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25 Oct 2018

Prominent Gaborone based private lawyer Kgosietsile Ngakayagae in one of his Facebook posts raised quite an interesting and fundamental topic which has been of late a subject of serious discussion in many quarters.

To put the matter in its appropriate and proper context, it suffices to quote Ngakayagae’s post verbatim.

25 Oct 2018

Choppies has been a victim of own success.

For over two months now Choppies has failed to release its financials.

A behemoth by Botswana standards, it was always clear that Choppies had feet of clay.

It was a one man show – with the CEO running the chain store by a hand set – from suppliers all the way down to the cleaner.

25 Oct 2018

The Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) has noted reports in the media linking President Duma Boko with the following;

1.being driven to Mosu by Mr Mabaila and receiving P 800 000 from the former President, Ian Khama

25 Oct 2018

I return with more comments on Paul Landau’s Chapter three of Popular Politics in the History of South Africa, 1400-1948 entitled Translations (Missionaries and the invention of Christianity) where he explores the struggles faced by missionaries in attempting to translate the biblical text into Setswana.

21 Oct 2018

Directorate of Intelligence and Security Services Director General Brig Peter Magosi faces a double whammy: a mutiny within his ranks and a public relations nightmare following his decision to recruit from three Botswana Defence Force three officers convicted of killing John Kalafatis.

21 Oct 2018

An Israeli media name and shame investigative story this week exposed the business- at- all-cost shady dealings of two Directorate of Intelligence and Security Services (DISS) biggest suppliers with strong links to former Director General Isaac kgosi and the Khama brothers Ian, Tshekedi and Anthony.

21 Oct 2018

Directorate of Intelligence and Security Services Director general (DIS) Brigadier Peter Magosi has suggested that the recent hacking of the spy agency’s network which has blown the cover off all Botswana spies and exposed the DIS numerical strength was one of the many attempts by saboteurs to undermine his administration.

21 Oct 2018

After an almost two-week class boycott by students at the Phakalane campus of the Gaborone Institute of Professional Studies, management is convinced that there are outside forces which are inciting students.

21 Oct 2018

The teacher at the receiving end of President Mokgweetsi Masisi’s verbal attack during a Kgotla meeting in Serowe last week says he stands by the questions he addressed to the President.

21 Oct 2018

Leaked documents have revealed that former Directorate of Intelligence and Security Services Director General, Isaac Kgosi ignored the Directorate of Public Prosecutions (DPP) investigations on his contract with Dignia Systems and went ahead with the controversial deal.

21 Oct 2018

Botswana Energy Regulatory Authority (BERA) Board Chairman Bernard Ndove was accused of impropriety by the Public Accounts Committee.

Ndove was last week racked over the coals by the PAC following allegations that he appointed executive managers without advertising their posts and issued filling station licenses without following laid out procedure.

21 Oct 2018

Botswana has rejected recommendations by the African Commission on Human and People’s Rights (ACHPR) to reduce the dictatorial powers of the president, a report passed to the Sunday Standard has revealed.

21 Oct 2018

The drums of change are sounding louder and louder as the conversation on the job readiness of university graduates becomes heated in the face of increasing youth joblessness fueled partly by doubts on the quality and employability of most graduates from some universities.

21 Oct 2018

Choppies Limited suffered another blow this week when the Competition Authority (CA) accused the Botswana Stock Exchange quoted retailer – and its ‘competitor’ Payless Supermarket of price fixing and distortion of competition in the local retail sector.

21 Oct 2018

If Member of Parliament (MP) for Tati East, also chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on Statutory Bodies and State Enterprises - Samson Guma Moyo was the appointing officer at the Minerals Development Company Botswana (MDCB), its Chief Executive Officer Toby Frears would be on the street by now.

21 Oct 2018

It is not so long ago that most consumers hit a snag in their attempt to buy bottled water in shops – atleast in the capital Gaborone. The shortage of bottled water has been solely blamed on the recent ban of importation of such by the government, precisely the Ministry of Trade and Investment.

21 Oct 2018

The former Minister for Presidential Affairs and Public Administration Eric Molale has been subpoenaed to appear before Parliamentary Committee on Statutory Bodies and State Enterprises to explain state affairs at the Public Enterprises Evaluation and Privatization Agency (PEEPA).

21 Oct 2018

Goabaone Chwene, a young farmer from Francistown has once again returned to the streets embarking on a hunger strike to protest against Citizen Enterprise Development Agency (CEDA). He is accusing the financial institution of sabotaging him and frustrating his efforts of becoming a successful commercial farmer.

21 Oct 2018

hina is Africa's largest trading partner and has already spent tens of billions of dollars in investment and loans - with the promise of much more to come. The question that remains to be answered is whether Africa, Botswana included is getting into a debt trap with the east-Asian economic giant or not.

21 Oct 2018

Botswana Stock Exchange Limited’s effort to grow the domestic stock market continues to attract the attention of observers, helping to bump Botswana’s ranking in financial markets.

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