No change in US/Botswana Visa policy

Government of Botswana has dismissed reports that United States President, Donald Trump has signed an executive order allowing all Batswana nationals to travel to the United States without Visas.

6th February 2017

BOPEU’s possible return to BOFEPUSU

6th February 2017

The newly appointed President of Botswana Public Employees Union (BOPEU), Masego Mogwera will not make any promises about the union affiliating to its former mother-body, Botswana Federation of Public Sector Unions (BOFEPUSU).

‘Send him to prison’

6th February 2017

It has been more than four years since Neelo Kgosikwena, 51, of Moshupa, lost her two daughters after their sister’s ex-boyfriend torched the house they were sleeping in.

UDC, BCP salvage talks, hope for deal

6th February 2017

Leaders of the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) and Botswana Congress Party (BCP) met this Monday to thrash out differences that caused a last-minute cancellation of the announcement of a deal last week.

I want my mother’s remains next to mine

6th February 2017

Modise Motshoge, 69, has almost found peace after exhuming his mother’s corpse from Mogoditshane cemetery yesterday to Phomolong cemetery in the suburbs of Phakalane where he also wishes to be buried.

Family tragedy as two kids drown in Moshupa

6th February 2017

A family in Moshupa is mourning the deaths of two children who drowned while playing in a gully on Sunday. Both, aged six and seven, were pupils of Kebonekgotla Primary School. 

Advocate Sidney Pilane fires salvo at CoA judges

6th February 2017

Advocate Sidney Pilane yesterday fired a salvo at Court of Appeal judges for what he terms lack of respect for lawyers.


23rd January 2017

A Botswana Prison warder stationed at Gerald Estates, who pleaded for anonymity to avoid possible reprimand, gave an account of what could have possibly aided the escape of the prisoners last week.

‘President’s duty to appoint Judges is ceremonial’ – LSB Counsel

23rd January 2017

Senior Counsel, Alec Freud has told the Court of Appeal that President Ian Khama cannot appoint a judge without the recommendation of the Judicial Service Commission (JSC).

Venson-Moitoi for Africa Union Commission Chair

23rd January 2017

The 28th Ordinary session of the African Union summit starts in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 22nd to 31st January 2017 under the theme ‘harnessing the demographic dividend through investments in the youth’.

Segokgo confident BNF will retain Tlokweng

10th January 2017

Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) Parliamentary Candidate for Tlokweng, Kenneth Masego Segokgo is confident that his party will retain the constituency.

Mokone back in court Jan. 26

23rd December 2016

Dick Bayford, the lawyer representing Sunday Standard Editor,  Outsa Mokone, on Friday requested Broadhurst Magistrate not to continue the case against his client pending the finalisation of the appeal case.

Troubled UB not closing down - Dr. Madigele

23rd December 2016

The troubled University of Botswana (UB) will not close, this is the assurance that Dr. Alfred Madigele, Minister of Tertiary Education, Research, Science and Technology gave Parliament on Friday.

It follows UB Vice Chancellor Professor Thabo Fako’s presentation to the Parliamentary Committee on Statutory Bodies and State Enterprises last month that the institution is going through a difficult time and needs close to P1 billion to survive next year.

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