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Kgosi, Kerekang win against State in NPF corruption case

Former Director of the Directorate of Intelligence and Security Isaac Kgosi has been discharged and acquitted by the High Court in the P250 million...

WEEKLY CARTOON

THE SUNDAY STANDARD SAYS...

Government not transparent enough on the scale of economic hemorrhage

Right from immediately after independence up until Festus Mogae’s administration which started in 1998 –at least up to the moment before he devalued the...

Botswana and Namibia float or sink together against organized poaching syndicates

A damaging rift it has developed between Botswana and Namibia; two neighboring countries that are also members of SADC in southern Africa. This happened...

Identity politics still rife in Botswana

President Mokgweetsi Masisi came into power promising Constitutional Review. In that he was absolutely right. And for a while was the most enduring evidence...

BUSINESS

Botswana’s Property market weakening

Botswana’s property market weakened this year, exacerbated by the disruptions caused by Covid-19, highlighting the fragility of the market and in some instances, the...

ODC board confirms MD departure

The board of directors at the state owned – Okavango Trading Company (ODC) has confirmed the departure of the company’s Managing Director – Marcus...

Choppies sophisticated customers

Choppies’ customer base has shifted from indifferent budget shoppers to a more young and discerning population that is dealing with a plethora of economic...

Botswana on course to reach financial inclusion target – Matsheka

The Minister of Finance and Economic Development Dr Thapelo Matsheka has assured the nation that government is committed to reducing the percentage of the...

The weak link between industrial and trade policies

A 2009 government commissioned study undertaken by Farai Zizhou to establish the link between Botswana’s industrial and trade policies found overwhelming evidence that the...

If BCL fails to get a buyer, it will shut down

The mothballed BCL mines continue to cost government money, while still holding on the hopes that any of the interested investors will buy the...

ANALYSIS

DPP and DIS caught in a web of its own lies and falsehoods

I am banking on lady luck for someone from somewhere to tell me why the heads of the Directorate of Public Prosecutions (DPP) and...

The big Donald Trump press conference satire you missed

In case you missed it. Donald Trump held what he told journalists was a global press conference to clear the air surrounding his failure...

Gov’t talks a lot about knowledge based economy. But are we on the right path?

It is inarguable that education is vital, as it opens the door to a better life for everyone. But when it comes to what...

Corporate Governance and Reporting (III)

COMPOSITION OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS The Board of Directors is the focal point and custodian of corporate governance (King III). Therefore, it is important...

Are women still leaving major financial decisions to someone else?

Empowered, outspoken, and educated, women in committed relationships still do not equally participate in making long-term financial decisions, revealed a new study by UBS...

SPORTS

Mfolo suspended over MRI test debacle

Botswana Football Association (BFA) controversies and embarrassments seem perennial at the local football governing body.   The nation was shocked and puzzled when Under 17...

FIFA shows Ahmad a five-year red ticket

The banning of the CAF president, Ahmad Ahmad is not a surprise and is synonymous with African football. On Monday the CAF president and...

Monster football club looms in GaNgwaketse

GaNgwaketse community is working on a sporting club expected to fly the district’s flag high. It has emerged that the initiative driven by the Paramount...

Athlete Scotch sprints to win big

Botswana Athletics Association (BAA)’s 400 metres sprinter Leungo Scotch emerged the biggest winner over the weekend during the 40th Botswana National Sports Commission Awards held...

Safe return to football – Is the BFA operating in an alternate reality?

According to Merriam Webster Dictionary (webster.com) the Middle English word 'bubble' that is most familiar as a name for a tiny, round ball of...

Mares inspired even as road to glory eluded them

A week ago, Botswana women senior national team gallantly galloped to the finals of the COSAFA women championships. Unfortunately, ‘the Mares,’ as the team is...
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LIFESTYLE

Mayor to ignite the spark in Gaborone

Gaborone city Mayor Father Maphongo shares that the city council has plans to illuminate the city through strategic partnerships and key developments around the...

Botswana ranked among girl-friendly countries in Africa

Although Botswana has been fighting a shadow pandemic of domestic and sexual violence against women and girls, also known as gender-based violence (GBV), the country has...

Motsemeng is winner of cybersmart challenge

After over a hundred entry submissions, the ebotho cybersmart campaign has found its inaugural winner in 20-year-old Selwana Motsemeng. CyberSmartBW and the CyberSmart Challenge was nationwide...

Sex “Keeps a Man” comes to Botswana

Sex "Keeps a Man" is a book in demand which is already making sales in the United Kingdom and soon to launch in Botswana.  While...

Botswana child sexual abuse hiding in plain sight

At first glance, Naniki Ramadubu’s research on Botswana’s child sexual abuse turns up a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma. Nighty-seven (97) children were reported defiled in 2013,...

IN-DEPTH

Indigenous goats rearing: The way to go for rural subsistence farmers

According to a 2020 research study on “Sustainable Utilization of Indigenous Goats in Southern Africa”, it is reckoned goats have a key role to...

A survivor shares her story of human trafficking

Human trafficking and modern slavery are often used interchangeably to describe a gross violation of human rights involving the use of force, fraud, or coercion...

Of shooting and killing poachers

The headline of your article “Poachers initiated ‘shoot-to-kill’ policy against BDF” (Sunday Standard in-depth 15 – 21 November 2020) is incorrect. The ‘shoot-to-kill’ policy...

Masire secretly sent elite strike force after commercial poachers

At a time that national conversation is revolving around Botswana-Namibia diplomatic relations, poaching and the Botswana Defence Force, it is worth recalling what Dan...

Quality teacher education: A long overdue imperative

Education is viewed as a vital tool for empowering Batswana in economic and social participation. The goals of the 1994 Revised National Policy on...

Botswana eyes mainstreaming of climate change

Speaking in parliament during the mid-term review of the National Development Plan (NDP) 11, the minister of Environment Natural Resources Conservation and Tourism, Philda...