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Technology disrupts traditional development-world bank

East Africa accounted for 0.07 percent of the world’s international bandwidth capacity before 2009 The President of the World Bank, Jim Kim has said that...

Barclays Bank shows commitment to SMes

Small Medium Entreprises (SMEs) have been hailed as one of the most important sectors to drive the growth of any economy. This was said by...

Southern Africa realising enormous business potential

The southern African region has over the past decades, realized enormous business potential with businesses pursuing growth both domestically and regionally. Recently rebranded Capital Bank...

Innovation and leadership Coach to speak at Career Elevation Summit

Pravin Rajpal, the world’s leading expert in innovation and leadership coaching will speak at the 3rd Annual Career Elevation Summit, billed for 24-25 October...

SMES to boost Botswana’s economy

In recent years, Small-Medium Enterprises (SMEs) have made an important contribution to the African economy. This is the belief of Oracle NetSuite Africa Sales Director,...

Wesbank goes digital

Customers to access services remotely First National Bank Botswana (FNBB) continues to strive for the best customer experience through its various product offerings. In line with...

Thumbs up for young female farmers

Barclays Bank of Botswana (BBB) Managing Director, Reinette van der Merwe has hailed young female farmers for playing a pivotal role towards ensuring food...

Coal market heating up

'Botswana has big role to play in the supply of coal into Africa' There is an ever-increasing demand for coal with four million tonnes of...

Easing to the top

Navigating the cutthroat world of banking This week, The Big Interview features Obonye Malope, First National Bank Botswana (FNBB) Marketing and Communications Director. In this candid...

A word with the Postman

TACKLING THE DIGITAL BUG Most of us remember the joy and anxiety of having to script a letter, deposit it into the letterbox and cross...

Donkey dilemma

Dispute over donkey soap turns dirty Johannes Visagie, founder of Kalahari Secrets, an indigenous cosmetics company specialising in donkey milk products, has accused his former...

Botswana spending too little on research

Botswana spends less than 0.5 percent of its Gross Domestic Product (GDP) on research, way lower than what innovative nations do, as they spend...

Low leaves Letshego on a high

Group records double-digit growth in Profit before tax -A successor to be announced soon Letshego Group Managing Director, Chris Low has left the local financial...

Girl power

Women have proven they have the business nous to thrive in what is conventionally considered the male-dominated world of entrepreneurship. This was the general consensus...

Economic activity expected to expand

The Central Bank has announced that relative stability in water and electricity supply are expected to support the expansion of economic activity in the...

Horticulture gets a boost

A group of 42 Local Enterprise Authority (LEA) Horticultural Incubator clients stationed at Glen Valley Horticulture incubators are expected to reduce the nation’s fresh...

Vending with a passion

In the fast-growing busy town of Palapye in the Central District of Botswana stays one Ontatlhile Malatelele, a street vendor who dreams of growing...

Expected fuel hike to push inflation up

Restaurant and Hotel Group index up by 0.4 percent, expected to rise further Experts have warned that the price hike on petrol and diesel rumoured...

Mountbatten set to acquire local safari camp

Mountbatten Limited Group, the one-time largest shareholder of Wilderness Safaris, is close to acquiring a local outfit, Xigera Safari Camp in the Okavango Delta. Voice...

Nata/ Gweta declared FMD free

Local farmers and the Government are breathing a sigh of relief from the economically crippling Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) that rendered infected produce...

‘BMC too important to die’ – Masisi

P300 million upgrade scheduled for December Despite being plagued by crippling losses, the Botswana Meat Commission (BMC) has been deemed too important to die. The bold...

The people’s doctor

Chevening Scholarship awardee aspires to change healthcare provision Having completed her Bachelor of Medicine from the University of the West Indies, St Augustine Trinidad and...

BOSWA energy BSE listing in the works

Boswa Energy Botswana have revealed their intention to list on the local exchange, Botswana Stock Exchange (BSE) by the end of the year. The local...

BSE now a private company

Botswana Stock Exchange (BSE) has gone private and will operate as a company with shareholding. Now to operate under the Companies and Intellectual Property Authority...

Africa on the rise

Africa is expected to contribute at least 110 million jobs to the global workforce by 2035. Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF),...

BOB becoming more transparent

The Bank of Botswana (BoB) is becoming more transparent, according to the Central Bank’s Head of Communications, Andrew Sesinyi. Speaking at a recent dinner hosted...

Strong market conditions boost diamond production- De beers

The groups diamond production up by 8% to 17.5 million carats The De Beers Group of Companies, has revealed that the conglomerate’s rough diamond production...

BPC goes green

Over 10, 300 Batswana are set to benefit from a massive off-grid solar project, which will target Ghanzi, Ngamiland, Kgalagadi and the Southern District. Botswana...

Mining her own business

With her inception of the inaugural Trade Up North Mining and Construction Expo slated for the 24th to the 26th July, 2018 at Adansonia...

AP lose potential councilor

Political newcomers, Alliance for Progressives (AP) have lost a council seat contender for the Lobatse Woodhall Ward in one, Tefo Seetso. The aspiring politician revealed...

Stanbic bank donate to local school

Therisanyo Primary School in Naledi North in Gaborone’s Extension 13, popularly known as Old Naledi, last week received a donation of supplies worth over...

Letshego’s Ghana subsidiary flourishing

Afb Ghana, a Letshego Holdings Limited subsidiary, has increased its bond issue by two-thirds - an approximated P648 million - according to a report...

Francistown to host NBC

President Masisi to lead panel discussion Held after every two years, this season’s National Business Conference (NBC) is slated for the 9th to the 11th...

Stanbic bank scoops best bank 2018 award

Global Finance magazine names Stanbic, Best Bank in Botswana Stanbic Bank Botswana has recently been awarded the Best Bank in Botswana Award 2018 by Global...

Bokomo unveils P20 million mill upgrade

Expects 5 percent increase in production Bokomo Botswana expects a 5 percent increase in production after the recent installation of P20 million worth of milling...

GT Auto Clinic’s Boss lady

Tebogo Botlhoko- Revving it to go where most women don't dare to tread With only a month and a half since opening its doors to...

A new sparkle for an old giant

De Beers introduce synthetic diamonds at affordable prices Mining giants De Beers Group have announced the launch of a new company, Lightbox Jewelry as they...

Pastor and wife on trial for rape

PASTOR ACCUSED OF RAPING GIRL, 11 WIFE CHARGED FOR CONCEALING 'CRIME' "I’m going to teach you things done by adults!" These were the chilling words reportedly...

BOB projects better domestic economic performance

Botswana’s economic growth rate for 2017, was lower than the global average Bank of Botswana (BoB) has projected a better domestic economic performance in 2018...

Suspect crashed to death in attempted robbery

Gaborone West Police are investigating the death of a suspected robber which occurred in the wee hours of Wednesday morning. The yet to be identified...