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Spira Tlhankane
  • Judicial crisis worries BCP

    BCP has over the years been releasing the Democracy Alert issue and the first issue of 2022 released recently is meant to tackle judicial independence.Last month, Justice Gaolapelwe Ketlogetswe claimed that Chief Justice Terrence Rannowane and the...

  • UDC extends Saleshando, Kekgonegile suspensions

    The UDC has indicated that it had taken a decision to extend the suspensions because the duo had challenged their suspensions in the court of law. In July, Saleshando and Kekgonegile filed a case before court seeking among others for their suspension...

  • Nothing has changed - Saleshando

    The six months deadline will elapse on January 2023 and the BCP will officially leave the UDC then. The BCP has already started talks with the Alliance for Progressives (AP) as the two forge an alternate ‘New Botswana’ coalition. In the AP, the...

  • No one will intimidate the judge—Butale

    Phuthego will tomorrow deliver his ruling on the matter in which ‘acting’ president and BPF vice president, Caroline Lesang made an urgent application for the court to interdict Butale from presenting himself as the BPF president.Butale held a...

  • BCP, AP undecided about coalition presidency

    Already there are talks that BCP is likely to start the coalition as the holders of the top seat looking at a myriad of factors among others the number of legislators the party has in Parliament.The BCP currently has seven Members of Parliament (MPs)...

  • Three-horse race for BPF as Butale enters fray

    The NEC on Monday resolved that the elective congress, which was slated for the end of October, be postponed to February/March 2023 and a national conference be held on November 25–27.This decision has since been challenged by 'acting'...

  • Butale cracks whip upon return

    Butale, who was suspended by the party last year, has begun his second tenure at the BPF by making a lot of changes among others suspending BPF spokesperson Lawrence Ookeditse, presidential aspirant Samson Moyo Guma, and former Botswana Democratic...

  • SA national backtracks on COVID-19 lawsuit

    Around March, a SA national Bongani Mbongani was hospitalised in Botswana after reacting to a COVID-19 booster jab at one of the ports of entry.After taking the then compulsory vaccine, Mbongani complained of an intense headache when he fainted and...

  • Gov’t disapproves some vaccines' extensions

    The Ministry of Health has been under fire recently for allegedly using expired vaccines on people, something the ministry has dismissed as untrue.Although he declined to state the names of the rejected vaccines, BoMRA CEO Dr Stephen Ghanie said this...

  • ‘Use Whatsapp to give consent’

    Speaking during a media briefing this week, Smith-Lawrence said information was shared on the platform that children will be vaccinated and there shall be no written consent.This follows complaints from parents about lack of consent from the...

  • 'Saleshando was already failing as LoO'

    The LoO is the official spokesperson of the majority opposition party in Parliament. Selebi-Phikwe West legislator, Dithapelo Keorapetse replaced Saleshando when he was ousted as LoO in Parliament in July.Speaking during a UDC National Executive...

  • EOI letters flooding in—Boko

    Boko told UDC members in Mahalapye recently that their National Executive Committee (NEC), which now includes the newly welcomed Botswana Patriotic Front (BPF) had decided to give Members of Parliament (MP) and councillors up to September 26 to...

  • Boko, Masisi same

    Boko’s UDC lost to Masisi’s BDP at the 2019 General Election as voters chose their preferred candidates and party. In Botswana, there is no direct election of the president so voters never really had an opportunity to choose their preferred...

  • High non-revenue water worries WUC

    For many years, WUC has produced water that is lost through leaks, theft or metering inaccuracies. To this date, NRW remains one of the major issues affecting the corporation. On Tuesday this week, WUC Chief Executive Officer, Gaselemogwe Senai told...

  • High water bills to be a thing of the past

    For years, WUC’s customer service standard has been low due to complaints from clients about wrong billings among many others. WUC’s main excuse for estimated bills has been the fact that their employees are unable to access clients’ locked...

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