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24 Jun 2019

The one person in the United States who could have used her personal knowledge of former president Ian Khama and bully pulpit to educate the world about what is happening in Botswana, chose to hold back.

24 Jun 2019

BY CALISTUS BOSALETSWE

The Botswana Unified Revenue Service (BURS) fears that the recent media publicised crack-down on individuals who owe taxes has a potential to tarnish the BURS.

The BURS officials were this week heckled at the Gaborone City Council full council meeting for alleged leaking of information to the media on individuals who owes the tax man.

24 Jun 2019

BY VICTOR BAATWENG & BONNIE MODIAKGOTLA

Given the growing unemployment roll in Botswana, many employers continue to enjoy bargaining power over the desperate job seekers, resulting in declining wages in the past several years – official figures shows.

24 Jun 2019

BY BONNIE MODIAKGOTLA

Tlou Energy Limited has reached yet another milestone in its gas to power project after reaching the critical stage of extracting gas from coal, a development that points to commercial viability of the gas project.

24 Jun 2019

BY MOSIDI MOKAEYA

Employing over close to 50 000 people, 80 percent of whom are women, the garment and textile sector in the tiny nation of Lesotho is an important player in the country’s economy. The same cannot be said about its counterpart in Botswana. Both Botswana and Lesotho are members of the Southern African Customs Union and the African Union.

24 Jun 2019

BY BONNIE MODIAKGOTLA

The Bank of Botswana has encouraged the government to develop the domestic capital market, in particular the deepening of the Pula debt market to reduce inherent risks that come with externally borrowing in different currencies.

24 Jun 2019

BY BONNIE MODIAKGOTLA

Insurance policyholders will get reprieve following commencement of regulations that protect holders from vague conditions and terms which have been a source of strained relations between insurers and clients.

24 Jun 2019

BY PORTIA NKANI

Diamond miner – Lucara Diamonds seems to be on the right path to augment the current physical auctions of diamonds with an online platform.

The Canadian diamond mining company which operates its Botswana’s Karowe mine in Letlhakane has since launched an online diamond auctioning platform dubbed CLARA.

24 Jun 2019

A project intended to demonstrate the capability of renewable energy particularly solar power to the students as well as to the wider community in Botswana has been launched in Gakuto village.

24 Jun 2019

BY CALISTUS BOSALETSWE

A recent trend in which high profile members of the public have been paraded in the media space for acts relating to default in tax payment should be reversed as it is unlawful.

This is according to the acting Commissioner Operations at the Botswana Unified Revenue Service (BURS) - William Nkitseng.

24 Jun 2019

BY KABELO SEITSHIRO

Shareholders of the Botswana Telecommunications Corporation Limited (BTCL) should gear for yet another round of financial figures that portrays a rough operational year.

24 Jun 2019

BY VICTOR BAATWENG

This past Thursday we could not help but admire and applaud the leadership of the traditional leader of the Balete tribe – Kgosi Mosadi Seboko. Kgosi Seboko appeared briefly before the courts of law in Gaborone together with her tribesmen and their attorney – Oteng Motlhala.

24 Jun 2019

Botswana continues to record high rate of unemployment and sluggish economic growth. At the same time, the number of start-ups in comparison with other African countries is low, a scenario that led to the question – “What role can Universities and Colleges play to reduce unemployment?”

24 Jun 2019

BY CEDRIC SWANKA

The Botswana National Productivity Centre (BNPC) aims to improve the self-assessment capabilities organisations with the introduction of a public training workshop dubbed Balance scorecard (BSC), for individuals in the private and public sector.

24 Jun 2019

BY PORTIA NKANI

The Botswana Insurance Company (BIC) has embarked on a brand identity transformation adopting its group symbol of a bull.

The brand refresh saw the BIC recently revealing its new logo which celebrates the company’s history, values and vision.

24 Jun 2019

The burden of responsibility for children in need of care from government will soon be reduced as Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) prepare to assume full charge over initiatives and matters relating to the rights of the child to influence policy and decision making.

24 Jun 2019

BY MPHO KUHLMANN

A martyr of conscience: That seems like some heavy words to describe a hedonic persona that lived life to the hilt. The phrase however perfectly answers the riddle that is Thuso Letlhoma as he stands at a life and death cross-roads and has to make a decision for or against his conscience.

24 Jun 2019

BY BOTLHALE KOOTHUPILE

The Botswana Premier League (BPL) board is expected to debate a number of proposals on how to ‘hasten the case hearings’ by the league’s Disciplinary Committee.

24 Jun 2019

BY PATIENCE LEPHOGOLE

Performing well during training or practice but choking during a competition is something that happens to athletes across different sporting codes.

24 Jun 2019

White Tiger Shaolin Kung Fu academy, a fully fledged Kung Fu training institution based in Francistown is currently constructing a Shaolin Kung Fu temple in the second city.

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