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Botswana mobile operators susceptible to SIM-swapping fraud

A fresh report by Cyber Monitor says Botswana’s three major mobile operators Orange, Mascom and beMobile authentication techniques are vulnerable to SIM-swapping...

WEEKLY CARTOON

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Economic take-off will heavily rely on infrastructure renewal

There is still a real chance that Botswana can lift itself, using the bootstraps to become a higher income developing country.The first...

Botswana’s economic structure needs a reality check

Sometime next month, the minister of Finance, Thapelo Matsheka will deliver his first ever budget speech since ascending following General Election in...

Lifting of a Hunting Ban should never provide a guise for “legalized poaching”

The Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources Conservation and Tourism has released a very shocking and worrying piece of news. Two hunters shot...

BUSINESS

BAOA to investigate Choppies on financial reporting, corporate governance

The Botswana Accountancy Oversight Authority (BAOA) is this month looking forward to visit troubled local retail giant Choppies Enterprises Limited to scrutinize...

Skills purge at BMC rings hollow with Board Chairman

Botswana Meat Commission (BMC) Board Chairman Victor Senye has put a blind eye at some reports about the acting chief executive officer...

National lottery on the cards

Botswana is finally set to have its own National Lottery, with awarding of the license later on in March 2020 after being...

Kuwait bans Botswana beef

Botswana government officials have denied reports of an anthrax outbreak in a swift response to news that the country’s beef has been banned...

DCI up, but Lucara loses its lustre

It was a bag of mixed fortunes for Botswana Stock Exchange (BSE) listed companies during the early trades of the first month...

BSEL revises rules for demutualisation

The Botswana Stock Exchange Limited (BSEL) has announced the revision of members’ rules to complement a demutualized environment and drive the company’s...

MOST READ TODAY

News blackout on civil service strike

The ongoing public servants' strike in Botswana has seen that country's state-owned media cover only one side of the story. Yup, you guessed it,...

DCEC, DIS losing spy wars

When South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa delayed in congratulating his Botswana counterpart, President Mokgweetsi Masisi on his election victory, conspiracy theorists went into overdrive. Curiously,...

Botswana broke and living beyond its means

Botswana’s fifth President Mokgweetsi Masisi has his job cut out as he inherits a country that is broke and living beyond its...

Is Khama privy to Boko and Moti’s plan to take over Botswana and Zimbabwe?

Self-exiled Zimbabwean G40 kingpin Professor Jonathan Moyo and MDC-ALLIANCE leader Nelson Chamisa are banking on former President Lt Gen Ian Khama’s supporters in the Botswana...

Balopi “shocked” by UDC petition allegations

Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) Secretary General Mpho Balopi has dismissed as outrageous allegations contained in the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) election petitions. The contents...

ANALYSIS

BCP youth want a UDC revamp; it is actually a by-word for taking control

For an organization that has always prided itself with cadre discipline and strategic coherence, this week’s admission by Botswana Congress Party that...

The Jameson Raid of 1895 was Planned in Gaborone

We have just come into the New Year. I am reminded of the infamous Jameson Raid of 1895 because it occurred on...

A new decade of hope should not be sidetracked by celebrated delinquents and/or scapegoating!

To cope with Botswana’s negative news cycle, despondency and apprehension, one has to get hooked to some of the most potent alcoholic...

Ray Molomo: Champion of freedom of speech

The Matlapeng Ray Molomo story appears to be unending. It appears it is a story which will be told for weeks or...

Botswana politics can still be rescued from the unwieldly shackles of China/India money 

Late last year, following their victory at the polls the Botswana Democratic Party organized what the party said was an event to...

SPORTS

Lost in translation or interpretation?

In the wake of the coming into effect of the revised Botswana Football Association (BFA) constitution, the Botswana Premier League (BPL) has...

BFA upbeat despite Afcon qualifier fixture changes

The Botswana Football Association (BFA) has saluted changes by the African football mother body, CAF, in rescheduling Afcon 2021 qualifiers.

Teams cry as reality of no league sponsorship bites

When the Botswana Premier League (BPL) board agreed to run a league with no prize monies back at the beginning of last...

Johnson’s arrival marks the return of Ngele

Undoubtedly one of the best attacking midfielders in the South African ABSA premiership, Mogakolodi Ngele’s football career has gained yet another lifeline...

Here’s what to expect in football this season

“Do not doubt my motivation, determination, toughness, commitment, perseverance, mental ability nor my desire, most of all do not under- estimate what...

Anxiety awaits Rakgare’s sport merger decision

Uncertainty abounds within the local sports federations as they await a decision from the newly appointed Minister of Sports Tumiso Rakgare on whether or not...

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BOTSWANA MAINTAINS GDP GROWTH RATE AT 3.1 PERCENT

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Botswana’s economy continues to show signs of weakness, with the latest Gross Domestic Product (GDP) figures revealing that the diamond dependent economy staggered following slowed growth in key sectors.

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LIFESTYLE

Stakes Are High

In the last 12 months a lot in the jazz space has been trending and in particular the standard of jazz compositions...

Jazz is not a music genre!

The year 2019 was exciting in many ways and there were a lot of thought-provoking jazz subjects which did not quite exactly...

The current lights-camera-action episode in the High Court is a throwback to 2007

Like the United States’ highest court, Botswana highest courts don’t allow TV cameras in the courtroom. For that reason, TV cameras are...

Botswana not doing too well with the Third Industrial Revolution

Not a day goes by without one hearing the term “Fourth Industrial Revolution” (sometimes called 4IR or Industry 4.0) which refers to...

It’s Botswana parents against the world

Spare the rod and spoil the child, this is the operational mantra of most Batswana parents who still subscribe to time tested...

IN-DEPTH

Determination of 2019 election petitions is problematic

It is generally accepted that judges know the law, and that counsel appears in court to assist the court to come to...

In memory of Oom Ray, his hunting rifle, 3rd Schedule and  desperate measures on presidential nomination day!

Aspiring politicians have cottoned on what to do to rise to remunerative office. Generally the rules are unambiguous and even if not...

Does KPMG have questions to answer over Choppies?

Troubled local mass grocery retailer - Choppies Enterprises Limited’s prolonged financial saga is on each passing moment proving to be Botswana’s definitive case study in...

Agric ministry employees win class suit against unfair discrimination

Scores of employees in the C Band grade at the Ministry of Agricultural Development and Food Security recently won a class suit in which their...

Legally the 2019 general elections are not yet over

Section 65A(12)c of our constitution enjoins the Independent Electoral Commission to ensure that elections are conducted efficiently, properly, freely and fairly. We have of course...

Contrary to what UDC expert says, Botswana stopped using election ink 15 years ago

In declaring the outcome of Botswana general election false because it was “rigged”, a British-South African man called Paul O’Sullivan has himself offered a false...

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