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.

09 Nov 2018

By Basadi Morokotso

Alliance for Progressives (AP) Vice President Wynter Mmolotsi says voters in Maun West are faced with a mammoth task of coming up with a visionary leader who will help challenge government into seeing residents as hundred percent Batswana who deserve to be valued and treated with respect.

09 Nov 2018

By Reuben Pitse

Police are investigating a Chinese national who was alleged to have been found in possession of cash amounting to more than P4 million stashed in his motor vehicle.

09 Nov 2018

By Mosidi Mokaeya

Mochudi village has been described by human rights activists as a haven for defilement and rape of young girls.

The community in areas around Mochudi has expressed concern about growing cases involving child sexual abuse as the perpetrators roam free and in most cases commit the same offences.

09 Nov 2018

By Khonani Ontebetse

High Court Judge Tebogo Tau has dismissed an application in which top public officers had taken the Ministry of Local Government and the Director of Public Service Management (DPSM) to court over non-implementation of a directive intended to close gaps in the public service pay structure.

05 Nov 2018

In a curious turn of events, Vice Chairperson of troubled Choppies Enterprises Farouk Ismail, Gaborone High Court Judge Zein Kebonang and businessman Moitsheki 'Checks' Lekalake went to Zimbabwe last week to meet the Mphoko family behind the back of other Choppies Directors.

04 Nov 2018

BY REUBEN PITSE & KHONANI ONTEBETSE

Samson Guma Moyo is facing investigations for allegedly abusing his power as Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on Statutory Bodies to pursue vendetta against former Directorate on Corruption and Economic Crime (DCEC) Director General Rose Seretse.

04 Nov 2018

BY THOBO MOTLHOKA

The Ministry of Youth Empowerment, Sport and Culture (MYESC) has climbed down from their decision to get rid of one of former president Ian Khama’s populist programmes. The Ministry released a statement last week that they were suspending Khama’s programmes, citing budgetary constraints.

04 Nov 2018

On a purely objective basis, there is nothing that Ian Khama achieved in the decade that he was Botswana president between 2008 and 2018.

04 Nov 2018

BY THOBO MOTLHOKA
 
Lawyers in the power tussle case involving the International Pentecostal Holiness Church (IPHC) have submitted an application with the Registrar of the High Court calling for increased security at the high profile case scheduled for tomorrow (Monday, November 5) at Gaborone High Court.