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02 Sep 2019

The High Court has found that the Botswana Movement for Democracy (BMD) impaled on its own sword of justice by withholding some crucial information from the Court.

This relates to a case in which the BMD was challenging the legality of its expulsion from Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC).

02 Sep 2019

BY THOBO MOTLHOKA

Former Director of the Directorate of Intelligence and Security (DISS) Isaac Kgosi has said the recent decision by the Botswana Unified Revenue Services (BURS) to slap him with a P9 million tax-evasion bill is politically motivated.

02 Sep 2019

Botswana is poised to forcefully repatriate more than 700 refugees residing at the Dukwi refugee camp following a Court of Appeal decision that it is safe for them to return to Namibia.

In early August the refugees lost an appeal in which the government of Botswana seeks to forcefully repatriate them back to their country.

02 Sep 2019

BY ARNOLD LETSHOLO

The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) officers last week warned politicians that anyone who failed to account for their campaign expenses would be barred from sitting in Parliament or Councils.

02 Sep 2019

Having earlier tried to weasel out of an unusually sticky situation, the Mochudi police station finds itself having to allow a Deputy Sheriff acting on behalf of an aggrieved party to peruse its records.

02 Sep 2019

BY VICTOR BAATWENG

Bank of Botswana cut its benchmark interest rate by a quarter-percentage point on Thursday, in line with most forecasts, resuming policy easing after economic growth and inflation slowed.

02 Sep 2019

The Botswana government has moved as matter of urgency to pass some legislation which seeks to address strategic deficiencies that led to the country being grey listed by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF)’s International Cooperation Review Group (ICGR) some two years back.

02 Sep 2019

BY BONNIE MODIAKGOTLA

Botswana has made a comeback from the doldrums of the trade deficits that have been running since April, with the recent international merchandise trade report showing a trade surplus, Statistics Botswana reported.

02 Sep 2019

BY PORTIA NKANI

Shumba Energy, a coal mining and energy development company based in Botswana, went into a joint venture partnership into liquid fuels with Coal Petroleum Ltd (CoPet) last week.

02 Sep 2019

BY PORTIA NKANI

The Global Financial Integrity (GFI) estimates that Africa loses over US$50 billion annually from illicit financial outflows.

Through the Association of Corporate Treasurers of Southern Africa (ACTSA) GFI says “trade-related illicit outflows from Southern Africa amounted to at least US$8.8 billion in 2015 alone.”

02 Sep 2019

BY BONNIE MODIAKGOTLA

One of the country’s biggest commercial bank - First National Bank Botswana, might be closing to hit the P1 billion in pre-tax profits.

The clue comes after the bank announced that its anticipated profit will be higher than the previous year.

02 Sep 2019

BY BONNIE MODIAKGOTLA

The diamond mining juggernaut De Beers' rough diamond sales for the latest cycle have fallen by almost halve, continuing the downward spiral in sales that has gripped the mining company since the beginning of the year.

02 Sep 2019

BY CEDRIC SWANKA

Government this past week completed cross country consultative meetings for the review of the Cinematography Act to allow the film and television industry to contribute to the country`s Gross Domestic Product and improve the lives of Batswana creatives.

02 Sep 2019

BY VICTOR BAATWENG

Founding Chief Executive Officer of Choppies Enterprises who is also serving suspension from his duties –Ramchandran (Ram) Ottapathu triumphed against the retailer’s board of directors at the Industrial Court in the capital Gaborone on Friday.

02 Sep 2019

BY PATIENCE RADISOENG

Local manufacturing company of Light Emitting Diode (LED), Bulb World, aims to cut the country’s high import bill on LED products.

The company aims to be a leading provider in LED lighting solutions in Botswana and the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC).

02 Sep 2019

BY KABELO SEITSHIRO

The Botswana Power Corporation (BPC) multi-billion North West Transmission Grid project is on track with completion progress at 73 percent as at July 2019 against a target of 86 percent.

02 Sep 2019

BY VICTOR BAATWENG

The subject of housing and land ownership remains close to my heart. That I have to declare from the onset. It explains why often than not, in this space I keep re-visiting the issue of land allocation and by extension housing.

02 Sep 2019

BY MOSIDI MOKAEYA

The Botswana International University of Science and Technology (BIUST) Vice Chancellor, Otlogetswe Totolo, said Botswana’s future workplaces will be predominantly robots and that his university is tasked with producing graduates that are ready.

02 Sep 2019

BY KABELO SEITSHIRO

Business Botswana (BB) has implored governments and lawmakers to realign labour laws and policies to the new realities of the workplace.

It is calling for measures to be put in place to ensure workers are protected from negative impacts from the 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR).

02 Sep 2019

BY BOTLHALE KOOTHUPILE

It was almost inevitably coming. The Botswana Premier League (BPL) chief executive officer, Thabo ‘Stiles’ Ntshinogang’s stay at the helm has come to a heartbreaking end.

Roped in following the controversial departure of Bennett Mamelodi, Ntshinogang has not had an easy stay as the BPL as CEO and his departure comes as no surprise.

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