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.

04 Nov 2018

BY THOBO MOTLHOKA


Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly Kagiso Molatlhegi seems the most likely candidate to replace current Speaker of the House Gladys Kokorwe should the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) win the 2019 General Elections.

04 Nov 2018

A huge international scam masquerading as a United Nations humanitarian agency targeting the poor and vulnerable is reported to be operating in Botswana.

04 Nov 2018

At the height of the electoral season, when ritual murder is suspected in almost every missing-person case, a Tswapong village grapevine has falsely labelled an innocent man a ritual murderer courtesy of a fibbing primary school student who stayed out late.

04 Nov 2018

BY KHONANI ONTEBETSE


The African Commission on Human and People's Rights has accused Botswana government of airbrushing its human rights report in a bid to present a beautiful picture to the world.

01 Nov 2018

By Mpho Keleboge

Umbrella for Democratic Party (UDC) has said that it is ready to welcome back members of the Alliance for the Progressives (AP) into the coalition ahead of the 2019 general elections in an effort to wrestle power from the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP).

01 Nov 2018

By Reuben Pitse

The minister of Local Government Pelonomi Venson-Moitoi has challenged Kgatleng district council to take a decision on whether to open a controversial multi-million shopping complex that has become a “white elephant” or to demolish the building once and for all.

01 Nov 2018

By Basadi Morokotso

Maun residents have been urged to be extra vigilant and always be on alert for suspicious people parading as tourists and with intention to perform robberies and other crimes this festive season. This was said by Commissioner of Police Keabetswe Makgophe when launching the sixty days of action on crime and road safety in Maun on Monday.

01 Nov 2018

By Khonani Ontebetse

The Francistown Industrial Court Judge Galesite Baruti has temporarily halted Government’s decision to derecognise public sector trade unions. Following a decision by the government to derecognise public sector unions, the Botswana Federation of Public Sector Unions (BOFEPUSU) approached the court to have the decision set aside.