Thursday, July 9, 2020

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Mysterious illness kills Okavango elephants

The Director of the Department of Veterinary Services (DVS) Dr Letlhogile Modisa has said that the investigations into the mysterious deaths of...

Masisi’s Covid-19 hangers-on stage boardroom coup

Former Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health and Wellness Solomon Sekwakwa was the quintessential establishment man. After more than four decades of...

Private hospital COVID-19 test mutates into a national security issue

The Directorate of Intelligence and Security (DIS) has been sucked into the battle between the Ministry of Health COVID-19 Response Team and...

Sekwakwa sees Tshipiyagae’s invisible hand on the axe

Axed Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health and Wellness Solomon Sekwakwa believes the COVID-19 Response Team, at the behest of Dr.  Malaki...

Choppies’ generosity is paradoxically killing small businesses

An unusual paradox is playing itself out in the new genre of COVID-19 philanthropy. Small businesspeople who have been supplying households with...

UDC petition witnesses demand their cut

Three people that had been roped in as witnesses of the Umbrella for Democratic Change when the party went to court to...

GPH exposes Botswana’s Covid-19 weakest link

Botswana private hospitals and clinics may be put off from testing patients for coronavirus after Gaborone Private Hospital (GPH)’s trailblazing testing drive...

Cabinet divided over tobacco ban as gov’t loses over P100 M on alcohol/tobacco revenue

Cabinet is reportedly divided over the decision by the government and the COVID-19 Presidential Task Force to maintain the ban on sale...

BR board has no finance or accounting professional 

In what is perhaps the worst unforced error he has made so far, the Minister of Transport and Communications, Thulaganyo Segokgo, has...

Botswana in novel corruption pandemic

Botswana is reeling from a new strain of corruption which is riding on the coattails of the COVID-19 pandemic – Sunday Standard investigations...