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17 Sep 2018

The head of Directorate of Intelligence Services, Peter Magosi has taken a decision that his department will have no use for the luxurious PC-24 jet that his predecessor, Isaac Kgosi had ordered.

The jet which is due to arrive in Botswana soon has cost Government over P100 million.

It is currently in Switzerland where it has been emblazoned with the colours of Botswana.

17 Sep 2018

The Directorate of Intelligence Services has traced the existence of a rogue and parallel arm operating illegal eavesdropping  activities on the public to infrastructure owned by Macom – the country’s leading mobile and telecommunications operator.

There is however no evidence to suggest that Mascom is involved at an official level.

17 Sep 2018

The parliamentary Public Accounts Committee has raised concern that a decision by the government of Kuwait to provide security and pay rentals and salaries for Botswana envoys in Kuwait City may compromise Botswana’s security.

17 Sep 2018

One little but highly inconvenient detail about the young Ian Khama that Mmegi publicised years ago is that he would routinely rub out art drawings by his big sister, Jacqueline.

17 Sep 2018

How, people ask, can the Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources Conservation and Tourism, Tshekedi Khama, continue to serve in cabinet after publicly expressing support for a patently anti-Botswana report? A similar question is not being asked about another senior government official: how can the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Basic Education, Dr.

17 Sep 2018

Since the discovery of diamonds Botswana maintained strong economic growth in excess of eight percent per annum. The only other country recorded as having enjoyed a rapid economic growth over such a long period is said to be none other than Botswana’s newest economic buddy – China.

17 Sep 2018

The government of Botswana is said to be working around the clock and behind the scenes to set up an economic development board that will be similar to the one that was set up by Mauritius a few years back.

17 Sep 2018

FRANCISTOWN – The President, Mokgweetsi Masisi last Monday told the business community gathered here that he will not “fire” ministers who recently contested and lost during the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) primary elections – Bulela Ditswe.

17 Sep 2018

In a scene reminiscent of action packed thriller movie, Botswana’s security apparatus on Tuesday descended on Botho University and arrested one of the school’s top executives.

17 Sep 2018

On the occasion that marked the announcement of what should by now have radically changed the shape of home ownership in our country, the Government said that one of the functions of SIHA (Single Housing Authority), mandated to the Botswana Housing Corporation in 2012 will be the provision of ‘affordable’ and ‘adequate’ housing for all income categories.

17 Sep 2018

Botswana, along with Mozambique and other SACU members, are currently holding talks with the United Kingdom (UK) to agree on a trade arrangements post the exit of UK from the European Union block, Permanent Secretary at Trade Ministry – Peggy Serame has said.

17 Sep 2018

There are fears that the recent reports about more than 80 elephants allegedly killed by poachers have the potential to affect the number of tourists that visit Botswana’s tourism destinations.

17 Sep 2018

The Choppies group, Botswana’s leading mass grocery retailer and emerging regional player in the fast moving consumer goods is going through a mammoth task to appease and retain its investors from both fronts in the local bourse and the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.

17 Sep 2018

Botswana has not been able to take advantage of its highest credit ratings by leading agencies, the Chief Executive Officer at the Botswana Stock Exchange (BSE) – Thapelo Tsheole has said.

17 Sep 2018

Elsewhere, startups are beginning to move in on the territory of insurance giants, who are themselves beginning to change their service models.

While in Botswana things are still moving slow, in the global space Insurtech has already started to force the insurance industry to step up its game in terms of customer service and offerings.

17 Sep 2018

The De Beers Group which has a had a tight grip on the diamond industry for over a decade says its future growth will be largely driven by Millennials and generation Z, the diamond miner revealed this week through its latest insight report.

17 Sep 2018

At the age of 30, Nyarai Gondo will go into history as one of the earliest entrant into the mobile pharmacy businesses. At the moment, in Botswana, most delivery services are offered by eateries, building materials stores as well as parcel delivery companies while only a few, if not just one company in the medication sub-sector is into home delivery.

17 Sep 2018

It is quite unfortunate that President Mokgweetsi Masisi unlike any other president before him has had to thwart off political enemies and fight battles from within his Botswana Democratic Party from the very moment he ascended to the throne. This may have given credibility to a possible speculation doing the rounds that his ascendance to the presidency may have been conditional.

17 Sep 2018

The board of directors at Barclays Bank Botswana is said to have extended the work contract of the bank’s managing director - Reinette van der Merwe.

The board Chairman Oduetse Motshidisi on Friday confirmed the extension of the contract, but remained cagey on the time frame and other details.

17 Sep 2018

Muti is a four letter word. Most Batswana consider the M word faux pas and will not mention in urbane company unless they are disparaging someone for believing in the power of black magic. 

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