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03 Dec 2018

The National Petroleum Fund laundered money was used to pay off assassins hired to murder Basis Points Director Vusi Mhlanzi – South African investigators have established.

At least three Batswana accused of laundering the National Petroleum Fund (NPF) money are wanted in South Africa for the murder.

03 Dec 2018

BY REUBEN PITSE

The case in which former Minister Sadique Kebonang and his twin brother High Court judge Zein Kebonang are charged together with businessman Bakang Seretse with money laundering branched off into a new twist this week with the legislator denying ownership of  the property seized by the Receiver.

03 Dec 2018

BY THOBO MOTLHOKA

Minister of Basic Education and former Botswana Congress Party (BCP) Member of Parliament Bagalatia Arone took no prisoners last week as he went off on a tangent during his response to President Mokgweetsi Masisi’s State of the Nation Address (SONA), attacking his former party and labeling its leader Dumelang Saleshando a “dangerous dreamer”.

03 Dec 2018

BY THOBO MOTLHOKA

The late Botswana National Front (BNF) leader and founder Dr. Kenneth Koma, with his Marxist ideologies, would have condemned BNF and Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) leader Duma Boko’s bourgeoisie lifestyle. That is according to Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) Member of Parliament Bagalatia Arone.

03 Dec 2018

Almost three decades after South Africa’s Acting President, F. W. de Klerk banned the use of sjamboks, Gaborone police welcomed the second rotation of Black Friday by sjamboking the rowdiness out of shoppers at Game City Shopping Centre.

03 Dec 2018

BY JOSEPH BALISE

The opposition Botswana Congress Party (BCP) has failed in its bid to introduce a new cause of action which was never canvassed in its earlier pleadings against the Electoral Amendment Act of 2016 which introduced the use of Electronic Voting Machines EVMs and abolishment of supplementary registrations as provided for in the previous Electoral Act.

03 Dec 2018

BY KHONANI ONTEBETSE & REUBEN PITSE

The battle for the control of Botswana Meat Commission (BMC) has entered choppy waters and may cost the country’s beef producers millions of Pulas and the European Union market – it has emerged.

03 Dec 2018

At this point, the Broadhurst Magistrate Court is still trying to determine who was involved in the looting of the ill-fated National Petroleum Fund (NPF) and so it would be premature to point a finger of blame at anyone.

03 Dec 2018

Former Permanent Secretary for Basic Education Collie Monkge had helped to save P100million of public money before President Mokgweetsi Masisi sacked him, Sunday Standard has learnt.

The president sacked Monkge after an audio tape went viral in which Dr Monkge could be heard berating school teachers using uncouth language at a meeting the permanent secretary had addressed in Palapye.

03 Dec 2018

BY THOBO MOTLHOKA

If (like most people) you emerge from 2018 feeling like it has been a shitty year, count your blessings, because your government cannot even afford to buy rubber stamps. That is how bad 2018 has been.

03 Dec 2018

The Receiver, a department under the Ministry of Defense, Justice and Security tasked with tailing proceeds of crime has seized more than P118 million that was paid to Dignia Systems, the Israeli company at the center of the P250 money laundering trial, court records seen by Sunday Standard show.

03 Dec 2018

A suite of multi-billion pula energy and transmission contracts and tenders on the pipeline at the state owned power utility, Botswana Power Corporation have gotten many of the  usual corruption suspects lining up for a share of the loot, Sunday Standard has been able to establish.

03 Dec 2018

BY BONNIE MODIAKGOTLA

Choppies Enterprises - the country’s leading retailer has been caught in violation of labour laws following inspections done at some of its stores across the country by government agencies. 

03 Dec 2018

BY PORTIA NKANI

GRAHAMSTOWN, SOUTH AFRICA – As curtains continues to fall for the year 2019, new data is also suggesting that economic opportunity in Sub Saharan Africa is suddenly slowing down. 

The slow-motion has been attributed to the slow economic growth in some of the major economies. Tensions are uphill as some are going into general elections in 2019. 

03 Dec 2018

The government has once again failed to table the much anticipated law on the Declaration of Assets and Liabilities during the ongoing session of Parliament. 

03 Dec 2018

BY PATIENCE RADISOENG

The uptake of mortgages by Botswana households from the country’s commercial banks remains very low despite the general and high level of indebtedness by the same segment, the central bank Governor – Moses Pelaelo has said. 

03 Dec 2018

BY BONNIE MODIAKGOTLA

The strained relationship between the ministry of Mineral Resources, Green Technology and Energy Security and the BCL mines liquidator has reached a new crescendo, with the minister initiating a process to have the liquidator replaced. 

03 Dec 2018

BY KABELO SEITSHIRO

While the government has decided to sell part - if not all of its stake at the Botswana Meat Commission (BMC), a strategy paper on how to go about it is yet to be finalised, PEEPA has said. 

03 Dec 2018

IF asked to describe Botswana’s middle class, I would settle for “POSH BUT POOR”. This is possibly the shortest yet precise description of the perils of Botswana’s impoverished middle-class. Past and recent global   reports on wealth and equity distribution have documented the growing rates of impoverishment of the middle class in this country, once described as “Africa’s shining example”. 

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