THE IMPOSSIBLE ESCAPE:

A Botswana Prison warder stationed at Gerald Estates, who pleaded for anonymity to avoid possible reprimand, gave an account of what could have possibly aided the escape of the prisoners last week.


23rd January 2017

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‘President’s duty to appoint Judges is ceremonial’ – LSB Counsel

23rd January 2017

Senior Counsel, Alec Freud has told the Court of Appeal that President Ian Khama cannot appoint a judge without the recommendation of the Judicial Service Commission (JSC).



Venson-Moitoi for Africa Union Commission Chair

23rd January 2017

The 28th Ordinary session of the African Union summit starts in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 22nd to 31st January 2017 under the theme ‘harnessing the demographic dividend through investments in the youth’.



Segokgo confident BNF will retain Tlokweng

10th January 2017

Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) Parliamentary Candidate for Tlokweng, Kenneth Masego Segokgo is confident that his party will retain the constituency.



Mokone back in court Jan. 26

23rd December 2016

Dick Bayford, the lawyer representing Sunday Standard Editor,  Outsa Mokone, on Friday requested Broadhurst Magistrate not to continue the case against his client pending the finalisation of the appeal case.



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THE IMPOSSIBLE ESCAPE:

A Botswana Prison warder stationed at Gerald Estates, who pleaded for anonymity to avoid possible reprimand, gave an account of what could have possibly aided the escape of the prisoners last week.

Central to his theory is the vulnerability of prison warders caused by the desire to make extra cash because of their low wages. Some warders he says, have been known to accede to the demands of some prisoners who then direct prison officials to people outside, who will reward them with a l...

23rd January 2017


‘President’s duty to appoint Judges is ceremonial’ – LSB Counsel

23rd January 2017

Senior Counsel, Alec Freud has told the Court of Appeal that President Ian Khama cannot appoint a judge without the recommendation of the Judicial Service Commission (JSC).


Venson-Moitoi for Africa Union Commission Chair

23rd January 2017

The 28th Ordinary session of the African Union summit starts in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 22nd to 31st January 2017 under the theme ‘harnessing the demographic dividend through investments in the youth’.


Segokgo confident BNF will retain Tlokweng

10th January 2017

Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) Parliamentary Candidate for Tlokweng, Kenneth Masego Segokgo is confident that his party will retain the constituency.

Business

Matambo asks for P3billion

Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Kenneth Matambo last week presented supplementary estimates of expenditure from the consolidated and development funds amounting to P3billion.

The requests which Parliament approved read that; Ministry of Tertiary Education, Research, Science and Technology (MoTE) has submitted a supplementary request amounting to P1,308, 071, 800 to be funded out of the Consolidated Fund.

Under the Development Fund, is a proposal of P2,007,698. Th...

23rd December 2016


BotswanaPost more efficient after restructuring

23rd December 2016

BotswanaPost had opportunity to improve service delivery this year by putting staff and making the organisation more effective.


India’s money crackdown hurt De Beers sales

16th December 2016

De Beers, the world’s biggest diamond producer, has reached its lowest sales point of rough stones for the year as demand was hurt by India’s crackdown on black money.


Connexus scoops best OSV prize for 2016

16th December 2016

Digital educational company, Conexus, has been announced the best local Orange Social Venture (OSV) Prize 2016 and received P20 000 cash for its troubles.

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Mascom Top8 semi-finals set to thrill

The 2016 Mascom Top 8 stage semi final draw held at the Gaborone bus rank saw defending champions Orapa United taking on Township Rollers   in a repeat of   last season’s final.

The other   mouthwatering fixture   will see Jwaneng Galaxy taking on former Top 8 champions BDF XI.  The draw   attracted multitudes   of supporters   who took part in pairing   the four   teams   th...

10th January 2017


Crosbie edges closer to his dream

10th January 2017

Botswana’s off road motorcycle ace Vincent Crosbie is hanging tight in his quest to finish the epic and treacherous 2016 Dakar Rally.


Black Forest in a perfect run

23rd December 2016

There is no doubt BTC premiership rookies Black Forest made an impact in the first round of the current season.


BoBA introduces International championship

23rd December 2016

The Botswana Boxing Association (BoBA) is set to introduce a new high profile tournament in its calendar as soon as next year. 

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Kast takes Tlatsa Lebala campaign to new heights

Renowned American poet, Maya Angelou has once proclaimed that, “You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated.

In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.” The quote best fits the journey that local muso Tshepiso Molapisi aka Kast has embarked on. It has not been a walk in the park, and the journey has come with many sacrifices and sleepless nights. He truly kno...

23rd January 2017


Chase ropes in Dr Tawanda to add magic to Angela single

23rd January 2017

Chase Depapa (born Solomon Mabutho), a Francistown based producer, singer and videographer at Bon-Fella Records, has roped in Zimbabwean born singer and producer Dr Tawanda on his latest single offering.


Naisi Boy makes a comeback

23rd January 2017

Naisi Boy (real name Lesego Motlhagodi) has returned from his hiatus with renewed zest and energy.


Dikhwaere get a spruce up

23rd January 2017

A recent competition that was held in the lands of Ramakgatlanyana aims to give a whole new meaning to one of the oldest forms of entertainment in some parts of the country, namely traditional choirs.

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