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30 Jun 2019

By Mmapula Molapong

The CEO of Development Reimagined, Hannah Ryder is disrupting the status-quo and proving to the Chinese market that Africa is not just about raw materials but also about high end finished products.

15 Jul 2019

Deep differences are stalking President Mokgweetsi Masisi’s cabinet as a result of big contracts related to water infrastructure.

It would seem like cabinet ministers have already lined up behind different contractors.

At the centre of it all are contractors Khato Civils and CCC.

15 Jul 2019

THOBO MOTLHOKA

A day after he was launched as Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) parliamentary candidate for Gaborone Bonnington South, Ketlhalefile Motshegwa swapped his royal blue suit for the red, blue and white colours of the Botswana Land boards Local Authorities and Health Workers Union (BLLAHWU).

15 Jul 2019

The International Aviation Solutions (IAS) which is owned by controversial businessman Teezzarh Seduke has been placed under judicial management.

15 Jul 2019

It was bad enough that a joint application by Choppies Distribution Centre and Payless Supermarket to be exempted from certain requirements of the Competition Act failed but things could get appreciably worse for Choppies CEO, Ramachandran Ottapathu.

15 Jul 2019

Botswana Police Officers are considered the most corrupt citizens in the country,The Global Corruption Barometer (GCB) Africa released last week has revealed.

The report revealed that 1,198 Batswana surveyed between 21st June and 5th July by Star Awards (Pty) Ltd felt that Botswana police officers are the most corrupt citizens in the country.

15 Jul 2019

A delegation of Botswana government led by the Minister of Agricultural Development and Food Security Fidelis Molao, reported back from France last month with a World Animal Health Organization’ (OIE)s  clearing vast parts of the country from Food and Mouth Disease(FMD) listing.

15 Jul 2019

A newly introduced bill to amend the law governing tax on purchases and transfer of property and land is expected to enhance opportunities for female spouses and divorcees to benefit equally upon eventual assets dissolution.

15 Jul 2019

BY KABELO SEITSHIRO​

Member of Parliament (MP) for Tati East, also chairman of the Parliamentary Accounts Committee - Samson Guma Moyo must be clapping his hands in glee.

Toby Frears - the man he has long wished he had the authority to fire for ineptitude at Minerals Development Company Botswana (MDCB) - has been suspended alongside two other executives.

15 Jul 2019

Government is facing a legal backlash after a string of class action lawsuits have been launched in connection with its decision to introduce multiple grading and tilting of all positions in the C-Band in the public service.

15 Jul 2019

BY PORTIA NKANI

The Civil Aviation Authority Botswana (CAAB) has been slapped with a lawsuit by an investor who is demanding more than P1.4 billion following an alleged breach of lease agreement.

15 Jul 2019

South African businesswoman Bridgette Motsepe Radebe is unable to visit the European Union and the United States of America following visa restrictions imposed on her by the Botswana Government.

15 Jul 2019

Capital Management Botswana (CMB) Director Tim Marsland was arrested in South Africa yesterday where he is awaiting repatriation to Botswana.

Marsland has been on Interpol - the international police organization - most-wanted list following a request from the Directorate on Corruption and Economic Crime (DCEC) three months ago.

15 Jul 2019

BY KABELO SEITSHIRO

If there was an award for ‘failure to publish financial results”, the Citizen Entrepreneurship Development Agency – CEDA would have pocketed it back-to back for the past four years.

The agency has not been able to submit its audited accounts to the Auditor General for the past consecutive four years.

15 Jul 2019

BY CEDRIC SWANKA

Botswana, just like other countries, has finally developed its Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA) manual book, thanks largely to the Botswana Institute for Technology Research and Innovation – BITRI

15 Jul 2019

BY VICTOR BAATWENG

An Open letter to the President in-waiting...

Dear Mr President-in-waiting – We hope this letter finds you in good health and spirit. As the nation pause and observe the annual President day holidays, we thought we use this opportunity to reach out to you about the usual troubles facing Botswana/Batswana.

15 Jul 2019

BY VICTOR BAATWENG

Of the three telecos, only BTCL is publicly owned and listed while the other two are yet to reach the shores of the local bourse – Botswana Stock Exchange Limited (BSEL).

15 Jul 2019

BY PATIENCE RADISOENG

China’s love for donkey meat and the hide – which is used in traditional Chinese medicine, is wrecking havoc across the globe including in Botswana.

Animal rights groups say the docile “beasts of burden” are often cruelly bludgeoned to death before being skinned in backyards and clandestine slaughterhouses.

15 Jul 2019

BY PORTIA NKANI

Had President Mokgweetsi Masisi kept his promise on the National Employment Policy, Botswana could be counted amongst countries which take issues of job creation and employability serious. Now the opposite could be said following a broken promise by Masisi to deliver the document by March 2019.

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