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Ryder Gabathuse
  • Milestone achievement as Manual Workers Union celebrates

    After decades of struggling with low paid cadres at the salary scale of A3, the government has agreed to the demands of the union to elevate the salaries to a minimum of P2,500. The lowest-paid member of the union has been going home with a measly...

  • Katlholo wins first round

    This is seemingly one of the biggest turf wars in the land by two powerful security organs, the Directorate on Corruption and Economic Crime (DCEC) and the Directorate of Intelligence and Security (DIS) supervised by the Office of the President (OP)....

  • Ketlhoilwe’s political journey

    He beat his more fancied competition to a political game he says required tact. He won the Moselewapula by-election convincingly under the banner of the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) by garnering 317 votes followed by Botswana Democratic...

  • Democracy suffers as DIS cracks the whip

    Officially, Katlholo whose office was sealed off by the DIS investigators Tuesday afternoon in his absence follows allegations that he has killed all efforts by his staff to investigate former president Ian Khama and his ally Isaac Kgosi, formerly...

  • DIS seals off DCEC DG’s office, others

    Office of one DCEC staff officers was also sealed off as part of the investigations.Mmegi has gathered that the raid is in relation to the ongoing investigations on missing ‘arms of war’.Insiders have revealed to Mmegi that, “at the centre of...

  • Media freedom: Unfulfilled promises

    After wider consultations with stakeholders and promising to bring to Parliament a new piece of legislation regulating media workers, there have been delays on the side of government to deliver on its promises. Before the last session of Parliament,...

  • BMWU troubled by impending job losses

    CEEP is a concept that targets citizens and accords them an opportunity to access and derive advantage from the national economy.Tsimako told a press conference at the President Hotel yesterday (Tuesday) that whilst CEEP on paper seems good, it had...

  • Trying times at BMWU

    BMWU president, Joseph Tsimako told a press conference at the President Hotel today that the trade union has witnessed its fortunes dwindling to worrying levels. A drop in the union’s membership meant a drop in the finances of the union.Tsimako...

  • End of the road

    From this week’s bare-knuckled interview with the fourth and longest-serving (2010-2022) BCP president, Saleshando, so far, to them the BCP story will not be shocking should they choose to bolt out of the tri-party coalition arrangement at a...

  • BDP: Influencing national dialogue

    Mmegi: Why do you think the government of President Mokgweetsi Masisi appointed a presidential commission of inquiry into the review of the Constitution?Mfundisi: First, we must acknowledge that the President has the constitutional mandate to...

  • A must-win for BDP

    Odds are already stacked against the warring opposition whose campaigns are characterised by attacks on each other rather than selling their stories to the expectant masses at the political rallies. For the longest time, the opposition campaigns...

  • Mamela: The rabble-rouser

    He often spews out politics of character assassination and mudslinging alongside those of bread and butter issues. To this Francistown-based veteran politician and former banker, politics is a calling. In fact, politics is his church. He has even...

  • Tsogwane plays ‘Russian roulette’ at Bophirima

    Just out of the blues, Tsogwane, who is also BDP chairperson told the party’s campaign rally, “if you are not going to vote for our woman candidate Onkemetse Mothei, that will be akin to committing Gender Based Violence (GBV).”The Botswana...

  • Internal feuding shrinks UDC power

    The stand off between the two political giants has become toxic and is apparently destroying the cohesive force that had brought the opposition parties together when most needed. The UDC is a tri-party consisting the BCP, BNF and the Botswana Peoples...

  • BCP, BNF turf battles rage on

    This follows unflinching decision taken by the Dumelang Saleshando-led central committee recently to contest a vacant Bophirima ward by-election outside the UDC arrangement, flagrantly violating the coalition protocols.Whilst the UDC might not take...

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