Botswana Government has once again reiterated its position that their invitation to a wildlife and environmental expert Mike Chase to come forward and show the carcasses of 87 elephants he is said to have seen still stands.
Citizen minority shareholders in the Botswana Stock Exchange listed Sechaba Brewery Holdings which is a holding company for Kgalagadi Breweries Limited have expressed anxiety that a South African company is planning to stage a stealth takeover of the company without according other shareholders, especially citizens and Botswana based pension funds an opportunity to also purchase or increase the
In Botswana it is easier to have a back street abortion than to be treated for flu at Princes Marina Hospital.
For P800 and a click of the mouse, Batswana women who wish to terminate unwanted pregnancies can have their wishes fulfilled in a few hours while flue patients are still queing on the line to see a doctor – Sunday Standard investigations have revealed.
Divorce is becoming increasingly common; the burden of shame, failure, and blame continues to haunt divorcees and women are suffering the worst of it.
Just under six months into office, the government of President Mokgweetsi Masisi has been greeted by a less-than-sanguine picture of underlying economic conditions. The economic-stress however started during the era of Masisi’s predecessor – Ian Khama.
Despite making marked advances as business owners, women entrepreneurs across the globe are still facing hurdles, the MasterCard Index of Women Entrepreneurship (MIWE) 2018 report has said.
The report states that there are some deeply surrounded factors such as gender inequality that are limiting women-preneur’s ability to start or grow their business.
While Botswana was this month plunged in a publicity nightmare following false reports of mass elephant poaching - there has been a silver lining in the form of good publicity that places Botswana as the still go to area for spectacular safari experiences.
Due to improved global demand, it is expected that Botswana’s non-mining output will increase in 2018 and 2019. The central bank through its Monetary Policy Report (August 2018) has identified atleast eight sub-sectors of the economy that are expected to be drivers of Botswana’s non-mining sector during the 2018/9 fiscal year.
The last sitting of parliament was marked by flurry of Bills, with some moved as matter of urgency, irking some members of parliament as to why the Bills were being rushed without intense debate. As it turns out, it was all done in good faith as Botswana is not compliant with the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) recommendations on Anti Money Laundering and terrorism financing.
The Wilderness Holdings Limited shareholders have snubbed prominent local attorney - Parks Tafa.
Tafa is said to have submitted his name for re-election to the board of the BSE and JSE quoted tourism outfit at its Annual General Meeting held in the capital Gaborone recently.