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21 Jan 2019

By Bonnie Modiakgotla

Botswana’s leading grocer, Choppies Enterprises, has been caught in the ongoing protests in Zimbabwe as some of its supermarkets have been looted and vandalized.

Once the food basket of Southern Africa, Zimbabwe has been trapped in an economic crisis, stretching from early 2000.

21 Jan 2019

By Bonnie Modiakgotla

The Botswana Stock Exchange’s benchmark index, the Domestic Company Index (DCI) which has battered since 2015 could get a nudge up this year as the recently demutualized company introduces a raft of initiatives to grow the stock market, while also stimulating citizen participation.

21 Jan 2019

By Patience Radisoeng

As hawkers continuously face many difficulties such as working on bad weather, being on the run due to constant harassment, and seizure of goods by councils, Botswana Telecommunications Corporation Limited (BTCL) saw it fit to do a competition for them to reap something and make their businesses grow.

21 Jan 2019

By Portia Nkani

The global economy faces a number of complex challenges from technological change and globalization, and the lingering effects of the 2008-9 financial crisis.

21 Jan 2019

By Kabelo Seitshiro

The discovery of a rare super exceptional 41 carat blue diamond discovered at the Debswana Orapa Diamond Mine towards the of 2018 remains shrouded in secrecy.

Government has remained tight lipped on the sale of the precious stone estimated to be worth over $200 million (About P2 billion).

21 Jan 2019

By Bonnie Modiakgotla

Inflation dropped in December following government intervention not to increase fuel prices.

Latest figures from Statistics Botswana show that inflation rate for December was 3.5 percent, shedding 0.3 percent from the November rate of 3.8 percent which had spiked following an increase in fuel prices.

21 Jan 2019

By Cedric Swanka

In a surprising twist of events the financial inclusion micro-lender, also a home grown entity, Letshego Group called off its application for banking license with Bank of Botswana (BoB)recently.

21 Jan 2019

By Calistus Bosaletswe

Avitourism or avian tourism, which focuses on and highlights local birding opportunities, is faced with a major threat as migratory bird sites for flamingos in southern Africa are highly polluted areas.

21 Jan 2019

By Arnold Letsholo

A local Non-governmental Organization (NGO), Green Energy and Sustainability Association (GESA) is considering importing a water heating technology.

To date only Morocco and Kenya have adopted the technology in the whole of the African continent.

21 Jan 2019

Indigenous Batswana on Friday called on government to eradicate monopolies and oligarchs in the local petroleum industry.

21 Jan 2019

By Kabelo Seitshiro

Keabetswe Pheko has finally ticked all the boxes as she is soon to be formally named the first Motswana woman substantive Managing Director at Barclays Bank Botswana.

21 Jan 2019

By Portia Nkani

The economic opportunity in Sub Saharan Africa (SSA) is suddenly slowing down, as some of the major economies are not doing very well in economic growth. Tensions are uphill as some are going into general elections this year.

18 Jan 2019

By Portia Nkani

Slow growth in government spending continues to be the biggest challenge facing businesses, according to the latest Business Expectation Survey of September 2018.

18 Jan 2019

By Patience Radisoeng

Kibo Energy has announced that efforts on fast tracking the remaining technical work to complete an integrated bankable feasibility study for Botswana's Mabesekwa Coal Independent Power Project is a top priority for this year.

18 Jan 2019

By Kabelo Seitshiro

Sefalana is to publish its unaudited consolidated financial results for the 6 month period ended 31 October 2018 by the end of January 2019.

The company says it is encouraged by the strong performance of its Namibia and Lesotho businesses which have both provided and augmented contribution towards overall Group results.

18 Jan 2019

By Bonnie Modiakgotla

Botswana’s jobless economic growth continues to play itself out as evidenced by the snail pace it has been adding jobs. This is highlighted by data from the previous year’s quarterly labour reports.

18 Jan 2019

By Portia Nkani

Government has been urged to prioritise supporting local exporters and thereby place lesser attention on imports.   

18 Jan 2019

By Kabelo Seitshiro

Liquidator of BCL Group, Nigel Dixon-Warren, is engaged in talks with two potential buyers of the mine to re-commence operations.

Although he has not denied that such talks are taking place Dixon-Warren has remained tight-lipped on the disclosure of the names of the potential buyers of the mine.

13 Jan 2019

By Kabelo Seitshiro & Patience Radisoeng

Despite trading on hostile economic conditions, Sechaba Brewery Holdings Limited has managed to emerge a top performer at the Botswana Stock Exchange Limited (BSEL) with the highest daily trade per counter of P425.6 million on 15 November 2018.

13 Jan 2019

By Mosidi Mokaeya

Botswana is failing on one of the indicators put in place to assess public awareness and the extent to which the public is aware of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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