Business confidence rose by a huge 41 percent from a slump of negative 12 percent last year, a report by an international audit firm, Grant Thornton said last week.
African Diamonds’ newly appointed Managing Director, James Campbell, leapt to the defence of his talkative chairman, John Teeling, and ruled out doubts over the prospects of the opening of AK6 gem-diamond mine saying they were according to plan and would open by 2009.
The Botswana Stock Exchange (BSE) is likely to be transformed into a private company with limited liabilities. This follows the recommendations of experts engaged by government to see how the standard of exchange could be enhanced.
Botswana Insurance Fund Management (Bifm), the icon of the local fund management industry, lifted up the fortunes of BIHL as new business increased by 36 percent, marking the opening of the New Year’s financial reporting period.
During this week, three blue chip companies, BIHL, FNBB and Barclays will unveil their full year and half year results.
The BNF has now reached the danger-point.
The die is cast as all the noise from that side has all the hallmarks of preparations for a Special Congress.
Heads are set to roll.
Sometime late last year, this column offered unsolicited advice to BNF president, Otsweletse Moupo, imploring him to call a Special Congress.
In his budget speech, Finance and Development Planning minister, Baledzi Gaolatlhe, once again accentuated poor program implementation as one of the critical impediments to effective and efficient service delivery both in the public service and the private sector.
At times we make life too serious, hence it results in complications and passion killings.
This article is in part a response to Eddie Mdluli’s opinion on prostitution, but it is also an attempt to address the broader subject of prostitution.
While Mdluli claims to tackle the subject from ‘the standpoint of some research’ this is not evident, save ‘driving past by some prostitutes on some of our roads’ which he did.
For some years now, I have been disturbed by pronouncements made by Kgosi Seepapitso IV of Bangwaketse.
Most of us have been keeping quiet in the belief that our elders would take issue with him for his behavior.
I will, however, concern myself with bad behavior meted out to the people of Moshupa by Kgosi Seepapitso.
Traditionally, the Ministry of Finance in Botswana has enjoyed greater prestige than other ministries.
This emanates from its role as a coordinating ministry.
But it also has a lot to do with the fact that immediately after independence this ministry was led by Ketumile Masire who was Vice President at the time.