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01 Apr 2019

BY THOBO MOTLHOKA

Former President Ian Khama is reported to have personally phoned his estranged successor, President Dr, Mokgweetsi Masisi, pleading a reschedule of the 2019 Khawa Dune Challenge & Cultural Festival.

01 Apr 2019

BY THOBO MOTLHOKA

The government mulls the idea of introducing end of year bonuses for the public service.

The Minister of Presidential Affairs, Governance and Public Administration Nonofo Molefhi told Parliament on Friday about the intention to reward hard work that woulkd see Botswana st par with South Africa –Africa’s second largest economy after Nigeria.

01 Apr 2019

The Public Procurement Disposal Board (PPADB)’s integrity is on trial.

The government’s procuring entity is caught up in a vicious war involving two Chinese companies and the Independent Complaints Review Committee (ICRC) over a billion Pula tender.

01 Apr 2019

BY MOSIDI MOKAEYA

The San people are peeved that their loved ones’ remains are excavated for gem diamonds while they wallow in poverty.  

Corporate Affairs Manager at Debswana Corporate Centre Agatha Sejoe confirmed during an interview that graves belonging to the San have been identified in the vicinity of the mining area.

01 Apr 2019

BY MPHO KELEBOGE

Former Botswana Democratic Party Members of parliament Robert Masitara and Ndelu Seretse are amongst disgruntled politician to stand as independent candidates for the year 2019.

01 Apr 2019

The increasing demand for land for a relatively small population of Botswana at two million people with a vast expanse of land shouldn’t occur.

Yet there are growing concerns, justifiably so, regarding the acute shortage of land for a population which bears more domestic and wild animals than its people.

01 Apr 2019

Britain has included Botswana to its money laundering watchlist.

No. 10 Downing Street warns firms to put special procedures in place when dealing with Gaborone entities and clients.

The HM Treasury this week published an updated ‘advisory notice’ on money laundering and terrorist financing controls in high-risk jurisdictions which saw Botswana appearing in that list.

01 Apr 2019

Following the successful clinical trial of a long-lasting injectable antiretroviral drug in Botswana, patients unable to adhere to daily oral pills may soon be able to change to the monthly injection.

01 Apr 2019

BY ORATILE OTSETSWE

Botswana is described as a source, transit and destination country for women, men and children subjected to forced labour and sex trafficking.

01 Apr 2019

By Victor Baatweng

In April 2018, hardly a few days after Masisi’s inauguration as the country’s fifth President a local stock brokering firm – Motswedi Securities opined that the country’s business community regards the then new President as “more business-friendly”.

01 Apr 2019

PATIENCE RADISOENG

A movement entitled “#MoneyLanguage Campaign,” has been set up by some of the University of Botswana students to teach the youths about the importance of saving and doing investment.

01 Apr 2019

BY BONNIE MODIAKGOTLA

The state-owned water supplier, Water Utilities Corporation (WUC), has no plans to introduce prepaid facilities for water supply, instead, the state monopoly will install smart meters as part of efforts to quell rising concerns over its faltering billing system, the corporation parent ministry said.

01 Apr 2019

BY VICTOR BAATWENG

In 2018 local retailer – Choppies Enterprises Limited seems to have not only failed to release its own full set of financial results but also failed to honour agreements with another local company – RDC Properties Limited.

01 Apr 2019

BY BONNIE MODIAKGOTLA

Letshego’s group CEO has abruptly resigned, less than six months after he assumed the top post at the leading microfinance provider, with his exit as mysterious as the other top executives who have been leaving the company.

01 Apr 2019

BY PORTIA NKANI

The Botswana Stock Exchange quoted property outfit - Letlole La Rona (LLR) is looking to acquire properties in the region particularly Zambia and Namibia.

01 Apr 2019

BY ARNOLD LETSHOLO

Botswana and China are on the tracks to eradicate the global market for illegal wildlife products.

01 Apr 2019

BY CEDRIC SWANKA

Parliament has learnt that efforts to ensure Batswana benefit from localised tourism activities as well as partnerships between Debswana and youth business are at consultative phase.

01 Apr 2019

By Victor Baatweng

In this week one of our columnist – Stephanus Gentium dares Botswana to be economically successful. (See the “In defence of Free markets” column). This is a call we should all be making.

01 Apr 2019

BY PORTIA NKANI

Boseto mine, near Maun is set to return to production in the first quarter of 2021, Sunday Standard has been informed.

01 Apr 2019

BY KABELO SEITSHIRO

After refreshing its core technology infrastructure, BancABC Botswana says it now has a platform to better serve its existing customer base.

Managing Director - Kgotso Bannalotlhe said the BSEL quoted banker took the opportunity to invest in new systems hence the modest growth registered in operating expenses during 2018.

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