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29 Jul 2019

The Botswana Institute for Development Policy Analysis (BIDPA) has been ranked the best think tank in Sub Saharan Africa. This is according to the 2018 Global Go To Think Tank Index Report.

29 Jul 2019

Two African scholars, one at the University of Botswana, have poured cold water on Botswana’s much vaunted status as a “shining example” of democracy.

29 Jul 2019

When the Botswana Unified Revenue Services (BURS) seized four luxury cars from a Phakalane home, there should have been mention of the National Petroleum Fund (NPF) but there wasn’t. Not that the cars were bought with money looted from the NPF as has been alleged with regard to some suspects who have already been charged in the case.

29 Jul 2019

BY MPHO KUHLMANN

Americans have a derogatory phrase that rhymes with mother father that is used to slight men who date women with children, while Batswana men may not be that churlish, most however share the distaste for single mothers.

29 Jul 2019

BY VICTOR BAATWENG

If this news item was about the American entertainment sports known as Wrestling, then a local assets management firm – Kgori Capital was certainly going to be classified as the “last man standing”.

29 Jul 2019

BY VICTOR BAATWENG

Whilst it’s an open secret that Botswana and Kenya are not speaking the same language when it comes to ivory trade, the two countries have decided to avoid public spat on the issue.

Infact Botswana President – Mokgweetsi Masisi classifies it as “sticky” and “sensitive”.

29 Jul 2019

BY BONNIE MODIAKGOTLA

Statistics Botswana’s international merchandise trade statistics show that the country continues to register trade deficits in second half of the year badly, according to data from statistics Botswana’s international merchandise trade statistics for May.

29 Jul 2019

BY DUNCAN KGANGKENNA

Sebego Attorneys made a historic move in the country’s legal fraternity by being the first law firm to attain Botswana Bureau of Standards (BOBS) certificate known as BOS ISO 9001:2015.

29 Jul 2019

BY BONNIE MODIAKGOTLA

There is demographic shift that is taking place in Botswana, and this does not only offer opportunities for economic growth, but also calls for reflection and changes to the country’s pension policy, revealed Non-Bank Financial Institutions Regulatory Authority (NBFIRA) in its latest research report.

29 Jul 2019

BY CEDRIC SWANKA

Budget figures shared at the national assembly this week shows that when it comes to the medical industry, foreign owned companies are kings.

A breakdown of the budget in the last four financial years paint a picture of an industry that is foreign dominated precisely on the air evacuation sub sector.

29 Jul 2019

BY PORTIA NKANI

The month of June 2020 has been set at the new deadline for the handover of the Kazungula Bridge project.

The project, which is expected to link Botswana to Zambia, was initially slated to be completed by March 2019 but the contractor failed to reach the target date due to lack of payments from the Zambia government.

29 Jul 2019

BY BONNIE MODIAKGOTLA

The ministry of Finance and Economic development has amended the Transfer Duty Act to exempt citizens from paying transfer duty for properties or land valued at P1 million or less, as parliament passed the Transfer Duty amendment Bill.

29 Jul 2019

BY PATIENCE RADISOENG

Batswana are leading the customer base at the De Beers Group’s Forevermark store located at the Sir Seretse Khama International Airport (SSKIA) in Gaborone, the company has said.

De Beers’s executive vice president of diamond trading, Paul Rowley recently revealed that the Forevermark store at SSKIA is progressing well.

29 Jul 2019

BY KABELO SEITSHIRO

Sedireng Serumola is a possibly the right man in Botswana to share how it feels like to have the lightening strike twice but for a very good reason.

This week, Serumola was named the new managing director of Diamond Trading Company Botswana (DTCB) replacing the ousted Tabake Kobedi.

29 Jul 2019

BY KABELO SEITSHIRO

De Beers Mining Company’s revenue continues to slide as challenging trade conditions in the rough diamonds space persist.

29 Jul 2019

BY VICTOR BAATWENG

This past week we were privileged to travel to the capital city of Nairobi, Kenya courtesy of the Botswana Investment and Trade Centre (BITC) which led a group of business people from Botswana for a trade forum with their counterparts in that eastern nation.

29 Jul 2019

BY VICTOR BAATWENG

NAIROBI, KENYA – Whilst a Bilateral Air service Agreement (BASA) signed recently by Botswana and Kenya gives national airlines of the respective countries equal chance to introduce direct flights between the two Africans, Air Botswana’s counterpart – Kenyan Airways code named – KQ seems to be the luckiest amongst the two.

29 Jul 2019

Fitch Solutions, the industry-leading provider of credit, debt market, and macro intelligence solutions, and primary distributor of credit ratings agency Fitch Ratings, has forecasted that Bank of Botswana (BoB) will cut its benchmark interest rate by end of this year to stimulate economic growth.

29 Jul 2019

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29 Jul 2019

BY DUNCAN KGANGKENNA

The Botswana Football Association (BFA) Disciplinary Committee chairperson, Martin Dingake, is refusing to preside over a case against Tebogo Sebego.

Dingake informed the BFA legal advisor, Tebatso Hule, of his stance.

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