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Nicholas Mokwena
  • Botswana faces labour and employment challenges

    Botswana continues to face labour and employment challenges with unemployment rate standing at 25.4 percent, according to the latest Statistics Botswana Quarterly Multi -Topic Survey, Quarter 4, 2022, V2.The report shows employment population ratio...

  • SADC electoral commissions urged to introspect

    The Speaker of South Africa’s Parliament Nosiviwe Noluthando Mapisa-Nqakula, has challenged Electoral Commissions in Southern African to reflect upon the changes, challenges, and progress of electoral democracy and governance in Southern African...

  • Masisi should not be a spectator while the country plunges into a crisis

    Botswana Congress Party (BCP) President Dumelang Saleshando has expressed concern that his plea to President Mokgweetsi Masisi to convene an All Party Conference has fallen on deaf ears.Saleshando told Botswana Guardian that the head of state has...

  • Education ministry fails target for schools’ maintenance

    The Ministry of Education and Skills Development has failed to meet its target for cyclic maintenance of schools, Minister Dr Douglas Letsholathebe has said.He said his ministry has 207 Junior Secondary Schools, 32 Senior Secondary and two (2)...

  • Gammangwato Royal tensions re-surface

    There has been tensions within the royal Gammangwato family over the running of affairs in the royal house. Things escalated when former President who is also Kgosi of Gammangwato, Ian Khama fled the country to neighbouring South Africa.Khama has...

  • Troubled Mahalapye bus rank completed with defects

    Mahalapye District Council has sought legal advice over its failed defective bus rank which has been under reconstruction.Construction of the bus rank started in May 2021 and since then it has never been fully utilised as it continued to experience...

  • Judiciary plunges into deeper crisis

    An alleged intention by the Chief Justice to call for the convening of the High Court Rules Committee to amend Order 42 Rule 1B might plunge the judiciary into deeper crisis dampen the public confidence erosion, Botswana Guardian has learnt.Sources...

  • "Stay away from UDC/IEC case"

    The Botswana Democratic Party (BDP leadership has issued an instruction to party members not to get involved in any debate regarding the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) and Independent Electoral Commission (IEC), Botswana Guardian has learnt.The...

  • No residential plot allocations in Moremi Game reserve - Dr Mzwinila

    Lands and Water Affairs Minister Dr Kefentse Mzwinila says he is not aware of any communities within Moremi Game Reserve facing challenges of plot allocations for residential, business and ploughing fields.He stated that Moremi Game Reserve is a...

  • DISS interference worries Leader Of Opposition

    Leader of Opposition, Dithapelo Keorapetse says the meddling of the Directorate of Intelligence and Security (DIS) in tenders in the last five years has been unprecedented.He said DISS does security clearance and has used this to interfere in the...

  • Smoke detected in P204m tourism tender

    In the swirling tempest of controversy surrounding the P204 million Ministry of Environment and Tourism project in Kasane, some aggrieved bidders have taken the route to report the matter to the corruption busting agency, Directorate on Corruption...

  • Panic as retrenchment looms at ABSA Botswana

    Panic and distress has hit most employees of Absa Bank Botswana Limited as the bank undertakes a rationalisation exercise which will see some employees, especially at managerial level, retrenched. Absa Bank Botswana is part of Absa Group Limited, an...

  • Corporate Governance on trial at BIUST

    A classical case of boardroom brawl and corporate governance entanglement has been exposed at the Botswana International University of Science and Technology (BIUST), Botswana Guardian has established.The University is currently conducting a...

  • Govt considers minimum wage adjustment

    The Minister of Labour and Home Affairs, Anna Mokgethi says government will consider the adjustment of minimum wage in the current financial year.She said the Minimum Wage Advisory Board, convened on the 10th August 2023 and 13th September 2023 and...

  • My government is corrupt - President Masisi

    President Mokgweetsi Masisi has admitted that there is too much corruption and maladministration in the government he leads. He said they have discovered that the ministries are very weak. According to the President, this is disheartening and needs...

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