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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. 

03 Dec 2018

BY PATIENCE RADISOENG

The uptake of mortgages by Botswana households from the country’s commercial banks remains very low despite the general and high level of indebtedness by the same segment, the central bank Governor – Moses Pelaelo has said. 

03 Dec 2018

BY BONNIE MODIAKGOTLA

The strained relationship between the ministry of Mineral Resources, Green Technology and Energy Security and the BCL mines liquidator has reached a new crescendo, with the minister initiating a process to have the liquidator replaced. 

03 Dec 2018

BY KABELO SEITSHIRO

While the government has decided to sell part - if not all of its stake at the Botswana Meat Commission (BMC), a strategy paper on how to go about it is yet to be finalised, PEEPA has said. 

03 Dec 2018

IF asked to describe Botswana’s middle class, I would settle for “POSH BUT POOR”. This is possibly the shortest yet precise description of the perils of Botswana’s impoverished middle-class. Past and recent global   reports on wealth and equity distribution have documented the growing rates of impoverishment of the middle class in this country, once described as “Africa’s shining example”. 

03 Dec 2018

BY KABELO SEITSHIRO

Companies that were contracted during Debswana Mining Company’s Cut 8 project at the Jwaneng mine– including Majwe Mining Joint Venture are holding their breath following the completion of the project in late November 2018.  

03 Dec 2018

BY CEDRIC SWANKA

The new Gaborone Central Business District (CBD) seems to be the “place-to-be” for most local businesses as one after another continue to set up new offices there. 

03 Dec 2018

The Local Enterprise Authority (LEA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Ministry of Youth empowerment, sport and culture development (MYSC) in its bid to support upcoming and youthful entrepreneurs in the country. 

03 Dec 2018

BY BONNIE MODIAKGOTLA

Letlole La Rona (LLR) - a Botswana Stock Exchange listed property company on Monday cautioned its shareholders that it is involved in negotiations that could result in the disposal of certain hotel properties. 

03 Dec 2018

The Public Enterprises Evaluation and Privatization Agency (PEEPA) is currently on a country tour to teach the Public about its mandate. 

03 Dec 2018

BY BONNIE MODIAKGOTLA

The Southern African Development Community (SADC) has received a major boost from the European Union and the German government which has funded the regional block to support its efforts in monitoring and mobilizing resources for the implementation of the regional agenda. 

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