Fed up with “corrupt” cabinet ministers, High Court judges, journalists and other players (“God is the only person who cannot be bribed”), a Selebi Phikwe man has taken an unusual step to reverse the outcome of a Court of Appeal judgement.
A collective of ten former Daily News freelance journalists is threatening to take government to court for breach of contract.
The disgruntled journalists are collectively demanding over P1 million for damages suffered.
BY RUTH KEDIKILWE
A man’s pride is in his crouch: The notches in his bedpost, the size of his member and to a lesser extent the ability to provide for and protect his family.
BY MPHO KUHLMANN
A booze fueled party with loud music blaring in the background and the customary cuddle puddles of sweaty youths may seem wild to most adults, Botswana youngsters are however taking the wild in parties a few decibels higher by throwing drugs into the mix.
By It Has To Be Jazz®
Sometime in 1787, as he left a secret confab that had been designated to hammer out the United States Constitution, Benjamin Franklin was confronted by a woman.
“Well Doctor what have we got for us, a republic or a monarchy?”
“A republic madame, if you can keep it,” Dr Franklin replied.
The words from Franklin were no doubt chilling.
As a people, we need to be honest with ourselves and acknowledge that Botswana is losing it as a point of reference for an orderly democratic society in Africa; that politicians are playing us like their out-of-use keyboards and thus leading our country to a point of no return.
By Mr Kealeboga “Killer Mkhwanazi” Jameson
By Richard Moleofe
The above is what was published on the front page of the Sunday Standard newspaper in February 2017. This raised a lot of questions and concern in reading the way the article had been written and articulated. It is now time to reflect on this article since it has been more than two years since this issue came about.
Botswana’s economic model is due for reforms.
That should happen chiefly by drafting an Industrial Policy that is rooted on exports.
If that is to be, productivity issues need to be addressed.
As are inputs costs that include labour, power, electricity and indeed communication and or transport.
Botswana has had enough of politics of patronage and cronyism.
By Kwapeng Modikwe
The Directorate on Corruption and Economic Crime (DCEC) has reopened corruptions investigations against the Khama family business, Seleka Springs.
DCEC Director General Joseph Mathambo confirmed this week that they had reopened investigations against Seleka Springs because it has emerged that the investigations were stopped unduly because of external influence.
Sunday Standard investigations have turned up documents suggesting that former President Lt Gen Ian Khama relationship with the newly formed Botswana Patriotic Front (BPF) and the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) is part of a grand strategy to block more than ten corruption investigations against him and his brothers.
Former President Ian Khama has instructed his lawyers to order the Republic of Botswana to disclose the number and purpose of procured military aircraft for his own benefit.
According to a letter dated 24 September 2018 Khama requested use of aircraft and boat transport on a monthly basis to travel to Shakawe and twice a month to the farms.
A South African billionaire who is a leading financier of the Umbrella for Democratic Change is said to have switched sides and has told his inner circle that he would like Dumelang Saleshando to challenge for the UDC presidency.
According to results of his own assessments, Saleshando would be “more electable.”
Saleshando is currently UDC vice president.
Suspended Choppies boss Ramachandran (Ram) Ottappathu was this week upbeat that he will bounce back and take Choppies beyond its former glory.
This was after the much hyped forensic audit report released by the Choppies Enterprises board last Wednesday failed to find any conclusive links against him on allegations of money laundering, personal gains and material benefits.
Tale of the tape: the very first, most important point to make is that Professor Joseph Mbaiwa is not a politician, wasn’t invited to comment on the hunting ban issue as one and is certainly not commenting as one.
For the first time, the Government of Botswana has officially confirmed that it had a long-running diplomatic tussle with China over The Dalai Lama, court records show.
The bickering which had been happening behind the scenes was disclosed by Permanent Secretary to the President Carter Morupisi in a letter he wrote to former President Ian Khama.
“We will shun sycophancy (bolope) at all costs and promote both meritocracy and high ethical standards,” says BPF spokesperson, Justice Motlhabani, by way of giving a sneak peak into his party’s still-under-wraps election manifesto. “We will re-introduce a meritocratic society in government where the best and the brightest are given opportunity to move our country forward.”
Following the failure to secure funding for the much taunted Masama-Mmamashia pipelines project, national water carrier – Water Utilities Corporation (WUC) has said that it will have no option but to ration water amongst the thousands users in the greater Gaborone areas.