Listening to President Ian Khama wax lyrical about the bumper harvest of the past year in his last state-of-the-nation address, one gets the distinct impression that the Ministry of Agricultural Development and Food Security is doing terrific job of executing the second mandate expressed in its name.
An admission of a technical glitch over frozen bank accounts landed the country’s leading bank, First National Bank Botswana (FNBB) in trouble with some of its customers this week.
The Member of Parliament (MP) for Gaborone North Haskins Nkaigwa has expressed concern about construction companies that are alleged to be repeatedly winning multimillion Pula tenders disadvantaging other local competing companies.
The country’s one stop investment centre, Botswana Investment Trade Centre (BITC) has detailed how Brite Star Aviation of Texas decided to invest in Botswana amid concerns that the company’s credentials are questionable.
Brite Star Legal and Transactional Advisor, Advocate Efan Khan has since dismissed concerns that the company could be a fly by night entity.
Lately there has been debate on our streets and social media platforms regarding job creation. The question that many are attempting to answer is whether it is possible to create atleast 100, 000 jobs in a space of 12 months.
Botswana Diamonds has discovered a potential spot for diamond mining in an area of South Africa that it claims was an important region for the sector in the 19th century.
Barclays Bank Botswana says it is striving to remain relevant by providing innovative solutions that provide convenience and security to its customer’s needs.
The bank recently partnered with Hollard Insurance and launched its latest innovation from its basket of insurance solutions, the Lorako Business Insurance.
The annual inflation rate in October 2017 was 3.0 percent, registering a drop of 0.2 of a percentage point on the September 2017 rate of 3.2 percent, latest Consumer Price Index (CPI) data has shown.
The data, provided by Statistics Botswana, shows that the October national Consumer Price Index remained unchanged at 103.2 in October 2017.
Public works program, Ipelegeng appears, over the last six years, to have gained a domineering role in the country’s economy in terms of its absorption capacity to those seeking employment.
Contrary to a recent story carried by this publication, fresh information has emerged that shows that Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alssad of Saudi Arabia is no longer a shareholder of the country’s leading micro and macro lender, Letshego Holdings.
The Botswana Meat Commission (BMC) has confirmed plans to start slaughter of cattle at its Maun abattoir during the first weeks of January, 2018.
Maun plant manager, Oabona Ramotshwana confirmed in an interview that after close to four months of closure, the meat agency will reopen the abattoir on 8th January 2018.
When the time comes for Botswana to close any one of its mines, which today is fast becoming an imminent reality, a budget of $200 billion will be needed to wind up. Jean-Marc Leiberherr, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Diamond Producers Association revealed at the recent De Beers Diamond Conference that this is the amount needed to close a mine over a five year period.
The government has been heavily criticised for coming up with ad-hoc programmes that are skewed towards political mileage as opposed to sustainable programmes.
The government programmes such as Ipelegeng and ISPAAD were one of the programmes that were heavily criticised as programmes meant to benefit citizens on temporary basis.
The President of Business Botswana Gobusamang Keebine has hinted at the possibility of favouritism in the manner in which some business entities with links to the highest office in the land won the Business Botswana and PriceWaterhousecoopers Annual Awards.
A Solar Panel Project worth P150 million kick-starts early next year in Tobela village, in the Shoshong constituency.
The Chief Executive of a local asset management firm, Strategic Wealth, Nadine Davies has said that intervention is required to ensure that the trustees of retirement funds are equipped with the necessary skills to suitably guide and advise on the sustainability of these funds.
The minister responsible for Youth Sports and Culture, Thapelo Olopeng has admitted that the country’s youth are left out when it comes to acquiring land in hot spot tourism areas such as Okavango, Chobe, Makgadikgadi and Central Kalahari Game reserve.
The events unfolding in neighboring country, Zimbabwe, are commanding attention but it appears not to be an urgent one from Botswana. In fact, as a matter of comparison, such a lax response would not have passed had it been South Africa.
Turkish men’s wear brand D’S Damat have just opened their first Botswana store at the new Acacia Mall in Phakalane. The cosmopolitan men’s fashion store, owned by businessman Callistus Phologolo, was officially opened by Turkish Ambassador to Botswana İbrahim Yağlı this past Wednesday, November 15.
As the war between the government and the Lesbians, Gays and Bisexuals of Botswana (LEGABIBO), Botswana’s only LGBTI organisation, shows no signs of abating, it is interesting to reflect on what a noted British legal anthropologist has written about sexual politics of early 1900s Bechuanaland Protectorate.