The last time Botswana participated at the World Boxing Champions was ten years ago, and the performance was dismal. All the five boxers came home empty handed after being humiliated by their counterparts from around the world. This time around, Botswana will be sending two boxers and how they will perform against the World’s best remains a mammoth task.
BDF XI seems to have, once again, targeted community teams when it comes to the recruitment of players. The army side’s latest acquisition is Notwane’s danger man, Jonas Kwape. Kwape has since joined BDF as a trainee cadet, something that automatically qualifies him to play for BDF XI once his 12 month training is over.
In an award ceremony held at the end of last week’s Mokolodi Scorpion Cycling Challenge, Tshepeng Lemo became the first recipient of the Fabian Gordon Memorial trophy. The trophy was donated by POOLCO Managing Director, Graham Hood, in honour of the country’s most talented young cyclist who died recently in a tragic accident whilst training in the sport he so loved.
Myra Sekgororone, the Chief Executive Officer of the Botswana Tourism Board (BTB), said that the mandate of the BTB as established by an Act of Parliament of 2004, but which only become operational last year, is to aggressively market Botswana as a tourist destination of choice to local, regional and international markets.
The fledgling Tannery Industries Botswana (TIB) is on the verge of serving the international markets with processed hides but, at the same time, launched a scathing attack on the local financial institutions for turning a deaf ear on cash-flow needs.
The Botswana Telecommunication Authority (BTA) this week held a two-day consultation workshop for its stakeholders to discuss issues pertaining to Spectrum Licensing and Pricing in Botswana.
The Standard Chartered Bank of Botswana put its neck on the block on Monday by promising its customers a string of products roll-out programmes aimed at enhancing services in the banking sector’s battle for hearts and minds.
Net profits of JSC Norilsk Nickel rose by 60 percent to US$3.79 billion, about P 22.88 billion) in the first half of 2007, thanks to record-high global prices for its primary product - nickel.
Norilsk has had a busy year of acquisitions, a major share buyback and an ongoing shuffle at the executive level.
The Botswana Export Development and Investment Authority (BEDIA), the organizer of a four-day international exhibition, Global Expo Botswana, said last week that this year’s show has drawn a lot of interest from both local and international participants.
Mowana Mine General Manager, James Arthur, said at a recent ground breaking ceremony that they were on target to start production in early 2008 as the mine continues to achieve milestone after milestone in the long and tedious process that has led to the establishment of the mine.