Gakuto represents another Nazareth where skeptics never thought any good would come. And, like Nazareth, the place represents such a small village that has made it into the annals of history. This was said by the Honourable Minister of Minerals, Energy and Water Affairs, Ponatshego Kedikilwe.
Yolanda Cuba, the Chief Executive Officer of one of South Africa’s most diversified companies, Mvelaphanda Holdings, is lending support to this year’s Botswana International Financial Services Center (IFSC)’s Career Fair to be held at the Gaborone International Conference Center in two weeks’ time.
The Botswana Telecommunications Corporation (BTC), the country’s sole fixed telephone provider, paid P29.4 million to its sole shareholder, the Botswana government, thanks to rocketing profits recorded in the financial year that ended March this year.
African Diamonds plc, the AIM and Botswana listed Diamond Company, has announced the appointment of Ribson Gabonowe as the Chief Executive Officer of Kukama Mining & Exploration Company Pty Ltd. The company is a wholly owned Botswana subsidiary of African Diamonds.
Metropolitan Botswana, the life assurance outfit, celebrated its 10th anniversary in glamorous fashion last week when the government pledged its unwavering support for the development of the private sector in a bid to give it a bigger economic base in the country.
Norilsk Nickel, the world’s largest nickel and palladium miner, has appointed Peter Breese as chief executive of its new international mining and metallurgical division, the company said last week.
Joint partners in the AK6 proposed mine, African Diamonds and the world diamond mining giant, De Beers, are expected to finalise details of the mining lease this week, a top company official said Friday.
“There is a full board meeting on Tuesday in Johannesburg which is to approve details of the mining lease,” African Diamonds Managing Director, James Campbell, said.
Venture Partners Botswana, one of the country’s fledgling companies, has signed onto a money spinning tobacco project, under the flagship Benson Graig, whose products are targeted to the regional markets.
Peter Mandelson, the EU Trade Commissioner, issued a stern warning to Botswana and other ACP countries to commit themselves to a new trade deal before the end of the year saying otherwise he has “no hat and no rabbit to pull-out” to circumvent the World Trade Organisation rules.
The audience that turned up to watch the ballet gala organised by WeSSide Entertainment and the Grand Palm at the GICC on two consecutive nights proved that a sizable amount of locals appreciate the academic dance form. The Crown of the Ballet Moscow’s performances where lapped up one after the other.