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14 Oct 2019

BY VICTOR BAATWENG

14 Oct 2019

BY PATIENCE RADISOENG

Traditionally known for its “love” for horticultural products, the Botswana Marketing Board (BAMB) has made a little shift and is now ready to assist livestock farmers.

The change in direction was visible this week at the board launched its mobile veterinary clinic dubbed – BushVET.

14 Oct 2019

BY KABELO SEITSHIRO

14 Oct 2019

BY CEDRIC SWANKA

Singapore is now the world’s most competitive economy after beating the  United States  in an annual survey by the World Economic Forum (WEF). The same survey ranks Botswana 91st out of a total 141 countries assessed globally. But what exactly is competitiveness?

14 Oct 2019

BY VICTOR BAATWENG

The countdown to the national elections continues. The set date of October 23 is fast approaching and reality is about to sink for hundreds unlucky politicians who are vying for public office. The sad reality will however sink for 2 million plus Batswana immediately after the elections.

14 Oct 2019

BY VICTOR BAATWENG

The latest World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Report reflects a relatively muted performance by Botswana and the Sub Saharan region but provides a useful starting point to assess priorities.

14 Oct 2019

Unemployment is heartless and gruesome. Its ripple effects are devastating. It robs one of their self esteem and pride. The uncompromising effects of unemployment include adverse financial hardship and poverty, debt, homelessness, family tensions and breakdown, boredom, alienation, shame and stigma, increased social isolation, crime, erosion of confidence and even ill-health among others.

14 Oct 2019

The country's mining sector has taken a knock in the second quarter of the year as the diamond industry caught a hiccup, and the country's sole gold mine continues to struggle, this is according to Statistics Botswana's index of the physical volume of mining production for the second quarter of the year.

14 Oct 2019

Locally produced electricity continues to improve as the troubled Morupule B stabilised, contributing positively to power generation and lower power imports, Statistics Botswana data released on Friday shows.

14 Oct 2019

BY BONNIE MODIAKGOTLA

The property listed FAR Property Company (FPC) with close ties to the Choppies group has delivered two retaliatory blows this week, announcing that it has axed  its external auditor  PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC) as well as the resignation of the company's chairman, who had put the founder's head on the chopping block.

08 Oct 2019

BY VICTOR BAATWENG 

The newly elected board of Botswana’s mass grocery retailer – Choppies Enterprise will once again finds itself in a tight corner as it prepares to select the company’s new external auditors.

08 Oct 2019

BY KABELO SEITSHIRO

Canadian miner Lucara Diamond Corporation says it will sell one of its exceptional precious stone – Sewelo through a closed tender.

The viewing and tender closing will be held at the miner’s facilities in the capital Gaborone according to Managing Director (MD) Naseem Lahri.

08 Oct 2019

Botswana’s taxman and the banking sector are reportedly at loggerheads over some provisions of the country’s tax regime.

At centre of the dispute is the full definition of “withholding tax” (WHT) by the Botswana Unified Revenue Service (BURS) which the banking sector defines differently in some instances.

08 Oct 2019

BY CEDRIC SWANKA

The Chief Executive of Botswana Gambling Authority - Thuli Johnson has been named amongst the 14 members’ team of the newly elected International Association of Gaming Regulators (IAGR) committee.

IAGR is an organization which consists of representatives from gaming regulatory organizations from across the world including Botswana.

08 Oct 2019

BY VICTOR BAATWENG

The day of the national elections – October 23rd is fast approaching. Like they always say, it’s getting hotter in the kitchen. Politicians and their associates who cannot stand the heat have already left the kitchen.

08 Oct 2019

BY KABELO SEITSHIRO

The country’s only listed security company – G4S Botswana continues to post surging profits as the deployment of technology based on the company’s security solutions nudges growth from top to bottom line.

08 Oct 2019

BY CEDRIC SWANKA

The Chief Executive of Botswana Gambling Authority - Thuli Johnson has been named amongst the 14 members’ team of the newly elected International Association of Gaming Regulators (IAGR) committee.

IAGR is an organization which consists of representatives from gaming regulatory organizations from across the world including Botswana.

01 Oct 2019

BY BONNIE MODIAKGOTLA

The embattled local retail giant Choppies has lost its external auditor barely a year after the firm was appointed, further complicating matters for the group that has been under pressure to clear its name.

01 Oct 2019

BancABC's interim profit has significantly dropped more than the bank had initially anticipated and communicated to the markets, with the mid-tier bank blaming it on costs of funding.

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