Friday, December 4, 2020

Headlines

Air Botswana in P20m wage theft scandal

Cash strapped Air Botswana illegally shaved off more than P20 million from its workers’ salary back pays – court records suggest. A report by Moemo Mesotlo, managing partner...

BDP slaps UDC with a P10 million bill of costs

The Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) Leadership have distanced themselves from the 2019 election petitions legal costs, citing lack of prior consultation. Reports suggest that UDC President Duma...

Kgosi charged in NPF corruption scandal

Former Directorate of Intelligence Service (DIS) Director General Isaac Kgosi was last Thursday served with corruption charges arising from the National Petroleum Fund scandal.  He is expected to...

Ministry mum on minister’s inaction on warnings about safety lapses at BR

More than a month after Sunday Standard sought its comment, the Ministry of Transport and Communications has yet to respond to written questions about why it...

Botswana a Chinese and Russian Mafia haven – UK report

Botswana is in the forefront of international criminal activity of organisations such as the Russian Mafia and the Chinese Triads, a report by United Kingdom based security...

Namibia disowns Botswana over death penalty

A showdown could be looming between Gaborone and Windhoek at the next meeting of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) after the latter took a decision to throw...

UN advised Botswana to lift hunting ban

The United Nations advised that the Government of Botswana lift the hunting ban to allow Basarwa to engage in hunting inside the Central Kalahari Game Reserve (CKGR)...

Translation in coronavirus, elections trial shows danger of neglecting Setswana

The extent to which the Administration of Justice (AoJ) is under-investing in consecutive translation services became starkly evident a fortnight ago when a High Court judge did...

How Boko’s inner circle prepared a transition document for new UDC gov’t

A group of friends close to leader of Umbrella for Democratic Change Duma Boko had ahead of elections last year come up with a blue print...

BR tragedy witnesses put blame squarely on negligence

Fresh evidence emerging during testimonies by passengers who boarded a Botswana Railways train which derailed and killed two crew members suggests that that washway at Palla-Road was an...