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20 Sep 2015

One Botswana judge has confessed to being indebted and loyal to President Lt Gen Ian Khama while another has confessed to being prone to influence by mob psychology “which often results in poor decision making.”

 

This emerged in confidential letters addressed to the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) this week as Botswana’s judicial crisis lurches through a comedy of errors.

20 Jul 2015

Minister of Minerals, Energy and Water Resources, Kitso Mokaila last week defended the decision of BCL management to sideline local contractors and award a multi million Pula tender for refurbishment of the mine smelter to controversial South African mechanical and electrical engineering firm, Kentz SA.

17 Jun 2019

The opposition Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) has asked Bridgette Motsepe Radebe for R100 million, 200 000 t-shirts, branded vehicles and top South African musicians for their 2019 elections campaign, the Sunday Standard investigations have revealed.

17 Jun 2019

Former President Lt Gen Ian Khama was this week nursing a bruised ego after his cousin and King of the richest tribe in Africa, Kgosi Leruo Tshekedi Molotlegi turned down his lunch invitation, refused to give him VIP escort and spurned his request to fund the newly formed Botswana Patriotic Front (BPF).

17 Jun 2019

The South African government has withdrawn the VIP escort they have been providing to former President Lt Gen Ian Khama whenever he visited the country.

17 Jun 2019

BY ARNOLD LETSHOLO

The Assistant Minister of Tertiary Education, Research Science and Technology, Mosieraele Goya has assured the albinism society that the Botswana government will ratify the Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities this year.

17 Jun 2019

The Directorate of Intelligence and Security (DIS) has reportedly launched an investigation into allegations that millions of Pula have been siphoned from a company in which the Botswana Development Corporation (BDC) invested millions.

According to information reaching the Sunday Standard, Kromberg Schubert Botswana has been swindled more than P40 million by some of its employees.

17 Jun 2019

Gamodubu residents are worried that the landfill in their vicinity poses a health hazard.

Residents have every reason to be concerned since the landfill does not adhere to the requirements of the Waste Management Act, the Guidelines for the Disposal of Waste and the attendant operational manual as observed by the Office of the Auditor General.

17 Jun 2019

With Botswana having seen a rapid increase in mobile payment methods from the three major mobile network services, a new warning has been issued that the country is increasing becoming susceptible to SIM swap fraud and millions of pula could have been lost over the years.

17 Jun 2019

An industry estimate by Akin Mobile – a South African based company that provides phone carriers and their customers’ caller ID and call blocking technology says almost twenty five (25) percent of all cell-phone calls to Botswana in 2020 will come from scammers.

17 Jun 2019

Scores of HIV patients’ may find themselves without ARV drugs following a court application that may disrupt supply of the life saving drugs.

A number of companies that supply the government with Anti-Retroviral Drugs (ARVs) have approached the High Court seeking an interdict against the Central Medical Stores (CMS).

17 Jun 2019

The Ministry of Youth Empowerment, Sports and Culture Development paid rental fees while some of the buildings it intended to occupy were still undergoing construction.

In some instances the Ministry paid rental fees without having signed lease agreements documents seen by Sunday Standardhave revealed.