There are fears that the recent reports about more than 80 elephants allegedly killed by poachers have the potential to affect the number of tourists that visit Botswana’s tourism destinations.
The Choppies group, Botswana’s leading mass grocery retailer and emerging regional player in the fast moving consumer goods is going through a mammoth task to appease and retain its investors from both fronts in the local bourse and the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.
Botswana has not been able to take advantage of its highest credit ratings by leading agencies, the Chief Executive Officer at the Botswana Stock Exchange (BSE) – Thapelo Tsheole has said.
Elsewhere, startups are beginning to move in on the territory of insurance giants, who are themselves beginning to change their service models.
While in Botswana things are still moving slow, in the global space Insurtech has already started to force the insurance industry to step up its game in terms of customer service and offerings.
The De Beers Group which has a had a tight grip on the diamond industry for over a decade says its future growth will be largely driven by Millennials and generation Z, the diamond miner revealed this week through its latest insight report.
At the age of 30, Nyarai Gondo will go into history as one of the earliest entrant into the mobile pharmacy businesses. At the moment, in Botswana, most delivery services are offered by eateries, building materials stores as well as parcel delivery companies while only a few, if not just one company in the medication sub-sector is into home delivery.
It is quite unfortunate that President Mokgweetsi Masisi unlike any other president before him has had to thwart off political enemies and fight battles from within his Botswana Democratic Party from the very moment he ascended to the throne. This may have given credibility to a possible speculation doing the rounds that his ascendance to the presidency may have been conditional.
The board of directors at Barclays Bank Botswana is said to have extended the work contract of the bank’s managing director - Reinette van der Merwe.
The board Chairman Oduetse Motshidisi on Friday confirmed the extension of the contract, but remained cagey on the time frame and other details.
The war between Tati Company Limited and Francistown City Council is raging on as the councillors are demanding that the Botswana government should buy the land from the company as one of the available options.
The controversial British Company, Tati which owns huge chunks of land in Francistown city and the North East District is registered as a real estate entity.
South Africa and other emerging markets like Turkey and Argentina are facing powerful crosswinds driven by rising oil prices, higher yields in the United States, dollar appreciation, trade tensions, and geopolitical conflict.