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.

10 Sep 2018

Elephants Without Borders (EWB) Director Mike Chase may face possible law suit by the government of Botswana following his decision to share an unconfirmed report with the international media, breaching contractual agreements with his employer, Ministry of Environment, Wildlife, and Tourism (MEWT).

10 Sep 2018

As public discord over allegations of elephants killed at the country’s up-market tourism enclaves in the north reached continued to spread, its first casualties turned out to be personal friendships of the country’s political and economic elite.

10 Sep 2018

The constitution is very clear that no one should be punished twice for the same offence but for the past several years, the state-owned Botswana Daily News participated in the second punishment of motorists convicted of drunken driving.

10 Sep 2018

Beginning tomorrow, lecturers from vocational training centres and brigades will attend a four-week retreat that some fear is actually an army-style boot camp.

10 Sep 2018

While Tati East Member of Parliament Moyo Guma enjoys the constitutional right to shoot and kill a wild animal in self-defence, such a move would prove suicidal should he attempt to employ the services of his trusted 30-06 rifle against marauding elephants.

10 Sep 2018

When Elephants Without Borders, a Botswana and United States-registered NGO put out the controversial statement about some 87 elephants having been killed by poachers since May on Monday night, the western media lapped it up.

10 Sep 2018

US superstar Musiq Soulchild and his fellow passengers must be counting their blessings following a landing gear failure by an Air Botswana flight at Sir Seretse Khama International Airport (SSKIA) recently. Speaking after the ordeal the soul singer said they had to delay landing for approximately an hour as the captain tried to identify the problem.

10 Sep 2018

It is something that no one could never have predicted but a London-based pressure group that has had a long-running battle with the Botswana government is now firmly in the latter’s corner in an epic international fight that has broken out over elephants.

05 Sep 2018

The leader of Alliance for Progressives Ndaba Gaolathe has called on President Mokgweetsi Masisi to return the Act that introduced the Electronic Voting Machines back to Parliament.

02 Sep 2018

The fight for the control of Choppies Zimbabwe branched off into a new controversy last week with group Chief Executive Officer Ramachandran Ottapathu and senior managers being implicated in money laundering allegations involving millions of Pula.