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Live within your means

Individuals overextend themselves in debt Individuals have been cautioned to live within their means and be wary of financial lending institutions as they exist only...

Old Naledi cook aiming high

Old Naledi's renowned painter, Bernard Masoko (51), has since ditched the paint brush and overalls for an apron and ladle. Although he never had any...

SA credit rating could undermine economic growth

Higher inflation and lower exports among negative spillovers The recent downgrade of South Africa’s credit rating, for foreign currency debt, to sub-investment grade could undermine...

Education empowers all

Nine entrepreneurs graduate into diamond industry Education empowers individuals, societies and the country as a whole. This was the message delivered by Okavango Diamond Company (ODC)...

Lazy farmers to be blacklisted

Farmers have been encouraged to take Agriculture and food production seriously or face being banned from national agriculture development programmes. This was said by Minister...

Entrepreneur condemns Govt structures

Despite a recent Global Economic (GEM) Survey, the world’s largest global survey on entrepreneurship by the World Bank applauding Botswana’s infrastructure as one of...

Building connections

Last week, at a glamorous event held at Gaborone’s Masa Square Hotel Casino, Abari Communications officially unveiled its new trading name, Abaricom. The launch, which...

Lazy farmers to be blacklisted

Farmers have been encouraged to take Agriculture and food production seriously or face being banned from national agriculture development programmes. This was said by Minister...

Financial literacy vital

Financial advice and avenues of increasing one’s financial portfolio have for the longest time been a privilege enjoyed by the few who are aware...

Botswana not producing enough wheat

Bokomo milling plant importing wheat from as far as Germany Owing to the predisposition of the country’s climatic conditions, Botswana farmers cannot produce enough wheat...

Wilderness Safaris withdraws Air Botswana bid

Tourism giant Wilderness Safaris has issued a statement withdrawing its expression of interest in the privatization of the ailing national carrier, Air Botswana. Posted on...

Bad boy gone good

Describing himself as a former ‘Renegade Bad Boy,’ Swift Mpoloka has ultimately grown into the big brother he wishes he had growing up in...

Driving his way to the top

Meet the man behind the evolutionary Road Master Driving Academy in Block V Gaborone opposite Julia Molefhe Clinic. He talks about the intricate journey to...

An expression of responsible lending

With just two months operating in the local money lending sphere, Express Credit Botswana Director, Thuto Madibela, says business is showing signs of growth. Sitting...

Businesses urged to invest in communities

Botswana Development Corporation (BDC) Limited Managing Director, Bashi Gaetsaloe, has commended businesses that invest in communities within which they operate. Speaking at the extension launch...

BDC completes expanded factory shell

Botswana Development Corporation (BDC) have officially opened their newly completed factory shell intended to house German-founded manufacturing plant, Kromberg & Schubert. Officially opening the factory...

South Africa’s financial woes – where does that leave us?

Last month, neighbouring South Africa was declared a ‘junk state’ by two Ratings Companies, Fitch and Standard & Poor (S&P) with regards to the...

Jobs in tourism industry expected to rise to 97 000 by...

Botswana National Productivity Centre (BNPC) Representative, Letsogile Batsetswe says that tourism has successfully diversified the economy from traditional sources such as diamonds and beef...

When the shoe fits Businessman brings NY based Madison shoe store...

Leaving a well-paying job as a sales executive with Botswana Life Insurance Company to pursue business interests at some point seemed like a bad...

Driving the dream

What started as an unlikely backyard dream for 49-year-old Kehano ‘Shakes’ Akoonyatse has developed into a distinct reality. Through hard work, determination and perseverance, the...

New player enters the internet game

Have you seen light blue billboards around town with Athletics Gold Medalist Nijel Amos and television presenter, Sadie Dikgaka, and wondered what they were...

WUC announces 15% increase in tariff

On February 25th 2017 at 14:15 Gaborone Dam, which had never filled up to capacity in 17 years, started overflowing. This was a welcome development...

Branding the future

Avani Gaborone Resort conference was last week inundated with scores of industry experts, suppliers and clients attending the 2nd annual Branding Forum. Co-hosted by Cally...

BAC donate to secondary school

Last Thursday, Botswana Accountancy College (BAC) donated Physical Education equipment worth P20, 000 to Nxakato Junior Secondary School. The two organisations signed a memorandum of...

Diamonds are forever – or are they?

Ever spent a day without thinking about a diamond? Whether you are passing by that unavoidable jewellery store on your way to get bread at...

BECI to host first Prague club conference in Africa

31Conference to put Botswana on the global map Export Credit Insurance and Guarantee Company (Botswana) (BECI) will from the 9th to the 14th April 2017,...

Partnership to develop technical competence

A partnership agreement between two sister companies Ajit Singh Ahuja (A.S.A) Enterprises and Instrumentation Services as well as German founded Pepperl+Fuchs is expected to...

Tribal trouble in Ngwaketse

Bangwaketse oppose coronation of Bahurutshe Chief Bangwaketse Paramount Chief Malope II and Kebinatshwene Mosielele - the son of late Manyana Village Chief, Mareko Mosielele –...

Food self sufficiency attainable

Sefalana Group going into food production Gone are the days when Botswana was facing a bleak future of no food security. Sefalana Group is working to...

Man of many hats

Having written three self-help books, opening a gymnasium for martial arts, cross fitness and yoga nastic's does not seem to slow down 31-year-old Advent...

BAC hosts South Sudan Education Minister

  South Sudan Minister of Higher Education Science and Technology, Justice Yien Oral Lam Tut visited Botswana Accountancy College (BAC) on March 8th this week...

Offshore banking opportunity for Batswana

  Located in Guernsey, in the English Channel, the First National Bank Channel Islands offers Batswana the opportunity to save and transact in a number...

Corruption is never a one man job- Watts

Deloitte Botswana Senior Manager, Brian Watts, says corruption is done by multiple people through all sections of an entity's value chain. Watts was presenting on...

Banc ABC Promotes financial literacy

  Banc ABC Managing Director (MD), Thembi Segage, this week told a Financial Literacy workshop that the Global Survey on Consumer protection and Financial Literacy...

Creative industry policy in the works

Minister of Investment, Trade and Industry, Vincent Seretse, last week told a Masa Fashion Mentorship Program (MFMP) launch that government will to come up...

Blackmail entertainment officially launches

With well over seven recording artists, a rapidly growing social media following of nearly 60, 000, BlackMail Entertainment (BME) is fast becoming the recording...

Fairfax gets foothold in Africa

• ACQUIRES ZURICH, NOW CALLED BRYTE INSURANCE • ALL POLICIES AND AGGREEMENTS UNDER ZURICH REMAIN IN PLACE Acquisition of Zurich Southern Africa by Canadian based Fairfax...

ABM launches entrepreneurship club

Minister of Investment Trade and Industry Vincent Seretse this week told a newly launched ABM University College that business drives economy not politics. Speaking at...

A haven for horses

“Horseback riding has been seen to improve balance and boost confidence and it could be helpful to a lot of people, especially young learners,”...

Eight down, ten to go

*Rowland Moyo becomes the eighth escapee recaptured The number of prisoners still on the run after breaking out of Gerald Estates Centre for Illegal Immigrants...