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01 Apr 2019

By Shirley Segokgo

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders.

And he will be called Mokgweetsi (Driver), Eric (Ruler), Keabetswe(it is given to me), Masisi (Meticulous, Circumspect).

Of the greatness his government and peace there will be no end.

01 Apr 2019

By Richard Moleofe

In the past years retired soldiers never looked with any anticipation toward the beginning of any financial year. But the current president has brought in some glimmer of hope into the dark pit where these men remain at the moment.

25 Mar 2019

The Commander of Botswana Defence Force Lt. General Placid Segokgo last week deployed military assets including armoured tanks and personnel in key strategic in anticipation of a coup against President Mokgweetsi Masisi’s government.

25 Mar 2019

The taxman was this week dialling up the pressure against Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) President Duma Boko and Tati East Legislator Samson Guma Moyo who are still reeling from their recent raids and investigations on tax issues.

25 Mar 2019

BY THOBO MOTLHOKA

The Minister of Defense, Justice and Security Shaw Kgathi has distanced the government from prior plans to purchase Gripens fighter jets for the Botswana Defense Force (BDF).

25 Mar 2019

BY THOBO MOTLHOKA

Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) President Duma Boko’s luxury BMW with personalised South African licence plates has been registered under a company owned by SA-Indian tycoons with a shady business record, Sunday Standard investigations have revealed. 

25 Mar 2019

BY MOSIDI MOKAEYA

Chairperson of Khwedom Council - an organisation that advocates for protection of the San identity - Banyatsi Salutu is calling for ancestoral intervention to overcome the vexed diamond conflict.

25 Mar 2019

BY EDGAR TSIMANE

It’s been more than twenty years of a pitiful wait by the Bamalete Lutheran Hospital (BLH) ancillary staff.

For all these years, workers at the Mission hospital were promised salary upgrades together with associated benefits sanctioned by the Ministry of Health.

That was not to be.

25 Mar 2019

A toxic brew of politics and “tenderpreneurship” is playing itself out relating to the provision of piped water to Gaborone and its environs.

Tenders for the largest engineering project ever in the Botswana-North-South Carrier (NSC)-have been terminated.

25 Mar 2019

BY MOSIDI MOKAEYA

The Botswana Tourism Organisation (BTO) is suing acclaimed black British singer and song writer Seal for no show.

25 Mar 2019

The Directorate on Intelligence and Security (DIS) has declared China Jiangsu International a security threat and ordered sanctions against the Chinese Government owned entity, court records seen by the Sunday Standard show. 

25 Mar 2019

A more recent study of the World Bank has urged governments especially in developing countries to invest in early childhood learning as a way of bracing up for impending life difficulties and attendant social and economic implications resulting from what it described as the changing nature of work around the globe owing in part to the speed of innovation which evidently impacts every aspect of

25 Mar 2019

A report by Modley, a global leader in network and endpoint security, has confirmed earlier findings that Botswana is the cyber crime capital of Africa. While earlier reports by Check Point ranked Botswana as the most-attacked country in its list of 117 at-risk nations, a recent report by Modley also lists Botswana among African countries most hit by cyber attacks in 2018.

25 Mar 2019

BY BONNIE MODIAKGOTLA

Batswana will soon be able to retain their cellphone numbers when changing from one mobile network operator to another, following the ministry of Transport and Communication’s approval of Mobile Number Portability (MNP).

25 Mar 2019

North East District Council (NEDC) Chairperson, Florah Mpetsane has expressed concern over poor and old infrastructure that continues to impede the supply of water in the North East District.

25 Mar 2019

BY PORTIA NKANI

Captains of the industry in the construction industry have attributed the slow uptake of Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) to the slow economic growth.

25 Mar 2019

BY BONNIE MODIAKGOTLA

The country’s leading brewer, Sechaba Brewery Holdings Limited, is expecting a massive jump in profit, following positive developments in the operating environment.

25 Mar 2019

BY CEDRIC SWANKA

The Botswana Agricultural Marketing Board (BAMB) has said that it is confident about food supply and security during the current ploughing year. The board says the supply will not be affected by the prolonged shortage of rainfall in the country.

25 Mar 2019

BY BONNIE MODIAKGOTLA

The government’s decision to outsource the fueling of its sprawling fleet to the private sector was informed by a study that was undertaken, and its believed it will improve service delivery.

25 Mar 2019

Engineers Registration Board (ERB) has announced that the 1st Engineers forum will be held on the 29 - 31st July 2019 in the capital Gaborone. The aim of the forum is to address challenges faced by engineers as well as spread the footprint of ERB across the country.

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