Chief Justice, Terence Rannowane has sparked controversy by appointing Justices Tebogo Tau, Bashi Moesi and Tshepo Motswagole to hear the case in which Botswana Movement for Democracy (BMD) is challenging its expulsion from the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC).
BY THOBO MOTLHOKA
The revised National Policy on Disabilities Bill of 2016 which was scheduled to be passed through Parliament this November session could not be tabled for debate by legislators as it had serious flaws, and requires almost a wholesale review.
A number of judges are unhappy with a decision by the Judicial Service Commission to grant Justice Zein Kebonang an open ended “leave of absence” on full pay, pending the finalisation of the criminal case, commonly referred to as the “NPF Scandal.”
BY THOBO MOTLHOKA
Former Minister of Environment, Natural Resources, Conservation and Tourism Tshekedi Khama (TK) has expressed his shock and disappointment at the recent decision by President Mokgweetsi Masisi to move him away from the ministry.
The year 2018 saw the formation of a dissident group in the Botswana Democratic Party that calls itself New Jerusalem. A Setswana name (like Mosu) would probably have been more ideal but somehow New Jerusalem made it.
The International Association of Constitutional Lawyers (IACL) and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung(KAS) Rule of Law Programme have commended countries with unflinching commitment to fundamental rights and upholding the rule of law.
“Why does the name Khama III straightaway ring a bell to practically every Motswana when that of Sechele, the earliest and most impactful defender of Tswana sovereignty at a time when both the Boers and Anglo-Saxons were intent at strong-arming us into their sphere of influence, rarely strikes a chord?
Air Botswana (AB) management may be in contempt of court for failing to pay staff salary increment back-pays running into millions of Pula as ordered by the High Court.
The pays date back to 2015 and affect 160 current staff and 68 former employees who took voluntary exit packages.
High levels of inequality and the inability by governments to provide essential services to the public carry immense potential for undermining the legitimacy of state institutions.
BY MPHO KUHLMANN
By Botlhale Koothupile
Move over Netflix! So you Amazon. Here comes Botswana’s own, Mascom MyPlay.
Botswana’s entertainment landscape will never be the same again! At least for the multitudes of Mascom Wireless subscribers and possibly local content producers.
Spending over the Christmas holidays is almost inevitable. There’s so much to do, so many places to be, so much going on and even more to prepare for families and friends.
It’s incredibly easy to get caught up in the spend trend; it’s important to take note of how to cope during the calendar’s busiest time of the year.
BY VICTOR BAATWENG
Botswana’s indigenous life insurance company – Bona Life will soon re-open its doors for business, Sunday Standard can confirm.
Bona Life – which is led by Regina Vaka shut its doors in July 2018 owing to an impasse between its shareholders that led to the company operating without a board.
BY BONNIE MODIAKGOTLA
The multinational firms that dominate Botswana’s private sector will have to make adjustments as the country’s ministry of Finance and Economic development brought in a raft of changes to the Income Act, in particular to clamp down on transfer pricing which was rampant.
BY CALISTUS BOSALETSWE
Qhaa Qhing Conservation Trust (QQCT) - a community based organization in Zutshwa sandwiched between Central Kalahari Game Reserve and Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park has thrived against all odds.
BY PORTIA NKANI
The Public Procurement and Asset Disposal Board Executive Director - Bridget Popi John has expressed displeasure on non-performing contractors who continue to enjoy the government tenders.
BY MPHO KELEBOGE
Moonlite Casino is not giving up on its plans to move to an up market location despite being denied relocation to Gaborone’s Central Business District (CBD).
The Gambling authority challenged Moonlite’s relocation earlier this year at the Court of Appeal which then ruled in the authority’s favour.
BY PATIENCE RADISOENG
When your income is limited, having a household budget is not only a good idea; it is imperative. Living on a budget might sound restricting or like too much work. However, having a workable family budget is actually quite liberating and simple. It puts you in charge of your money, rather than allowing money to control your life.
BY CALISTUS BOSALETSWE
The University of Botswana, Okavango Research Institute, Professor Joseph Mbaiwa has referred to former President Ian Khama latest call for more community participation in the tourism sector as a possible change of heart after he disempowered communities during his reign .