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Spira Tlhankane
  • Gov’t readies to go after student loan debtors

    This week Minister of Education and Skills Development (MOESD) Douglas Letsholathebe admitted that it has not been easy to establish the exact amount owed to government due to initial shortcomings of the manual sponsorship process employed for the...

  • Aggrieved DCEC officer, wife lose unlawful detention case

    The couple was suing the Directorate of Intelligence and Security (DIS) and Botswana Police Service (BPS) for (Tsholofelo) Bareetsi’s unlawful arrest and detention in June last year.Delivering the judgment on the matter on Thursday, Lobatse High...

  • Key witness a liar, a police informer - Mojanki

    In 2021 Justice Lot Moroka of the Francistown High Court sentenced Mojanki to death for murdering Bokani, who was a former nurse at the Nyangabgwe Referral Hospital.On Tuesday Mojanki appeared before the Court of Appeal (CoA) where his attorney,...

  • Provocation could determine death row inmate’s fate

    Appearing before the Court of Appeal (CoA) on Tuesday, Maxala said his alleged assault at the hands of the deceased should be sufficient to establish reasonable provocation.When Justice Matlhogonolo Phuthego found Maxala guilty of murder in 2021,...

  • The President’s five years of high profile arrests

    Isaac Kgosi“Hollywood style like” arrests all started with the dramatic arrest of former DIS director-general, Isaac Kgosi at the Sir Seretse Khama International Airport in January 2019. In a movie style sting, Kgosi was nabbed by a team of...

  • Gov’t phases out Graduate scheme

    The scheme, which has been seen as nothing but a down degraded version of the National Internship programme, among others targeted graduate youths who are unemployed but are also not enlisted for the Internship programme.The programme, which many...

  • ‘Go home’, Masisi tells unelected presidents

    With African leaders known for their reluctance to leave office, Masisi added that he never understood why anybody wants to be president for so long. “Speaking from the privilege of being a president this thing alters your life completely and if...

  • Gov’t admits to potato, tomato shortages

    It’s not like this shortage was not there before the ban. Potatoe shortage gase botlhodi,” he told Parliament yesterday. Molebatsi was responding to a question from Francistown West legislator, Ignatius Moswaane who had asked the Minister of...

  • Veggie ban bears fruit – Gov't

    This comes after last month’s revelation by government that it has not yet done a study to determine the degree to which the imposition of restriction on importation of vegetables has to date influenced the country’s balances of trade. Earlier...

  • Proposed UK ban on trophy-hunting imports irks gov’t

    Recently, Members of Parliament in the UK voted to support a controversial ban on importing hunting trophies from thousands of species into the UK, preventing British hunters from bringing the body parts of lions, elephants, and giraffes into the...

  • ‘Kgosi Mosadi never planned PAP exit’

    On Tuesday, Parliament removed Kgosi Mosadi from the committee and replaced her with Specially Elected Member of Parliament Unity Dow who has since rejected the appointment.This was barely a week after Kgosi Mosadi had expressed that not many people...

  • P3 million shot in the arm for DPP

    Presenting the budget to the Committee of Supply, Minister of Justice, Machana Shamukuni said the rollo-ut of the project will continue in the financial year 2023/2024.For the 2022/2023 financial year, Shamukuni revealed that the project was...

  • Dow denounces Kgosi Mosadi’s Pan-African Parliament removal

    Parliament removed Kgosi Mosadi yesterday from the committee and replaced her with Dow, something that the Specially Elected MP says is not supported by the law regulating election to the Pan-African Parliament and is therefore of no force or...

  • Police yet to recover P17.5m from heists

    The millions of pula are monies stolen in cash-in-transit heists, bank robberies, and Automated Teller Machine (ATM) blasts. Responding to a question in Parliament yesterday, Mmusi disclosed that cash stolen in all heists amounts to a total of P22.6...

  • Decentralisation strategy to transform public sector

    Delivering his Committee of Supply Speech in Parliament recently, he said the strategy aims to improve capacity and coordination amongst stakeholders at different levels of government to enhance performance, efficiency, equity and sustainability of...

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