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17 Dec 2018

BY BONNIE MODIAKGOTLA

The Income Tax amendment Bill was passed on parliament Wednesday as a matter of urgency to beat the review that is due next year January, and to prevent the country from being listed as uncooperative.

17 Dec 2018

The animal-human conflict in the northern part of Botswana has been spreading like wildfire in the past decade. From human causalities caused by elephants and other animals to animal deaths caused by dwellers in that region, there has been immense loss on both ends of this rope.

17 Dec 2018

BY KABELO SEITSHIRO

The country’s banking facility is running the risk of being negatively affected as foreign banks may decide to apply enhanced due diligence when dealing with transaction as a result of Botswana being grey listed for deficiencies on Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT).

17 Dec 2018

BY PORTIA NKANI

In short, BTCL stock price at Botswana Stock Exchange Limited (BSEL) during 2018 pummeled on two fronts: poor operating environment and fearful investors.

17 Dec 2018

By Victor Baatweng

On Monday this week we were privileged to be part of the audience that listened to the Chief Executive Officer of Botswana Railways – Leon Makwinja at the Business Botswana/BITC investor’s breakfast in the capital - Gaborone.

17 Dec 2018

BY KABELO SEITSHIRO

The government investment arm - Botswana Development Corporation (BDC) has, after the liquidation of one of its subsidiaries - Fengyue Glass Company been able to retain 100 hectares of land where a manufacturing plant was to operate from in Palapye.   

17 Dec 2018

BY BONNIE MODIAKGOTLA

Botswana’s banking sector is in for another bumper year of profits as indications from Bank of Botswana point to strong growth that stretched up to the third quarter of the year. The growth figures are reflected in the central bank’s latest October financial statistics.

17 Dec 2018

BY BOTLHALE KOOTHUPILE

When Botswana Football Association (BFA) delegates voted in Maclean Letshwiti to take over as the association president back in August 2016, there was a lot of hope that he would bring stability to the politically torn association.

17 Dec 2018

BY PATIENCE LEPHOGOLE

In today’s demanding world of high performance sports, an emphasis is often placed on medals and winning above all else.

17 Dec 2018

BY BOTLHALE KOOTHUPILE

Football politics and Zebras failures aside, the past two months have been very kind to Botswana Football Association (BFA) president Maclean Letshwiti.

17 Dec 2018

BY ANITA RANNOBA

High and unaffordable affiliation fees have forced erstwhile International Ryushin- Kan Karate Do Botswana to switch international allegiances from Ryushin-Kan International Karate Do Africa (RIKA) to NIHON Karate do KENWA KAI INT’L.

17 Dec 2018

BY ORATILE OTSETSWE

The allure of fame and a chance to eke out a living out of professional boxing is proving too much for local amateurs, both retired and active.

17 Dec 2018

BY DUNCAN KGANGKENNA

The move to professionalise sport as an avenue of helping government in creating employment is said to be going in the right direction.

These sentiments were shared by the former Minister of Youth Empowerment, Sport and Culture Development, Thapelo Olopeng answering a question in parliament.

17 Dec 2018

Botswana Police Service will seek a separation of trial of suspects in a case relating to the armed robbery of top flight football outfit Township Rollers.

This follows the BPS’ failure to arrest the fifth suspect in the matter. The suspect, believed to be a certain Wabo Nthole, is believed to have fled to South Africa to escape clutches of the law.

17 Dec 2018

BY PATIENCE LEPHOGOLE

For athletes, on individual basis, being called for national duty is the pinnacle of a career, a moment of pride that needs to be cherished.

17 Dec 2018

By Godfrey Mowaneng

Talks over Baboloki Thebe’s long vaunted move to train in Ivory Coast have broken down. The celebrated Olympian 400m sprinter was expected to relocate to the West African country as part of his preparations for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

17 Dec 2018

Three of Botswana’s leading commercial banks have been identified to answer allegations of failing to comply with the Financial Intelligence Act and may face a range of fines from P250 thousand to One million pula for each violation as well as compensatory orders for money transferred though their systems.

17 Dec 2018

Ian Khama’s arrival into Botswana’s politics has proved an untidy enterprise – from the beginning to the end.

With hindsight, all the upheavals that Khama is causing today can very easily be traced to the manner with which he joined politics when a special dispensation was created for him.

Right from the beginning, he was treated like a rare species facing extinction.

17 Dec 2018

By Richard Moleofe

Taking rounds around Botswana’s capital city, Gaborone, one would notice the numerous white masts that have come to define the landscape of our streets. These masts are carrying at least three security cameras that this city so desperately needs.

17 Dec 2018

Botswana Government and the global diamond mining company De Beers are about to enter into their latest round of negotiations.

For the two sides it should neither be an overwhelming or insurmountable task given that many such similar rounds of negotiations have been completed previously.

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