This past week, the current minister responsible for Minerals, Eric Molale told a group of journalists in the capital Gaborone that the government is looking at, “re-opening Phikwe” but has no intentions to hold a stake in the new operation.
A renowned commercial farmer based in South Africa Peter Quelly has said that a robust agriculture sector in Botswana could be the major job creator in Botswana.
In a sign that Botswana is climbing down on its earlier official position not to accept soft loans from the Chinese Government, the government this week agreed to sign an agreement on free interest soft loans from the latter.
Liquidity in the Botswana Stock Exchange is expected to improve in the not so distant future after the regulator approved the local bourse’s rules regulating market makers.
South African Express Airway has announced that on the 27th August they will be resuming their operations on the Gaborone Johannesburg route after a two months interruption from Botswana’s airspace.
This follows a reinstatement of both airline’s Air Operator Certificate (AOC) and Aircraft Maintenance Organization (AMO) licenses by the South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA).
Bijie, China - Presidential affairs Minister, Nonofo Molefhi, came to the conclusion that Botswana’s poverty reduction efforts have fallen short of their objective following his participation in the 2018 China-Africa Poverty reduction and development benchmarking exercise in Bijie, China.
The Motor Vehicle Accident (MVA) Fund is currently reinvigorating itself as it reels through a number of challenges that it went through over years.
As part of its efforts to revive itself, the Fund is said to have launched a fourth strategic plan known as “Kgogamasigo”.
The Local Enterprise Authority (LEA) has continued with its effort to teach Batswana agricultural entrepreneurs to use modern-day, techniques that are commercially viable and can lead to national food sufficiency in horticultural products.
The outgoing EU Ambassador to Botswana, Alexander Baum has advised Botswana to be more tactical in its dealings with fellow African states as well as the outside world.
Baum, who has been based in the capital Gaborone over the past four years, says it is important for Botswana to have credibility in the continent.
There is a narrative that likens banks to a person who offers you an umbrella when you do not need but then takes it away from you when you really need. Lending money is one of the oldest revenue models for banks, but the old tradition has its own risks.