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07 Jul 2019

BY PORTIA NKANI

One after another, foreign copper miners come and before anyone knows they are gone. This has been the case at the Mowana copper mine located near Mosetse and Dukwi villages, some western side of the City of Francistown.

07 Jul 2019

BY CEDRIC SWANKA

Batswana still carrying old Pula and Thebe coins can no longer use them to buy goods - but it's not too late to swap them for new coins.

The old coins ceased to be legal tender in 2014. This means Batswana could no longer use them to make purchases in shops or any legal purchase in the streets including at the informal markets.

07 Jul 2019

BY ARNOLD LETSHOLO

To bolster the efforts of rangers protecting Botswana’s wildlife animals from poaching, the United States Embassy in Botswana has extended a helping through a donation of equipment to the Department of Wildlife and National Parks (DWNP) this past week.

01 Jul 2019

BY PORTIA NKANI

If wishes were horses, for the Motor Vehicle Accident (MVA) Fund, Botswana would be counted amongst countries that has rehabilitation centres for victims of road accidents.

01 Jul 2019

BY BONNIE MODIAKGOTLA

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.

01 Jul 2019

A clash for a piece of land in the Chobe district between the Pandamatenga community and the Chobe Land Board (CLB) is counted amongst a series of cases before the courts of law relating to land.

01 Jul 2019

BY PORTIA NKANI

As global demand increases for resources such as diamonds locked deep within the earth, the mining industry is being forced to adopt processes and technologies that streamline every step of the process.

01 Jul 2019

BY BONNIE MODIAKGOTLA

If you have been wondering who might have landed the hand to hotelier - Cresta Marakanelo Limited to acquire multi-million pula property across the country the answer is Barclays Bank Botswana.

The hospitality group has made it public that Barclays Bank Botswana is the financier to its recent multi-million pula property acquisitions.

01 Jul 2019

BY KABELO SEITSHIRO

Members of Parliament who sits on the Committee on Statutory Bodies and State Enterprises were once again treated to a spectacular show by the Botswana Investment and Trade Centre (BITC).

01 Jul 2019

BY BONNIE MODIAKGOTLA

The diamond mining giant De Beers has recorded its lowest rough diamond sales cycle as the miner continues to struggle with declining sales, the company revealed this week in its latest sales cycle report.

01 Jul 2019

BY KABELO SEITSHIRO

In its continued efforts to meet the rising demands of the country’s young and digitally-savvy population as well as to cater for the un-banked, local banker - Standard Chartered Botswana launched its digital-only retail bank platform in the capital Gaborone last week.

24 Jun 2019

BY VICTOR BAATWENG & BONNIE MODIAKGOTLA

Given the growing unemployment roll in Botswana, many employers continue to enjoy bargaining power over the desperate job seekers, resulting in declining wages in the past several years – official figures shows.

24 Jun 2019

BY BONNIE MODIAKGOTLA

Tlou Energy Limited has reached yet another milestone in its gas to power project after reaching the critical stage of extracting gas from coal, a development that points to commercial viability of the gas project.

24 Jun 2019

BY MOSIDI MOKAEYA

Employing over close to 50 000 people, 80 percent of whom are women, the garment and textile sector in the tiny nation of Lesotho is an important player in the country’s economy. The same cannot be said about its counterpart in Botswana. Both Botswana and Lesotho are members of the Southern African Customs Union and the African Union.

24 Jun 2019

BY BONNIE MODIAKGOTLA

The Bank of Botswana has encouraged the government to develop the domestic capital market, in particular the deepening of the Pula debt market to reduce inherent risks that come with externally borrowing in different currencies.

24 Jun 2019

BY BONNIE MODIAKGOTLA

Insurance policyholders will get reprieve following commencement of regulations that protect holders from vague conditions and terms which have been a source of strained relations between insurers and clients.

24 Jun 2019

BY PORTIA NKANI

Diamond miner – Lucara Diamonds seems to be on the right path to augment the current physical auctions of diamonds with an online platform.

The Canadian diamond mining company which operates its Botswana’s Karowe mine in Letlhakane has since launched an online diamond auctioning platform dubbed CLARA.

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