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.

12 Apr 2019

A former Botswana Defence Force (BDF) commando has been linked to the killing of South African businessman and Bakang Seretse’s former business associate Vusi Mhlanzi.

Mhlanzi was gunned down in Sandton, South Africa in 2017 by a hitman. 

12 Apr 2019

By Thobo Motlhoka

The Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) President Mokgweetsi Masisi has promised the party faithful that he will ‘return’ the BDP to its glory days.

12 Apr 2019

By Joseph Balise

By consent of both parties, the long legal tussle in which Botswana Congress Party (BCP) challenged the use of electronic voting machines has been finally withdrawn.

This follows the repeal of the Act providing for the use of the electronic gadgets.

12 Apr 2019

By Basadi Morokotso

Participants at a four-day Physco Social Support training for hostel support staff at various boarding primary schools in the Okavango Sub district have been urged to be extra patient when dealing with vulnerable children..

Majority of these children admitted at the primary boarding schools are Basarwa.

12 Apr 2019

KANG: In setting the tone for the National Council, the ruling party President Mokgweetsi Eric Keabetswe Masisi said that they should always bear at heart that they constitute the government, whose primary agenda is the social responsibility to its people.

12 Apr 2019

The Directorate on Intelligence and Security (DIS) is to divert P50 000 000,00 from a budget intended to refurbish the Orapa House to fortify security at the country’s ports of entry.

12 Apr 2019

A former Botswana Defence Force (BDF) officer linked to committing two murders in a short space of time has attempted to take his own life.

The former soldier, Simba Mampuri aged 31, has two cases of murder pending before courts accused of killing his girlfriends.

12 Apr 2019

As Botswana grapples with human wildlife conflict, residents of Sowa Town live in perpetual fear of elephants as they trample on the mining town with impunity.

12 Apr 2019

The problem of irregular migration from the East and Horn of Africa to southern Africa presents a formidable challenge for countries along this route.

12 Apr 2019

The decision by the Directorate of Intelligence and Security (DIS) to blacklist China Jiangsu Botswana International may cost government unspecified  millions of Pula in compensation with no benefit to taxpayers, court records show.