Policy unclear on allocation routes

In 2012, the Tlokweng Land Board offices were overrun by thousands hoping to get a share of 285 plots available for allocation
In 2012, the Tlokweng Land Board offices were overrun by thousands hoping to get a share of 285 plots available for allocation

Residential land allocation is a sore point in Botswana. The problem always manifests whenever there is a call, especially in peri-urban areas, for land applications.

In some instances, the desperate landless were forced to sleep next to Land Board offices just to make to the queue to drop off an application, leading to stampedes and disorder.  

The recent cases that have made land crisis a talking point was the stampedes that occurred in Oodi, Ramotswa and Tlokweng.

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CoA brings sanity to DIS/DCEC long-standing feud

This decision follows the raiding of the office of the former Director General of the DCEC, Tymon Katlholo early 2022 and his staff officer by the DIS operatives who reportedly took files that they had targeted.After all back and forth arguments, the CoA has set the record straight giving an invaluable lesson to the DIS that it was no super security organ and it does not have any powers to cogently supervise other security organs including the...

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