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I still believe in marriage

Gaona Dintwa on her health, failed marriage and looking to the future Despite having gone through a widely publicised divorce from ex-husband Thobo Tlhasana, pint...

Financial inclusion accelerates economic growth

Rural adult population most affected *Banking and Wealth Expo to bridge client-bank interaction *Children targeted for saving culture and careers in banking sector Financial inclusion...

Spare the donkeys

Donkey hides export to China leading to exploitation of the animals *Agriculture Ministry to regulate donkey industry *Only 10% should be slaughtered per annum While...

A CEO with a big heart

Botswana Medical Aid Society (Bomaid) Principal Officer, 47-year-old Moraki Mokgosana is not just looking to make money but rather spend his time and energy...

No need to panic

Pick n Pay reassures as 3 500 employees retrenched in SA 2017/18 Botswana Real GDP growth rates projections show improvement Following the recent retrenchment of...

Sand storm

River sand levels dangerously low - manufactured sand the solution? Levels of river sand – an essential commodity in infrastructure development and the building trade...

Malutu and Tsabana to nurture Sefalana

Milling division showing signs of growth Sefalana Group has completed its portion of the 2015/16 Government tender for Tsabana and Malutu in April 2016 although...

Businesses look outside Phikwe

Economy hit hard after BCL mine closure The mining town of Selebi-Phikwe has seen the upsurge in the migration of businesses to other towns and...

Growing businesses through research

Located in the old suburb of Gaborone, WhiteCity along the old Lobatse Road, I-Six Logistics PTY (LTD) is fast becoming one of the formidable...

No rush

Stanbic bank in no hurry to list Stanbic Bank Botswana has announced that it has no immediate plans to list on the Botswana Stock Exchange...

Economy not big enough to absorb graduates

HRDC Plan on the works, almost complete Botswana's economic state is said to be too small to absorb the hordes of graduates churned out by...

Diamond polishing still viable

Industry has potential to compete with large international diamond polishers With just a few years into the business of polishing and selling diamonds, an endeavour...

Enterprising lensman

Fresh from an eleven-day Multicultural Development Exchange Tour organised by the Queensland Government in Brisbane, Australia in the company of Mabutswapele Traditional Dance Group,...

From rags to riches

An advertising mogul’s tale It’s not every day that one gets to sit face to face with a multi-millionaire. The Voice Reporter Lame Modise had the...

Inaugural ice sessions set for July

The first Innovation Creativity and Entrepreneurship (ICE) Sessions, a collaboration between Nineteen Minutes Media (NMM) and Botho University Entrepreneurship Lab (E-Lab) with the support...

Tax collection getting hard for BURS

But don’t panic, BURS Collected 1.85% more after budget was lowered Decline resulted from poor performance of the mining sector Botswana Unified Revenue Service (BURS)...

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...