The Botswana Insurance Fund Management (Bifm) on Tuesday signed the first government project with Public Private Partnership (PPP), Plot 21 office accommodation project. It is hoped that the signing will mark the start of a series of government procurement, which recognizes the private sector as a critical partner in the delivery of goods and services.
The European Union (EU) is the least concerned by the euphoria over Africa?s affinity with the emerging super power of China. This week, EU spokesperson, Ambassador Paul Malin, parried away any insinuations of the Union?s uneasiness about the new found economic romance between Africa and China.
The central bank last week decided to keep inflation target range on hold as a strategic plan to see where wind is blowing regarding the oil prices.
Orange Botswana is poised to lose another senior manager after the departure of the youthful Chief Executive Officer, Thapelo Lippe. The company?s Marketing Manager, Kago Mmopi, is on his way out to joining Barclays Bank Botswana. He would be assuming the position of Marketing Manager at Barclays ? a post that has been vacant in the past 18 months.
The debate over the ambitious project of regional economic integration proposed by the Southern African Development Community (SADC) has narrowed to a question of the region?s readiness.
Barclays Bank of Botswana (BBB), the biggest commercial bank in the country, is taking a strategic review that would enable it to use its weight to dominate its peers in the mortgage and asset and vehicle markets.
First National Bank of Botswana (FNBB) punched the air on Tuesday as its half year results showed that it led the commercial banking sector to the period up until the end of December last year.
The bank’s assets shot up by 111.6 percent, guided by the Bank of Botswana Certificates (Bobcs), mortgages and corporate and retail loan book to brighten the faces of its investors.
The second round of the Mascom Premier League started about three weeks ago. Most teams have reinforced by acquiring the services of players they deem necessary to help them to either gun for honours or to avoid the dreaded relegation axe. Performances of teams are seen as a team effort, and everybody’s contribution is seen as invaluable.
The Botswana Amateur Boxing Association (BABA) technical officer, Healer Modiradilo, has praised local boxers at the just ended Zone VI tournament in Gaborone for a job well done. Modiradilo told The Sunday Standard that, as compared to previous tournaments, the boxers have improved a lot in terms of technique.
Almost all the three major diamond areas, namely Jwaneng, Orapa and Letlhakane regions, are blessed with an abundance of football teams. Most of such teams are in their respective First divisions and rarely appear in the elite league. Those that make it to the premier league normally last a season or before being bundled back to the First Division.