RSS Feed

11 Mar 2019

BY PORTIA NKANI

The Citizen Entrepreneurial Development Agency is reportedly undertaking a study on the country’s manufacturing sector.

The study, according to the Minister of Trade and Industry - Bogolo Kenewendo is expected to identify business opportunities within the sector to enable both potential and existing clients for maximum exploitation.

11 Mar 2019

BY CEDRIC SWANKA

There is an increase on Government expenditure regarding legal and related services according to the figures brought before Parliament this past week.

According to the figures, an overall rounded figure of twenty seven million Pula left Government coffers in a period of less than two years.

11 Mar 2019

BY BONNIE MODIAKGOTLA

The Botswana government is currently making an assessment of the Economic Stimulus Programme (ESP), three years after making the spontaneous multi-billion-pula expenditure.

11 Mar 2019

BY CEDRIC SWANKA

Local industry experts have pointed out the need to invest in information communication technologies (ICT) as vital aspect in enabling Botswana to have a strategic advantage on digitalisation and innovation.

11 Mar 2019

BY KABELO SEITSHIRO

It will be in the interest of both the Botswana Government and De-Beers Group of Companies not to enter into any agreement relating to the diamonds sales, atleast this year.

This is according to Ndaba Gaolatlhe - Member of Parliament (MP) for Gaborone Bonnington South who is also leader of the Alliance for Progressives (AP).

11 Mar 2019

BY BONNIE MODIAKGOTLA

De Beers has recorded another slump in rough diamond sales in the second sight of the year as the diamond mining giant continues to struggle with subdued demand for lower value diamonds.

11 Mar 2019

BY PATIENCE RADISOENG

The Competition Authority (CA) will host the national Competition Symposium on the 10th of April with the aim to bring a diversity of stakeholders to share ideas around key issues on competition and growing the economy.

11 Mar 2019

BY BONNIE MODIAKGOTLA

The troubled retailer Choppies Enterprises says it does not know when it will publish its delayed audited financial statements, but gave indication that it will report lower earnings amid audit queries, legal and forensic investigations.

11 Mar 2019

The mouthpiece of the private sector – Business Botswana has said that it has not formulated a guiding policy relating to minimum wage vs. living wage models.

The Business Botswana President – Gobusamang Keebine told journalists in the capital Gaborone at a press conference this week that the chamber of commerce has not taken a deliberate stand on the debate yet.

11 Mar 2019

BY CEDRIC SWANKA

The Botswana Stock Exchange Limited (BSEL) quote teleco – BTCL this past week launched its new satellite earth station and data centre in the capital Gaborone.

The new infrastructures are expected to improve broadband, broadcast and data services as well cover hostile remote areas by providing high speed connectivity.

11 Mar 2019

By Victor Baatweng

This week we followed with keen interest a transaction in which the local teleco – Mascom Wireless could undergo ownership change resulting from a potential multibillion Pula deal amongst some of its shareholders.

11 Mar 2019

BY KABELO SEITSHIRO

The Group Chief Executive Officer of Botswana Insurance Holdings Limited (BIHL) Catherine Lesetedi- has acknowledged that aggressive competitor pricing on group schemes as well as poor claims experience on group schemes over the past year have had impact on the company’s financial performance.

11 Mar 2019

BY PORTIA NKANI

When it comes to money wastage, the now closed BCL Limited mine and Ipelegeng social programme are birds of the same feather. This is according to the Vice President – Slumber Tsogwane who is also Member of Parliament for Boteti West.

11 Mar 2019

BY OBUSITSE KOLOGWE

The newly acquired 70 seats Jet by Air Botswana, Embraer E-70 will not fly any time soon as it has to satisfy some terms and conditions.

05 Mar 2019

BY VICTOR BAATWENG

As the war on Botswana elephants between locals and government on one side and a group of international “conservationists” on the other continues, the President - Mokgweetsi Masisi has accused the other camp of being racist.

05 Mar 2019

BY ARNOLD LETSHOLO

MOGONYE: The Botswana Community Based Organizations Network (BOCOBONET) annual general meeting at Mogonye village last week ended without concrete resolutions.

Chairperson of the National Trust Fund, Amos Ben Mabuku, says the Community Based Natural Resources Management (CBNRM) policy has been overtaken by events and should be amended.

05 Mar 2019

BY CEDRIC SWANKA

The Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development is still optimistic of completing projects on time despite some setbacks experienced.

The ministry is currently overseeing projects ranging from local infrastructure development such as customary courts, constituency or community projects, housing and office accommodation.

05 Mar 2019

BY BONNIE MODIAKGOTLA

The struggling National Development Bank (NDB) is getting another massive capital injection hardly two years after the government pumped funds into the loss making state owned bank.

05 Mar 2019

BY KABELO SEITSHIRO

Given the current positive outlook for the Botswana economy, the First National Bank Botswana (FNBB) says it anticipates increased business activity and commensurate growth in the domestic market.

05 Mar 2019

BY VICTOR BAATWENG

The central Bank Governor – Moses Pelaelo this week made a clarion call on industry captains to take a lead in what he called a “total clean up of the financial sector”.

Pages