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27 Nov 2018

BY DUNCAN KGANGKENNA

The Botswana National Sport Commission (BNSC) is unable to fulfil its mandate because of limited grants from the government and the high maintenance costs of the stadium infrastructures.

These sentiments were shared by the BNSC Chairperson, Solly Reikeletseng during the Annual General Meeting (AGM) with sport associations.

27 Nov 2018

By Godfrey Mowaneng

Botswana Football Association (BFA) is allegedly mulling over a decision not to renew a technical sponsor contract it has with local kit supplier All Kasi ‘for alleged incompetence.’

27 Nov 2018

BY ORATILE OTSETSWE

Legal Guard has taken a bold step to inspire other corporates to play a pivotal role in women football and women sports.

On Wednesday this past week, the company showed their interest in promoting women sport in Botswana as they partnered with Township Rollers Ladies football team as Technical sponsors.

27 Nov 2018

Francistown East legislator Buti Billy has called on the government to formulate a compulsory sports sponsorship policy for liquor dealers and manufacturers in Botswana.

Making his contribution to President Mokgweetsi Masisi’s maiden State of the Nation (SONA) address, the Francistown East legislator said it is crucial that such a policy be formulated to benefit sporting codes.

27 Nov 2018

BY ORATILE OTSETSWE

Botswana Softball Association (BSA) is forging ahead with plans to prepare the senior national men’s team that will compete at Africa Qualifiers which are scheduled for January 2019 in South Africa (SA).

27 Nov 2018

BY PATIENCE LEPHOGOLE

Botswana Badminton Association (BBA) is making huge strides in the development of technical personnel as it is in the field of play.

As a testimony to such, the BBA has had two of its personnel selected as Badminton World Federation (BWF) certified judges.

27 Nov 2018

As a country we are engaged in a totally weird and wrongful conversation.

And more than anybody else, the media is to blame for it.

Batswana are hurting, economically.

They are interested in seeing their economy get back on track.

They are interested in seeing that same economy creating jobs for them.

27 Nov 2018

We used to believe that wars were, and are, fought on large swaths of land against unwelcome neighbours. Thousands of horsemen or tanks, standing ready to charge against the enemy who advances with equal determination. But it seems like Taiwan started it all…against itself. This island nation has been well ahead in staging the most notorious parliamentary brawls than any other parliament.

27 Nov 2018

Sam Ditshego

Today marks the fifty fifth anniversary of the assassination of US President, John Fitzgerald Kennedy. Who killed Kennedy and why? When are the JFK classified documents going to be declassified?

27 Nov 2018

Tax Acts are normally drafted in such a way that they are efficient and able to cover a wide range of taxpayers. Case law teaches us that there are ordinary and legal meanings of almost every word. Words such as ‘person’ and ‘charity’ may not necessarily mean the same thing to the ordinary man on the street and a judge at courts of law.

23 Nov 2018

Botswana is suffering a double whammy of a difficult presidential transition and questionable political stability as the country is torn between President Mokgweetsi Masisi and his predecessor Lt Gen Dr Ian Khama – it emerged in an exclusive interview with the president last week.

23 Nov 2018

Government’s failure to provide an oversight role to the Botswana Meat Commission (BMC) and the Commission’s monopoly on cattle and beef export nearly collapsed the industry, a report by audit firm KPMG has revealed.

The report also found that compliance cost to the stringent European Union (EU) accreditation standards is a threat to the survival of the beef and cattle industry.

23 Nov 2018

BY THOBO MOTLHOKA

Member of Parliament for Tati East Samson Moyo Guma has called on the international community to sit back and allow Batswana to manage elephants and wildlife the way they know best, and rather focus their energy on their own domestic issues.

23 Nov 2018

The Directorate of Intelligence and Security (DIS) has withdrawn its agents who were deployed at the Attorney General Chambers (AGs), government departments and some high profile individuals’ residences.

23 Nov 2018

Botswana Public Employees Union (BOPEU) elective general congress slated for December in Kasane hangs in the balance as some members of National Executive Committee who were suspended by union President Masego Motshegwa are set to take her and the union to court.

23 Nov 2018

The Minister of Defence, Justice and Security Shaw Kgathi has raised fears over weak interventions in fighting money laundering and other crimes.

23 Nov 2018

Vice President of the Alliance for Progressives (AP) Wynter Mmolotsi has said that the ongoing feud between President Mokgweetsi Masisi and former President Ian Khama is a result of the laws that were amended in Parliament.

He cited the decision by Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) to vote in favour of the amendment of the President Pensions Act to suit Khama’s personal needs.

23 Nov 2018

By Basadi Morokotso

A contingent of close to five hundred soldiers from SADC countries converged in Maun this past week to embark on a SADC military health services exercise which aims to offer combat medical support services and humanitarian assistance to local communities.

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