Joel Konopo

Joel Konopo is the co-founder of the INK Centre for Investigative Journalism. He is a former Botswana Guardian editor and a board member of the Media Institute of Southern Africa

Botswana’s president goes shopping for a farm

Mokgweetsi Masisi is on a shortlist to acquire a portion of Botswana’s Banyana Farms — even though his bid did not meet the brief

Censorship, the unexpected side-effect of Covid-19

If the coronavirus outbreak has taught us anything beyond the necessity of washing our hands, it is that its victim has been leadership

Botswana’s media is in crisis

COMMENT We live in a divided political environment and amid radical economic disparities. But there is one thing...

Spooks implicated in Botswana’s mysterious ivory stockpile

Following a raid on one of its camps the country's notorious intelligence agency is under pressure to explain why it had a warehouse full of tusks.

Who is Botswana’s new spy chief?

Peter Magosi joined the army at the age of 22 and progressed through the ranks to become a brigadier

Spooks implicated in Botswana’s mysterious ivory stockpile

Botswana’s intelligence services are accused of hiding elephant tusks from the wildlife department

Botswana: State official under scrutiny over gravel business and under-serviced loans

Public administration minster Eric Molale is quarrying gravel seemingly without permission from the state development agency he owes P4-million.

Satellite images show Botswana Defence Force doing building work at Khama residence

The images contradict claims from the office of President Ian Khama that the military is not carrying out construction on his private holiday home.

Journalists threatened while investigating Botswana’s ‘Nkandla’

Botswana security agents outside President Ian Khama's rural residence told three journalists they would be shot if they came that way again.

Botswana intelligence detain journalist after corruption stories

Freelance journalist Sonny Serite was arrested on Thursday, but not yet charged. Serite recently covered stories about alleged corruption of R250m.

Botswana’s ‘shoot-to-kill policy’ against suspected poachers

The Botswana government has been accused of valuing wildlife more than human life, as it ups the ante against illegal hunters in the region.

Botswana repeatedly raids preservation fund

The Pula Fund was established to cushion the country once its revenue from diamonds dries up. But critics say it's more of an emergency slush fund.

Press Releases

Introducing the new CSIR strategy and identity

This will guide the research, development and innovation organisation in its pursuit to conduct research that enables a capable state

Itec serves up high-tech integrated surveillance system for family food company

The system includes facial recognition software and a thermal screening solution that will provide instant temperature screening of all employees

Transport Month

An infrastructure-led recovery will help to stimulate demand in the South African economy, which is vital post the Covid-19 pandemic

Limpopo’s Economic Recovery Plan to fight Covid-19 impact

Billions have been set aside to help farmers and industries get back on their feet as part of the Limpopo Socio-Economic Recovery Plan

Disrupt the corrupt

Whistle-blowers should be seen as real heroes in the fight against corruption and we need a change in culture for this to happen

Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

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