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BOMRA, BURS sign MoA

Two prastatals; Botswana Medicines Regulatory Authority (BoMRA) and Botswana Unified Revenue Services (BURS)  the past Tuesday signed Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with...

WEEKLY CARTOON

THE SUNDAY STANDARD SAYS...

Batswana should be told implications of EU blacklisting – and more!

It is now official. Botswana has failed to beat the deadline to remedy the list that was issued by the European Commission,...

SONA should become more accountable

In a short while the State President will deliver the most important speech in a calendar year; the State of the Nation...

Botswana’s lackluster anti-poaching fueling regional insecurity

Since 2016 Botswana Government decisions in so far as they have been nothing short of a fiasco. Once a doyen of conservation...

BUSINESS

Clients accuse FNBB of unlawful conduct

First National Bank Botswana (FNBB) is being accused of unlawful client legal fees deductions without following procedure of taxation from the Registrar...

Botswana leans to the World Bank to support budget

The Botswana government is in talks with the World bank, drumming up support and assistance to pad the country’s budget which has...

Agric Ministry promotes fish farming

The Ministry of Agricultural Development and Food Security introduced a series of consultative forums this past week in Serowe to promote fish...

StanChart, VISA accelerates Botswana’s digital drive

Botswana is on a fast track to fully adopting digital banking and contact less payments, thanks largely to the partnership between the...

Cost of living in Botswana vs Average monthly earning: The contrast

Official figures show that Botswana workers earn on average a net monthly salary of P6 620-00, after tax, against a world average...

Shake up in the life Insurance sub-sector

Changes in the legislation governing the insurance sector will see big players in the industry being forced to restructure some of their...

ANALYSIS

Gambling Authority mired in usual tender irregularities like others

Tender irregularities have for the longest time become a norm in Botswana’s economic development. The end result is that intended consumers of...

Financial Teamwork: Why it Matters in Marriage

“… and the two shall become one flesh”. You might be thinking to yourself that these words sound a bit all too...

Family and work undergird economic prosperity

In our quest to find paths to economic growth and prosperity, we are understandably inclined to focus our energies on promoting macroeconomic...

Corporate Governance and Reporting – Part 2

Introduction In the last instalment of this series, I concluded that the Board of Directors is the custodian of...

Don’t rule out Trump just yet

For reasons that are clearly sentimental and not backed by evidence on the ground, Africans have a penchant to back the Democrats...

SPORTS

The historic Title Belt: Gear Box Vs Scara

Botswana is on the verge of its own boxing history as two local boxers are set to fight for the vacant World...

Raj Rathedi laments hiring of foreigners as head coaches

The Director of Culture, Sports and Recreation at the University of Botswana (UB), Raj Rathedi, has lamented the employment of foreigners as...

Alpha Squash Academy fails to retain girls in sports

Alpha Squash Academy founder and coach Koketso Ntshebe says it is difficult to retain the girl child in sports.

Orapa United, Galaxy fail CAF regulations

Batswana is on the verge of suffering huge embarrassment due to non-compliance of local teams that are expected to participate in CAF...

Did BFA dodge a bullet by side-stepping Ramotlhwa?

Ahead of the Botswana Football Association (BFA) elective General Assembly, the then suspended first vice president Segolame Ramotlhwa had written a scathing...

Doubt lingers over Tsheole’s return to Magosi

When Botswana Stock Exchange (BSE) chief executive officer (CEO) Thapelo Tsheole took over at Mochudi Centre Chiefs, the club was in a...

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SERETSE, KGOSI WANT NPF CHARGES STRUCK OUT

Extension 2 Chief Magistrate Kamogelo Mmelesi has reserved ruling in a case in which businessman Bakang Seretse and former Directorate of Intelligence and Security boss Isaac Kgosi want the court to set aside corruption charges against them in the 250 million National Petroleum Fund scandal.

Seretse, former Director of Energy in the Ministry of Minerals Kenneth Kerekang and others had applied to the High Court for the corruption charges against them to be quashed; saying the prosecution failed to disclose the specific offences they allegedly committed.
The State opposed the application, but the Magistrate refused to entertain the application on grounds that the State had failed to file its opposition papers timeously.
The defence brought the Magistrate's attention to the judgment of the High Court in which Kebonang brothers were discharged and acquitted.

The twin brothers had approached the High Court praying that the corruption charges leveled against them be quashed and the court ruled in their favour.

Chief Magistrate Mmelesi is set to deliver a ruling on the matter on December 3.
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LIFESTYLE

“Queen of Mayhem” tells story of societal ills

Although the title 'Queen of Mayhem' may suggest feminism, the events in the story itself are quite relatable and fascinating to any...

NGOs decry deficiencies in arresting GBV

Non-governmental organizations in Botswana are inundated with high Gender-Based Violence cases, child abuse and the lack of resources to mitigate effects that...

The importance of learning how to swim

Swimming is a lot of fun for people of all ages, even for non-swimmers who just love putting their feet in the...

Botswana showcases cultural heritage through “UPICtv”

Government through Botswana Fibre Networks has launched Botswana first online streaming platform to showcase Botswana’s stories and cultural heritage to the world.

Addiction as the third wheel in a relationship

Addiction is often referred to as a family disease. This Aesculapian epithet immediately began to make sense as Pontsho Matlhare of Por...

IN-DEPTH

The dearth of citizen engagement in policy formulation

The answers to the above nagging questions are best captured in a 2018 research study by T. Malokwane and M. T. Lukamba...

Botswana is struggling with a double burden of malnutrition extremes

“Botswana has been slow to acknowledge the dichotomy of undernutrition and obesity. We have taken these two types of malnutrition as detached...

Sunday Standard maverick opinion leader succumbs to Covid-19

“This germ theory is a red herring.”These were the last words Sunday Standard’s Afrocentric maverick opinion writer and Covid-19 denialist Sam Ditshego penned...

More training recommended for women entrepreneurs

According to an April 2020 research study: “Challenges and Opportunities for Women Entrepreneurs in Botswana: Revisiting the Role of Entrepreneurship Education” done...

Chronic diseases threaten growth and development

Although Botswana has to some extent reacted by pragmatic measures, there still seems to be inaction with regards to fully enforcing decisions...

Foundational BNF document explicitly rejects violence party leadership is embracing

After losing successively to the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) and with no hope of ever beating a well-oiled political machine that enjoyed...