Monday, April 12, 2021

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Stanbic, Hollard, NBFIRA face fraud scandal

Stanbic Bank, Hollard Insurance Botswana and The Non-Bank Financial Institutions Regulatory Authority (NBFIRA) are mired in a law suit that threatens to explode into...

Gerrie Nel thrown into the deep end?

South African prominent advocate Gerrie Nel, nicknamed “Bulldog” for his tenacity in the courtroom, will most likely be hogging the limelight this week as he...

Masisi’s cabinet imploding?

Minister of Finance, Thapelo Matsheka has been persuaded not to resign from cabinet, Sunday Standard has learnt. The minister of finance was supposed to have dropped the...

New twist in BBS saga as MD, Board secretary are interdicted by High Court

The High Court in Gaborone has issued a rule nisi in a case involving the BBS board and executive management. The Board had approached the High Court...

DCEC probes alleged BAMB corruption cartel

The Directorate of Intelligence Services (DIS)and the Directorate on Corruption and Economic Crime (DCEC) are investigating possible cartel and corrupt practices between board members...

Covid-19 black market treatment in Botswana

An Ivermectin black market is burgeoning in Botswana following fringe scientific recommendations that the “miracle drug from Japan” provides effective treatment for coronavirus. The drug Ivermectin, which...

Courtesy of Covid, remittances to Botswana declined by – 14 percent

Remittances to Africa declined from $85.8 billion in 2019 to $78.3 billion in 2020. In the particular case of Botswana, remittances between 2019 and...

Legislator Moswaane refuses inoculation

Last week as government rolled out the first batch of the Covid-19 vaccine (Covishield), Francistown West Member of Parliament Ignatius Moswaane declined to be...

Botswana least fragile in Africa

Though Botswana is the most stable African country according to the Fragile States Index’s economic, political, and social measurements, it has seen a stark...

State tries to correct plots allocation tardiness

Government says it has increased the pace of allocation of un-serviced residential plots to Batswana with a total of 4 587 residential plots on...