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30 Nov 2018

By Mpho Keleboge

Following its shut down in July 2018, indigenous life insurance company – Bona Life has not made it known to the market whether it will return or not.

30 Nov 2018

By Kabelo Seitshiro

Retail investors might have given a lukewarm response to pan-African banker – African Banking Corporation Holdings which seeks to make a return to the Botswana Stock Exchange Limited (BSEL) through the listing of one of its subsidiaries – BancABC Botswana.

30 Nov 2018

By Victor Baatweng

Troubled mass retailer – Choppies Enterprises last week confirmed the appointment of former Barclays Bank Botswana Wilfred Mpai to its board of directors as non-executive director with effect from 22 November 2-18.

Mpai parted ways with Barclays Bank Botswana under cloudy circumstances in 2012 and has been lying low since then.

30 Nov 2018

By Bonnie Modiakgotla

It would appear that the Botswana government has now become directly involved in the BCL liquidation process decisions, a departure from an earlier approach where the government’s role in the whole matter was limited to pumping in billions during the liquidation process.

30 Nov 2018

FRANCISTOWN - As the land saga continues to simmer between Francistown City Council (FCC) and Tati Company (TC) Limited, FCC has since turned down a proposal by the company to give it an alternative access to its land named Farm NQ1 as part of resolving the impasse. FCC is currently at logger heads with TC for refusing it access to the land (farm) it bought from the company.

30 Nov 2018

By Bonnie Modiakgotla

Botswana’s leading grocer Choppies which has been dogged by negative publicity for much of this year is facing yet other fresh charges from Zimbabwe, where it stands accused of a toxic work environment.

30 Nov 2018

By Cedric Swanka

JWANENG - Apart from mining diamonds, Debswana Mining Company seems to be positioning itself to be well-known for large-scale corporate social responsibility activities.

27 Nov 2018

BY BONNIE MODIAKGOTLA

Botswana is expected to run budget deficits in the next two financial years as the government ramps up on job creation and improving civil service salaries. While this has not been explicitly stated, an analysis of the 2019 budget strategy paper shows that that the deficits will be down to increased government expenditure.

27 Nov 2018

BY PORTIA NKANI

Sub Saharan Africa region’s growth in the region is expected to rise to 3.3 percent in 2019, reflecting a rebound in oil production in Nigeria and Angola, shows the recent release of World Bank’s Africa Pulse report.

27 Nov 2018

BY BONNIE MODIAKGOTLA

From the surface one is compelled to say there are just too many shopping malls in Botswana for a jobless growth economy. But do not expect that assumption to hold for everyone, particularly for some property developers who see potential in the retail market.

27 Nov 2018

BY RUTH KEDIKILWE

In a bid to attain its main role of developing indigenous entrepreneurs, the Citizen Entrepreneurial Development Agency (CEDA) this week announced the funding of a fishing project spearheaded by a freshly-out-of university entrepreneur - Samuel Ntshiiwa

27 Nov 2018

BY BONNIE MODIAKGOTLA

De Beers, the world leading diamond miner, has reported the lowest sale of the year for its latest sight, continuing a trend that began mid-year as developments in India led to depressed rough diamond sales.

27 Nov 2018

BY ARNOLD LETSHOLO

Botswana, just like the whole world has compiled its report for submission to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change when countries meet for the 24th conference (COP 24) in Katowice, Poland in a few weeks.

27 Nov 2018

BY CALISTUS BOSALETSWE

A long-standing land dispute between the government and residents of Khumaga in Boteti sub district seems to be far from being over.

27 Nov 2018

BY PORTIA NKANI

The Botswana Stock Exchange Chief Executive Officer, Thapelo Tsheole has appealed to the financial industry to innovate and list products in the stock exchange.

27 Nov 2018

A decision on whether to introduce the Mobile Number Portability (MNP) in the local market is yet to be taken, telecommunications regulator – the Botswana Communications Regulatory Authority (BOCRA) has said. Mobile Number Portability will, among others, allow subscribers to change operators without losing their number.

23 Nov 2018

The Botswana Stock Exchange Limited (BSEL) is reported to have granted permission to Sechaba Holdings to delist part of shares from the local bourse.

The BSEL permission relate to Sechaba’s Consideration Shares (22 398 016) whose settlements was to be reached on 16 November 2018.

23 Nov 2018

By Arnold Letsholo

Botswana is hopeful that it would benefit on the Green Climate Fund which will be established under the auspices of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to help developing countries tackle Climate Change.

23 Nov 2018

By Calistus Bosaletswe

Botswana’s recent decision to relax what was seen as stringent visa issuance to foreigners who intend to visit the country could attract more visitors to the wildlife rich but tiny nation, tourism minister Tshekedi Khama has said.

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