News

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.

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.

22 Apr 2019

BY THOBO MOTLHOKA

South African mining entrepreneur Bridget Motsepe-Radebe could find herself banned from entering Botswana if the government finds enough evidence to tie her to recent attempts to topple President Mokgweetsi Masisi.

22 Apr 2019

Former President Lt Gen Ian Khama is on a campaign to flip Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) strongholds in the Central District in favour of the opposition Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) – a strategy recommended by political consultants commissioned by his South African sponsors.

22 Apr 2019

BY THOBO MOTLHOKA

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has reached out to President Mokgweetsi Masisi, assuring his Botswana counterpart of his administration’s commitment to maintaining cordial relations between the two governments.

22 Apr 2019

You would have had to be at the dinner table of a Democratic Republic of Congo warlord whose troops had been accused of cannibalism to hear an uninhibited former Botswana president express heartfelt views about how generous employers should be to employees.

22 Apr 2019

BY THOBO MOTLHOKA

Former Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) president Ian Khama is likely to face disciplinary action should the Sefhare-Ramokgonami Branch raise complaints against his recent decision to ‘endorse’ Umbrella for Democratic Party (UDC) candidate for the area.

22 Apr 2019

BY KHONANI ONTEBETSE & KABELO SEITSHIRO

A string of angry emails and vitriolic secret letters show how senior government officials and the liquidator as well as the High Court are fighting over millions of Pula spent on the care and maintenance operations of BCL mine.

22 Apr 2019

While the government has put multiple strategies to control the HIV/Aids epidemic, the high rate of new infections among the youth continues to wreck havoc.

According to the 2016 Botswana HIV and Aids estimates, 65 percent of adolescents and young people are newly infected with HIV each week, a majority of these being girls.

22 Apr 2019

BY PATIENCE RADISOENG

The Botswana Congress Party (BCP) national spokesperson, Dithapelo Keorapetse, berated and hurled insults at the Sunday Standard when asked about the apparent storm brewing in the Ramotswa constituency.

22 Apr 2019

Government is developing a national migration profile (NMF) to deal with migration management and service provision to access required data for appropriate intervention.

This was confirmed by Kagiso Pelopedi, Officer In Charge, International Organization of Migration (IOM), Botswana Country Office, in an interview with the Sunday Standard.

15 Apr 2019

Former President Lt Gen Ian Khama, his family members and close associates have been warned that President Mokgweetsi Masisi may prosecute them after the October 2019 general elections.