News

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.

09 Dec 2018

The Botswana Police Crime Intelligence Bureau (CRIB) has cracked Botswana’s biggest land scam in which a whole village has been parceled out through fraudulent allocations.

 

09 Dec 2018

There is a growing body of evidence that the Directorate of Intelligence and Security Services (DISS) under former President Lt Gen Ian Khama cowed Batswana into silence and political apathy.

09 Dec 2018

Two reports by independent researchers published this week paint a far direr picture of the immediate consequences of climate change for Botswana than previously thought.

09 Dec 2018

It is certainly a sentiment that will raise heckles but a scholar who has studied Botswana’s history for decades feels comfortable enough to assert that Batlokwa’s claim to the vast tract of land by the Khama family is mistaken.

09 Dec 2018

Botswana’s first learned society has dedicated the 50th issue of its annual publication (“which is the country’s longest surviving indigenous journal”) to honour Botswana’s second president.

09 Dec 2018

A Botswana High Court full bench comprising judges Abednico Tafa, Michael Leburu and Jennifer Dube has ordered that the hearing challenging the constitutionality of sections 164(a), 164(c) and 167 of the Penal Code which criminalise same sex sexual activities be heard on 15 March 2019.

09 Dec 2018

A Zimbabwean fringe Political Party - Mthwakazi Republic Party (MRP) – is mobilising a racist and xenophobic campaign against the embattled Botswana Stock Exchange and Johannesburg Stock exchange listed Choppies Group.

09 Dec 2018

A high profile conference of lawyers held under the auspices of the African Network of Constitutional Lawyers (ANCL) at the University of Botswana a few weeks ago may have laid a powerful foundation for critical dialogue on Constitutional reform in Botswana despite what presently appears to be a passive appreciation of constitutionalism by politicians in this country.

09 Dec 2018

Failure to streamline the issue of disability in development and policy formulation has exercabated stigma and discrimination against people with disabilities to the extent  that a large number of people who see themselves as normal on account of their being free from any obvious deformities, are generally uncomfortable around people with known disabilities

09 Dec 2018

A Senior Law  Lecturer at the University of Botswana(UB)Dr. Liz Macharia Mokobi has urged the government of Botswana to  consider enacting a law that will safeguard the rights of persons with disabilities and amend existing ones which as at now have reduced them to objects of medical treatment,charity and social care.