2018

A top United Nations (UN) human rights official released a preliminary report last week blasting the Botswana Communications Regulatory Act (BOCRA) for potentially violating human rights on a nationwide scale. 

02 Sep 2018

Good sources at the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development tell Sunday Standard that Bank Gaborone managers have been summoned to appear before the parliamentary Public Accounts Committee (PAC).

02 Sep 2018

While Ministerial positions remain the most coveted appointments by legislators, such power and responsibility has also proven to be a source of devastation come elections. This has been especially evident in the recent Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) primary elections where 10 incumbent Ministers and Members of Parliament (MPs) lost to new comers.

02 Sep 2018

The public hearing on the ill-fated National Petroleum Fund (NPF) is expected to enter its final phase this week when the parliamentary Public Accounts Committee (PAC) reconvenes.

02 Sep 2018

The protracted battle between the biggest pension fund in the country and its former fund manager finally came to an end this month.

02 Sep 2018

The billionaire Tollman family this week dropped from Wilderness Holdings Limited board of directors, ending a relationship that started over a decade ago.

02 Sep 2018

Sechaba Brewery Holdings Limited, through its sole associate Kgalagadi Breweries Limited (KBL), has reported lower earnings for the first half of the year on the back of the alcohol levy and deferred tax. The lower earnings are expected to continue following the restructuring of shareholding in KBL.

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