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05 Aug 2018

Former president Ian Khama had to learn kwaito dance in order to dazzle a youthful voter constituency and for the same reason, his successor, Mokgweetsi Masisi, has guest-starred at a car-spinning competition using his nom de plume of smoke from a spinning car – “Sisiboy.”

05 Aug 2018

Court of Appeal judge Monametsi Steven Gaongalelwe has notified the Attorney General of his intentions to approach the Court of Appeal to block the Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP) from instituting a possible theft charge against him.

05 Aug 2018

President Mokgweetsi Masisi’s Vice Presidential plans face a major threat with his Vice President Slumber Tsogwane facing competition in the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP)’s upcoming primary elections.

05 Aug 2018

For as long as it has been going on, the public debate about whether President Mokgweetsi Masisi can legally block the appointment of Colonel Isaac Kgosi as Lieutenant General Ian Khama’s private secretary has missed one very important detail.

05 Aug 2018

The abandoned Ntsweng Heritage Sight (also known as Ga Mmakgosi) in Molepolole is set to become a hive of activity thanks to the planned P30 million cultural hub. The organizers, Kgosi Sechele I Museum Board have so far raised P22 million that will be used to complete Phase One of the project.

05 Aug 2018

In December 2017, NBFIRA – a state agency mandated by an ACT of Parliament to regulate and enforce compliance within the non-bank financial sector was alerted to a conflict between two of its licensed institutions – BPOPF and CMB.

05 Aug 2018

Operating in the prime ecotourism safari lands of Botswana, Wilderness Holdings is upbeat about investing in African tourism markets which offer authentic wildlife and safari experiences.

The Group which is celebrating 35 years of its existence wants to penetrate in a market where it feels its specific ecotourism model can have positive conservation and community impacts.

05 Aug 2018

The trailblazing Sprint Couriers has acquired entire shareholding in Aramex Botswana just three years after the two companies went into a partnership. The latest deal forms part of Sprint Couriers’ ambitions to expand to other markets in the future.

05 Aug 2018

Sources close to the Botswana Stock Exchange quoted lender, Letshego Holdings believes that there was no way Chris Low was going to remain as the group’s Managing Director until the end of his contract.

Low handed a sudden resignation from the plum-post this week, a development that the pan-African lender has since confirmed.

05 Aug 2018

Botswana Stock Exchange quoted lender, First National Bank Botswana (FNBB), is expecting bumper profit for its full year financial results, signalling that the bank may be well on its way to recovery.

05 Aug 2018

The Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) has written to Parliament requesting for a diversion of atleast P179 million from the Integrated Support Programme for Arable Agricultural Development (ISPAAD) monies.

If agreed, the money will be used to bail out the loss-making Botswana Meat Commission (BMC) which is also under the custody of MoA. The company owes both farmers and the government.

05 Aug 2018

Botswana will need to add up to 500MW of committed, dispatchable electricity generating capacity by 2040, in order to keep pace with the demand.

A report by Tlou Energy in association with the Mott MacDonald Group has revealed.

05 Aug 2018

Debswana employees through Botswana Miners Workers Union (BMWU) have pointed an accusing finger at Orapa Letlhakane and Damtshaa Mines (OLDM) management for victimizing and intimidating employees. They have also accused the General Manager of OLDM Bakani Motlhabani for failing to act on their grievances and have called for his removal.

05 Aug 2018

The much talked about stock, the Botswana Telecommunications Corporation Limited (BTCL), is expected to lose further ground in the coming weeks due to increased selling pressure from retail investors.

Local financial analysts believe the trend is to some extent reflecting the negative effects of restricting the ownership of the shares to the citizens only. 

05 Aug 2018

Following a series of disappointment with some of its service providers and business partners over the past few years, the Botswana Public Officers Pension Fund (BPOPF) is reportedly cross-checking the credibility of those in its data base.

05 Aug 2018

“The Story of Israel's economic miracle” is a 2009 book by Dan Senor and Saul Singer about the economy of Israel. It examines how Israel, a 60-year-old nation with a population of 7.1 million, was able to reach such economic growth that "at the start of 2009, some 63 Israeli companies were listed on the NASDAQ, more than those of any other foreign country.

05 Aug 2018

Former President Festus Mogae, ever the liberal democrat thought he could put an end to the cat and mouse chase between the police and sex workers by legalizing prostitution.

05 Aug 2018

Most Batswana young adults usually trade stories about severe beating (or beatings) they received as child ren at the hands of parents or other family members, in the name of “discipline.

05 Aug 2018

The use and abuse of women in Botswana took a gruesome turn when the dawn of a new week, month and season came with the discovery of a body of a young woman who had had her head severed off. Not a scene from the fictitious television drama Crime Scene Investigation (CSI) but a grotesque reality that happened Tlokweng (Just outside Gaborone).

05 Aug 2018

Township Rollers maiden appearance in the group stages of the CAF champions’ league group stages has come at a major cost as the team continues to bleed cash in penalties by the continental football body.

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