Community stands between govt and Joubert

Beverly and Dereck Joubert next to their Great Plans Vehicle
Beverly and Dereck Joubert next to their Great Plans Vehicle

Renowned nature filmmakers Dereck and Beverly Joubert used to be the darlings of the Ministry of Environment, Wildlife and Nature Resources.

Their awe-striking wildlife documentaries and fine art photography were a permanent display at the ministry’s waiting area and around the Government enclave. But now, there is no love lost between the two. Government is seeking to chase out the Jouberts following fallout during the hunting ban saga.

Multiple sources from Government enclave recently disclosed that the wildlife ministry was asked by Office of the President to present the status report on Joubert’s operations in Botswana. Sources says the report was to be used to look for possibilities of kicking him out of the tourism business because of his strong criticism of Government with regards to the handling of the hunting.

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