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.

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Municipal audit outcomes reveal public sector financial management must be professionalised

SAICA calls for a review of the mandatory minimum skills and qualifications required for all key financial management positions within the public sector

Eleven ways to protect yourself against fraud

While financial services firms work continuously to improve security, fraudsters are always devising new plans to circumvent the latest safety measures

Security and Compliance Evolution in the Data Revolution

Organisations must adopt a risk-based approach to compliance and rely on technology to mitigate that risk and on people and process controls as well

Covid-19 vs Child Nutrition

Children are being impacted severely across the world because of things such as reduced immunisation as health services prioritise treating Covid-19 cases

MTN’s network innovation sees 5G launched at 100 sites countrywide

MTN South Africa has launched its widely accessible 5G network – the first of MTN’s 21 operations across Africa and the Middle East

Economic ramifications of Covid-19

There is an opportunity for business and government in collaboration to galvanise and work together, and present ourselves as a viable destination for investment

BCX empowers its finance staff with professional accounting qualifications

'For the finance function to go beyond the numbers we need to be professional and we cannot leave out the financial control experts'

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