There is glimmer of hope for the many unemployed ICT graduates after Botswana Innovation Hub (BIH) together with Microsoft on Thursday launched the AppFactory programme to train graduates on industry relevant skills, giving them a better shot at employability and entrepreneurship.
The board of directors of the Botswana Meat Commission (BMC) has said that atleast 100 people – citizens and non citizens made an application for the meat agency’s top post.
When the American singer and superstar – Robert Kelly (R.Kelly) sat down to write one of his hit songs – “Speaking My language” he might have done that with both the BPC and tender issuance controversy on mind. The two seems to be inseparable given recent reports that the state owned entity is embroiled in yet another controversy relating to issuance of tenders.
The Botswana Telecommunications Corporation Limited (BTCL) managing director has blamed the falling price of the company’s stock on the irrationality of retail investors.
De Beers’ diamond production in the third quarter eased due to combinations of expected lower grades and a shutdown at some mines as the mining giant upgrades its processing plant ahead of its transition from open cut to underground mining. This was revealed in Anglo American third quarter production report released Tuesday.
Although the Indigenous Knowledge Systems (IKS) have gained more attention as potential contributors to economic diversification, natural resources management, innovation, climate change mitigation and national identity building through arts, music, design, architecture and culture, there are insecurities about what happens to its data.
While no time frame has been announced yet, Botswana will at some point, in the near future certainly operate under a reformed tax regime. This became clear at the just ended general assembly of the African Tax Administration Forum (ATAF) which was hosted by Botswana Unified Revenue Service (BURS) in the capital Gaborone this past week.
The Board of Trustees have been urged to ensure that financial reports issued by their respective Fund enable stakeholders to make informed assessments of the Fund’s performance and its short-medium and long term prospects.
The advice was made at the annual BIFM trustees’ training that was held in the capital Gaborone this past week.
The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has made it very clear that Botswana’s strategy on Anti-money laundering and counter terrorism financing still has some deficiencies.
The global anti-money laundering watchdog says Botswana has however made commitments to close the loopholes.
“I am not a member of the Botswana Democratic Party but I will vote for it in the coming general election.”
A mutiny is brewing up at troubled local football giants Mochudi Centre Chiefs where supporters are allegedly planning an ouster of the team’s current management.
On a day that the team players boycotted scheduled BTC Premiership match against Miscellaneous, details are now emerging that fed up supporters are grouping and planning to ring changes at the Kgatleng outfit.
A mere six days after putting a commendable fight against league champions Township Rollers, Mochudi Centre Chiefs now finds itself in a spot of bother as players refused to turn up for a scheduled BTC Premiership match.
According to sources, the players refused to board the bus for their clash against Miscellaneous in Serowe demanding they be paid their dues as was agreed.
Five seasons, five Coaches .., an average of a coach every season. That is the story of Boteti based Orapa United. Five also happens to be the number of seasons ‘The Ostriches’ have been in the elite league.
Who wears the pants? This famous question that used to cast aspersions on beta men has been overtaken by events. Ever since the first woman wore pants in the United States to fight for women’s voting rights, it has come to symbolise equal play, a reversal of gender dynamics.
Do you recall watching a movie with your parents, talking and laughing, when suddenly a sex scene comes on which seems to drag on forever? That awkward silence as everyone tries to find the remote control, ashamed to be in the presence of such a scene.
If she ever visited the Serowe kgotla, United States First Lady and former fashion model, Melania Trump, would spot a familiar fashion item on some elderly men in the crowd.
The number of children who succumbed to death as a result of recent diarrhoea outbreak now stands at 31.
Following the outbreak of diarrhoea about a month back, scores of infants in Botswana are living on borrowed time.
This has forced the government to send an SOS to international organizations seeking assistance.
Prison and police officers are currently on a manhunt for three prisoners who escaped from Selibe Phikwe Prison on Sunday afternoon. Senior Superintendent Kabelo Gaseitsiwe at Botswana Prisons Headquarters, confirmed the incident to the Telegraph on Monday.
Despite internal bickering that has been going on for some time now, the opposition coalition - Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) believes it is the only party in the country with a solution to problems facing Batswana.
Despite previous claims by some politicians, Botswana has been listed amongst the countries that have been absolved from mis-using spying equipment precisely on eavesdropping on its citizens.