Law Society has already pronounced position on lawyer it will investigate

The Law Society of Botswana (LSB) may have put itself in a difficult position by calling for the resignation of the Director of the Directorate of Public Prosecutions, Stephen Tiroyakgosi, from office. The Society now has to investigate the same Tiroyakgosi and possibly recommend punitive action whose net effect might…

Liquor traders appeal for tax waiver

Liquor operators in the country have appealed to the government to consider tax waives as the alcohol industry continues to battle with losses suffered from the ongoing liquor sale ban. Botswana Alcohol Industry Association (BAIA) Secretary General, Jacob Sesinyi told The Telegraph that engagements will be held with government after…

The Behaviour of COSBOTS is that of Contemptuous Rudeness

Botswana Musicians Union (BOMU) have since October 2020 been only in vain seeking audience with that institution trading shamelessly as a Copyright Society of Botswana (COSBOTS). Like a guilty thief, they have been avoiding us since last year October to date. We had finally hoped to meet them as planned…

Amid pandemic, Botswana seeks new aviation, tourism partners

While some Covid 19 travel restrictions imposed in 2020 have eased, in Botswana, international travel seems far from recovery. Part of the problem, pundits maintain, is due to lack of business travel, and international tourism. At the moment, official figures show that Inbound and outbound travel looks likely to be…

South African has long ‘acquitted’ Butterfly

Almost a month to Justice Zein Kebonang’s judgement last week acquitting Butterfly, a fellow judge in South Africa Dennis Davis had already made a similar ruling, except that his was in the form of a legal opinion. Kebonang on Monday ruled that former intelligence officer at the Directorate of Intelligence…

Deficits increase, weakening the country’s Reserves

Botswana’s diamond led economy continues to record trade deficits, which have weakened the country’s reserves and balance of payments. According to the Trade and Merchandise report for June released this week by Statistics Botswana, exports increased by 43.4 percent to P7 billion compared to May’s revised value of P4.8 billion.…

Botswana’s vaccination drive runs into culture clash

© Scores of Batswana women dressed up in pants and men without jackets showing up at the Kgotla to take their Covid-19 jabs are being turned back because they offend the country’s traditional council’s dress code. Village Kgotlas or traditional community council have been identified as vaccination sites in Botswana’s…