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09 Dec 2018

BY PORTIA NKANI

Just as recent as November 2018, Botswana households got a “treat” from retailers known as “Black Friday” – a popular discounted shopping spree where some shops decide to sell their products at a “normal-normal” price to consumers.

09 Dec 2018

Once again, that our neighbours, South Africa are facing massive power problems is not news. What also is not news is the fact that when South Africa coughs we get the flu. It is for this reason that the minister responsible for energy resources Eric Molale and the Botswana Power Corporation has come out to caution against eminent load shedding.

09 Dec 2018

BY KABELO SEITSHIRO

As a measure to tighten screws on-money laundering the Citizen Entrepreneurship Development Agency (CEDA) says it is developing a framework to safeguard its reputation and to prevent being used as a channel for money laundering or other illegal financial activities.

09 Dec 2018

BY KABELO SEITSHIRO

The Bank of Botswana (BoB) Governor - Moses Pelaelo called on the country’s key financial stakeholders that deal with issues relating to money laundering to join hands  and map a way forward  to address what he calls “strategic deficiencies”.

09 Dec 2018

BY PORTIA NKANI

Global wage growth in 2017 was not only lower than in 2016, but fell to its lowest growth rate since 2008, far below the levels obtaining before the global financial crisis.

09 Dec 2018

BY CALISTUS BOSALETSWE

Botswana has been referred as a conduit for Japan appetite for minerals and oil in the region after Fukushima nuclear disaster seven years which exacerbated Japans energy insecurity,and forced the country to aggressively explore and extract resources worldwide.

09 Dec 2018

BY ARNOLD LETSHOLO

Different stakeholders the past week met in Borolong, a district already experiencing the impacts of climate change, to device means of reducing its impacts- mitigation; and device means of positively living with its impacts-adaptation.

09 Dec 2018

A number of businesses are selling expired goods to unsuspecting customers in Sowa Town posing to them health hazards. The revelation was made by the Mayor of Sowa Town George Maphane during a Sowa Town Full Council meeting last week. He said during their routine inspections they identified retailers who were selling expired goods and they were fined for doing that.

07 Dec 2018

By Portia Nkani

Last week Members of Parliament, journalists in the press gallery and some members of the public who were in attendance in Parliament were left in shock and dismay following sentiments by the Minister responsible for land - Kefentse Mzwinila who refuted that there is land crisis in Botswana.

07 Dec 2018

By Portia Nkani

There is general agreement that growth momentum in Africa remains fragile, and that the ‘Africa rising’ narrative is now far more nuanced than before, with different regions and indeed countries facing divergent economic prospects.

07 Dec 2018

By Bonnie Modiakgotla

The Botswana government says it will wait until mid – 2019 to know if it will continue with BCL liquidation or to keep the mine, the country’s ministry of Mineral Resources, Green Technology and Energy Security revealed to parliament last week Friday.

07 Dec 2018

By Bonnie Modiakgotla

Botswana faces increased threats of power cuts due to combinations of several factors which include malfunctioning plants, and difficulty in sourcing power imports.

07 Dec 2018

By Calistus Bosaletswe

The Botswana Tourism Organisation (BTO) is expected to spend millions of Pula again to host a “I love Botswana” ensemble similar to the one held in New York, USA earlier this year.

07 Dec 2018

The fight for the control of a subsidiary of local retailer - Choppies Enterprises in Zimbabwe continues to make headlines news in that country as war between former business partners, now turned foes continue to turn ugly.

07 Dec 2018

By Victor Baatweng

Orange Botswana Chief Executive Patrick Benon has described his company as the leader in the digital money transfer within the telecommunications industry in the country.

03 Dec 2018

BY BONNIE MODIAKGOTLA

Choppies Enterprises - the country’s leading retailer has been caught in violation of labour laws following inspections done at some of its stores across the country by government agencies. 

03 Dec 2018

BY PORTIA NKANI

GRAHAMSTOWN, SOUTH AFRICA – As curtains continues to fall for the year 2019, new data is also suggesting that economic opportunity in Sub Saharan Africa is suddenly slowing down. 

The slow-motion has been attributed to the slow economic growth in some of the major economies. Tensions are uphill as some are going into general elections in 2019. 

03 Dec 2018

The government has once again failed to table the much anticipated law on the Declaration of Assets and Liabilities during the ongoing session of Parliament. 

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