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Mpho Mokwape
  • BOPEU successfully interdicts Sedimo

    BOPEU’s president, Masego Mogwera and its general-secretary Topias Marenga took Sedimo to court after accusing him of trying to execute a 'coup' against them in their absence through a special meeting that was scheduled to take place on...

  • KBL withdraws case

    KBL has been in a legal tussle with the State, challenging the alcohol ban that was effected some time back due to the rise in COVID-19 infections and deaths. They were supposed to appear at the Court of Appeal tomorrow (Thursday) after losing the...

  • JSC recruitment criteria restored

    The JSC criteria was challenged recently by one of its employees after externally advertising positions and were told by court that it was bound by its undertaking to recruit internally as circulated in their 2020 Savingram.However, a bench of...

  • Rapula, Marsland free at last

    The case involved millions of Pula reported to have vanished from the Botswana Public Officers Pension Fund (BPOPF) under the watch of Okaile and Marsland resulting in the liquidation of asset manager, CMB.Marsland, who has been held in prison since...

  • Masisi wants KBL appeal thrown out

    He also said the largest brewer has failed to establish any prejudice they will suffer if the appeal was not expedited noting that if it was that urgent, they should have continued to engage with the government.Masisi, in his response to KBL’s...

  • State organs disgraced in ‘Butterfly’ scandal

    The case regarded by many as involving alleged treasonous attempts across borders and some powerful individuals within the country has left many wondering what would happen next.Though the State has indicated an intent to appeal to the case, it does...

  • KBL employees join alcohol ban fight

    KBL which has been trying to sustain its operations and those dependent on it, lost its application at the High Court when the matter was ruled not urgent now wants leave to have an expedited appeal.The largest brewer that has been fighting for the...

  • Butterfly’s defence insists ‘no withdrawal’

    Maswabi’s attorney, senior counsel Unoda Mack said the state’s move is meant to frustrate the hearing on the application, insisting that there is no withdrawal of charges necessary while there's a pending review application.Appearing before...

  • Limkokwing to pay former employees or face the hammer

    The institution, which escaped a sale in execution last year for allegedly failing to pay salary arrears to its former employees, recently lost its appeal at the Court of Appeal hence the new twist of events.The university has been in a legal battle...

  • ‘Broke’ AB To Increase Employee Salaries

    According to the aggrieved employees, there has been a 27% salary gap as compared to other parastatals and they demanded a change.Following talks between management and the employees’ union, an agreement was reached on January 8, 2016 to close the...

  • P80m NWDC schools tender dispute resolved

    The dispute that has affected the welfare of students due to the delay erupted in 2018 between the NWDC and five construction companies that were initially awarded the tender before it was abruptly cancelled without reasons.Following a lengthy battle...

  • Return Seretse’s P82m, assets-State ordered

    Justice Radijeng dismissed the state’s forfeiture application in which it sought to hold onto the money and assets while carrying investigations relating to the National Petroleum Fund (NPF) case. According to Radijeng, the state cannot continue...

  • KBL adopts 'wait-and-see' after Court setback

    The brewer, which is still in a haze about the ruling, has now adopted a ‘wait-and-see’ attitude to decide a way forward on the matter as the Court had not given reasons for the decision.A panel of three judges comprising Godfrey Radijeng,...

  • Gerrie Nel ‘unkind’ swipe at State prosecution

    It would appear from the statements made by the prosecution and hired South African Afriforum lead Advocate, Gerrie Nel that the State was hoping to use the case as part of a broader push against powerful people within Botswana and South Africa...

  • Emergency Powers Act not a blank cheque-KBL

    The brewer's country director, Brinno Diaz said President Mokgweetsi Masisi should not hide behind the EPA to do as he pleases because just like everyone else, the President is constrained to act legally and in the interest of the people.Diaz, in...

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