ALL EYES ON CHILLYBOY RAKGARE, THE NEW MINISTER OF SPORT

The October 2019 General elections that ushered in a new government brought hope to the nation that things will be changed and done differently. The sports fraternity is also optimistic that the new minister of Sport, Tumiso Chillyboy Rakgare will bring hope, transformation and position sport as one entity that…

PROTECTIONIST POLICIES CAN BE BAD – ECONOMIC THINK-TANK

The country’s small market makes it vulnerable to monopolies that might act against the interests of consumers, thus a need for enhanced regulation and competition, however, the country has been advised not rely much on protectionist policies, says research firm Econsult. In the third quarterly brief from the economic research…

MANGOLE’S ADMISSION IS WELCOME DEVELOPMENT

Sometime in September last year, I wrote an opinion article in the Sunday Standard discussing the role of the Kgosi’s younger brothers on chieftainship matters. The article was a response to widespread accusations levelled against Kgosi Kgafela II’s younger brothers, Bakgatle Kgafela and Mmusi Kgafela by Mochudi’s radical faction of…

MAKING AGRIC “COOL” AGAIN…FOR THE YOUTH, BY THE YOUTH

By catching Botswana’s youthful population and showing them the potential of agriculture as a challenging but rewarding business a new generation can certainly be sent to local farms. This came clear at the Youth Alive Foundation event held in the capital Gaborone targeted at the local youth with the aim…

KEBONANG WANTS MASISI CHARGED IN NPF GRAFT CASE

Former Minister Sadique Kebonang has accused the Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP) of double standards after it slapped him with corruption charges over donations made to President Mokgweetsi Masisi’s campaign in National Petroleum Fund (NPF) case, while the president was never cited. In his affidavit before a panel of three…

BOKA CONSIDERING BID FOR 2024 KARATE COMMONWEALTH GAMES

Botswana Karate Association (BOKA) hinted that Botswana would consider bidding to host the 10th Commonwealth Karate Championships edition in 2024. The bid comes five months after the association hosted the Africa Karate Championships (UFAK). The Commonwealth Karate Championships is an event organised by the Commonwealth Karate Federation, aimed at demonstrating…

KHAMA PLAYS FAVORITE VICTIM CARD IN P100 BILLION LOOTING SCANDAL

Former President Ian Khama (conspicuously absent from his successor President Mokgweetsi Masisi’s Inauguration ceremony) used the opportunity to deny his alleged involvement in the P100 billion Bank of Botswana (BoB) looting scandal. True to character, Khama was quick to present himself as a victim of a witch-hunt orchestrated by the…

STRIVE MASIYIWA NO LONGER “NUMBER ONE” BECAUSE OF YOU

The founder of telecommunications operator -Mascom Wireless, Strive Masiyiwa will not return as a major player in Botswana’s telecommunications sector. This follows reports that his plan to acquire a stake in Mascom that belongs to South African teleco – MTN Group Ltd has hit a snag after he could not…

BSE’S TOP 10 TRADED COMPANIES: WHO MADE THE LIST?

Letshego holdings, Choppies group, RDC Properties and Botswana Telecommunication Corporation Limited have all dropped the ball in competing for the top performers in the local bourse this year compared to the previous year. The above companies which last year battled and made it to the top ten performers in local…

AS THE HARDER WORK BEGINS, PLEASE SPARE US ANY MORE PROMISES!

For any of the contenders, winning the election was always going to be easy. The harder task is about to start. That task is far removed from electioneering. It involves facing a nation in despair and telling them that you feel their pain. It involves making choices on behalf of…