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02 Sep 2019

BY ANITA RANNOBA

The saying that lightning never strikes twice may be of no truth for the Botswana Karate Association (BOKA) president Tshepo Bathai.

Ousted from the BOKA presidency five years ago in a coup engineered by his own executive committee, the BOKA president faces another coup, this time, also engineered by his own committee.

02 Sep 2019

BY DUNCAN KGANGKENNA

With just a game into the 2019/20 season, signs are already emerging that the Botswana Premier League (BPL) will have yet another bumpy road.

Already, sources within the BPL Management Committee say members of the recently appointed committee, which is tasked with managing the premier league, are about to resign en-masse.

02 Sep 2019

By Ruth Kedikilwe

Say Facebook and most people think of endless hours of banter, jokes, political outbursts and nothing really to write home about.

02 Sep 2019

If you lack substance but can entertain a crowd at an open-air political rally (“freedom square”), then you are the real star at what has come be known as a “star rally.” You get to feature on the speaker roster because the organisers know that you will rouse the crowd, not enlighten it.

02 Sep 2019

BY MPHO KUHLMANN

At first take, a pregnant Motswana woman and a condemned man on death row have nothing in common. But look closer and a chilling parallel emerges: Pregnancy is a death sentence for hundreds of pregnant Batswana women mostly in rural areas.

02 Sep 2019

Although the constitution allows for people to peacefully demonstrate in favor of or against anything imposed on them, the government of Zimbabwe has virtually outlawed any form of demonstration, thereby closing any semblance of opening for their views to be heard.

02 Sep 2019

For months now, too many people have been inconvenienced by Air Botswana’s inability to be on time and on schedule.

There is no doubt that the airline is in distress.

Just why the management and the board are not calling May Day remains a mystery.

It is a fiasco that has been allowed to get out of control.

02 Sep 2019

By Richard Moleofe

02 Sep 2019

By Kwapeng Modikwe

02 Sep 2019

Mr Kealeboga “Killer Mkhwanazi” Jameson

27 Aug 2019

Former President Lt Gen Ian Khama’s South African sponsor Bridgette Motsepe Radebe faces expulsion from South Africa’s apex business association, the Black Business Council (BBC) following her attempt to oust Botswana’s president Mokgweetsi Masisi.

27 Aug 2019

BY THOBO MOTHOKA

The case in which a local company is suing the Ministry of Minerals for P24 million in relation to a cancelled burrow pit license subsequently awarded to a company with links to former Directorate of Intelligence and Security (DIS) boss Isaac Kgosi is set to be heard next week.

27 Aug 2019

The “Made in Botswana” Choppies supermarket chain is already suffering the ravages of a bitter boardroom brawl with some of its operations in Africa tottering on the brink of collapse.

The suspension of CEO Ramachandran Ottappathu (Ram) is reverberating throughout the business circles in Africa casting a shadow over the future of Choppies Enterprise Ltd.

27 Aug 2019

BY JOSEPH BALISE

Following a protracted battle over terminal benefits pay out, the Botswana Tourism Organization (BTO) and its former marketing executive manager Jillian Blackbeard have settled out of court.

27 Aug 2019

His name may not have been on the ballot at the first national elective congress of the Botswana Patriotic Front but former president Ian Khama gets to attend the party’s Central Committee meetings.

This revelation has been made by the party’s spokesperson, Justice Motlhabani, in response to a direct question fromSunday Standard.

27 Aug 2019

BY THOBO MOTLHOKA

The Gaborone High Court has granted former Director of the Directorate of Intelligence and Security (DIS) Isaac Kgosi some breathing space in relation to the P9 million Botswana Unified Revenue Services (BURS) bill.

27 Aug 2019

By Arnold Letsholo

The erstwhile conservative Catholic Church here in Botswana appears to have taken the first step to move with the times to join the rest of the world over the vexing issue of homosexuality.

27 Aug 2019

BY ARNOLD LETSHOLO

Batswana living alongside wildlife face a double whammy of unprecedented drought and escalating human wildlife conflict – the Department of Wildlife and National Parks (DWNP) has warned.

27 Aug 2019

BY MOSIDI MOKAEYA

About 3000 Botswana school girls are impregnated by “sugar daddies” every year, a research by the Ministry of Basic Education (MoBE) in partnership with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (UNESCO) has revealed.

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