Tuesday, April 20, 2021

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BMC boss plunders cash strapped parastatal

Former Botswana Meat Commission (BMC) acting Chief Executive Officer Boitumelo Mogome-Maseko fleeced the cash strapped parastatal of hundreds of thousands in undue housing and car allowances...

Mozambican rebels threatened to harm interfering nations- Masisi

President Mokgweetsi Masisi has expressed concern over threats made by the Mozambican rebels to cause harm to any nation that supports the government in...

Botswana’s race to even-up gender disparity is steadily gathering steam

It’s a gap that the World Economic Forum (WEF) has described as one that no country cannot afford to ignore. A fortnight ago, the Swiss-based...

Botswana achieves parity in education, health

Conventional wisdom states that gender gaps in schooling often result in failure to generate progress and prosperity for all. While gender gaps in schooling...

US State Department report notes child labour violations in Botswana

The U.S State Department’s annual country report on human rights identified child exploitation as an issue in Botswana. The report — which covers incidents...

Is Botswana losing the war against rhino poaching?

Rhino carcases are piling up, suggesting that Botswana is at the losing end of the protracted war against poachers. Sunday Standard has turned up information on...

‘About 60’ customers affected by unauthorised fuel price increase at Sebele Centre

While it has not been able to establish the total amount of extra charge that was unlawfully levied on customers, the Botswana Energy Regulatory...

Dada pays health officials overtime money at vaccine centers

The Ministry of Health and Wellness has passed the overtime bill earned by government officials working at the covid-19 vaccine centers around Gaborone to...

Use of Dada’s house as vaccine site sets tongues wagging

Businessman Satar Dada has confirmed to Sunday Standard that his house in Extension 11 in Gaborone Central is being used as a vaccine site. He...

Masisi promises workers continued employment without continued payment

President Mokgweetsi Masisi’s promise to ensure that companies comply with a state-of-emergency requirement that prohibits retrenchment is way too flexible to offer real employment...