Business

20 Nov 2019

Despite nearly two years of legal wrangling over the country's pioneering steel plant – Pula Steel, efforts to resuscitate it have not yet beard any fruits as the preferred South African buyer -  DH Manufacturers has reportedly  “abandoned” the idea to buy and reopen the Selebi Phikwe based steel manufacturing plant.

20 Nov 2019

BY BONNIE MODIAKGOTLA

The trend continues to play itself out as diamonds mining king De Beers reports lower rough diamond sales in the latest cycle, adding to previous sales cycles that have been disappointing as the diamond industry tries to muscle its way out of a slump caused by the over supply of polished diamonds, and waning demand for lower value stones.

20 Nov 2019

BY PORTIA NKANI

The Botswana insurance industry has experienced overall growth in the last six years with the new entrants in the market leading to this growth.

20 Nov 2019

A contract is a written or spoken agreement between two or more parties, on issues such as employment, sales, service provision or tenancy. It is intended to be enforceable by law. The sad reality is that despite its gravity, people continue to sign or agree to contracts without comprehension which presents serious repercussions.  

20 Nov 2019

Anti-competitive behaviour watchdog – Competition Authority and the regulator of the energy sector –Botswana Energy Regulatory Authority (BERA) this past week signed a Memorandum of Understanding aimed at enhancing cooperation regulatory matters between the two regulators within the energy sector.

20 Nov 2019

Botswana Public Officers Medical Aid Scheme (BPOMAS) is standing firm by its decision to implement the dental health risk management plan which has irked the Botswana Dental Association (BODEA).

BODEA has since terminated some contracts with country’s biggest healthcare insurance provider, resulting in some BPOMAS users instigating a petition for BPOMAS to reconsider the move.  

20 Nov 2019

BY CEDRIC SWANKA

The African Development Bank (AFDB) will this week, host a regional forum in the capital Gaborone aimed at addressing ways of accelerating insurance market development in Eastern and Southern Africa.

20 Nov 2019

BY PORTIA NKANI

South African President – Cyril Ramaphosa’s ascension to the presidency of the neighbouring country in February 2018 was greeted with so-called “Ramaphoria”.

20 Nov 2019

BY BONNIE MODIAKGOTLA

Botswana’s struggling agricultural sector will be getting a boost from the €9 million raised by the Southern African Development Cooperation (SADC) from the European Union as part of efforts to stimulate the agricultural sector in the SADC region.