There are fears that the recent reports about more than 80 elephants allegedly killed by poachers have the potential to affect the number of tourists that visit Botswana’s tourism destinations.
The Choppies group, Botswana’s leading mass grocery retailer and emerging regional player in the fast moving consumer goods is going through a mammoth task to appease and retain its investors from both fronts in the local bourse and the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.
Botswana has not been able to take advantage of its highest credit ratings by leading agencies, the Chief Executive Officer at the Botswana Stock Exchange (BSE) – Thapelo Tsheole has said.
Elsewhere, startups are beginning to move in on the territory of insurance giants, who are themselves beginning to change their service models.
While in Botswana things are still moving slow, in the global space Insurtech has already started to force the insurance industry to step up its game in terms of customer service and offerings.
The De Beers Group which has a had a tight grip on the diamond industry for over a decade says its future growth will be largely driven by Millennials and generation Z, the diamond miner revealed this week through its latest insight report.
At the age of 30, Nyarai Gondo will go into history as one of the earliest entrant into the mobile pharmacy businesses. At the moment, in Botswana, most delivery services are offered by eateries, building materials stores as well as parcel delivery companies while only a few, if not just one company in the medication sub-sector is into home delivery.
It is quite unfortunate that President Mokgweetsi Masisi unlike any other president before him has had to thwart off political enemies and fight battles from within his Botswana Democratic Party from the very moment he ascended to the throne. This may have given credibility to a possible speculation doing the rounds that his ascendance to the presidency may have been conditional.
The board of directors at Barclays Bank Botswana is said to have extended the work contract of the bank’s managing director - Reinette van der Merwe.
The board Chairman Oduetse Motshidisi on Friday confirmed the extension of the contract, but remained cagey on the time frame and other details.
Muti is a four letter word. Most Batswana consider the M word faux pas and will not mention in urbane company unless they are disparaging someone for believing in the power of black magic.
The cocktail of lust and love is a drug that gives a massive kick. Nothing compares to the feeling of new found infatuation, the euphoria that comes with wanting and being wanted, the ripple of excitement when you get a text from a loved one. The euphoria however wears off with time creating room for an attractive “other” to lure you away and challenge the sanctity of your relationship.
Former Botswana Football Association (BFA) employees Odirile Daka and Stephen Maleka are facing multiple charges of defrauding the always cash trapped association.
Daka and Maleka were recently arraigned before Extension II magistrate court Babedi Rankoro but their plea was reserved for later date and the accused can bring legal representation.
The Debswana First Division League teams and players will have to wait a little longer to kick a ball in anger.
This follows the indefinite suspension of the league due to hiccups in authorizing grants, completing payments and logistics. The league was supposed to start in both the north and south sides this previous weekend.
Former Botswana international footballer Tshepiso ‘Sox’ Molwantwa’s has set eyes on scoring big in the political field as he trades his goal scoring boots for politics.
Africa Union Sports Council (AUSC) Region 5 youth games Local Organising Committee (LOC) is optimistic that apart from financial constraints, Botswana will host successful Region 5 Youth championships.
Organisers of the Ride 106 Yarona FM Cycle Challenge have promised to deliver a bigger, better and charitable event when cyclists take to the saddle and pedal on October 14.
Now on its second installment, the Ride 106 Yarona FM Cycle Challenge said the cycling challenge will now be used to raise funds for charitable causes in the country.
Umbrella for Democratic Change leaders do not speak with confidence on any national issues.
On every big national issue, they behave like people walking on eggshells – lacking in determination, devoid of chutzpah and bereft of conviction. They are a people ill at ease with something we don’t as yet know. They are apologetic, and totally unsure of themselves.
There is a deep irony and even paradox about what Botswana Development Corporation was established for and what the state owned company has been doing lately.
BDC was established by Botswana Government in 1970 as its premier investment vehicle.
The company has a genuine and fair claim to being one of Botswana’s earliest and indeed enduring blue chips.
The 73rd session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 73) opens on 18th September 2018 in New York City, and His Excellency the President Mokgweetsi Eric Keabetswe Masisi will feature on the 27th. An eloquent man he is, there is no doubt he will articulate the nation’s priorities and aspirations in the most persuasive approach as to grip the attention of the world body.
I do not know for how long Botswana will continue to stretch its patience with Zimbabwe.
On the interdependent world stage, I do not give a damn about the self-centered and egoistic South Africa but I am humbled by Botswana whose behavior on the same stage has been somewhat consistent in raising eyebrows at home.
He looked at me and said,
“You know Prof, with him; you don’t need to be a rocket scientist, nor a super genius let alone a Sangoma nor a fortune teller to tell us that he was just a spaza”.
You know Prof,