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01 Nov 2018

By Kabelo Seitshiro

While a look from far could make the Botswana Energy Regulatory Authority (BERA) looks like a big elephant in the room, a closer look will however show that the authority is like a puppy - toothless.

01 Nov 2018

By Portia Nkani

Despite hiccups in the domestic banking sector, the commercial banks listed at the Botswana Stock Exchange Limited (BSEL) have delivered positive numbers on the third quarter of 2018 (Q3:2018).

01 Nov 2018

By Bonnie Modiakgotla

First National Bank Botswana, the biggest commercial bank in the country, appears fed up with mobile service providers that have encroached in what was traditionally the bank’s playground. The bank is responding with a similar product of its own.

01 Nov 2018

By John Regonamanye

The minister responsible for finance and economic development – Kenneth Matambo this week took his time to lecturer members of the House of Chiefs, otherwise known as ‘Ntlo ya Dikgosi’ on some of commonly (mis)used economic jargons.

01 Nov 2018

By Bonnie Modiakgotla

Sefalana Holding Company Limited - one of the top retailers in the country - has ended its long term relationship with its primary auditor - PWC.

01 Nov 2018

By Bonnie Modiakgotla

Wilderness Holdings just had its best half year results on the back of strong demand for bednights, utilisation of existing assets and the strengthening dollar. The ecotourism company on Monday released its unaudited financial results for the six months ended August 2018.

28 Oct 2018

It has been a tough three and half years for the Verma family particularly the only son of the family - Deepak Verma.

28 Oct 2018

The Parliamentary Committee on Statutory Bodies and State Enterprises has ordered the central bank – Bank of Botswana to conduct a forensic audit on one of the local commercial banks – Bank Gaborone.

28 Oct 2018

There is glimmer of hope for the many unemployed ICT graduates after Botswana Innovation Hub (BIH) together with Microsoft on Thursday launched the AppFactory programme to train graduates on industry relevant skills, giving them a better shot at employability and entrepreneurship.

28 Oct 2018

The board of directors of the Botswana Meat Commission (BMC) has said that atleast 100 people – citizens and non citizens made an application for the meat agency’s top post.

28 Oct 2018

When the American singer and superstar – Robert Kelly (R.Kelly) sat down to write one of his hit songs – “Speaking My language” he might have done that with both the BPC and tender issuance controversy on mind. The two seems to be inseparable given recent reports that the state owned entity is embroiled in yet another controversy relating to issuance of tenders.

28 Oct 2018

The Botswana Telecommunications Corporation Limited (BTCL) managing director has blamed the falling price of the company’s stock on the irrationality of retail investors.

28 Oct 2018

De Beers’ diamond production in the third quarter eased due to combinations of expected lower grades and a shutdown at some mines as the mining giant upgrades its processing plant ahead of its transition from open cut to underground mining. This was revealed in Anglo American third quarter production report released Tuesday.

28 Oct 2018

Although the Indigenous Knowledge Systems (IKS) have gained more attention as potential contributors to economic diversification, natural resources management, innovation, climate change mitigation and national identity building through arts, music, design, architecture and culture, there are insecurities about what happens to its data.

28 Oct 2018

While no time frame has been announced yet, Botswana will at some point, in the near future certainly operate under a reformed tax regime. This became clear at the just ended general assembly of the African Tax Administration Forum (ATAF) which was hosted by Botswana Unified Revenue Service (BURS) in the capital Gaborone this past week.

28 Oct 2018

The Board of Trustees have been urged to ensure that financial reports issued by their respective Fund enable stakeholders to make informed assessments of the Fund’s performance and its short-medium and long term prospects.   

The advice was made at the annual BIFM trustees’ training that was held in the capital Gaborone this past week.

28 Oct 2018

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has made it very clear that Botswana’s strategy on Anti-money laundering and counter terrorism financing still has some deficiencies.

The global anti-money laundering watchdog says Botswana has however made commitments to close the loopholes.

25 Oct 2018

The Botswana Telecommunications Corporation Limited (BTCL) employees through their union - Botswana Telecommunications Employees Union (BOTEU) are threatening to take the company to court after it failed to meet the deadline of completion of a realignment exercise.

25 Oct 2018

This month, atleast four U.S. cities got their first taste of the next generation of wireless internet otherwise known as 5G. The same cannot be said about African cities let alone Gaborone. 5G is the fifth generation of cellular mobile communications which is succeeding the 4G, 3G and 2G systems.

25 Oct 2018

The Botswana Accountancy Oversight Authority (BAOA) has expressed concerns over the state of affairs at government owned enterprises, while also for the first time spoke publicly about the fears of KPMG contagion.

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